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Microclimates of Costa Rica

In a small country it’s possible to feel sweltering heat, to witness torrential rains and to shiver from the cold, all in a one hour ride. For example, while going from Puntarenas to San Ramón, I´ve had to start off … Continue reading

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Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica

Because of its climatic and geographical variety as well as its strategic location, Costa Rica offers an immense variety of flora and fauna. Among the abundant fauna are 160 species of amphibians and 200 species of reptiles. In order to … Continue reading

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What Makes Costa Rica Unique- A Perfect Whale´s Tail

10) A Perfect Whale´s Tail The Uvita tombolo or sandy bridge that connects the mainland with a rocky islet, near Dominical Beach, in the Southern Pacific of Costa Rica, looks like a perfect whale´s tail in low tide. But more … Continue reading

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What Makes Costa Rica Unique- Guayabo: A Glance of Costa Rica’s Indigenous Past

9) Guayabo: A Glance of Costa Rica’s Indigenous Past The most important archeological site in Costa Rica, the Guayabo National Monument, located in the skirts of Turrialba Volcano, was declared in 2009 a World Engineering Heritage Site by the American … Continue reading

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What Makes Costa Rica Unique- An Old Survival Ritual

8) An Old Survival Ritual Marine turtles have inhabited the Earth for more than 100 million years surviving extreme climatic changes, including Ice Ages. Costa Rica has some of the most important nesting beaches in the world where it is … Continue reading

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What Makes Costa Rica Unique- The Biggest Rainforest in Costa Rica

6) The Biggest Rainforest in Costa Rica La Amistad International Park (PILA) is not only the biggest natural park in Costa Rica with almost 200,000 hectares, but also the only bi-national park, created by the governments of Costa Rica and … Continue reading

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What Makes Costa Rica Unique- Marvels of Fire

4) Costa Rica´s Marvels of Fire As part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Costa Rica´s volcanoes are among the most mesmerizing in the world. In fact, the present-day landmass known as Costa Rica is the result of complex volcanic … Continue reading

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