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Volcanoes posts in Javi the Frog's Travel Blog


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No matter what kind of natural adventure you want to have, be sure to check out some of our Costa Rica hot springs along the way. Not only will you be treating yourself to a relaxing and rejuvenating experience courtesy of Mother Earth’s naturally warm waters, you will get to do so in one of the most spectacular places on the planet!... [More]
When you plan on dedicating six days to your Costa Rica vacation, you have a lot of ways you can spend the time. You should naturally plan it out for when the Costa Rica weather is going to be pristine, so that you can enjoy it to the fullest... [More]
If you’re thinking about or preparing to visit Costa Rica, you probably already have an amazing bucket but you should make room for one more thing: staying at a hotel so unique that you couldn’t find it anywhere else in the world. With its tropical climate and diverse ecosystem, Costa Rica boasts some of the coolest places to stay while on vacation...[More]
Spoiler alert: I’m going to tell you that there is NO bad time to visit Costa Rica. My home country is amazing year-round! There are, however, pros and cons to each season depending on what you have on your Costa Rica's bucket list, and which region you are interested in visiting... [More]
Starting in the fall of 2014, Turrialba has been an active area. So active, in fact, that the area has been closed to tourists. The question that everyone is asking is if this is just a tantrum, or if the volcano will throw a full­on, real, dangerous fit. Are these small eruptions as bad as it will get, or is a scary eruption in the near future?... [More]
Costa Rica is a place of pure beauty, and a country with a lot of places to explore. There is something exciting to do, no matter which province you visit. Here is an overview of each province, and the most highly­-rated activity to do while visiting each... [More]
If you’ve never been to Costa Rica, good for you. I mean, the place is just SO GREEN. You shouldn’t bother going. The government has been so focused on protecting the natural land and environment, that there are just trees and animals everywhere. Seriously, everywhere. Would it kill them to have a couple more Starbucks or a mall for tourists to shop at? Where do they expect us to get our coffee – at the local coffee stands and restaurants run by the locals? I’m pretty sure they grew the coffee themselves, and I just don’t know how to feel about that. At least with Starbucks, I know the coffee beans go through a whole corporate process before they get to me, and I’m sure they are just as fresh as locally­-grown beans... [More]
Is the Turrialba yawning and stretching and waking up? What does it mean for Costa Rica if it does? Are local residents in danger? Well, the volcanic eruptions have slowed, but there has been enough activity lately that residents have been concerned. Local law enforcement has recently had to evacuate tourists from the area around the volcano, and geologists have confirmed tremors as a result of eruptions... [More]
While most people fall in love with Costa Rica itself while visiting, I have heard tales of romance between humans too! I’ve long been in love with my home, and having traveled all over it for years, I can say that I know of a romantic spot or two that will get everyone feeling butterflies in their tummy... [More]
Often, when I meet first-time visitors, they always want to tell me where they are going to see if they have left anything out. That is an impossible question! Costa Rica has so much to explore; with beaches, on both coasts, numbering in the hundreds, over 150 wildlife parks, reserves and refuges and many volcanoes... [More]
Choosing whether to visit Costa Rica or Hawaii can still be a major decision. If you’re reading this article, you’re probably trying to make that decision right now... [More]
The three most active volcanoes in Costa Rica right now (in 2014) are the Irazú Volcano, the Poás Volcano and the Turrialba Volcano. Each volcano has a unique history... [More]
If you are looking for adventures with more of an adrenaline rush, there are plenty of those available in La Fortuna too! During your visit, you could plan a day trip that involves some traditional operator tours in Costa Rica, like horseback riding, zip lining, whitewater rafting, and even waterfall repelling...[More]
I can get pretty high simply by hopping from branch to leaf to branch in the rainforest, but I know it isn't as easy to get great views for many humans! Luckily, Costa Rica is filled with great places to hike, many of which pay off with beautiful vistas. Although there are countless seascapes, lush green valleys and volcanic craters to choose from, here are my top three:...[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]
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]
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]
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]
Though there are tons of Volcanoes to be found throughout Costa Rica, most of them have been pretty quiet in the past few years. Yet, recently, I've started noticing a lot of rumbling coming from Turrialba Volcano National Park and Irazu Volcano National Park, which could mean that these two large mountains are ready to blow! Don't worry, though, as the National Seismology Network from the University of Costa Rica, a group we Ticos call the RSN, is keeping a close eye on the situation to keep us safe.[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]