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Costa Rica_ A Perfect Holiday With Photos Of This Gorgeous Country

  1. 1. Costa Rica: A Perfect Holiday With Photos Of This GorgeousCountryOur Trip To Costa RicaIn summer time of 2010, several of my family members and I visited costa rica , and I’m so glad wewould. This is a beautiful nation between the Pacific and the Caribbean. Costa Rica signifies “RichCoast”, and it ranks first about the Happy Planet’s index as the greenest” nation in the world. Theyabolished their Army within 1949. Since they dont have any defense budget, they devote their moneyto their people in the form of good education and health improvements. Costa Rica boosts a literacyrate of 94.9%. Bananas and espresso is their main foreign trade.The environment of Costa Rica will be tropical year round. Tourism makes it most visited region inCentral America. Medical tourism is attractive to be able to Americans because of its closeness andshort trip , quality of medical service, and lower expenses. The country has acquired a goodreputation in plastic cosmetic surgery because of those causes , and now you see hotels devoted tothe level of privacy of patients, and to afford them luxury while getting their process done.Costa Rica features an awesome variety of natural beauty. NEarly 12% of the country will be devotedto the availability of nature and wide life, underneath the protection of the countrywide park system.Costa rica offers visitors the view of uncommon birds, turtles, animals , hundreds of species of fernand orchids, because of this that it is often referred to as the “Garden of the Americas.” Other normalwonders include coral formations reefs, jungle scenery and a range of active volcanoes reaching theheight of a dozen ,000 feet.Costa Rica refuses to conform to stereotypes regarding Central American countries ; it enjoys areliable democratic government, adheres to high standards of education, and it is a relativelyprosperous property. I was struck through the cleanliness of the folks and the country. Theyre veryfriendly folks. Since English is needed as a second terminology , it is not difficult to converse with thelocal people. Their own national food plate is Gallo pinto, which is cooked hemp and beans friedtogether.We put in 9 days here in this beautiful spot. I wish now we had planned for a longer trip. We flew outof Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. The trip only takes regarding two hours. When you first observe Costa Ricafrom the atmosphere as you land, you see miles and miles of environmentally friendly , which I foundout later on are mostly coffee farms , and of course, the jungles. We were met in the Juan Santamariainternational airport airport by our own friendly Tour director , who drove us to the lovely hotel , the ElRodeo. We had a great supper there, complete with indigenous food. He will select us up here in themorning to start our fabulous journey.I required all the photos along with my Digital camera.Day Two: Early the following morning we began driving to the Poas Volcano area and what they callthe Cloud Forest. The diameter of this volcano is considered one of the largest in the world. After that,we all drove to the los angeles Paz Waterfall gardens , a Nature playground. We walked magnificenttrails that led us to Magia Blanca Falls (the greatest and the most magnificent of the falls in the area.)
  2. 2. While at this playground , we visited the greatest enclosed butterfly observatory in the world.Day Three: Early in the morning, we headed off to do white water rafting on the Sarapiqui river. Thisriver offers some of Cosa Rica’s most lush and vibrant scenery. Free-flowing, it has its beginnings inclear mountain streams that drop down through thick rainforest, finally signing up for together in thecrystal waters of the beautiful Sarapiqui, This thin , low-volume river is ideal for white-water novices,along with families, all of whom will enjoy it somewhat flowing rapids. This particular journey isexcellent regarding bird-watchers and dynamics lovers. You will see hummingbirds, toucans,woodpeckers, and scores of other indigenous birds.Later that day we been to the Ecotermales hot Springs. This is a great place to just enter into thewarm water and relax.Day Four: We visit the Monteverde Cloudforest/ skies Treck and Tram and Nature wander. We hikedthrough well-marked trails. We all spotted a Quetzal, a rare and beautiful bird, and one of the verybeautiful birds in the world. We saw lots of monkeys and sloths clinging from the trees. We all spentthe night in the Trapp Family hotel. While on our hike , a baby sloth chop down out of a sapling , andour guide gently picked it and placed that back on the sapling where it firmly attached itself. Thisparticular trip took people day.Day Five: We’re upwards early and all set for the big skies Tram/ Zip collection Tour. The see fromthe Sky Tram was amazing. You appear out over the rain forest. The cable television runs along thesapling tops, and extends 7000 feet. Here , you have the opportunity to observe and appreciatetropical forest from various vantage points. Only