Costa Rica's Pacific Coast by Bruce Conord

By Bruce Conord

This is predicated on our complete experience consultant to Costa Rica. It zeroes in at the Pacific Coast, together with such locations as Puntarenas, Isla del Coco, Carara organic Reserve, Jacó, Quepos & Manuel Antonio nationwide Park, Dominical, Uvita & Playa Ojocha (Playa Tortuga), Talamanca Mountains, San Isidro de common, Chirripó nationwide Park, and the Osa Peninsula. It includes the entire useful trip info you wish areas to stick and consume, vacationer info assets, shuttle suggestion, emergency contacts and extra plus condensed sections on heritage and geography that offer you sturdy historical past wisdom of the vacation spot. Plus, this variation is in complete colour all through. The authors are eager about the vacation spot and their ardour comes throughout within the textual content, that's vigorous, revealing and a excitement to learn. Sidebars spotlight strange proof and inform of neighborhood legends, including for your commute adventure. unique city and nearby maps make making plans day-trips or urban excursions easy....

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Aspiring fruit farmers Karen and Olof Wessberg landed in the Nicoya Peninsula on Costa Rica's northwest Pacific coast in 1955. They had bounced around the world from Denmark and Sweden, their respective home countries, and finally settled in Montezuma, a small town on the southern Nicoya coast, because they enjoyed its quiet natural beauty. They especially loved living next to one of the last wilderness areas on the peninsula, Cabo Blanco (White Cape). In 1960 they woke up to find someone cutting trees and clearing a small finca (farm) in the primary forest.

RINCON DE LA VIEJA: This park surrounds the flanks of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano and its active crater. Many excellent hiking trails traverse this diverse landscape with its hot springs, geysers, mud pots, waterfalls, volcanic craters and a lake. Hard to get to, but a fascinating place. 17. SARCHI & COFFEE TOWNS: If you like to shop, Sarchí is your town. Filled with handicraft stores and small factories, it is best known for its colorfully hand-painted Costa Rican oxcarts (carretas), which can be purchased in all sizes (and shipped home).

You might prefer to drink bottled water (agua purificada) or seltzer (agua mineral) to be sure. Costa Rica has excellent, low-cost medical care and well-qualified practitioners. Many North Americans come to Costa Rica for cosmetic surgery or dental work (we did). SAFETY & CRIME: Costa Rica is a safe destination for 99% of its tourists, but it's always a good idea to exercise caution whenever one travels. In general, the country has a low crime rate, but in recent years there have been increasing instances of tourists and expatriates being robbed, as well as several highly publicized murders.

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