Top 10 places for travel & vacation in Costa Rica.
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San José is the
capital and largest city of Costa Rica, the administrative center of the
province of San Jose and the canton of San Jose. The city of San Jose is
located in the center of the country, on a mountain plateau at an altitude of
about 1170 m above sea level. The architecture of the city shows the influence
of several styles. Most buildings are built in colonial and neoclassical
styles, their height does not exceed 5 floors. However, there are modern
buildings in 10 or more floors, they are concentrated in the central and business
parts of the city. On the outskirts of the city there are many mansions and
private houses, drowning in greenery.
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Puerto Jiménez is
one of the most densely populated cities on the peninsula, located on the
south-eastern coast of the Osa Peninsula (Costa Rica). The main attractions of
the city include: brightly colored buildings, untouched wilderness and beaches.
The rainforests serve as a home for rare species of flora and fauna. Also the
city can offer sport fishing for sailboats, boating, horse riding, ecological
cycling. At night you can visit his social centers on the beach.
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Puerto Carrillo -
a small coastal city, belonging to the province of Guanacaste on the Pacific
coast of Costa Rica. It is considered a major tourist center: hotels,
restaurants, bars, a national park, an airport, a marina and a huge beach - the
main attractions of the village. Playa El Sur, a beautiful beach of medium
size, surrounded by palm trees (accessible only by boat). Carrillo also offers
beautiful and secluded small beaches.
National Park is a national park located on the Osa peninsula in Costa Rica.
The park is one of the largest untouched tropical rain forests in Central
America. In the central part of the park is the lake Corcovada. There are at
least 8 ecosystems, 4000-5000 plant species and about 500 tree species. One of
the geological attractions of the park is the Salsipuades cave. There is a
version that it was here that seafarer Francis Drake left some of his
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5.Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio
Antonio National Park is known for its picturesque beaches and hiking trails
(Costa Rica). The park is inhabited by: two-toed sloths, a grimacing
monkey-howler, centrally American saimiri and white-headed capuchin,
woodpeckers, giant sony, mamotas, Tanagra, turkey-griffins, parrots and hawks.
Vegetation includes a dairy tree, callofilum Brazilian, Hymen, terminalia and
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6.Parque Nacional Tortuguero
Tortuguero is a
national park in the northeast of Costa Rica. An area of 31,200 hectares is a
tropical untouched forest. You can get to it only by water or air transport.
The park is inhabited by rare species of turtles, as well as three-toed sloths,
ocelots, tapirs, manatees, caimans, crocodiles, parrots, uruba and poisonous
frogs. More than 2000 plant species are also growing.
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Forest Reserve is a nature reserve located in the north-central part of Costa
Rica, northeast of the capital of San Jose. The area of the reserve is 10 500
hectares. About 434 species of birds were found in the reserve, of which 91 are
birds, which remain in Monteverde only during migrations. About 2,500 plant
species were found in the Monteverde Reserve, of which 420 are representatives
of orchid plants. There are about 800 species of epiphytes.
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Marino Las Baulas, a natural reserve of Costa Rica, covers approximately 220
km2 of sea territory near the city of Tamarindo. Here is the largest colony of
sea leatherback turtles on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. More than half of
the park is underwater and is subject to protection. However, it is allowed to
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9.Poás Volcano National Park
The Poas Volcano
is a national park around the active volcanoes of Costa Rica. The area is 65 km
square. Two Font Franzis and Botos volcanoes are considered inactive, the depth
of the Poas volcano crater is 290 m. The Botos crater is represented by a lake
with a diameter of 370 m. In the forests around the park there live rare
species of plants and animals.
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Arenal is an
active volcano in Costa Rica. Height 1610 m. At night during eruptions, the
volcano is highlighted and illuminates the surroundings. Nearby is the inactive
volcano Chato whose height is 1100 m, and on its summit there is a lake 500 m
in diameter. The last eruption was in 2010. The surroundings near the volcano
are covered with dense wooded vegetation. Arenal is characterized by explosive
eruptions, which occur intermittently every several hundred years.
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