Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Animals of Manuel Antonio

In Costa Rica, along the Pacific coast, near the town of Quepos is Manuel Antonio National Park. There in a small area surrounded by picturesque beaches, you may see many monkeys, sloths, colorful crabs, red-eyed green tree frogs, some bats, butterflies and … Continue reading

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Hiking in Costa Rica

One sunny and crisp December morning, my dad and I wanted to take a friend hiking. We decided to go to Tapanti, a national reserve that’s included in the Amistad International Park (area in both Costa Rica and Panama). When … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Travel Safety

Costa Rica is generally considered to be a very safe country and Costa Ricans on the whole are honest and friendly people. Any crime that does exist tends to be opportunistic, rather than involving out-and-out assault. The main things travelers … Continue reading

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Costa Rica – A Land of Volcanoes

Roughly the size of West Virginia, Costa Rica possesses an astounding number of volcanic formations – 112 to be exact! In fact, what were once thought to be potholes are actually extinct craters! Well, not really, but don’t fear, only … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Coffee 101

You wake to the soothing murmur of the surf as it spreads along the shore, to the sweet serenade of birds perched outside your door, as dappled shadows flit and flirt, bringing golden light to fading gloom, the sharp aroma … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Today

After the Civil War of 1948, the 1950’s and 1960’s were characterized by a sound political strategy by the Costa Rican citizens. The voters alternated electing candidates of the PLN or of the Social Christian parties, which were the two … Continue reading

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History of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is different from the rest of Central America, indeed from the rest of Latin America , because its people distribute their wealth, land, and power far more equitably.  Its social welfare system and parliamentary democracy have no equal. … Continue reading

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