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Costa Rica

Country of mountains and green valleys, active volcanoes and dormant, rain and cloud forest, dry areas and swamps mangrove forests, unspoiled beaches on both coasts, the Pacific and the Atlantic as well as with mountain ranges up to nearly 4000 meters. Cosmopolitan cities and rural towns and easily accessible national parks.

Due to its role as a land bridge between North and South America, Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world in such a small territory.

850 bird species, more than in all USA and Canada together, about 1200 species of butterflies, 10% of all species in the world, rather than on the entire African continent, 237 mammal species, including 6 species cat in the Americas, 378 species of amphibians and reptiles and 130 species of freshwater fish. 12,000 known plant species: not yet completed

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Costa Rica was aor of the first countries in Latin America to recognize the importance of protecting natural resources and apply accordingly. Almost 25% of the land area and part of the maritime area of ??the country have been declared National Parks and Protection Areas since the 70 There are also several private initiatives that are dedicated to protecting the environment, often with the help of international organizations or universities.

The National Park System is part of the Ministry of Environment and Energy MINAE. The department is responsible SINAC (National System of Conservation Areas). Areas have been defined 11 protection, the Call Ringtone "conservation areas". Within these areas are administered regionally are National Parks, Biological Reserves, Wildlife Refuges and many smaller buffer zones.




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Bosque Nuboso de Monteverde

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Bosque Nuboso de Monteverde

Monteverde est & aacute; approximately 172 km northwest of San Jos & eacute; in the Cordillera de Tilar & aacute; n, division & oacute; n mainland Costa Rica. The climate conditions & aacute; & aacute cies and Geographical; GRAPHICS resulting from this fen & oacute; meno, are the basis for the huge variety of species and the particular vegetation & oacute; n. The region & oacute; n de Monteverde is one of the & aacute; m & aacute protected areas; s tr & oacute the famous, peaks of the New World. So far we have identified 400 different species of birds, 490 species of butterflies and 100 species of mam & iacute; mammals, some in danger of extinction & oacute; n. The vegetation & oacute; n t & iacute; as pica are tree ferns & iacute; as & aacute; ep covered trees & iacute; fitas and moss. The RUSHING & oacute; n average in this area is approx. 3000 mm.

Starting point for all attractions is SMALL or town of St. Helena, which est & aacute; Reserves located between Monteverde and Sta. Elena. Its origene is due to a group of pacifist Quakers from the United States, who settled in this region & oacute; na late 2 & ordf; World War. All major hotels are in town or on the road to the Monteverde Reserve.

Book Biol & oacute; Monteverde logic
Originally founded & oacute; thanks to a private initiative. The reserve was extended & oacute; 10,500 ha. Just input a n & uacute allowed; limited number of people by d & iacute number; a, in the high season might have timeout

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Book Biol & oacute; cal Santa Elena
The Santa Elena Reserve is located 6 miles northwest of Santa Elena and has the same character & iacute; sticas in diversity of species and vegetation & oacute; n as the Monteverde Reserve. Because it is less known, est & aacute; less saturated people. It is administered by the organization & oacute; n & quot; Youth Challenge International & quot;.

Most & iacute; on the trails of both Reservations est & aacute; n in very good condition and suitable for anyone, walks an hour to half a d & iacute; a can be made without ning STILL. No problem

Skywalk
.. Halfway between the town of Santa Elena Reserve and Santa Elena Skywalk offers a system of suspension bridges that passes above the canopy of the cloud forest and provides a perspective TUNIC forest and good opportunities observation & oacute; n animals. Skywalk bridges are safe for anyone who does not suffer from v & eacute; dizziness. The & uacute; last of the bridges is suitable for disabled people

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Skytrek
The variant of the Skywalk for adventurers are secured between large & aacute cables; trees. For them it glides through pulleys secured by a harness & eacute; s and accompanying special & ntilde; ado by gu & iacute; as specialized. The view from the top ofthe TREES is awesome

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GARDEN Butterfly n
Divided into three habitats the GARDEN n butterflies provides an overview of the variety of this species. The garden & iacute; n butterfly is a little on the outskirts of town, road to Monteverde

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Parque Nacional Corcovado

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Parque Nacional Corcovado

The Corcovado National Park est & aacute; located on the west side of the Osa Peninsula. Corcovado National Park was declared in a & ntilde; o 1975. It has an extension & oacute; n of about 55,000 km2. The variety of species in this park, populated mostly rainforest, montane forest and mangroves is awesome and is rarely found in this intensity elsewhere in the world.

