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Top 4 Places to visit in Costa Rica

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

Top 4 Places to visit in Costa Rica

Tabacon Hot Springs

Tabacon Hot Springs in Costa Rica is home to biological geothermal springs, the reason why this place is one of the top places to consider when visiting Costa Rica. Why? The water from the Tabacon River is heated by the Arenal Volcano then flows to the physical pools of the Tabacon Hot Springs. Unusual plants are present in the vicinity adding up to the unadulterated charm atmosphere. Near the entrance of the river is a heated waterfall where you can sit and enjoy the soothing sensation as the water touches your body.

Arenal Volcano

The Arenal Volcano is considered as the youngest and smallest, yet the most active volcano in Costa Rica since its last eruption on July 29, 1968 where it killed a total of 78 people. This cone-shaped volcano is one of the top tourist destinations in Costa Rica. There are places to stay like lodging houses that offers a panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano. The lodgings wherein you can have a view of the Arenal Volcano are the ones who are most easily rented out. While there are those lodgings that are nearer the volcano, there are also accommodations a little bit far from the crater of the volcano for those who worry of being very near an active volcano. This place is worth visiting and there is no need to worry of eruptions because volcanologists responsible for the area are continuously monitoring the activity of the volcano.

Nicoya Peninsula

Famous for its white sand beaches, nearly all tourists have the Nicoya Peninsula on the top list of the places to visit in Costa Rica. A four-wheel drive is necessary to pass through the complex dirt roads but this is never a problem to deal with for surfers and scuba divers who are very eager to explore the Nicoya Peninsula. If you want to travel around the whole of the Nicoya Peninsula in a laid back manner it might take you two or weeks.

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Aside from the white sand beaches in Costa Rica, the famous travel destination is also famous for the beauty of nature evident in the number of reserves in Costa Rica. Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is one of the most exceptional natural world sanctuaries in the Americas. This place is one of the reasons why tourists keep coming back to Costa Rica.

Monteverde Cloid Reserve Forest is sanctuary for more than 400 bird species and over 100 mammal varieties. Visitors will take pleasure from viewing the wildlife as you go along the trails of this world famous forest reserve.

Experience a Costa Rican vacation, witness and be a part of the popular attractions in Costa Rica like white water rafting, canopy quest, sport fishing and jungle accommodations. These recreational activities made Costa Rica a popular travel destination.

Costa Rica Vacations

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

The Republic of Costa Rica is a Central American country whose name literally translates into “Rich Coast” and it lies in the vicinity of Nicaragua to its north, Panama to the south as well as has the Pacific Ocean kissing its shores to its west and south, as also the Caribbean Sea to its east. One of the notable features of this wonderful holiday vacation destination is that it was the world’s first country to abolish its army through constitutional means.

The country’s economy depends to a large extent on electronic, pharmaceutical as well as financial outsourcing as well as software development and ecotourism. The people are highly educated, which makes Costa Rica a good country to invest money in. The country also has rich variations in plants as well as animals, and even in spite of its small size (0.1 percent of the world’s landmass) it does contain as much as five percent of the biodiversity of the world. More than a quarter of the country is made up of protected forests as well as reserves.

The Corcovado National Park is an internationally renowned national park that has big cats as well as tapirs, besides there is a great diversity in its wildlife for tourists to enjoy. The predominant religion is Christianity and the people of Costa Rica consider themselves as masculine (tico) or feminine (tica). The country also has a diverse history and is the meeting place for Mesoamerican as well as South American native cultures.

A visit to this wonderful country will provide enough enjoyable as well as pleasure filled experiences – what with the splendid tropical beaches and the bountiful splendor of nature combined with the exhilarating culture, all of which are ideal ingredients that make for a wonderful vacation. There are thousands that visit the Guayabo Archaeological Monument. There is plenty to do is it visiting the North, South, or Central Caribbean, or going to see the Northern Plains or Monteverde.

Costa Rica

Costa Rican beaches are really privileged spots that lie in the very center of Central America and you have these beaches that touch both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and it is possible to travel from coast to coast in a mere three hours by road or forty-five minutes by plane. For the avid surfer there are Esterillos, Jaco, Hermosa, as well as Boca Barranca to check out.

With such splendid biodiversity, Costa Rica provides many activities to enjoy including horseback riding, hiking as well as bird-watching. Tortuguero National Park is famed worldwide for its turtles that nest here every year, and with natural canals you can also enjoy viewing the protected species like the otters, crocodiles as well as manatees.

There is certainly a lot that recommends Costa Rica as a tourist destination, and properties here too make for an attractive investment opportunity.