Costa Rica Travel
Flavor and tradition flourish in the tropic, Costa Rica was called “the rich coasts of Veragua” by Christopher Columbus in 1502. And it could not deserve less: humid and lush tropical forests, clear and transparent waters, decorated with coral reefs, flowers and multicolor texture birds and many other charms excited the imagination of the legendary Spaniard admiral. This beauty remains intact in the North Atlantic region where the Afro-Caribbean ethnic groups settled in. Black people stayed in these lands and from them we inherited their rich culinary traditions, their music, and their Anglo Hispanic dialect, that offers visitors a unique and genuine experience, very different from the rest of the country.
Sea and nature around the corner
This is the closest region to the capital. It offers a mosaic of amusement and entertainment: waves to practice surfing and fishing, tropical forests, islands brimming with vegetation and endless beaches with soft sand, inviting to rest and relax. It is a community of fishermen where the gastronomic choices, as well as the lodging, stands out for its variety. The best “boutique-hotels” of Costa Rica are there; and seafood is on the top of the list among the most appetizing dishes, apart from the international cooking
The gate to the country
San Jose, the capital city of the Republic, is located at an elevation of 3300 feet (1.000 meters) above sea level. The average temperature is 79º F which makes the city a very cozy place. The cuisine and accommodations satisfy the most exquisite tastes and bed & breakfast hotels and restaurants are abundant in this city. San Jose headquarters three principal powers of the Republic: the Supreme Court, Parliament, and Presidential House. A big part of the population, characterized by its high educational level, attends to cultural events and attractions such as theatre, dance, concerts, academic conferences and science fairs. In fact, Costa Rica stands out for it is many disciplines related to Arts and Sciences abroad.
Pampas and savanna, beaches and marimba
The Nicoya Peninsula is located in the North Pacific: tourism there can offer the typical attractions that embellish Guanacaste Province. Particularly, it stands out the figure of the savanna man or rider, with his cheerful character, and skillful as anyone in taming and driving livestock. When the patron saint festivities are celebrated, bullfighting and bull riding are the central attractions to the public.
Land of volcanoes and hot springs
This area features humid and cloudy forests, enormous waterfalls and large winding rivers between the lush vegetation that harbors innumerable animal species. This natural setting offers ideal conditions for horse-back riding, canopy tours, kayaking and canoeing, sport fishing, hiking, bird watching, mountain biking, and adventure tours. This area is full of contrasts and variety: Gatuso and San Carlos, with their mountains; and Sarapiqui, with its Guanacaste and Tilara volcanoes.
From Indigenous mystery to the natural charm
It’s lush and humid tropical forest shelters irreplaceable species, while its ocean hides numerous sea treasures. The Chirripo Mountain, with its 13.200 feet (4.000 meters), soars magnificently above any other in the country, displaying its patchy peak that hosts lakes of glacial origin.