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Brief History of Costa Rica

Brief history of Costa Rica :  COSTA RICA’S FIRST  PEOPLE.  Within these soaring mountains and dense mystical rain forests lived small non unified groups of Indians with diverse language and culture. They hunted and fished, and lived off the land by cultivating corn and yucca.  They were skilled in the art of ceramics, metal work,weaving, and...

Driving from San Jose international Airport to Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_471" align="alignleft" width="300"] Arenal Volcano on Cloudy Day[/caption] Driving from San Jose international Airport to Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica We are renting a car  on our vacation to Costa Rica and want to know the best and most direct driving route from San Jose international airport to Arenal Volcano and La Fortu...

Traveling to Costa Rica Rent a Car? or Take a Tour Bus?

Traveling to Costa Rica Rent a Car? or Take a Tour Bus? We  are traveling to  Costa Rica and want to see the countryside, not stay around the bigger cities.  We thought about getting a fixed itinerary tour where we are driven in a tour bus with lots other people.   However:  we would like to know if the other option of renting a car in Costa...

La Amistad Biosphere Reserve, Southern Costa Rica

 La Amistad Biosphere Reserve,  Southern Costa Rica Lets travel to Costa Rica, a small country in Central America, but big when it comes to conservation  and protection of its natural resources , sustainable development,  and ecotourism.  Twenty five percent of Costa Rica's territory has been set aside by it's government for the use  as Cost...

The Red Eyed Tree Frog, Tropical Rain Forest Costa Rica

The Red Eyed Tree Frog, Tropical Rain Forest  Costa Rica If I could be a frog I would like to be a Red Eyed Tree Frog and live in the tropical rain forest of Costa Rica. I would be a beautiful frog, the envy of all the other frogs in the tropical rain forest. My skin is soft like silk, and my body is bright green. I am famous for my big red eye...

Traveling to Costa Rica? Is It Safe to Drink the Water in Costa Rica?

Traveling to Costa Rica? Is It Safe to Drink the Water in Costa Rica? I'm traveling to Costa Rica for 2 weeks of vacation.  Is the water safe to drink in Costa Rica? Answer from "The Costa Rica Expert" There is no yes or no answer to this question.  Depends  on the location. The country of Costa Rica has LOTS of water flowing  from the deep ...

Traveling to Costa Rica, Visit Rincon de La Vieja National Park, Costa Rica

Traveling to Costa Rica, Visit Rincon de La Vieja National Park, Costa Rica Are you traveling to Costa Rica? This is a series of articles on The National Parks of  Costa Rica.   Rincon de La Viejo National Park. Let's  travel Costa Rica to the northern  province of Guanacaste to a special place called Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.  What is so...

Help! I’m in Culture Shock in Costa Rica, What’s the Cure?

Help! I'm in Culture Shock in Costa Rica,  What's the Cure? Have you been living in Costa Rica for only a short time, and not feeling so well.  Can't put your finger on exactly why.  The sun is shining, flowers are blooming,  you love your new little house.  You just returned from a day at the beach and had fresh tuna for lunch.   You tell ...