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San Jose

 
San Jose San Jos is the capital of Costa Rica. It is located in Costa Rica's Central valley and very much the center of things - politically, economically and physically speaking. If you want to visit different parts of the country you will probably be passing by a couple of times. The capital is a busy place, but still quite laid back. It is a fine city for walking tours. Among the most important San Jos, sights to visit are the National Theater, the giant cathedral, the Gold Museum, the Jade Museum, the Children's Museum and National Museum. The Simon Bolivar Zoo is a great place to visit to get a taste of the animals you may see on your adventures into rainforests outside of the capital. San Jos is also a good place for foo...
 

Liberia

 
Liberia Liberia is the capital of the Guanacaste region in the North West of the country. Known as 'the white city' due to the white adobe houses, Liberia still has some buildings remaining in the colonial style. Liberia is expanding as a business center due to the increase of tourism afforded by new developments along the coast, accompanied by increased air traffic as more and more flights land at the Liberia International Airport....
 

Costa Rica

 
Costa Rica In a relatively small area, Costa Rica has everything one could want in vacation paradise. There are secluded white sand beaches with great surf and amazing SCUBA diving. There are active volcanoes and towering rain forests. And, eco-tourism is a specialty of the house. Getting around is easy via rental car, plane, or public bus, and the warm and friendly people make travel safe and fun. Some of the principal mountain ranges are volcanic, and visitors can easily access many of these areas. In the province of Cartago, for example, which is not far from the capital of San Jos , you will find Iraz volcano which erupted in the early sixties. Poas volcano, located in the province of Alajuela, has one of the largest activ...
 

Cahutia

 
Cahutia Cahuita is a predominently Afro-Caribbean community in the region of Talamanca. Set on the Caribbean coast it is a fairly quiet village which borders with one of Costa Rica's nicest National Parks. The white and black sand beaches, sloths, monkeys and ease of access make Cahuita National Park an ideal day trip from anywhere in the region. Entering on the Cahuita side you are asked for a donation, be as generous as you can since it is this money, after all, which helps in the conservation of the park. This is also a nesting site for the huge leatherback turtle. ...
 

Cartago

 
Cartago Cartago is the old capital of Costa Rica and offers some impressive ruins to see, dating back all the way to the 16th century. It is also the home of a beautiful church dedicated to the Our Lady of Angels. Here you will also find a statue of Costa Rica's Patron Saint La Negrita or the Black Virgin ...
 

Pacuare Protected Zone

 
Pacuare Protected Zone In the Atlantic region of Costa Rica there is a protected zone of stunning beauty that begins near the town of Siquirres and covers approximately 25,000 acres as it descends down the Talamanca Mountain Range. This is the area known as Pacuare, which makes up one of the most important protected areas in the region. Its proximity to the lowlands and its high annual rainfall combine to nurture the complex life systems whose abundance makes for extraordinary scenic beauty. The Pacuare River, located within this zone, offers some of the finest white water in Latin America. Officially designated a Wild and Scenic River, the water flows deep inside remarkable primordial rainforest, coursing through a wilderness of dense v...
 

San Isidro

 
San Isidro About 150 km southeast of San Jose, San Isidro de Perez Zeledn (known locally as Perez) is a starting point for trips into southern Costa Rica - particularly due to its proximity to the unreal splendor of Parque Nacional Chirripo, whose main entrance is located in nearby San Gerardo de Rivas. The official language is Spanish, but you can find help in English at the Chamber of Tourism. Not many people speak English, but you'll find someone eventually if you keep looking - the locals (Ticos) are very friendly. The MUSOC bus departs from the Mercado Central and Gafeso. Taxis are in the front of the park. Tourists usually stay in Hotel Chirrip because it's located in front of the park, and it's easy to get there...
 

Chirripo

 
Chirripo The Chirripo national park is a top highlight in the south of costa rica. Some 150 km from San Jose. It includes the highest mountain of the country and some spectacular hikes - including one all the way to the top. It is 20km long with 2400m-elevation gain. The route is well marked and accessible to the average outdoor enthusiast. In Mrach there is the annual Chirrip marathon, where runners try to go to the top as fast as they can. The towns of San Isidro de Perez Zeledon and San Gerardo de Rivas are good starting points for a visit. The former is bigger and has more facilities the latter closer to the entrance of the park, but it is very small. ...
 

Corcovado

 
Corcovado Corcovado National Park is home to more than 400 species of birds and more than a hundred species each of amphibians and mammals and spans more than 40,000 hectares of protected land. Several habitats can be found inside its borders including montane and mangrove. Corcovado Park is the crown Jewel of the Costa Rican park sysem. It is hard to get to the best part of the park,Sirena ( means mermaid, but is the ranger station in the center of the park), but it is well worth it. You want at least 3 days to do Corcovado park right, unless you can afford $250 to fly in and save the hours hiking and the two hours in a taxi. In Sirena rent the pango ( little hand made boat, made from a tree ) and paddle it up river, it is you...
 

Rovinj

 
Rovinj Rovinj is a city in Croatia situated on the north Adriatic Sea. It is located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula and is a popular tourist resort and an active fishing port. Rovinj is one of nine towns in Istrian County. The climate is Mediterranean. ==== ROVINJ - ATTRACTION Rovinj is one of the most picturesque Mediterranean towns. When you climb to the top of the bell-tower, above the roof of the church you can see a unique combination of nature in all its magnificence and many historical monuments. For the first time mentioned in 7th century, Rovinj is today a treasury of cultural and historical monuments: a 13th century Romanesque heptagonal baptistery, the baroque Parish church of St. Euphemia ...
 

 

 

 

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