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Coasta Rica

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Travis Phillips

on 17 May 2011

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Transcript of Coasta Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) Denver, CO (DEN)
Flight Depart Arrive Cabin
Continental 1485
SJO 06:55 AM
Sat, May 21, 2011 IAH 11:38 AM
Sat, May 21, 2011
First/BusinessFirst (Z)
Equipment: Boeing 737-800 | Duration: 3h 43m | Non-stop | Fare code: ZA0N
Traveled miles: 1552 | | Breakfast

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United 0735
IAH 12:43 PM
Sat, May 21, 2011 DEN 02:12 PM
Sat, May 21, 2011
First (A) COSTA RICA May 14, 2011 to May 21, 2011
price=1,313.33 per night per morning=784.00 Beach resort Golf Course The Westin Playa Conchal Costa Rica How much our hotel costs a night We can also do these activities at our hotel. Guided tour of National Park
Scuba Diving
Hiking Tours
Sea Kayaking
Deep Sea Fishing
Mangrove Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Mountain Bike Tours
Horseback Riding on Beaches
River Rafting
Canopy Tours
Mangrove Kayaking
Sailing Trips
Dolphin Tours
Sunset Cruises
Motorcycle/4 wheeler rentals
Surfing Lessons
Surfing Trips
Snorkeling Trips
Jet Ski Tours Government
Type: Democratic republic.
Independence: September 15, 1821.
Constitution: November 7, 1949. Costa Rica's Goverment Costa Rica is a democratic republic with a very strong system of constitutional checks and balances. Executive responsibilities are vested in a president, who is the country's center of power. There also are two vice presidents and a 20-plus member cabinet. The president and 57 Legislative Assembly deputies are elected for 4-year terms. In April 2003, the Costa Rican Constitutional Court annulled a 1969 constitutional reform which had barred presidents from running for reelection. As a result, the law reverted back to the 1949 Constitution, which permits ex-presidents to run for reelection after they have been out of office for two presidential terms, or 8 years. Deputies may run for reelection after sitting out one term, or 4 years. Laura Chinchilla Miranda First female president (presidenta) of Costa Rica. Basic information and facts about Costa Rica Background:
Costa Rica is a Central American success story: since the late 19th century, only two brief periods of violence have marred its democratic development. Although still a largely agricultural country, it has expanded its economy to include strong technology and tourism sectors. The standard of living is relatively high. Land ownership is widespread. Location:
Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama Coastline:
1,290 km Climate:
Tropical and subtropical; dry season (December to April); rainy season (May to November); cooler in highlands Geography Note:
Our volcanoes, two of them active, rise near the capital of San Jose in the center of the country; one of the volcanoes, Irazu, erupted destructively in 1963-65 Exchange:
Costa Rican colones per US dollar - 437.91 (2004), 398.66 (2003), 359.82 (2002), 328.87 (2001), 308.19 (2000) Terrain:
Coastal plains separated by rugged mountains including over 100 volcanic cones, of which several are major volcanoes. Natural Hazards:
Occasional earthquakes, hurricanes along Atlantic coast; frequent flooding of lowlands at onset of rainy season and landslides; active volcanoes Environmental current issues:
Land use changes are largely a result of the clearing of land for cattle ranching and agriculture; soil erosion; coastal marine pollution; fisheries protection; solid waste management; air pollution. Transportation:
Railways, Highways, & Waterways Currency:
Costa Rican colon (CRC) Economy Overview:
Costa Rica's basically stable economy depends on tourism, agriculture, and electronics exports Capital:
San Jose Languages:
Spanish (official), English Population:
4,016,173 (July 2005) Tyler and Henrik's Planned excursions Canoe & Lodge Safaris
Diving & Snorkeling
Natural History Sailing
Rafting Expedition
Wildlife & Marine Life Safaris
Yacht Charters
Kayak Hike

We spoke to a Costa Rica expert on tourism, and she recommended all the above. Tyler checked the reviews from other tourist and they gave a 5 star rating. Denver, CO (DEN) San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)
Flight Depart Arrive Cabin
United 3477
Operated by:
United Express/shuttle America DEN 05:00 AM
Sat, May 14, 2011 IAH 08:19 AM
Sat, May 14, 2011
First (F)
Equipment: Embraer 170 | Duration: 2h 19m | Non-stop | Fare code: COX
Traveled miles: 861 | | No Meal Service

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Continental 1446
IAH 11:33 AM
Sat, May 14, 2011 SJO 02:05 PM
Sat, May 14, 2011
Economy (Y)
Equipment: Boeing 737-800 | Duration: 3h 32m | Non-stop | Fare code: COX
Traveled miles: 1552 | | Snack RETURN FLIGHT DESTINATION FLIGHT HOTEL ACCOMIDATIONS Pickup location: Drop off location:
San Jose, COSTA RICA (SJO - Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport) San Jose, COSTA RICA (SJO - Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport)
Pickup date: Drop off date:
05/14/2011 05/21/2011
Pickup time: Drop off time:
10:00 PM 1:00 PM Daily Rental $50.000 U.S dollars 2,110 dollars per filght
destination flight and returning flight Work cited
http://fivestarhotelscostarica//.com Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Style: Classic Luxury

A stunning oceanfront resort fast being recognized as one of the most magnificent in Latin America, the JW Marriott Guanacaste... http://www.fivestaralliance.com/luxury-hotels/23/central-south-america/costa-rica Perched on a rugged mountain outpost and overlooking the Pacific Ocean The Hotel has a Grand Spa Thermal Resort has led the way in the Arenal Volcano Region. The Resort Resembles An Elegant Modern Village With Its Villas And Facilities Focused Upon An Impressive Free Form Pool. "The Lion's Paw" golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II. The resort is set on 2,400 acres, there is plenty of space for jogging. The resort's theater, the Candil Theater, will entertain the whole family. 4 lighted tennis courts
laser skeet shooting Main Dish
Gallo Pinto
Rice and Black Beans
Gallo Pinto is eaten nationwide. Most people eat it for breakfast. Others eat it for lunch or dinner.
2 cups cooked long-grain rice
1 cup red or black cooked beans
1/2 cup finely diced white onions
3 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Salt, to taste
Salsa Lizano, a mild sauce used on everyday cooking in Costa Rica.

Place vegetable oil in a frying pan and heat for approximately 1 minute. Sauté onions until caramelized. Add entire pot of cooked beans and its gravy into the sautéed onions.
Stir over low-medium heat for 1 minute. Combine cooked rice with sautéed bean mixture and simmer for 5 minutes. Add salt to taste. Add cilantro.
Cook quickly on high heat.
Serve immediately and add the Lizano sauce to taste.
3 to 4 servings Gallo Pinto By: Tyler Phillips and Henrik Barndt South of the Border Recipe
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