Here are m & aacute; s 500 species of TREES, 140 mam & iacute; mammals and 370 species of birds, adem & aacute; s about 150 species of Orchids & iacute; deas, 120 species of reptiles and amphibians as & iacute; as m & aacute; s 6,000 kinds of insects. In walks several d & iacute; as are a variety of animals, including four species of monkeys in Costa Rica, lots of limpets or red and various toucans parrots, coatis and tayras, sah & iacute; us and with some tapirs luck or snakes. Wild cats are found in sufficient abundance toqui, but it is very difficult to observe because they are very t & iacute;. midos

The starting point for walks in the National Park is the town of Puerto Jim & eacute; nez at the center and surroundings are several inns and hotels of different category & iacute; as. The administration & oacute; n the park is here. A visit to several nights in a shelter ranger has to be planned carefully. It is also recommended to make reservations well in antelaci & oacute; n.

You can reach Puerto Jimenez through compa & ntilde; ia a & eacute; SANSA local area from San Jos & eacute ;. By car, the trip takes approximately 11-12 hours from San Jos & eacute;.

The ranger stations m & aacute; s important within the park are Los Patos (northern Gulf), San Pedrillo in South Drake Bay, Sirena (station & oacute; n m & aacute; s great, some Pac & iacute; South traffic) as & iacute ; La Leona located in the inSouth Park entry.

The trail system within the Corcovado National Park est & aacute; well developed. There are trails from Los Patos to Sirena (about 20 km, 6-7 hrs.), Sirena to La Leona (about 13 km in parts of the beach), and Sirena to San Pedrillo (about 26 km, almost everything the beach). Around the station & oacute; n Sirena several paths by which you can perform fairly quiet walks with good opportunities to observe animals

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It offers s & oacute; accommodation at stations & nbsp; Bell and La Leona (cabins, rooms with multiple beds). Should take sleeping bags and mosquito nets. In every season there is the possibility to spend the night in tents on campaign & ntilde; a (you have to bring yourself), there ba & ntilde; os shares available. The food should be & nbsp; charged with anticipation & oacute; n. In all seasons


Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

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Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

Seven kil & oacute; m south of the town of Quepos is Manuel Antonio National Park, bordered by pristine white sand and surrounded by palm trees. With good opportunities to observe animals.

Most & iacute; on hotels est & aacute; n located on the road between the town of Quepos and the National Park beaches. There is a bus p & uacute;. Lic happens every hour to the beaches of Manuel Antonio (about 15 minutes)

Manuel Antonio National Park with an extension & oacute; n of nearly 1,800 acres attracts visitors with Beautiful lin & iacute; simos hiking trails through lush tropical jungle bordering white sand beaches and blue-green water. The fascinating forest & nbsp; is home to about 100 species of mam & iacute; mammals and 180 bird species. A path through dense vegetation & oacute; n around the Cape, we allow & aacute; enjoy the wonderful view 12 SMALL as islands just in front

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A ESPL & eacute; & oacute combination ndida; N and diversified natural experience & oacute; n on the beach

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Parque Nacional Tortuguero

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Parque Nacional Tortuguero

One of the main attractions of the country & iacute; s are the 47,000 acre Tortuguero National Park with sinn & uacute; number of lagoons and canals; Unfortunately, this causes a high frequency of visitors throughout the a & ntilde; o. However, in the SMALL channels; you where vegetation & oacute; n edges incredible shape & iacute; tunnels ble, nature & nbsp; an & nbsp; your m & aacute; s beautiful side: high & iacute; indices of RUSHING & oacute; n favor the growth of TREES palm, ferns and TREES with roots support; parrots, monkeys, alligators and crocodiles as & iacute; as a vast range of p BIRDS tropical living in this m & aacute; logical world of water and forest

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Do not forget about the sea turtles that come every a & ntilde; or & ntilde this Caribbean beach; aa spawn, d & aacute; & iacute Ndole as; its name.

A Tortuguero & nbsp; accessible only by air or water. M & aacute Lodges; s are important forboth sides of the pond, however we believe that the hotels are located in the small & ntilde; a peninsula between lagoon and Oce & aacute; & aacute not Atl; ntico should be considered a priority. N the village of Tortuguero, in this also & eacute peninsula is located. Almost all lodges offer complete packages for different duration & oacute; n / from San Jos & eacute ;. These packages often include meals and regular tours.

A good possibility to continue the trip from Tortuguero to the Volcano & aacute; n Arenal or alg STILL destinations in the Northern part of the country & iacute; s, is a transfer by boat to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui & iacute ;, where for example you can take the veh & iacute; ass rental

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Parque Nacional Volcán Poás

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Parque Nacional Volcán Poás

The Volcano & aacute; n & aacute Po; s is approximately 1:30 am in Auto & oacute; vil from San Jos & eacute; and rises to 2,708 m above sea level. The STILL last major activity was in a & ntilde; os from 1952 to 1954 and since then is est & aacute; extinct. The cr & aacute; main ter Po & aacute; s is their di & aacute; approximately 1.5 km underground and & nbsp; depth of approximately 300 m. the second cr & aacute; m & aacute ter; s world big. In the center you can see the lagoon cr & aacute; ter whose color varies from blue to green, which continue to emanate the sulfuric gases STILL. Rich

d & iacute; clear as a spectacular view is shown from the edge of cr & aacute; b. About cr & aacute; b can appreciate a sinn & uacute; number of birds in the dwarf tropical forest. A trail ascends & nbsp; & aacute up cr; b & oacute secondary that is llen; Water and & oacute It became; in Laguna Botos.

