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ara—peak of tzu—thunder The last time Volcán Irazú awoke was in the first half of the 1960’s, when, for four years it showered the residents of Cartago and San José with ash, clogged the air with smoke, and sent glowing boulders rolling down its sides. Today, as you travel along the southern slope of the […]

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Manuel Antonio is the most popular National Park with Ticos. One reason for this is the unspoiled beaches that lie within easy walking distance of the entrance station. The overhanging palms are a refreshing break from the bars, discos, hotels and restaurants surrounding the park.       Besides the spectacular beaches, Manuel Antonio offers […]

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  The Corcovado National Park is located on the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica in the Osa Peninsula. The park has been referred to as “the most biologically intense place on Earth” by National Geographic. With one visit to this lush tropical paradise you’ll understand why. It has become one of the top eco-tourism […]

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Attractions at La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica When you think about Costa Rica, you probably imagine lush tropical rain forest, flowing white rivers, spectacular waterfalls, birds, butterflies, monkeys, sloths, snakes, frogs and jaguars. At La Paz Waterfall Gardens, you are guaranteed to see all that and more. Waterfall Gardens is open year round from […]

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Poás Volcano is one of the major attractions in the Central Valley region and one of the most visited national parks in all of Costa Rica. Poas Volcano – The Crater Poás volcano is a powerful symbol of the geothermal forces that formed Costa Rica. When the mist and clouds part you’ll see the sulfuric, […]

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Dry forest covers the sun drenched limestone, giving way to portions of wetter tropical forest closer to the banks of the Tempisque. The semi-annual dry season lasts from November to March. During these months, every molecule of water is sucked dry from the region’s soil, leaving the region’s surviving vegetation emaciated. During the drought the […]

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Weaving past the vocal lottery vendors flanking the cavernous entrance, I let the dark labyrinth swallow me. This is not your typical tourist spot, I thought to myself as my eyes adjusted to their new environs. The narrow passageways are always filled with people, frantically bargaining and pointing to merchandise hanging from the steep walls. […]

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  Talamanca is Costa Rica’s southeastern frontier region located in the Limon Providence. It is a densely forested region that remained untouched until the end of the 19th century and almost inaccessible until the 1970’s. Talamanca’s name derives from the Miskito Indian word Talamalka, which means “place of blood,” referring to the end of a […]

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The beach of Ostional is the scenery for a rarely-seen biological wonder. In rainy season, the week before new moon, hundreds – and sometimes hundreds of thousand sea turtles come to one specific mile of beach at Ostional to dig their eggs into the black, volcanic sand. The black-sand beach of Ostional The Ostional Wildlife […]

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Uvita Island, or Isla Uvita (Spanish: “little grape island”), officially Isla Quiribrí, is a small (0.8 km²) island 885 metres offshore of the port at Limón on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The island is 420 metres long from north to south and 315 metres wide, northwest to southeast.[1] It is currently uninhabited, but there is at least […]

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