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Orchids in Costa Rica

New species of orchids continue to be discovered by researchers poking around in the tops of rain forest trees here and elsewhere, but the total number of species found to exist probably will not far exceed the more than 25,000 now known. I mention the tops of trees because most[…]

10 water adventures to do in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Dazzling white sandy beaches backed by tropical rainforest, shimmering tropical-warm blue-green water, fresh ocean breezes, and a diverse array of wildlife – Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica’s most popular beach destinations. Conveniently located on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast, here you can experience nearly all of the country’s enchanting attractions in one[…]

The Costa Rica Identity

Costa Ricans’ unique traits derive from a profoundly conscious self-image, which orients much of their behavior as both individuals and as nation. The Costa Ricans feel distinct from their neighbors by their “whiteness” and relative lack of indigenous culture. Ticos identify themselves first and foremost as Costa Ricans and only[…]

The Banana Industry in Costa Rica

Thought to be a native plant of tropical Asia, the banana ( platano, banano) was introduced into the Caribbean and then to Central America   and Costa Rica sometime after the Spanish invasion. Costa Rica’s banana industry, recently ousted by tourism as the country’s number one foreign currency earning industry,[…]

Transportation in Costa Rica

Traveling to a foreign country is not easy, especially when it is for the first time. In Costa Rica’s case, it is important for both domestic and foreign to know the characteristics of the various means of transportation available. That way you will avoid many problems and make your trip[…]

Costa Rica’s Blue Flag Program

Mother Nature is good to Costa Rica, and has gifted this nation more than 750 miles of powdery sands and lush coastline. In return, Costa Rica is good to Mother Nature, working to create initiatives to protect the environment and to encourage local communities, businesses and schools to do their[…]

The Coffee Production

Coffee production began in 1779 in the Meseta Central, an area with near perfect soil and climate conditions for this type of plantation. A native plant of Ethiopia, the blend introduced to Costa Rica  had been first cultivated in Saudi Arabia and is therefore known as the Arabica. Coffee growing[…]

Art Museum San Jose‏

For art lovers, there is a museum in downtown San Jose that you won’t want to miss. Unique in its history, it used to be the terminal of Costa Rica’s old international airport, at the east end of where Sabana Park is today. The Costa Rican Art Museum (Museo de Arte Costarricense) is housed in a[…]

Resorts Costa Rica

When you are going on a vacation, it is important that you are not overly worried about the place where you are staying. Resorts offer great value for money and when you book in advance you may be able to get some amazing deals. Resorts of Costa Rica can enable you to[…]