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November 2012 posts from Javi the Frog's Travel Blog


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No matter what time of the year you are traveling to Costa Rica, the temperate climate usually hovers around 70 to 85 degrees. I know some of my brothers and sisters would like it to be hotter, but these temperatures are just perfect for me! They also make it perfect for any traveler looking to take advantage of the high seas that lap at our coastline, where you can catch a glimpse of native wildlife like dolphins and whales. One of the most popular ways to spend an afternoon on the crystal clear waters is to go sport fishing. There's nothing better than cruising in the warm breeze to spend a day with a pole in hand, right? Not that they make any poles in my size, but it sure seems like it! Depending on the location you are traveling to, you might catch Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Tarpon, Rooster Fish, Rainbow Bass and much more. Although it is very popular in Costa Rica, strict catch-and-release laws make sure that everyone can enjoy the outstanding wildlife and exciting sport of game fishing.....[More]
Today, Costa Rica is one of the most peaceful and prosperous countries in Latin America. We don't even have a military any more! However, this lasting peace was the result of a dark period in Costa Rica's history - the civil war of 1948. Come with me to learn more about this historic conflict....[More]
Ticos know that the secret to good food isn't just how you cook, it's what you cook. Although Costa Rican restaurants often use local produce, many high-end eateries at popular resorts often import their produce. Now, thanks to the efforts of a select few visionary restaurateurs, "locavore" cuisine is taking off in Costa Rica in a big way. A "locavore" is someone who eats food made from ingredients sourced locally, as opposed to ingredients that have traveled great distances. Let's find out more about this emerging culinary trend! ...[More]
Costa Rica is home to some of the most active and ancient volcanoes in the Pacific Ring of Fire. These mighty mountains tower over the country's rainforests, offering breathtaking views and an opportunity to see this tropical paradise from an entirely new perspective. If you're looking for an active way to see the real Costa Rica, come with me and let's go hiking up some of the country's volcanic peaks! ...[More]