Costa Rica facts

Friday Fun Facts-Costa Rica

Siempre seré una tica en mi corazón. 

1.) Irazú Volcano is an active volcano close to the city of Cartago. The volcano’s summit has several craters, one of which contains Diego de la Haya, a green crater lake of variable depth. It is the highest active volcano in Costa Rica and last erupted in 1963 coinciding with a visit by United States President John F. Kennedy to the country.

2.) Tortuguero is located in the tropical forest on Costa Rica’s northern Caribbean coast. The area is famous for the thousands of sea turtles that nest there every year. From July through November, Tortuguero visitors can join a guided turtle tour to observe some of the thousands of giant reptiles nesting on the beach.

3.) Costa Rica means a “rich coast” in Spanish and is known for its many incredible beaches on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Some of the most famous ones are Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Playa Tamarindo, and Boca Barranca.

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    Simon Lee
    April 7, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I have been to Cartago last year while travelling on business trip, but never get the chance to visit the beautiful volcano….It looks amazing!


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    the red headed traveler
    April 8, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Thanks for commenting Simon! Irazu was extremely cool although it was incredibly cloudy when I was there (due to it being so high up in altitude) so unfortunately the views were not too spectacular 🙂 I hope you get to visit again soon!

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