Though there are tons of Volcanoes to be found throughout Costa Rica, most of them have been pretty quiet in the past few years. Yet, recently, I've started noticing a lot of rumbling coming from Turrialba Volcano National Park and Irazu Volcano National Park, which could mean that these two large mountains are ready to blow! Don't worry, though, as the National Seismology Network from the University of Costa Rica, a group we Ticos call the RSN, is keeping a close eye on the situation to keep us safe.
When you're out and about in Orotina in Costa Rica's Alajuela province, you may find yourself getting hungry. I've been told that you guys prefer local food over the flies my brothers and sisters and I chase when we're hopping through the rainforest! If I were in the mood for some tasty local cuisine, I'd be sure to grab some lunch at Laz Cazuelas. I can't quite reach the seats, though...
Costa Rica is famed for its stunning natural beauty and exotic wildlife - and it's no surprise, as, in addition to the monkeys, tropical birds - and tree frogs - that inhabit this beautiful country, Costa Rica is also home to several species of crocodile. These gigantic reptiles are very dangerous, and have been around for almost 65 million years! A great way to learn about these fascinating and dangerous creatures is to take a crocodile tour in Tarcoles. Come with me to find out more!
Well, it took me quite a while to hop out here, but here we are in the town of Orotina, located in the province of Alajuela. Fortunately, it'll only take you about 45 minutes to drive here from San Jose if you take the Ciudad Colón-Orotina highway - so if you happen to see me hopping along the side of the road, you can slow down and give me a ride, if you like. I wouldn't mind resting my eyes - and legs - for a minute.