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How are the NW Guanacaste Pacific Beaches of Costa Rica Different from the Southern Caribbean Beaches?

[caption id="attachment_2233" align="alignleft" width="500"] Cahuita Beach, Southern Caribbean Costa Rica[/caption] How are the NW Guanacaste Pacific Beaches  of Costa Rica Different from the Southern Caribbean Beaches? The Pacific and Caribbean beaches of Costa  Rica are Very different, one from the other.   The Caribbean Beaches are very  r...

The People of Costa Rica

The People of Costa Rica Travel to Costa Rica, you cannot help but take notice that The Costa Rica people are different from their neighbors in the other Central and South American countries.  Here we do not see the obvious poverty as we do in Mexico and many of the Central American countries.  Costa Rica is a small country of flourishing villag...

A Vacation to Costa Rica? Come on Down the Costa Rican Coffee is Great!

A Vacation to Costa Rica? Come on Down the  Costa Rican Coffee is Great! ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT Vacationing in  COSTA RICA IS A GOOD CUP OF COSTA RICAN COFFEE! [caption id="attachment_2203" align="alignleft" width="640"] costa rica coffee, green beans turn to red in November[/caption] Are you planning to travel  to Costa Rica, a vacatio...

I’m Planning a Vacation to Costa Rica, What’s the Health Care Delivery System Like There?

I'm Planning a Vacation to Costa Rica, What's the Health Care Delivery System Like There? This is from an article written by Jo Stuart for the daily  English  language online newspaper "AM Costa Rica".  Jo, as she is called by her friends,  is a long time resident of Costa Rica and here she talks about her experience with the government sponso...

A Good Car Rental Company in Costa Rica, Solid Car Rental

[caption id="attachment_2183" align="alignleft" width="320"] Suzuki Jimmy 4x4 I rented while visiting Costa Rica[/caption] A Good Car Rental Company in Costa Rica, Solid Car Rental I would like to tell you about a car rental company in Costa Rica that I have twice rented from and have been very pleased with their services.  The name is Solid Car...

Costa Rica Road Maps, Find them at www.costa-rica-guide.com

Costa Rica Road Maps, Find them at www.costa-rica-guide.com Many of my readers have asked me about where to find road maps of Costa Rica on line.  I found good maps at www.costa-rica-guide.com When the page comes up look to the left and click on Costa Rica Maps.  These maps are by regions so just click on the region you are interested in.  The...

Costa Rica’s Exotic Flower, The Orchid Plus Other Exotic Plants

[caption id="attachment_2170" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Yellow Iris,  Lake Arenal[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2171" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Very Rare Cattleya, Scent of chocolate, La Paz Waterfall Gardens[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2172" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Passion flower ,  Arenal Volcano[/caption] ...

Costa Rica Spotlight: At The Botanical Orchid Garden in Costa Rica, Learn about the Life Cycle of Orchids

[caption id="attachment_2157" align="alignleft" width="640"] National flower of Costa Rica "La Guardia Morada"[/caption] Costa Rica Spotlight: At The Botanical Orchid Garden in Costa Rica,  Learn about the Life Cycle of  Orchids If you are vacationing in Costa Rica and have a free morning or afternoon and you are an orchid lover, come on over t...

Costa Rica’s Sloths Hang Upside Down in the Rain Forest and Sleep 10 Hours a Day

Costa Rica's Sloths Hang Upside Down in the Rain Forest and  Sleep 10 Hours a Day Sloths live in the tropical rain forest of Costa Rica.  If you really want  to see sloths go to the Caribbean low land rain forest  where hundreds of sloths make their home.  They hang  mysteriously, upside down, clinging to the tree limbs with their toes or cl...

Tamarindo Wildlife refuge and Las Baulas National Park, Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_2128" align="aligncenter" width="320"] baby leatherback turtles Grande Beach Costa Rica[/caption] leatherback turtle Grande Beach Costa Rica     Tamarindo Wildlife refuge and Las Baulas National Park, Costa Rica Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge covers about 400 hectaries (a very large area)  was created to protect...