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September 2012 posts from Javi the Frog's Travel Blog


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Costa Rica is famous for its dense jungles, exotic wildlife and stunning beaches. Tens of thousands of people come here every year to explore the national parks of this tropical paradise. The province of Heredia is renowned for its volcanoes, and if you're looking for the ultimate exotic adventure, come with me to tour the volcanic peaks of Heredia!.[More]
It's no secret that coffee is one of Central America's most important crops and exports. However, if you've ever wondered how your morning cup of joe gets from the rolling hills of Costa Rica to your cup, come with me and let's find out on the Espiritu Santos Coffee Tour in Naranjo![More]
Exploring the beautiful Costa Rican countryside can be hungry work! When you're out and about discovering the hidden gems of Alajuela, why not stop at Charly's for some chicharones? I can't figure out why anyone would prefer these tasty treats to a delicious dragonfly, but to each their own, I suppose![More]
If you're looking for the ultimate in adrenaline-pumping excitement, head to Naranjo in Alajuela. In addition to the lush tropical rainforests, exotic wildlife and rolling hills, you'll also find Tropical Bungee, a company that has been providing tourists with the ultimate bungee jumping and adventure sports experiences for more than 20 years. Come with me to learn more about this exciting activity![More]
Located along the Pacific Ring of Fire, Costa Rica is home to several volcanoes. While some of these are dormant, others are highly active. After the earthquake that struck Costa Rica last week, four of the country's volcanoes are under close watch in case they show signs of seismic activity, but what makes these mighty mountains blow?[More]
Isla del Caño, located around 12 miles from Drake Bay, is one of the best places to snorkel and scuba dive in the world. Known for the clarity of its waters and abundance of exotic marine life, the memories of a snorkeling trip here are sure to last a lifetime. Many tour companies offer guided trips to the area, and after taking a short boat ride to the island, you'll be free to take the plunge and explore the stunningly beautiful depths.... [More]
We're all still a little shaken after this week's earthquake, but fortunately, there doesn't seem to have been much damage and very few people were hurt. Sadly, this wasn't the case back in 1991, when another powerful tremor shook the country, causing widespread damage and casualties. Although the quake was a little before my time - I wasn't even a tadpole back then! - some of the locals remember it well.[More]
This morning, as I was hopping through the rainforest, the ground began to tremble! It was so loud and scary, that the other animals in the jungle and I didn't know what was going on! Apparently, it was an earthquake, and I overheard the local townsfolk saying that the epicenter was located around 85 miles west of San Jose. So, I did what any tree frog would do - I ran! When I eventually got to the nearest town, the earthquake was all over the news, so I went to find out what was going on...[More]