It seems like the last ten years have turned Costa Rica into a more mainstream destination. Many backpackers, and surfers prefer other places to go where it is cheaper, and more "unspoiled" if one might call it that.
Costa Rica is now full of tourists, and those who come and buy property. Seems like things have gotten rather expensive than other destinations in the region.
Nicaragua is heard to be very cheap, and not as commercial as Costa Rica. Surfers are set on El Salvador's great coast, and Honduras is waiting to be discovered.
I love Costa Rica, but has it really lost it's magic? Is it good for the economy in the long run? What about the local environment?