Costa Rica

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San José, une ville de verdure

Photos of San Jose, capital of Costa Rica

San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, is pleasantly located in the heart of the Central Valley at an average altitude of 1200 meters, resulting in a pleasant temperature in all seasons (between 64°F and 77°F). Surrounded by aesthetic mountains and volcanoes, the city is mostly new and organized according to the layout of North […]

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Balade à cheval dans la plaine

Photos in a hacienda in Rincón de la Vieja

The volcano Rincón de la Vieja is located in Guanacaste and is one of the largest in the country. It contains 9 eruptive centers including 2 volcanic cones containing 2 craters. The Santa Maria cone is the summit of the volcano with a height of 1916 meters. The volcano has to its credit about twenty […]

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Photos in the jungle of Tortuguero

Created in 1975, the Tortuguero National Park is located in one of the wettest regions of Costa Rica: 6,000 mm of annual rainfall! It protects one of the most important wilderness areas of Costa Rica in terms of biodiversity. Its 26,156 ha, called the small Amazon, concentrate an exceptional animal and plant exuberance: 2,600 species […]

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Singe capucin à tête blanche

Photos in the forest near the Arenal volcano

Because 6% of the world’s biodiversity can be found in Costa Rica, the country has declared 25% of its territory as national parks, protected areas or reserves. Not far from the Arenal volcano, discover the forest and its thousands of plant and animal species. A 3.2 km trail winds through the rainforest and allows the […]

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Photos in Tambor, the animals

On the Nicoya Peninsula, Cabo Blanco, the first protected site in the country, was created in 1963 and elevated to the rank of nature reserve in 1974. It protects 1,272 hectares of land and 1,700 hectares of sea. Originally, it was an “absolute” reserve, i.e. closed to the public. Only the eastern part of the […]

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La belle plage de sable gris de Tambor

Photos in Tambor, from the pool to the beach

On the Nicoya Peninsula, Bahia Ballena, so named for the whales that gather there in mid-winter, is a bay consisting of Playa Tambor and Playa Pochote at the northern end. Tambor is a small, secluded fishing village along a gray sand beach lined with palm trees. It is in this dreamy setting that the International […]

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