The Diverse and Historical Province of Alajuela

The city of Alajuela is also known as the “City of Mangos” due to the large number of mango trees found there. It is the capital of the second largest province in Costa Rica and located about 11 miles (17 km) northwest of  San Jose, along the General Cañas highway. The province contains one of […]

Temperamental Volcano Turrialba

The beautiful Turrialba Volcano is covered in dense vegetation and looks out over approximately 3,900 acres (1,577 ha) of mostly mountainous rain forest. It is the second tallest volcano in Costa Rica (Irazu being the first). A large area of the national park is composed of both primary and secondary rainforest, where it is common […]

The Different Perspectives of Volcano Arenal National Park

If you would like to see one of Costa Rica’s most impressive volcanoes and stay for a couple of days to enjoy other sights and activities, a weekend trip to Arenal and La Fortuna is a perfect choice. Arenal Volcano makes its home within the 29,960 acre Arenal Volcano National Park. It was considered to […]

A Visit To Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park is located off the the main road going from Quepos to Manuel Antonio. It is the smallest national park in Costa Rica, yet one of the busiest. Covering 1,700 acres (688 ha) and over 130,000 acres (52,609 ha) of water, the park offers some of the best wildlife watching with more […]

The Splendor of Monteverde Cloud Forest

What makes Monteverde Cloud Forest different from any other rainforest in Costa Rica?  According to Merriam-Webster, a cloud is a visible mass of particles of condensed vapor suspended in the atmosphere. At elevations of 1,600 meters above sea level, the moisture catches around the branches of the tallest trees at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. […]