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What’s So Great About Costa Rica as A Tourist Destination?

[caption id="attachment_2669" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Poas volcano Central Valley Costa Rica[/caption] What's So Great About Costa Rica as A Tourist Destination? Thinking about taking a vacation to a warm tropical place where sunshine abounds and lots of outdoor nature orientated activities are available.  Costa Rica has the mountains, ...

Costa Rican Don’t Throw Things Away, They Fix It

Costa Rican Don't Throw Things Away, They Fix It This is a short story but has a long  meaning.  I was in Alajuela one day and spotted a sign "Watch Repair- Don't despair" "We fix them all"   I had a watch which was very dear to me and it had stopped running and I had taken it to a repair shop in the states.  They said the battery had corrode...

The Quetzal can be Found In Monteverde, Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_2647" align="aligncenter" width="853"] Quetzal Monteverde Costa Rica[/caption] The Quetzal can be Found In Monteverde, Costa Rica On your travels to Costa Rica are you planning to go to Monteverde?  If so you may be lucky and see the most beautiful bird in the rain forest, the resplendent Quetzal. Yes, Quetzals can be fou...

A Great Day Outing, Irazu Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_2631" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Irazu Volcano and Crater Lake[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2632" align="aligncenter" width="280"] Location of the Irazu Volcano in the Central Valley[/caption] A Great Day Outing, Irazu Volcano National Park, Costa Rica If you have a free day while vacationing in Costa Rica and ...

Travel Tips: What’s the Weather Like at Arenal Volcano National Park June, July, August, September?

Travel Tips: What's the Weather Like at Arenal Volcano National Park June, July, August, September? If you are planning to travel to Costa Rica Arenal Volcano National Park or take a vacation to that area, in the months of June, July, August, and September what kind of weather can you expect?   The Arenal Volcano is located in Costa Rica's San C...

Some More Costa Rica History: Revolutions

  Some More Costa Rica History: Revolutions A Plurp of Costa Rica's History Costa Rica today is a social democracy with presidential elections held every four years.  The present constitution was adopted in 1949, and provides for a set of checks and balances.  At that time the military was abolished and a civil police force was formed. ...

Travel Tip: I’m a Tourist Traveling to Costa Rica. Can I Get My Medication There?

Travel Tip: I'm a Tourist Traveling  to Costa Rica.  Can I Get My Medication There? If you are a tourist traveling to Costa Rica and  you are on certain medications.  Of course you are going to take your medicines with you.  But, it case you loose them, what can you do? Pharmacies are located in all the tows  in Costa Rica, and usually more...

What’s the Weather Like in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica in June, July, and August?

[caption id="attachment_2613" align="alignleft" width="300"] White sand beaches at Manuel Antonio[/caption] What's the Weather Like in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica  in June, July, and August? Travel to Manuel Antonio National Park, located on Costa Rica's mid-Pacific coast line, approximately three  and one half hours by car from th...

Guayabo National Monument, Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_2606" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ceremonial Platform, Excavated at Guayabo, 1968[/caption] Guayabo National Monument, Costa Rica If you are traveling to Costa Rica and have a special interest in archeology,  take some time and visit Guayabo National Monument,  near the town of Turrialba, located  east of San Jose. ...

Costa Rica’s Rain Forest , Our Precious Trees, Necessary for Human Survival-Save the Rain Forest!

[caption id="attachment_2597" align="alignleft" width="300"] Green Macaw Master of the Tropical Forest[/caption] Costa Rica's Rain Forest , Our Precious Trees, Necessary for Human Survival-Save the Rain Forest! A Moment in Science Class The process in trees (and other plants) which uses carbon dioxide and makes oxygen is called photosynthesis. ...