then do we walked across the suspended bridge,known as the Sky Walk. This particular bridge is 300 feet long and 66 feet high. This was a littleunnerving, as the bridge swayed a great deal. We additionally did the “Zip Line” which is cabletelevision strung high up in the canopy of the timber. There are platforms regarding 500 feet separate.They put you in complete safety gear, harness, head protection , etc. You have to signal a releasethat they can not be responsible for the safety, and that was a little alarming if you ask me. Theguides consider you up simply by steps all the way to the first platform (quite a haul upwards ). Theymake sure youre ready, and then they push you off. And, off you go….attached to the cable. Youthen zip along to another location platform. I screamed the whole way. There was some people whobegged to do it again, but I did not. At the last platform, the only way lower is to rappel lower. I didn’tknow very well what that meant till I had to do it.Day six : This day is put in traveling for 5 hours to get to Manuel Antonio, Quepos. We were in a 4-wheel van. The motive force didn’t seems to discover all the pot pockets in the road. With one point,the road had been completely washed out, but he didn’t also slow down! The drive was well worth it,although. We were tired after the long drive, so we ate a big Costa Rican supper and went to yourbed. We stayed in the California Hotel.Day Seven: we have got up early and headed for the brother Antonio National playground. Anexperienced guide required us through the playground. He pointed out issues of interest along theway. We all hiked for three hours.This playground is considered to be Costa Rica’s most beautiful playground , with white-sand
  3. 3. beaches ideal for swimming, and tropical rainforest still living with wildlife. There was monkeys, andiguanas everywhere. We were pretty tired after this journey. If you go to costa rica , invest in somegood hiking shoes; you will need these. We just relaxed and went to bed earlier at the Californiahotel.Day Eight: We were upwards early, and had a good hearty breakfast regarding Gallo pinto, and wereready to go horseback riding. We really enjoyed the horses, and got the chance to get off and wanderunderneath some high water falls. That was a lot of fun. This activity took up most of the day time. Asusual, we had been bone tired, stood a great dinner, and went to bed. We all stayed this eveningagain at the los angeles Hotel.Day Nine: We rested late for a change. We all spent the mid-day on a kayak experience throughcanals. We saw lots of wildlife quietly : white-faced monkey, sloths, snakes, crabs, and plenty ofbirds. After this tedious trip, we went back to the hotel to clean up and have a huge dinner. Wepacked for our trip home.We have to say good-bye to this beautiful place. We all stood a wonderful time, and would like verymuch to go back one day. I can understand why so many Americans are retiring in costa rica. Thecost of living is indeed much less that in the usa , the government is stable , the people are warm andfriendly, and lastly , the main reason I’d prefer to live in Costa Rica may be the weather. It’s warmyear round. It gets a little cold upwards in the mountains, they reveal. We didn’t increase into themountains. An additional plus for me is they keep the same period year round, no relocating theclocks again and forward.If you are considering visiting Costa Rica, I’d recommend you contact a tour company. It might seemyou will save some money by renting a car where you arrive in the capital of San Juan, and rent acar. I would dissuade you from doing this. The roads in costa rica are full of container holes; theydon’t mark their pavement very well. The natives say they don’t repair their streets because they don’tdesire a lot of traffic. The bus and cab systems are very good. It is well worth the cost of hiring a tourorganization who will drive an individual around, buy all of the tickets for the parks , and pay for thehotels and foods. They will take care of sets from picking you upwards at the airport when you arrive ,conducting all the excursions , and they take an individual back to the airport regarding departure.These expenses are all included in their own fee. At the end of the tour, if you are pleased about theservice you got , you are expected to tip your driver. The tour group we all used is called Costa RicanTrails, but there are many of these visit companies. Do some research on the internet to find them. Imight also say everybody in your group ought to be in good shape because of the hikes. If you dohave someone in your team that is not up to hiking , they could remain behind in the hotel , and letthe a lot more adventuresome do the greater strenuous things.I would certainly suggest Costa Rica for a vacation at any time of the year. I might advise peopleplanning to go to Costa Rica to take a longer journey than we would. If I go once more , I will take atwo-week tour package. The country is small, but you just can’t take action justice in 8-10 days. Thetwo 7 days tours take you from coast to coastline.
  4. 4. retiring in Costa Rica