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Costa Rica

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laura bondeson

on 27 May 2014

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Costa rica
Costa Rica is a nation in Latin America, located in the isthmus of central America.
costa rica is situated just north of the equator, creating a tropical climate and, rich biodiversity.
Largest wetland in central America
The runoff from the plain and rain forests of costa rica feeds impressive rivers, creating swamps and marshes which support the life of many birds.
These swamps and marshes are also one of the best places for travelers to see other wild life.
In Costa Rica the visitor can enjoy lovely tropical beaches, the grandest adventures, the wonders of nature, enchanting culture, all the necessary components of an ideal vacation.
In 2012 it was nominated the happiest city in the world.
Capital city: San Jose
The nations largest city
San Jose is the seat of the national government, the focal point of polical and economic activity.
The major transportation hub of this central american nation.
Guanacaste-North Pacific.
The Oldest territory in costa rica.
Before the Spanish invasion, the Guanacaste region was populated by many indigenous peoples, most notably the Chorotega people which still can be seen along the region.
North Plains
With its several protected areas, lakes, lagoons, volcanoes, rivers and waterfalls, the Northern Zone is undergoing a boom in tourism service and adventure site development.
the Northern Zone features wet and evergreen forests as well as fertile plain.
Gold museums, natural parks, hot springs & volcanoes.
The gold museum is located in a subterranean building underneath the plaza de la cultura.
A lot of rain forest trekking, aerial, canopy tours.
Hot springs located in Tabacon and Baldi.
Tours to volcanoes Erasu and Poas.
Hermosa (beautiful) Beach
Grande (Big) Beach
and many more.......
Hermosa Beach
Grande Beach
No artificial ingredients
The main activities include beach enjoyment and marine resources, such as whales and dolphin’s observation, as well as mangrove swamp’s, landscapes, reptilian, sport fishing, surfing, hiking through the National Park’s paths, professional diving, the energetic walks to the Chirripo’s summit, botanical gardens, protected areas’ impressive waterfalls.
Arenal hot srprings
Volcanoe Poas
Volcanoe aires
Nothern plain waterfalls and lagoons
Rincon de la vieja national park
Golfo dulce Forest

Costa Rica's Caribbean province of Limon runs 125 miles (200 km), from the northern Nicaraguan border to the southern border with Panama.
Exotic nature reserves, such as the famous Tortuguero National Park, beckon, while alluring southern beaches allow visitors to relax in an easy Caribbean vibe.
With a mesh of Tico and Afro-Caribbean culture, Limon Province displays a unique side of Costa Rica

Caribbean coast of costa rica
Caribbean zone
Costa Rican flag
Indigenous legacy that's a mystery

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Laura Bondeson Social Studies 5th period
English 1st period

Animals and plants eveywhere
Averages 234.8mill plant species
16.9mill bird species
4.6mill mammal species

Representing 4.9% of the worlds biodivercity, the same amount as brazil, but in such as small area.
Ancestors who lived in costa rica's south pacific left as their legacy a mysterious production of artistically elaborate stone spheres.
There s 245 regustered stone spheres in costa rica.
They crated them around the year 400 A.D
Topiary Gardens
Located at zarcero.
Here, spectators are given a rare opportunity to step through the looking glass.
Shrubs and trees manifest as dancing animals, stylized creatures and other unique abstractions.
All hand-made by artisans of the region.
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