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Best Beaches on the Caribbean Coast of CR

A Detailed Look at the Best Beaches on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica By Laura Alvarado – March 14, 2017   More than often it is overlooked, perhaps because of the misconception that insecurity is higher in this province (San José is actually the province with highest crime rate); or maybe because there are no huge, luxury resorts; others don’t like the drive, as the road (Route 32) is considered dangerous; whatever the reasons may be, the fact is that Limón Province and the beaches in the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica don’t have the same popularity as the beaches[…]

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Expanding Growth in Costa Rican Cities

These 10 Costa Rican Cities Are Poised for Expanded Economic Growth 4/5/2017 The Coalition for Development Initiatives (Cinde) identified these 10 emerging cities as having the greatest potential in Costa Rica to start attracting new types of investment and increase economic opportunities; they are San Carlos, Liberia, Carrillo, Orotina, Puntarenas, Perez Zeledón, Limón, Pococí, Siquirres, and Turrialba These cities are located in counties which have “a significant degree of maturity and visible opportunities to be investment attraction magnets outside the Greater Metropolitan Area [or GAMA, its initials in Spanish],” said Cinde. The cities stood out in a national analysis[…]

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Costa Rican Culture

“Pura Vida” “Pura Vida” is the most recognizable phrase for the Costa Ricans. It reflects the local way of life. It is the most common greeting of people on the streets and in the markets. “Pura Vida”, means pure life, or good life. A common response to “How are you?” would be “Pura Vida”. Cuisine Costa Rican cuisine is a blend of Native American, Spanish, African and many other diverse origins. Dishes such as the tamale and many others made of corn are the most representative of its indigenous inhabitants, and similar to other neighboring Mesoamerican countries. Spaniards brought new ingredients to the country from other[…]

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Coastline Costa Rica borders the Caribbean Sea, the Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua and Panama. It has nearly 800 miles of coastline, 132 miles on the Caribbean coast and 631 miles on the Pacific coast. Islands Costa Rica is also comprised of several islands.Cocos Island (9.3 square miles) is relevant because of its distance from the continental landmass, 300 mi. Calero Island is the largest island of the country (58.5 square miles). Over 25% of Costa Rica’s national territory is protected by SINAC (the National System of Conservation Areas), which oversees all of the country’s protected areas. Costa Rica also possesses the greatest density of species in the world. Volcanoes[…]

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Costa Rica’s Climate

Costa Rica is located between 8 and 12 degrees north of the Equator so the climate is tropical year round. However, Costa Rica has many microclimates which are determined by elevation, rainfall, topography, and the geography of each particular region. The seasons of Costa Rica are defined by rainfall during a particular period. The year is split into two seasons, the dry season known as summer, and the rainy season, known locally as winter. The “summer” or dry season stretches from December to April, and “winter” or rainy season goes from May to November. During this time, it rains constantly in some regions. The Caribbean slopes of the Central Cordillera mountains is the region to receive the most[…]

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