The massive efforts of environmental groups to make the average person aware of the importance of the world’s ecosystems, and to try to preserve these flourishing, natural areas for later generations as well as the general wellbeing of life on Earth, has paid off handsomely. Ecotourism is now the foremost type of tourism in the world today. There are now more ecotourists than any other kind of tourist, and the money of these people often helps to preserve natural wonders and valuable environments that would otherwise have long ago fallen to the scythe of industrial expansion. Read more about ecotourism…
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Riding horses in Costa Rica is one of the most tranquil ways to experience the magnificent beauty it offers. Every town located adjacent to a touristic site will have at least one horse tour operator offering a mixture of riding excursions. Here are a few examples of tours you should be on the lookout for… More about “Horseback Riding in Costa Rica“.
One of the most exciting and exhilarating ways to experience the natural wonders of Costa Rica is on the back of a quad motorcycle. Imagine having a powerful beast of a machine underneath you ready to drive you through muddy waterholes, raging rivers, up steep hillsides and through raw jungles… Read the full article: “Quadrocycling In Costa Rica“.
As you drive through Costa Rica you will notice the abundance of rivers. One after another, they flow strongly out of the mountains, weaving and winding through jungles, coffee fields, palm groves, banana plantations and towns, before dumping their bubbling waters into the Pacific and Caribbean oceans. At various locations along the river you will find an excited group of tourist either just getting into or just exiting the waters. They have all decided to brave the white water rapids in a captivating Costa Rican rafting adventure… All about “Rafting in Costa Rica“.
Learning Spanish should be a fun experience, and Spanish language schools in Costa Rica make sure you will enjoy the process. Thousands of people come to learn Spanish in Costa Rica each year. Exchange students in their teens come from the US, Canada, and even Europe. Adult students are no different. They come to learn something they thought would be tough, but learn that Spanish language schools in Costa Rica will take care of them throughout the whole ordeal… Want to study Spanish? Check this: “Spanish Language Schools in Costa Rica“.
Costa Rica is famous amongst surfers. All it takes is half an hour at the airport, watching the surfboards coming off the luggage carousel, to realize how many tourist come to the small country just for the waves. In fact, the first surfer culture movie ‘Endless Summer’ filmed in the 1960’s showed Costa Rican waves rolling beautifully across the screen. It has been a surfing destination ever since. It does not matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran, you are bound to find a wave that fits you… Love surfing? Read this: “Surfing in Costa Rica“.
Make you destination wedding in Costa Rica a trip that will be remembered by everyone. The beauties of this amazing country are perfect to fill all of your senses, and the setting is like something from a tropical fairytale. Why waste your time at a church or garden in you own hometown, when you can choose to have your wedding in the same place you will spend your honeymoon? Having your fiends fly out to experience your wedding in Costa Rica is like inviting them on vacation with you. They will love you for making them come to such an amazing place… How to make your weddings in Costa Rica.
If you want to memorable and exciting honeymoon, you might want to plan it in Costa Rica. Love and romance are two of the strongest qualities exhibited by the Costa Rican people, and they have constructed lodges, spa and vacation packages just to accommodate the nuptials headed looking for the fullest experience to celebrate their new marital bond.. About having honeymoon in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is absolutely spectacular when it comes to wildlife watching. Not only do the have one of the highest diversity of species in the world, these animals, lizards and plants are accessible to view and enjoy. A well planned trip to Costa Rica will assure you of seeing some of the most amazing sites you will ever witness… Learn more on “Wildlife Watching” page.
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Maybe you are wondering what to do in Costa Rica on your vacation. Lucky for you there are so many options that might have to visit the country more than once to fit them all in. Because if its dedication to ecotourism, every inch of this small country offers something for the avid traveler… Read the whole “What to do in Costa Rica” article.
You have just been briefed about the canopy tour you are about to experience. Your helmet is on tight and your harness is securely fastened around your waist. You stand at the base of the tree and look up at the rising forest towering above you, and a knot comes into your throat… Go to “Canopy Tours in Costa Rica“.
It does not get any better than Costa Rican adventure travel. Amazing jungles, sun swept beaches and outrageous animal diversity makes Costa Rica one to the best places in the world to find pure adventure. Tourists arrive each year by the millions to get a chance to explore the jungles, view the smoldering volcanoes, swim the pristine beaches and brave the ocean currents. From the moment the plane lands it is possible to be fully loaded with daily adventure and excitement… Learn more about “Costa Rica Adventure Travel“.
Cycling, or mountain biking, in Costa Rica is one of the newer adventure tours being offered. People have been mountain biking for years, but it was only in the last few years that trails have been explored and manicured to offer mountain bikers the chance to ride through this amazing country… The full story: “Cycling Costa Rica“.
Diving in Costa Rica is great. Although not known for coral reefs or walls, but if it is exotic fish that you wish to se, you will be thrilled by what you find under the Costa Rican oceans. The best times to dive are between December and May, and the water temperatures are perfect. There are two favorite sites to dive… Here is “Diving in Costa Rica” text.
