The Physical Geography of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is located in Central America with coastlines on both the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It is virtually in the centre of the continent sandwiched between Nicaragua to the North and Panama to the South.

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Costa Rica’s History and Its Colonial Past

n a region of political instability Costa Rica has demonstrated over the years a stable economy and the turbulence that often effects the other regions of Central America has fortunately avoided this country.

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The Economy of Costa Rica

Currently there are divided opinions about Costa Rica’s current economic strength. Looking at the situation positively there is a large source of highly educated workers available, located in a country that has invested heavily in its education, its housing and its health industry.

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Wellness In Costa Rica

The Country of Costa Rica attracts tourists for several reasons not to mention the incredible wildlife, great surfing spots and tropical rainforests. If you are the type to prepare an itinerary of activities that will maximise your time on holiday then have at it, but if you are looking to actually relax while you are away there is another side to Costa Rica you may be interested in. With an abundance of nature and a climate that begs for you to take it easy, you may want to kick off…

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5 Exotic Fruits of Costa Rica

One of Costa Rica’s most noticeable features is the vast forest that covers much of the country. A dense cluster of green can be seen from almost every angle when visiting which is what gives the country such a widespread selection of wildlife. It also means that all these trees and plants have much opportunity to grow and sprout fruit, thus the island is home to an abundance of tasty tree picked varieties. Here you can experience the flavours that can only happen in hot, humid and truly tropical conditions…

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Costa Rica’s Caribbean Region

A Brief Look Some of Its Features One of Costa Rica’s biggest pulls is that this island has such a diversity, not just of topology but of culture, animals and activities. If you think ‘you’ve seen one island, you’ve seen them all’ you would be sorely mistaken as Costa Rica is a shining example of just how much variance you can get on a fairly small amount of land. Here there are many facets to the island and its areas all have their own features and their own personality, one…

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Costa Rican Wildlife

Amazing Animals Native to the Country Thanks to the incredibly rich rainforests, fertile volcanic ground and variation in landscape and habitat, Costa Rica is home to thousands of different species of flora and Fauna. This hub of biodiversity is teeming with life on every front, which makes it perfect for anyone eager to spot a creature they’ve never been close to before. The sheer mix of animals here from minibeasts to large predators is startling and you can clearly see how alive community within the forests are all on their…

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Top Costa Rican Artists

Costa Rica Is renowned for its natural beauty, many of the landscapes and beautiful views here are so captivating because they remain untouched by man. However the country also has a wealth of inspiring artists that put their hand to creating many works that seem as fitting in the environment as some of the surrounding scenery. Though Costa Rica is generally thought to have an art scene that is typically underdeveloped compared to western countries, the art here is still inviting and the folk-like feel that comes with much of…

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Eight Things You Must Eat When in Costa Rica – Part 2

The second part of our gastronomic journey through Costa Rica features even more great dishes from this exciting part of the world. In part one we sampled some great food and drink that is unique to the Central American country. Because of its geographical position and its cultural history there are many outside influences that contribute to the cuisine of Costa Rica which explains the incredible variety and diverseness of the food. Gallo Pinto Many Caribbean and South American countries have their own versions of rice & beans and Gallo…

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Eight Things You Must Eat When in Costa Rica – Part 1

Whenever you visit a new place that you have never been before a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture is to try new and exotic dishes. Every country, city, and town has their own individual dishes that celebrate local ingredients and are prepared in a particular manner. Costa Rica is no different, it has a wide selection of amazing ingredients to choose from and the local cooks and chefs create innovative dishes that make up the cuisine of this most wonderful country. Costa Rica also draws many…

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San Jose – The Capital of Costa Rica

To understand Costa Rica, you first must understand the culture, and to understand the culture then you have to study the capital city, San Jose. San Jose is the largest and the most densely populated city in Costa Rica, it is normally the first port of call for people visiting this most diverse country. (more…)

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Getting Around Costa Rica

Costa Rica is not one of the biggest countries in the world, yet its topography means that it is one of the most difficult to build transport infrastructures for. This has not stopped the country from building them, it has just taken great planning and large investments of money to overcome the steep slopes and tropical vegetation. [caption id="attachment_84" align="alignright" width="259"] The rail line from Alajuela to Limon[/caption] One of the earliest projects was to build a rail line from Alajuela in the interior to Puerto Limon on the Caribbean…

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