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Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Woo-hoo….. Pura vida! Welcome to Costa Rica, one of the most laid-back countries in Central America. Here things run on tico time, which is basically like island time only worse. As long as you are not in a rush, the country is an amazing destination for eco-lovers and outdoor adventure enthusiasts.

Costa Rica is also a world leader is conservation and environmental protection, with 25% of the country covered in national parks and other protected lands.

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Lake at the center of a mountain in Volcan Irazu National Park

Most of the following posts are from my old archives back around 2010-11 when I was backpacking the Americas and forgot about updating the HoliDaze for a year or so....oops! If you are interested in being a guest author and contributing any new posts, please contact me

Old Posts on Costa Rica

Tortuga Island, Costa Rica

Located in the Gulf of Nicoya, Tortuga Island is actually comprised of two islands with a combined total landmass of ...
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Perla del Pacifico: Mansion Turned Pirate Hostel + Private Art Collection in Costa Rica

Located on a four-mile long sand peninsula, Puntarenas is a relatively small coastal fishing town that also supports a lot ...
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Puntarenas: Exactly Where The Universe Wanted Us

So by Jared’s last post you may or may not have realized what we stumbled upon in Puntarenas. Let’s just ...
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Hit The Jackpot In Puntarenas!

All I can say is we hit the jackpot in Puntarenas. Hint: figure of history dating back to the Timothy ...
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Monteverde Is The Shit!

Well, this week we arrived at Monteverde, located up in the mountains about 5,000 feet above sea level. As we ...
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Exploring The Venado Caves of Costa Rica

If you should find yourself near Arenal Volcano, be sure that you visit Venado Cave, which is located about a ...
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