Costa Rica Turtles

Costa Rica Arribada: The Sea Turtle Arrival in Ostional

A large gathering of animals can indeed be considered scenic, and one of the best ones can be found in Costa Rica, namely the Oliver Ridley and Kemp Turtle Arribada in Ostional Beach. What exactly is the turtle arribada? Why does this happen? What can you expect to find in such a strange phenomenon? The Arribada in Costa Rica is …

Costa Rica Indepdence Day

When is Costa Rica Independence Day? Its History and Celebrations

September marks the month-long celebration of the independence of the Costa Rican people. Costa Rica gained independence from Spain on the 15th of September, 1821 and celebrates its with large parades and historical celebrations. During the independence day celebration in Costa Rica , you will see flags decorating shops, malls, offices, and even homes. It’s a beautiful celebration, and people …

Arenal Volcano

What are the 7 Best Volcanoes to Visit in Costa Rica?

Are you looking for what are the best volcanoes to visit when in Costa Rica? Did you know that there are well over 175 identifiable volcanic formations, some of which have a measure of volcanic activity but are not considered active? You may be surprised to find that there’s a lot more about visiting a volcano in Costa Rica than …

Costa Rica Guaro

What is Cacique Guaro? Costa Rica’s National Liquor

For Costa Ricans, Guaro can be personal. The spirit is a part of Costa Rica’s national identity and has, along with coffee and bananas has helped the country’s economy for decades. Cacique Guaro is a clear alcohol that is distilled from sugar cane juices, giving the Guaro a distinctly sweeter taste than similar clear liquors. In fact, the name “Guaro” …

What is Costa Rica Afro Caribbean Culture?

Even though Costa Rica is a small country, about the size of West Virigina or Denmark, it has a diverse heritage whos influence can been seen through its music, food and dance. The Afro Caribbean Culture in Costa Rica and in particular the city of Limon, is one place and area where you can see the this great cultural diversity …