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August 2012 posts from Javi the Frog's Travel Blog


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During the dry season, it can get pretty humid in Costa Rica. After a long day spent trekking through the country's lush rainforests and national parks, why not cool off with a refreshing dip? If you're spending time in Cartago, located in Costa Rica's Central Valley, you're never far away from a tropical oasis.[More]
When it comes to seeing everything that Costa Rica has to offer, there's no better way than on foot. With thousands of trails winding through lush jungles and along the country's twin shorelines, Costa Rica offers hikers the opportunity to see the breathtaking scenery for which this Central American nation is famous. For some of the best hiking anywhere in the world, head to Guanacaste![More]
Costa Rica attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year due to its lush rainforests, unspoilt beaches and exotic wildlife, including a certain species of adorable tree frog! The country is also one of the best places to surf in the world, and travelers from across the globe come here to ride the huge waves and enjoy the spectacular scenic beauty of Costa Rica's two coastlines. Unfortunately, some people can only stay here for a short while before they have to go back home, but what if you're planning a surfing vacation in Costa Rica that will last a little longer? If the idea of spending a week or two riding the best waves in the world appeals to you, take a surfing vacation on Costa Rica's southern Pacific Coast...[More]
Although Costa Rica is a relatively small country, there's so much to see and do once you get here. Maybe you're fortunate enough to have a week or two set aside to explore this tropical paradise, but if you've only got a few days, you'll want to make the most of your time here. Come with me to discover everything that the capital of San Jose has to offer! [More]
Costa Rica is bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. Many people who choose to visit this tropical paradise do so by crossing the Panamanian border into Sixaola after they visit Bocas del Toro, an island community just off Panama's Caribbean Coast. This region can be a great side-trip for tourists planning to continue to Costa Rica afterward. I hopped out to Bocas del Toro to see what kinds of exciting things there are to do there - it took me a while, but it sure was worth it!...[More]
Ticos love to play sports, and there's no more popular game in Costa Rica than soccer - although the locals call it football! Nothing rivals Ticos' passion for soccer, and the fans here are some of the most devoted in the world. When I'm hopping around the country, I never have to go far before I see people enjoying a spirited game. I wish I could play, but I'm a little on the small side. Come with me to learn more about two of Costa Rica's most popular teams - Liga and Saprissa...[More]
While there is no shortage of amazing sites and landmarks to see in my homeland, there are few that are quite as impressive as Costa Rica's volcanoes. Even though these unique mountains make a tree frog like me feel even smaller, it's hard not to be impressed by these towering heaps. Over the years, these natural wonders have inspired more than awe, however, as many of Costa Rica's most popular volcanoes are the subject of local legend. Let's learn about some of these massive mounds, shall we?[More]