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Turrialba Volcano is Erupting

Feb 1 2017   Today the volcano made a another huge eruption.  Spraying ash for miles.  Turrialba Volcano is located due east of San Jose, the Capital City of Costa Rica .  The distance is close, only about fifty miles from the capital.  Turrialba Volcano is one of seven volcanoes in Costa Rica but at the moment is the only one erupting.  . Po...

Chayote is Popular in Costa Rica

Hello from Costa Rica Learn. Learn about Costa Rica's favorite foods, special events,  Ann's choice  hotels, and  adventure excursions. My clients are constantly asking me, "What is the most common vegetable that Costa Ricans eat?"  Of course it is Chayote.  A small pear shaped green vegetable that grows on a vine and is finicky to grow. Eve...

International Day of Women Celebrated in Costa Rica

March 8 2016 is The International Day of Women-celebrated all over the world to give recognition to women's achievements without regard to culure, color, economics, or politics. In Las Pilas de Alajuela, Costa Rica, we celebrated the life of eighty five year old Lucia Murillo and her fifty year old daughter Xinia Murillo. Shown in the above Phot...

Five Reasons to choose Costa Rica for Vacation?

Hello from Costa Rica Learn.  Here are Five reasons to choose Costa Rica for Vacation.   1.  visit rainforest.  In Costa Rica there are two kinds of rainforest.  Primary Rainforest which are hundreds of years old and never have been cut. and then there is the secondary rainfrest which  have been cut at one time so these trees are smaller....

What’s So Hot About Costa Rica Coffee?

What's so hot About Costa Rica Coffee?  Those who love coffee swear that it's impossible to start the day without their favorite ground bean, full bodied-aromatic Costa Rican coffee.  This verdant country is currently the top destination for savvy eco tourists, and is one of the planets most famed coffee producing countries.  Among others  are ...

Finca Luna Nueva Lodge Organic Farm in Costa Rica’s Rainforest

How Did Finca Luna Nueva Lodge In Costa Rica's Rainforest Get It's Start?  The Brattleboro, Vt. based Health supplement company "New Chapter" founders, Paul and Barbi Schulick  made it their commitment to sustainable sourcing for their products.  They traveled to Costa Rica in 1994 where they met Steven Farrell, an organic farmer.  Their lives...

Finca Luna Nueva Lodge Organic Farming

My friends Jessica and Grevin and I headed out of Alajuela.  Our destination: Finca Luna Nueva Lodge. (FARM OF THE NEW MOON). We stayed for 2 nights and really that was not long enough! This is a rain forest Lodge located around 1 hour from San Ramon, Costa Rica on the road to La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano. This area gets a lot of rainfall a...

What do Costa Ricans Do for New Years?

What do Costa Ricans  Do for New Years? For New Years many Costa Rica will go to the beaches.  They will gather their family together and head for their own personal beach houses or will rent a house on the beach.    On New Years Eve they will celebrate with lots of typical Costa Rican food and alcoholic drinks.  Costa Rica rum is a favorite, ...

Costa Rica’s National Theater

This year Costa Rica's National Theater located in downtown San Jose is celebrating its 117th birthday.  The National Theater was inaugurated on October 19, 1897.  The opening night featured a magnificent presentation of the opera Faust.  The sumptuous building, neoclassic in style,  is a copy of the Paris Opera House and was financed from the ...

One of Costa Rica’s Healthiest Fruits-Guanabana

One of Costa Rica's Healthiest  Fruits Guanabana GUANABANA, A wonderful  tropical  fruit  grown in Costa Rica! It is used in drinks and to flavor ice cream.  In other parts of the world it is know as Soursop and also Graviola. Indiginous people use it to make medicines. They  use the leaves as well as the inside of the fruit. It is great to...