Surfing in Costa Rica

Costa Rica which means “rich coast” is a beautiful, tropical country that is found in the continent of Central America. It boasts a bio-diverse array of flora and fauna and sports some of the most beautiful beaches and other ecotourism spots. It has lovely people and is arguably one of the best places in the world to enjoy a vacation. Due to the wide accessibility to water, Costa Rica is an ideal spot for surfing.

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Cocos Island

During a volcanic upheaval about two and a half million years ago, Cocos Island was formed. This marvelous island is positioned 300 miles (480 km) to the southwest of the Osa Peninsula. This island is the ideal location for exploring the beauty of the ocean below.

Cocos Island is a rugged yet incredibly verdant island which is a part of the same chain of volcanoes, most of which are still underwater for example the Galapagos. A single hot-spot pushed up volcanic material from deep below the Earth’s crust by which the total chain of volcanoes formed. In 1526 Juan Cabezas discovered this island and later the home to unruly prisoners also find out the island in the late 19th century. Continue reading Cocos Island

Orchids of Costa Rica

Orchids are plants with flowers that are complex in such a way that some are bizarrely shaped and others are typically showy. They have a frequent spur and a huge specialized lip that is scientifically known as a labellum. Orchids have an amazing beauty that make them popular. They are also the largest family of plants around the globe. They differ greatly with each other in terms of weight, size and color. They attach themselves to the tree backs, and are not parasitic. An orchid seed’s growth depends on a special fungus that is an essential part in its lifecycle.

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Sailing Adventures

Sailing is mostly a course driven by passion for adventure. By definition,sailing is the navigation or propulsion of a ship in the direction and in the schedule planned by the sailors. The sailors get the chance to explore the world’s best waterways. This is the unique holiday and relaxing adventure for many people. In the sea, the sailors experience a lot of adventures. Some are challenging while others are existing. In fact most of the sea stories come from the sailing adventures. Sailing adventures can range from sailing as a cruise or sailing as solo either for racing or adventure purposes. Continue reading Sailing Adventures

Scuba Diving in Costa Rica

Scuba diving is a way of diving and swimming below water using an underwater breathing apparatus that is self-contained. This special apparatus is the one called the scuba hence the name scuba diving. In this form of diving, the divers carry their own compressed air. This is unlike the other forms of diving where their source of breathing gas is given from the ocean surface. This allows them great freedom underwater. They move using special fins attached to their feet which allow them propulsions. Continue reading Scuba Diving in Costa Rica

Dental Tourism in Costa Rica

Once Dental Tourism was only a part of Medical Tourism. But now it is considered as a different industry. Costa Rica is among the very few countries which provide you with highest quality and most affordable dental treatments. A visit to Costa Rica gives a solution to a lot of dental cases. This is because Costa Rica is host to one of the best known dental tourism sector. It has grown to become the one of the main attractions for the tourists visiting Costa Rica. In addition to getting high quality dental care, they also offer an additional package of adventure travel, ecotourism and just pure vacations.

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Medical Tourism

This is a form of tourism that involves people travelling out of their own country to seek better medical care. In the past days, people from the third world countries would travel to the developed nations to seek treatment that was unavailable in their own countries. Mostly they would go seeking surgery, and other complex and complicated health care that was unavailable in their own countries. Nowadays, even people from the developed countries are increasingly practicing medical tourism. Now even about  750,000 US residents travel abroad for care each year. It is also called health tourism, global or medical travel. This is a term mostly used by travel agencies and most of the mass media though it has rapidly grown to be known by a lot of people. It can also be used to refer to the practice of the health practitioners moving out of their own country to provide healthcare to another country. Continue reading Medical Tourism

Birdwatching in Costa Rica

Costa Rica offers some of the best birding in the world. More than 812 species of birds have been recorded in the country and most places offer a fair sample of the avian diversity.  This was in a list published in 2007 by the scientific committee of the Ornithological Association of Costa Rica. Ornithological Association of Costa Rica (AOCR) has published an official checklist of the Birds of Costa Rica. The number in the list has been increased since then with nearly 840 species. The diversification of avian species has been greatly influenced by Costa Rica’s geological formation. Costa Rica has an amazing, large variety of birds. This makes birding an exciting and extraordinary experience. Some of the birds are permanent residents while others come for breeding. Costa Rica has a perfect climate and an environment that is full of flowers and fruits which are food to the many species of birds. Therefore this environment has continued to attract many species of birds into Costa Rica. Continue reading Birdwatching in Costa Rica