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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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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The Best Things to Do and See in Costa Rica – Part 2

As we rode off into the sunset of the sabana in Costa Rica we ended part one of the best things to do and see in Costa Rica. In this edition we take to the water of the Tortuguero Canals and get up and close with one of the friendliest creatures on the planet, namely the really laid back sloth. Tortuguero Canals The most inaccessible area of the whole of Costa Rica is the northeast coast which is known as Tortuguero. And basically the whole area is a giant national…

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The Best Things to Do and See in Costa Rica – Part 1

In 2016 Costa Rica was voted the world’s happiest country, and this fairly small republic can be found just to the south of Nicaragua in Central America. To the northeast lies the Caribbean Sea and to the southwest is the Pacific Ocean. Costa Rica is renowned for its long and stable democracy and has been a favorite destination for tourists for many years. There is so much to do and see in Costa Rica that we decided to feature some of the very best destinations and adventures just awaiting discovery.…

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The Music and Arts in Costa Rica

Music and arts is plentiful in Costa Rica. This is due to a combination of factors. Firstly, the indigenous people are creative with a history of excellence within these areas, and secondly the amazing natural environment has attracted people from overseas to migrate into the country and develop their skills in the region. There are no doubts that there are many artists who are inspired by the natural environment in which the country is renowned for. Luis Carlos Campos is only 24 yet already he is receiving rave reviews for…

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The Flora and Fauna of Costa Rica

Costa Rica in Spanish means “rich coast’. The country has a wealth of natural diversity and within in its boundaries it contains rainforests, mangrove swamps, cloud forests and coral reefs. Despite being small it is claimed that the country contains 5% of the world’s biodiversity. The dense tropical rainforest The tropical climate of the country which is hot and wet means that this creates ideal growing conditions for vegetation. This produces the variety and density of vegetation that grow. In the country there are 10,000 different trees and plants that…

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