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  • Barra Honda National Park
  • Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles, Cartago, Costa Rica
  • Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles
  • Nature, Costa Rica
  • Orchid Botanical Garden
  • Poas Volcano Crater
  • Red eyed tree frog
  • Sunset in Costa Rica
  • Sunset
  • The Tarcoles River
  • The Tarcoles River
  • Wild Nature, Costa Rica
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Costa Rican Treasures

Whether you’re a surfing enthusiast or just interested in taking an exotic adventure, Costa Rica offers a wide variety of adventuring options. Tour the Tarcoles River to see some major crocodile action from the safety of a boat. The Tarcoles has one of the highest populations of crocodiles in the world with 25 crocodiles per square kilometer. Prefer flowers to flesh-chomping wildlife? Make a day of orchid sniffing. Learn all about these enchanting plants at the Orchid Botanical Garden. You’ll get the chance to visit the orchid lab where they create most of the flowers on the property. At Barra Honda National Park, visitors can explore a system of limestone caves. Bats live there so don’t be afraid if you see one—or 5,000. Last but not least, be sure to check out the Poas Volcano. It may be the most convenient volcano exploration you’ll ever do. You can drive right to the visitor’s center and take a mere 15-minute walk to the main crater.

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We enjoyed a marvelous stay at this location. Very warm welcome, extremely kind and helpful hostess. Also a perfect place for scuba diving. All the family can enjoy the marvels of the under water world. For sure, we'll come back!

Samuel Elms, London.

Orchid Botanical Garden

Orchids are one of the most mysterious flowers. Learn all about them at the Orchid Botanical Garden in Costa Rica. You’ll get the chance to visit the orchid lab where they create most of the flowers on the property. The showroom is filled with blooming orchids year-round but is most impressive January, February and March.

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(Open Tuesday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Orchid Botanical Garden

The Tarcoles River

The Tarcoles River forms the northern border of the Carara Biological Reserve and helps irrigate important agricultural areas of Costa Rica. It’s pretty polluted but the main attraction makes it even less appealing for swimming in. The Tarcoles has one of the highest populations of crocodiles in the entire world with 25 crocodiles per square kilometer. Take a tour to see them sunbathing or swimming along side the boat. You’re also likely to see a wide rang of bird species including heron and egrets, crested caracas, roseate spoonbills, scarlet macaws and more.

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Costa Rica
The Tarcoles River

Poas Volcano Crater

Poas is one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes making it a popular tourist site. Thousands of people visit every year and the national park has made it easily accessible. To reach Poas, you need only follow a paved road to the wheelchair accessible visitor’s center, which is very near the top. The main crater is just a 15-minute walk from there.

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Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Poas Volcano Crater

Barra Honda National Park

This is a national park unlike any other. The main attraction is a system of limestone caves that have naturally formed over the millenniums. They were explored for the first time in the 1960s and only 19 of the 42 caves have yet been surveyed. For a long time, people believed Barra Honda was a volcano. Why? They misinterpreted the whirling of bat wings for volcanic activity. If that doesn’t creep you out, be sure to visit the park about a half an hour after sunset and you’ll see nearly 5,000 bats pour out of the caves and fly out into the night.

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Barra Honda National Park, Costa Rica
Barra Honda National Park

Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles

The story behind this basilica begins on August 2, 1635. A woman found La Negrita—a small, probably indigenous representation of the Virgin Mary—in this exact spot and took it home. As the story goes, the statue miraculously reappeared in back where she’d found it. Twice. So she and the townspeople built a home for La Negrita right where she was found. In 1824, La Negrita was declared the patron Virgin of Costa Rica.

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Street cnr Av 2 & Calle 16
Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles

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We enjoyed a marvelous stay at this location. Very warm welcome, extremely kind and helpful hostess. Also a perfect place for scuba diving. All the family can enjoy the marvels of the under water world. For sure, we'll come back!

Samuel Elms, London

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We enjoyed a marvelous stay at this location. Very warm welcome, extremely kind and helpful hostess. Also a perfect place for scuba diving. All the family can enjoy the marvels of the under water world. For sure, we'll come back!

Samuel Elms, London