Costa Rican fishing is more than good, it is spectacular. With the Caribbean Ocean on the east coast, and the Pacific Ocean on the west coast, there are so many places for anglers to catch that trophy fish they have always dreamed of. You can schedule an afternoon or day trip, but you can also design your whole vacation around fishing. Lets take a look at some of the fishing options available in this beautiful little country… More about “Fishing in Costa Rica“.
Hiking in Costa Rica will bring you in contact with sights and sounds like no other place. The dense jungles are filled with animals, insects and reptiles that remind you of the exquisite diversity created by Mother Nature. With the abundance of tropical terrain to choose from, you want to be sure to get a glimpse of as much as you can. Let us take a look at two places very different from each other… Review “Hiking in Costa Rica” article.
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The project is developing rapidly and there are some new pieces of information about Costa Rica added recently. All the articles are in English. Other languages are coming soon.
Costa Rica would not display the same intensity and variety of plant and animal life if its topography were not well suited to producing huge amounts of rainfall. The landforms of this popular Neotropical ecotourism destination are quite varied in their own right, and include everything from plains to lofty mountains, dry slopes to foaming waterfalls. Read on to discover more about the intriguing geography of Costa Rica.
No description of a country is complete without an overview of its cultural ways and heritage. With a mix of Spanish, Indian, and Caribbean cultural threads, the tapestry of Costa Rica’s society and customs is a rich and interesting one. Read on, and learn how the modern culture of Costa Rica arose from a mix of indigenous and imported ways, and how it continues to evolve into the new cultural prospects of the 21st century. Some information about the culture of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica’s history is surprisingly peaceful, considering that the area was a former colony of the Spanish empire in the New World. Beginning as a nearly uninhabited region of remote, mountainous jungle, read how Costa Rica expanded over time, achieved a bloodless independence, witnessed economic development from coffee and banana plantations, eventually abolished its army, and became the tranquil ecological paradise that we know today. See Costa Rica history overview.
The flag of any nation is a very important national symbol, and the distinctive banner of Costa Rica – with its stripes of color copied from the French flag during the Revolutions of 1848 in Europe, and its addition of a small field containing the national coat of arms – has an interesting history in its own right. This article gives you a full description of this flag, as well as the significance of its colors and emblems. Read the full article here: Costa Rica flag.
Correctly drawn, a coat of arms is both a highly distinctive national (or personal) symbol and a compact work of art. The coat of arms of Costa Rica manages to cram many of the nation’s distinctive features, including its position on an isthmus between two oceans, into a single design that manages to be quite artistic and not as crowded as one might imagine. Read here to find out about this heraldic shield and its three volcanoes, seven stars, and rising sun. Read the full article here: Costa Rica Coat of Arms.
Spanish is naturally the chief language of Costa Rica, since the area was seized by the conquistadors in the 16th century along with the remainder of Central and South America. However, as might be expected, the language has been given its own local quirks and details, and there are several other tongues spoken within the confines of Costa Rica – including a patois of English used by the Afro-Costa Ricans in Limon Province. Find out the details here. More about languages used in Costa Rica.
Spanish-American celebrations are almost always colorful and jubilant, and those of Costa Rica are no exception. Read here to learn more about the colorful boyeros parades which are among the most famous of Costa Rica’s annual displays; the brilliant costumes and spicy tropical dancing of the Carnaval; and the distinctive method of bullfighting that the Costa Ricans prefer, in which the bull is always victorious and the sport is bloodless, at least on the bovine side. Join Costa Rica celebrations now!
Bursting with almost half of the country’s population, the Costa Rican capital of San Jose and its surrounding metropolitan area offer plenty of urban delights and amenities to the traveler. However, with national parks only a short distance away, and tranquil tropical gardens open to the public right in the heart of the city, San Jose can serve as the jumping off point for ecotourism adventures as well. Discover more about San Jose in this article.
San Jose is not the only city in Costa Rica, and many of the smaller cities have plenty of charm and interest as well. Indeed, highly distinctive natural treasures are located within a short drive of most of them, and each has interesting features of human architecture as well. This article moves the magnifying glass of curiosity over three cities that represent very different areas of Costa Rica’s natural and human world – Limon, Cartago, and Alajuela. Read about Costa Rica cities.
The seven provinces of Costa Rica each have something unique to offer both tourists and ecotourists, lying as they do in different habitats and greatly differing parts of the country. From soaring volcanoes shuddering with underground thunder and streaked with orange lava at night, to peaceful Pacific beaches, to the lush rainforest of the east and central mountains, there are hundreds of marvels to discover in this nation. This overview of the seven provinces will give you a general idea of what is located where in Costa Rica. Get a virtual tour to Costa Rica provinces.
So, some new articles were written and now are available in English:
And finally good news for Spanish readers – both articles about yoga translated into Spanish. They can be found here (Yoga in Costa Rica) and here (Retiros de Yoga en Costa Rica).
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20 august 2011 – the idea.
21 august 2011 – eco-hotel-costa-rica.com domain was registered.
25 august 2011 – the first nine articles (in English) was writen.
27 august 2011 – the first two articles (Costa Rica Eco Tourism) and (Costa Rica Eco Hotels) were published.
27 august 2011 – this change log and this post were created
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