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  • How is life and travel in Costa Rica?

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  • How is life and travel in Costa Rica?

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Culture

"Jocotes" in Costa Rica


This is a fruit with seed that is liked a lot and it is different in our country due to the fact that it is very juicy while eating it. It is known as a seasonal fruit because it is from June to August when you can get it in its best version. 
 
The most known ones are called “Tronadores” (Booming) or “Corona” (Crown). It is curious, but each one has a different taste while one is eating it due to its ripening phase. A lot of people eat them with salt, or, on the other hand, people prepare them in a kind of sweet syrup dessert.
 
Most of these delicious “jocotes” come from the Aserrí-San José Zone. From there, they are taken to the big vegetable and fruit markets of the country. This fruit has many nutrients, among them the Vitamin “C” to avoid the Flu. It is normal to get them in one-kilo-bags with 32 “jocotes”, it would seem at the moment a lot to eat, but, when you start eating them, you would not stop due to their juice and the sensation that they produce to your palate. This is a fruit to taste in Costa Rica!!!
 
 
 
Photo by:  Blog Life and Travel in Costa Rica 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Great Sculptures Exhibition

 
 
• The works are located in San José’s main avenues.
 
• This exhibition has been declared of touristic and cultural interest by the Costa Rican government.
 
 
It is possible that when you are in Costa Rica, you would want to visit San José City, in San José Province. Here, there are a lot of restaurants, historical parks, museums, the government’s main offices, and the famous Central Market.

But now, we tell you a great news, because currently, downtown San José is awarded with an important exhibition called “The Sphere’s Strength and Universality,” made up by 27 monumental sculptures of the Costa Rican sculptor Jorge Jiménez Deredia. These ones are made of marble and bronze.

These works’ inspiration lies in the origins of the pre-Columbian Culture called “Boruca” whose civilization used stone spheres with astronomical, social, and artistic purposes. 

For the artist, the universality of the sphere means union and continuity, contrasting other cultures like the Inca and the Aztec that build pyramids. The most predominant sculpture is one made of marble that weighs 40 tonnes called “Costa Rica’s Genesis.” Its main objective, as the sculptor has commented, is to awake the interest and to call the attention within the globalizing process that we are living.  

Other works with other formats are being completed with activities of the Museo del Oro del Banco Central (Central Bank Gold Museum) and the Museo de Jade (Jade’s Museum) in San José. Of course, these works have the honor of being admired and photographed while taking an entertained walk during your visit to Costa Rica, mainly in these times that the weather is warm, in full summer. 
 

Photo by:  Blog Life and Travel in Costa Rica

 

 

 

Costa Rica is Promoting "For a World Clean as Glass"

 

How many times I have drunk a glass of wine, but, I asked myself for the first time: Why the good wine is not bottled in a plastic bottle? I also asked myself why is not the same to drink wine in a glass of glass than in a plastic one? I think that its taste and enjoyment would be very different.

 

The glass has been the human being’s friend during 7.000 years in his different practices for a healthy and an environmental purpose. This is due to the fact that the glass is the only 100% recyclable container for infinite number of times, it is returnable, it has a lower CO2 presence, it reduces pollution and the raw materials’ exploitation, it does not spoil the food that is on it. In addition, it has exclusive characteristics like purity, impenetrability, versatility, transparency, and beauty. 

 

The Central American Glass Manufacturer (VICAL, its acronyms in Spanish) is located in our country, with a plant in Cartago. This glass manufacturer is planning for this season its 4th edition of its campaign “For a World Clean as Glass”. 85.000 metric tons of glass have been made approximately with this initiative in the country. 

 

This “Eco Logical” concept’s purpose is to make each user to ask himself/herself about the product’s contents, but also about in which material is this product bottled? Part of this campaign is that when a glass container is returned, this one is exhaustively washed to be used again. It is calculated that a glass bottle can be used again from 40 to 60 times. This reduces by 20% the air’s pollution and by 50% of the atmosphere’s pollution, compared to the traditional production.

Therefore, our Blog Life and Travel in Costa Rica is animatedly inviting you to participate in this movement for a clean planet and a better future!! More information www.grupovical.com

 

Photo by:  Grupo Vical Costa Rica 

"Costa Rica Pura Vida" is a song to listen to!!

 

Hanzell Carballo is a young Costa Rican radio speaker, reporter, and radio producer who has been dedicated to this kind of works for more than 16 years. But, we should say that she also loves her country, mainly the beautiful Caribbean beaches.

For this reason, as a singer-songwriter, she launched to the market a song with a striking video called “Costa Rica Pura Vida” (You Feel the Best in Costa Rica). This musical piece is part of a record called “LUNA” (MOON). The people loved this record because it describes very well what we feel when we are in our beaches.

This production’s line is “Pop root” that has some beachy air. As she says, we are very attracted to the beaches in Costa Rica. We can travel fast to those places to have fun; going to the beach is part of the Costa Rican Being.

This song shows on its images Puerto Viejo at the Caribbean Zone where they made a lot of the video filming. Puerto Viejo is one of this Costa Rican young woman’s favorite places because it gathers bungalows, nature, crystalline water, and fauna with a non-commercial sense. In the same way, we can see Bahía Ballena and the Irazú Volcano, remembering of course, the mountains that look to the Central Valley. In this record, LUNA, Hanzell shared her ideas with the producer Cristián Labra Valldeperas. LUNA includes fusion, ballad, and also Costa Rican rhythm salsa.

 

We invite you to listen to “Costa Rica Pura Vida” in our Blog to get excited to come soon to our exclusive and relaxing beaches. The LUNA record is available at Spotify if you want to download it and obtain it. More information: https://www.facebook.com/Hancarballo

 

Photo by:  Hanzell Carballo

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