• How is life and travel in Costa Rica?

    In this blog you will find all you need to know about this beautiful country; from travel tips to our culture.
    Want to know where you can find the best "pinto" in town or which beaches you should cross off your bucket list first? .

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  • How is life and travel in Costa Rica?

    In this blog you will find all you need to know about this beautiful country; from travel tips to our culture.
    Want to know where you can find the best "pinto" in town or which beaches you should cross off your bucket list first? .

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  • How is life and travel in Costa Rica?

    In this blog you will find all you need to know about this beautiful country; from travel tips to our culture.
    Want to know where you can find the best "pinto" in town or which beaches you should cross off your bucket list first? .

    Read More
  • How is life and travel in Costa Rica?

    In this blog you will find all you need to know about this beautiful country; from travel tips to our culture.
    Want to know where you can find the best "pinto" in town or which beaches you should cross off your bucket list first? .

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What to do?

Organic, local, handmade, healthy and agroecological...GREEN Market


The Green Market was born in 2008 in our country as part of the dream and need of a people group. These people have different occupations. They were thinking about to create a place to interchange ideas, actions, products, and food. It was a meeting point among friends, local producers who were dedicated to the organic agriculture, and consumers. To sum up, they wanted to support a “Sustainable Life” Style in San José.


Nowadays, it is not only an Organic Market, but a meeting place that includes the community. Here, every kind of people can create connections and develop within a healthy and friendly environment, promoting the long-term health, the sustainability, and the care of our alimentary systems and Costa Rican communities.


Besides the products’ selling, a cultural schedule is offered, delivering live concerts, Yoga, workshops, lectures, discussion groups, and other artistic and cultural manifestations. You can visit it each Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Aranjuez Sports Center Park in San José. It is also in Ciudad Colón, every Tuesday, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at “Mercado Viejo” (Old Market). In both places, the visitors can enjoy delicious and healthy food.   More information: https://www.facebook.com/FeriaVerde/   
 

Photo by: Communications Department -Feria Verde 

 

 

Do you Like Orchids and Tropical Nature?


Botanical Orchid Garden is a unique place located at La Garita, Alajuela, near the capital city (San José), and only 15 minutes in car from the International Airport. Here, during more than 40 years, native trees, palms, and other specimens have functioned as the “habitat” of hundreds of orchids and plants that people can discover walking along its beautiful trails.


This real tropical nature space was born when its owner, Claudio Salas, nature’s lover and Botany’s knowledgeable, saw a great potential in the land. When it was bought, this place was an abandoned coffee plantation, more than 40 years ago. But, it had very nice trees, some of them were estimated to be 100 years old so far.   


Botanical Orchid Garden can be enjoyed by people of all ages. The land is practically flat, so one does not need to make a big physical effort to go across it.   This is a very outstanding place, due to the fact that the “Guaria Morada Festival” is carried on every year (Guaria Morada: Costa Rican National Flower). This festival is carried out between February’s second week and February’s third week. This is a very good choice to include in your traveling itinerary. More information: www.orchidgardencr.com
Schedule: From Tuesday to Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

 

Photo by: Botanical Orchid Garden


 

Santa Bárbara de Heredia...A short and Attractive One-Day

 
 
 
 
This time, we went to Santa Bárbara de Heredia to know more about de local coffee production, visiting a family’s local coffee plant. This family is always working on it. 
This opportunity, we were accompanied by Diego, an experienced local resident who loves the coffee’s theme. He has also studied this. Besides that, he has his own coffee shop whose name is Castilla. The same one offers a list of the country’s different gourmet coffees. Here, the foreign visitors can savor each coffee and know more nearly about each coffee and its characteristics because of Diego’s knowledge. 
 
 
Before going out of that place, Diego told us “You should visit the Famous Bombi’s Old Masquerade Museum, located near the park.” We walked some squares from the coffee shop and we met Bombi (the local artist’s diminutive name). He opened kindly his workshop to know more about the Costa Rican Masquerade History and the way they are made. They are always ending with happiness in many country’s parties as the tradition is.  
 
 
Well, so, we arrived to the local tour at the family coffee farm where the coffee harvesting is carried on yearly. The coffee is prepared for its national and international use. This relaxed and personalized tour showed us the daily reality of people who grow coffee at this zone.
 
 
They love and respect primarily the coffee production in their prosperous agricultural lands. Coffee is one of Costa Rica’s main exporting products, besides banana. Coffee is presented in different forms like ground or whole bean. There are also candies, chocolates with coffee, and many other products.     More information:  https://www.facebook.com/cafeteriacastilla/
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photo by:  Blog Life and Travel in Costa Rica 
 

Let’s Go to Poás Volcano

 

 
 
Near Alajuela Province, one has to travel less than one hour to get to Poás Volcano National Park. Its main attraction is the “stratovolcano” or “composite volcano”, this is a conical and very high volcano, composed by numerous hardened lava strata or layers. In addition, it has been considered one of the most important volcanic centers of Costa Rica due to its constant activity. It is also a natural wonder in Costa Rica because it is surrounded by a beautiful park where you can take a walk on its trails.  
 
Poás Volcano is composed by three craters: The “main” one which is the active one, “Von Frantzius Crater”, and “Botos” Crater referring to this zone’s native inhabitants. 
 
The main crater is 300 meters deep and its diameter is 1.32 kilometers long; therefore, it is one of the biggest craters in the world. It is currently active, throwing off little gas emissions. It also has an acid lagoon. “Botos” Crater is one of the main attractions in this place, due to the fact that it is surrounded by a cloudy rain forest. Then, you can also observe the main crater where one can see a green-colored lagoon due to the sulfuric acid amount that is in the water. It has a 365-meter-diameter.    
 
Nearby Poás Volcano, you would see a rich biodiversity zone and farming production. The National Park also has a great wild life variety. In the National Park’s surrounding area, one can find typical restaurants and handmade products.
 
But, another good idea is to take your lunch or afternoon snack because the National Park has special picnic zones. Of course, do not forget taking a good coat, a hat, and a scarf, because the temperature is from 8 to 10 Celsius Degrees.   
 
Photo by:  Blog Life and Travel in Costa Rica
 

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