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March 2012 posts from Javi the Frog's Travel Blog


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Costa Rica isn't all rainforests and sandy beaches. The capital of San José is one of the country's cultural hubs, and thousands of visitors come here every year to learn more about Costa Rica and its fascinating heritage. Some people take taxis everywhere, but tourists who want to experience the real Costa Rica - and save some money in the process - may want to take the bus to see the sights of this remarkable country.[More]
Every year, thousands of people flock to Costa Rica to see its incredible stretches of beach, lush jungles and rainforests, and majestic mountain ranges. But what are the people like? Come with me and let's find out! Costa Ricans are often referred to as Ticos, a word derived from hermanticos, which means little brothers. This sums up the essence of the Costa Rican people really well, as they value family, community and togetherness.[More]
Sometimes I come across one of Costa Rica's impressive volcanoes when I'm traveling through the rainforest. These mighty mountains attract tourists from all over the world, who come to see them spew hot ash into the sky. Many of these volcanoes are relatively young, geologically speaking, but that doesn't diminish the spectacle of watching them erupt! Costa Rica is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire. This area spans several continents and features more than 450 active volcanoes! For a relatively small country, Costa Rica has three main areas of volcanic activity - Guanacaste, the Central Volcanic Range and the Talamanca region. Ricon de la Vieja, Orosi, Miravalles, Tenorio and Arenal volcanoes are located in Guanacaste,  Poas, Barva, Irazu and Turrialba volcanoes are found in the central region, and the Talamanca range has one active volcano, El Viejo.[More]
Hi, and welcome to the Go Visit Costa Rica blog! My name's Javi, and I'm a tree frog! I live in the rainforest with my brothers and sisters, and I'll be telling you all sorts of fun and interesting facts about all the amazing things to see and do here.

Costa Rica is a very small country, located in Central America. Nicaragua borders us to the north, and Panama to the south. Even though Costa Rica is pretty tiny compared to some countries, as much as 5 percent of the entire world's biodiversity is found here! Visitors spending time here can see some incredible animals and plant life they just won't see anywhere else...[More]