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National Parks and Reserves Posts - Page 5 in Javi the Frog's Travel Blog

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You know you're going somewhere special when the only means of transportation is by plane or boat! Although I can travel to Tortuguero much easier than humans, this tiny town in Limon has no roads leading to it. I've heard that getting there is an experience in itself. A boat ride will take you along the Canal de Tortuguero through towering rainforests and vast wetlands. You'll want to keep all eyes and ears open on this journey because Tortuguero is primarily populated by wildlife! When you're planning what to do in Costa Rica, make sure a visit to Tortuguero, Limon, is on the list...[More]
The Central Volcanic Cordillera run across central Costa Rica. These towering peaks are part of a volcanic mountain range that was formed millions of years ago, and contain four of the Pacific Ring of Fire's most active volcanoes: Barva, Irazú, Poas and Turrialba. If you want to see Costa Rica from a different perspective, this impressive mountain range offers breathtaking views of the country's Central Valley. Come with me to explore the Central Volcanic Cordillera! ...[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]
Tortuguero National Park in Limon is one of Costa Rica's most beautiful conservation areas. Boasting lush jungles, miles of canals and some of the country's most exotic wildlife, Tortuguero is the ideal place for tourists to enjoy Costa Rica by water. To really appreciate the stunning natural beauty of this national park, take a canoe ride down one of its many canals and rivers...[More]
Costa Rica is literally a tropical paradise. Home to approximately 5 percent of the world's biodiversity, this stunning natural variety is what makes national parks such as the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve such a magical place. Home to an incredible array of exotic birds, animals and plants - including tree frogs! - no trip to Costa Rica is complete without a tour of this remarkable cloud forest...[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]
Some visitors come to Costa Rica to enjoy its stunning views, sandy beaches and lush tropical rainforests. Some, however, come here to explore the sprawling underground caverns and caves. As a tree frog, I don't quite dare go into them myself - it's too dark and scary! If you're the adventurous type, though, exploring Costa Rica's caves on a spelunking vacation could be a real adrenaline rush. Let's explore the caves together! Just don't leave me alone, okay?[More]