Costa Rica: 10 reasons to visit San Jose

To look for these big and beautiful ladies. 2. To see Back to School sales in……..January. 3. To visit The National Theatre, the pride and cultural symbol of the nation. Everything here was brought from Europe and made by European artists. 4. To visit San Jose’s very interesting museums, learn …

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Costa Rica: San Jose

Sculptor Manuel Vargas: Big is Beautiful Today, I would like to invite you for a walk around San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital. Exe Hotel, where we stayed as a group and where I am staying for a few days, is extremely conveniently located, in the very center of the city. …

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Costa Rica: Orosi Valley and Lankester Gardens

Today, I would like to present the second half of the one-day tour I took on Sunday, organized by Expediciones Tropicales. The second part began after lunch in the Orosi Valley. Let’s look at Lago de Cachi one more time: After the short visit in the Orosi Valley, I felt …

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Costa Rica: Irazu Volcano, Cartago and La Casona del Cafetal

Today, I am traveling with Expediciones Tropicales Costa Rica. Our one-day tour includes Irazu Volcano National Park,  Orosi Valley and Lankester Gardens. Irazu Volcano (3,432m) is an active volcano and a popular destination. Its last eruption was in March 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was visiting Costa Rica. Today, …

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Costa Rica: Quepos

Hello from our very special El Faro hotel (I will explain later why it is so special). I am presenting here a typical Costa Rican breakfast. It has to include rice and beans, called gallo pinto, with scrambled eggs and a piece of a fried plantain. Now is time for …

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Costa Rica: Manuel Antonio National Park

Today, we travel from Monteverde to Quepos. On our way there, we had a chance to stop and admire real crocodiles from the bridge above the Tarcoles River. Many crocodiles live in this river and there are many boat tours to see them. Intrepid does not support those boat tours …

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Costa Rica: Monteverde

Today, we are moving away from the volcano towards Monteverde, another fascinating area in Costa Rica. Our itinerary says: Monteverde was founded as an agricultural community in 1951 by a group of North American Quakers – they cleared virgin forest to create verdant pastures ideal for dairy farming. These environmentally …

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Costa Rica: cocoa and Lake Arenal

Hello from La Fortuna again, today I would like to show our boat trip on Lake Arenal. Here is the information about the area from our official itinerary: La Fortuna – a small town situated just a few minutes away from Costa Rica’s famous Arenal Volcano. Besides its panoramic views, …

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Costa Rica: La Fortuna

Hello from La Fortuna! Today, I learned from our guide, Ima, that the name of this fruit is “noni.” Noni (or Indian Mulberry) common name for Morinda citrifolia, are native to Polynesia, especially Tahiti and Hawaii. Noni was brought to Costa Rica by Asian Immigrants traveling to work on the Panama Canal. A lumpy irregular …

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Our homestay experience in Costa Rica

Hello from Costa Rica! I hope you can join me on this tour of this little but fascinating country. Today was the first day of our eight-day tour organized by Intrepid. I like their motto – real life experience, that’s why I chose this tour organizer this time. We met …

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