Take a tour of the world's happiest countries

With the release of the 2015 World Happiness Report, we're sharing what makes the top 15 happiest countries so great.

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12. Costa Rica

You don’t have to look too far to find bliss and happiness in this country. Lined with lush rainforests and miles of beautiful coastlines, this Central American country is a veritable paradise. Costa Rica is in a Blue Zone, an area where people live measurably longer lives. Indeed, on another international ranking by the New Economics Foundation, the country ranked No. 1 in the 2009 Happy Planet Index.

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