Adventure Guide to Costa Rica (Hunter Travel Guides) by Bruce Conord, June Conord

By Bruce Conord, June Conord

Written by way of the authors of our award-winning Yucatán experience advisor, this publication bargains accomplished assurance of Costa Rica and its humans. trip to the key nationwide parks and preserves hike in rain forests. discover the island’s shiny background, tradition and flora and fauna. Firsthand suggestion on commute within the country’s a variety of environments – mountain, jungle, seashore, urban. Plant and animal lifestyles, archeology, historical past, sights off and on the typical vacationer course.

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1 miles north of Limón. ISLA UVITA: A little island off Limón, Uvita is the spot where Columbus first anchored in Costa Rica. It has a good but dangerous left break. CAHUITA: The park has waves year-round. Ask about Black Beach Cahuita, a little-known spot with an excellent beach break. PUERTO VIEJO: The shallow reef here makes the voluminous deepwater wave that passes over it very big and tubular. This juicy and powerful big wave is known as the Salsa Brava. Good surfers only. MANZANILLO: The last surf beach before the Panama border, Manzanillo features a fast beach break.

North American universities and drug giants such as Merck are helping fund the project in the hopes of finding new medicines and cures from the rainforests’ plants. Species collections and park trails are open to the public. Guided tours available. See page 134. But despite Costa Rica’s successes in land management, it would be Pollyannaish to ignore the half of the glass that’s empty. Costa Rica lost almost half of its forest cover between 1950 and 1990. In 2000 the government sold oil-drilling rights all over the country, including the ecologically sensitive offshore in the southern Caribbean, despite heavy environmental opposition.

It has two distinct coastlines: the Atlantic (or Caribbean) coast, and the long Pacific shore. Its diverse beaches attract a multiplicity of wildlife and its waters are home to gigantic whales as well as tiny mollusks in delicate circular shells. T Land Between the Oceans Little drops of water, Little grains of sand, Make the mighty ocean And the beauteous land. ~ Little Things, Julia A. Carney, 1823-1908 38 n Geography The Pacific coastline wiggles and stretches 1,016 km (631 miles) around three peninsulas – Buriya, Nicoya and Osa – and in the process forms two significant gulfs, Golfo de Nicoya and Golfo Dulce.

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