Tortuguero National Park - Costa Rica

Tortuguero National Park – Costa Rica

Tortuguero National Park
Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park in the northeast of the country is one of the rainiest regions in Central America. Sudden heavy showers are common here. The Tortuguero River (Turtle River) flows through the park, the target of Samoa Lodge. The hotels located in the jungle can be reached exclusively by water, the river brings tourists and provisions. The park is huge, even taking a motor boat from one pier to another for several hours.

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Tortuguero National Park

After a heavy rain, the local nature is even more beautiful. The rainforest and an amazing variety of plants and animals are Costa Rica’s greatest treasures. Tikos is quite consciously and pragmatically concerned with the protection of wildlife, because ecotourism brings the country a decent income, more than agricultural production. More than 2 million foreigners visit Costa Rica every year. Every tenth Costa Rican is engaged in tourism.

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Tortuguero National Park

The rainforest is home to the Urubu vulture, the jungle orderly. Dwarf red frogs climb the trees, which do not croak, but make a sound reminiscent of a rattle. Bright coloration scares off potential enemies. For especially persistent enemies, the frog has poison.

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Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park Animals

For several decades, the Tortuguero National Park in the northeast of the country is one of the rainiest regions in Central America. Sudden heavy showers are common here. area was in danger. The woodworking industry devoured hectares of forest one after another and damaged the river, using it for timber rafting. Fortunately, in 1975 a national park was created in this area. The park is home to very rare green turtles. The park is a refuge for many plants and animals. Jaguars, tapirs live here, three species of monkeys of which arachnid monkeys deserve special attention. (more…)

Discover Cocos Island - Costa Rica

Discover Cocos Island – Costa Rica

Cocos Island Costa Rica
Cocos Island Costa Rica

There are many islands in the world called the Cocos Islands, but say “Isla del Coco” with an experienced diver – and this island will be recognized unambiguously. Belonging to Costa Rica Cocos Islands, the largest uninhabited island officially Earth included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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Cocos Island Costa Rica

Cocos Island, with its 15-kilometer shelf zone, has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997 as “an example of ongoing ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial, freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems and plant communities.

This island is famous not only for its protected nature and first-class diving.

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Cocos Island Costa Rica

Cocos Island is considered one of the main candidates for the prototype of the Robinson Crusoe Island (however, Defoe placed an uninhabited island in the Atlantic ). Another literary parallel is Stevenson’s Treasure Island. And the reasons for considering Coconut an island with pirate treasures are very serious: pirates have certainly been here, and treasure hunters are still trying to find legendary treasures…

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Cocos Island Costa Rica

Geographical position of the Cocos Island

Cocos Island “is located Geographic coordinates: 5.518889, -87.071667;  Click to view on Google Mapsin the Pacific Ocean about 550 km from the Costa Rican coast. The closest inhabited land to Cocos is the Galapagos Islands , which belong to Ecuador , a few hundred miles to the southwest.

The island of volcanic-tectonic origin is composed of basalts and has an elongated shape. Measures approximately 8 × 3 km and an area of ​​23.9 km 2. (more…)

Montezuma, Puntarenas - Costa Rica

Montezuma, Puntarenas – Costa Rica

Montezuma Costa Rica
Montezuma Costa Rica

Montezuma is a small resort town in Costa Rica, on the Nicoya Peninsula, in the province of Puntarenas. Let’s tell you more about it.

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Montezuma Costa Rica

Few facts about the city

Montezuma, Costa Rica – Previously, a fishing village was located here, and daily carts with oxen harnessed to them lined up in a small port – the area supplied fresh vegetables and fruits to Puntarenas, the capital of the province of the same name. In the 60s and 70s of the last century, this place was chosen by hippies, there were even a couple of communes here, and starting from the 80s, Montezuma began to develop as a resort, moreover, with very democratic prices.

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Montezuma Costa Rica

Today the city is very popular with eco-tourists – even though the town has a working production. It is also popular among young people, thanks to the relatively low prices for rest and a rather lively nightlife: here you can meet various informals with piercings and tattoos, and rastamans with dreadlocks, and quite decent couples of newlyweds. People come here to admire the beauty of nature, watch whales, relax on the beautiful beaches, do yoga or hiking. Those who have already been here believe that there is no better place to rest on Earth.

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Montezuma Costa Rica

Weather in Montezuma

Costa Rica is a small state, so the weather conditions in its different places differ quite slightly. The climate in Montezuma is tropical: warm and humid. Seasonal temperature fluctuations are almost imperceptible. The best months to visit the city are February, March, April, August, September and October; at other times, tropical showers can interfere with recreation, although they, despite their abundance, are rather short-lived. The minimum temperature at night is + 21 ° С, the maximum during the day is + 34 ° С. (more…)

Las Baulas National Marine Park - Costa Rica

Las Baulas National Marine Park – Costa Rica

Las Baulas National Marine Park Costa Rica
Las Baulas National Marine Park Costa Rica

How to get to Las Baulas National Marine Park, Costa Rica.

Las Baulas National Marine Park is located on the Pacific coast of the Guanacaste province, Costa Rica. It is said that once upon a time, thousands of leatherback sea turtles sailed here to leave offspring, but the massive use of turtle eggs and meat for food led to the fact that the turtles almost completely disappeared in these places. And only over time, after the National Park was created here in 1991, the turtles began to gradually return to these lands. The egg-laying period for turtles lasts from November to April.

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Las Baulas National Marine Park Costa Rica

The territory of the park covers 379 hectares of land and 22 two thousand hectares of coastal waters. The park occupies a coastal area consisting of four beaches: Playa Carbon, Playa Ventanas, Playa Grande and Playa Langosta. It also includes the Tamarindo estuary and the mangroves at the Matapaglia and San Francisco estuaries.

How can I get to:

Las Baulas National Marine Park – Exit Liberia off the Pan American Highway towards the Pacific. At Belém, turn right and continue on the paved road for 22 kilometers until you reach Huacas. Then follow the dirt road for about 8 kilometers through Matapaglia towards Solinas. There you will see the entrance to the park.

The entrance to the Playa Grande area is open from 8 am to 4 pm with a guide. To avoid negative impacts on turtles, visits are limited.

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Las Baulas National Marine Park Costa Rica

Las Baulas National Marine Park is located on the azure Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Despite the fact that its territory is very large (220 sq. Km), land occupies only 10% of the land. The coastal area is made up of four magnificent white sand beaches: Playa Carbon, Playa Ventanas, Playa Grande and Playa Langosta. Let’s tell you more about the park.

What to do and what to see?

If you have already purchased a luxurious Costa Rican tan in local resorts and have swam to your heart in the clear waters of the ocean, and your soul asks for new experiences, then in Las Baulas you will find something to do not only during the day, but also at night.

The park offers many entertainments to its visitors: (more…)