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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Tourism in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has for a number of years been searching for ways to attract more visitors into the country in order to receive the economic benefits that tourism brings to a country. For years the industry was held back by Costa Rica’s lack of accessibility, and also the poor transport networks within the country. This was one of the reasons reason that for many years the country struggled to attract foreign investors and even when it was part of the Spanish empire it was left to cope on its own.…

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