Birding in Costa Rica

5 Best Compact Binoculars for Birders and Hikers

Need a good set of binoculars for your trip? Here are the 5 best compact binoculars for hikers, birders, and adventurers. Our buying guide covers a few factors you need to consider before you buy compact binoculars for your vacation to Costa Rica. Getting the Best Binoculars for the Money Whether you are trekking in the Osa Peninsula or hiking the trails …

Costa Rica Protected Lands

How Much Of Costa Rica is Protected Land?

Costa Rica has designated almost 28% of its entire land area as protected land, almost half of which is organized into various national parks. Costa Rica is a land rich in animal and plant life, with an estimated 5% of the world’s biodiversity found within its borders. In fact, with more than 600 wildlife species every 10,000 square kilometers, Costa …

Costa Rica Pre-Columbian Gold Museum: A Simple Guide

The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum is a subterranean museum located in the Plaza de la Cultura in the heart of the capital, San Jose. It houses a great number of artifacts including gold and ceramic objects as well as stone, jade and glass beads that tell a story of the history of Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a country rich in …

Visiting The Costa Rica Jade Museum

The Costa Rica Jade Museum is located in a distinct building of post modern design in the center of San Jose. Founded in 1977 by Marco Fidel Tristán Castro, it houses a collection of archeology, art, ethnography and numismatics. The building itself was originally built by the government as a way to stave off the loss of national treasures through …

Costa Rica National Theatre

National Theatre of Costa Rica: A Historic Site

The National Theatre of Costa Rica was built between the years 1891 and 1897. It is one of the finest historical buildings in Costa Rica and located in the capital of San Jose. It was modeled after the Palais Garnier in Paris France. Some of the best ways to understand the culture and history of Costa Rica is to visit …