Monthly Archives: February 2011

Thrill Seeking in Costa Rica

Thrill-seeking kayakers negotiate a perilous suspension bridge soaring over Costa Rica’s Savegre River, near Manuel Antonio National Park. Photograph by Lucas J. Gilman/Aurora Photos An oasis of calm and beauty between troubled Nicaragua to the north and impecunious Panama to … Continue reading

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Bird Watching in Manuel Antonio

Anyone visiting Manuel Antonio National Park will surely notice flocks of brown pelicans gracefully soaring overhead, plunging headlong into the sea after fish, or maybe even “wind surfing” as they playfully glide along the face of a wave with a … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Facts

Fast Facts Population: 4,331,000 Capital: San José; 1,085,000 Area: 51,100 square kilometers (19,730 square miles) Language: Spanish, English Religion: Roman Catholic, Evangelical Currency: Costa Rican colon Life Expectancy: 79 GDP per Capita: U.S. $8,300 Literacy Percent: 96 Costa Rica Facts … Continue reading

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