I've always wondered why people would travel to an incredibly bio-diverse country like Costa Rica with all that it has to offer...and stay in a white-bread, cookie-cutter, boring, homogenized environment like an all-inclusive. With its mega-pools, bars restaurants...all on-site. Plus T.V.'s, Wifi, A/C. All the comforts of home. Who needs it? Isn't travel all about experiencing a new place, culture, people, traditions? Do we really want to turn every other country into an Americanized version? Firstly, you may never meet an actual Tico ( some of the the friendliest people on this planet!) or you may never get off site and actually walk through the rainforest, or visit a volcano, or stroll along a completely deserted beach, or see some incredible wildlife close by your lodging, or buy some fruit from a local fruit stand. You may be too busy enjoying your daily massage or swim-up bar to get out and see the REAL Costa Rica. All I know is that I feel incredibly lucky to have experienced so much of this amazing country and its wonderful people, without ever going near an AI. Just my two cents. PURA VIDA!!