The Volcano & aacute; n & aacute Po; s can bevisited without ning STILL problem with the way alg STILL destination Plains and Montañ, as North or a ride from a d & iacute; a from San Jos & eacute ;.
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Another option & oacute; n is spending the night in one of the hotels or lodges near the entrance of the National Park and as & iacute; to enter the park by & nbsp; the ma & ntilde; ana

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Parque Nacional Volcán Rincón de la Vieja

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Parque Nacional Volcán Rincón de la Vieja

The park takes & nbsp; your name & nbsp; the active Volcano & aacute; n & oacute Rinc; n de la Vieja with an altitude of 1,895 m. and part of the Cordillera de Guanacaste.

The park has an extension & oacute; n of 14,000 ha and the main attractions are in the sectors Pailas and The Burners, whose main attractions are the hot springs, solfat gaps & aacute; rich, the mud volcanoes and the holes where jets of steam rise, especially during the station & oacute; n. rain

The path Pailas est & aacute; well labeled and it takes about 2 hours to cross it. Adem & aacute; s can hike through grasslands and rainforest to hidden waterfalls

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An ascent to the crater is quite dif & iacute; easy due to the strong winds that prevail

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The vegetation & oacute; n goes from montane forest to cloud forest, as the height increases. Rincon & oacute; n de la Vieja is a good place to meet younter the national flower of Costa Rica, the Orchid & iacute; dea Cattleya Skinneri or Guaira Abode. Adem & aacute; s can be found tepezcuintles and agoutis, as & iacute; as armadillos, coatis, howler monkeys, iguanas, and a variety of birds.


Volcán Arenal - La Fortuna

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Volcán Arenal - La Fortuna

The attraction & oacute; n principal is the Volcano Park & ??aacute; n Arenal to 1,633 m altitude. For a long time it was considered extinct until 1968, made a strong and sudden eruption & oacute; n & oacute destroyed it; an entire people. After a per & iacute; ode calm, the volcano & aacute; n & oacute came back; its activity in 1981 and since then it has been. On well-marked trails you can get an old lava flow. Around the volcano & aacute; n almost no vegetation & oacute; n, however, the park with its extension & oacute; n 4,000 ha STILL protect primary forest in the Cordillera de Tilar & aacute; n.

Volcano & aacute; n Cerro Chato
The extinct volcano & aacute; n & aacute Cerro Chato is; right next to the Arenal. The starting point for a strenuous hike to the crater lake is Oberservatory Lodge on the south side of the volcano & aacute; n

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Hot Springs Tabac & oacute; n
At the foot of the volcano & aacute; n, near the entranceNational Park are hot springs Tabac & oacute; n. Amid bell & iacute; simos tropical gardens flowing R & iacute; o Tabac & oacute; n, heated by volcanic activity & aacute; nica and rich in sulfur. The R & iacute; o crosses several pools and waterfalls, where you can see hopefully one of the eruptions of the volcano & aacute; n. Tambi & eacute; n there is a restaurant

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Hot Water & quot; Tabac & oacute; n small & ntilde; or & quot;
Leading the Wellness Tabac & oacute; n is found installation & oacute; n to ba & ntilde; m & aacute ass; s small & ntilde; a, but very nice. Especially in the & eacute; this is little high & aacute; less crowded and offers a much more input & aacute;. s cheap


Termae Baldi
As an alternative we recommend the & quot; & quot ;, Baldi Termae located in the first third of the road between La Fortuna and Volcano National Park & ??aacute; n Arenal. From here & iacute; also & eacute; n can beappreciate the eruptions.


La Fortuna Waterfall
This is located 5 km south of La Fortuna. The water falls from a height of about 70 m. a natural pool. The descent takes about an hour for a very steep trail. Horseback tours are available from La Fortuna.


Arenal Dam
With a & aacute; area of ??about 80 km2 this is the lake m & aacute; s largest in Costa Rica. The energy & iacute; a HYDROELECTRIC & eacute; ctrica producing supplies much of the pa & iacute; s. In the parts where there is not much water you can enjoy a variety of water birds & aacute; tics. Lake Arenal is famous worldwide for its windsurfing and fishing.


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