• 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? .

    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?

A Blue-Colored Special Place: Río Celeste (light blue river)

 
When you visit Costa Rica during your vacation, it is probably that you would make an itinerary before your visit to distribute your days. For this reason, I bring you this interesting tour made by Costa Ricans (“Ticos”) and it is enjoyed very much by them. 
 
Today’s chosen place for an interesting tour is “Río Celeste”, located at Guatuso, in Alajuela Province and situated in Volcán Tenorio National Park. This National Park is formed by the confluence of “Buena Vista” River and “Quebrada Agria” River. These rivers are located in Volcán Tenorio’s mountainside. 
 
This tour will give you, from the beginning, a relaxing experience for your eyesight, due to the fact that everything starts taking a walk to go to the waterfall. This walk is not complicated and in the meantime, in the forest’s trail you can observe a great diversity of vegetation and beautiful tall trees.
 
In fact, the tour guides recommend you to “embrace them” during the journey. This action would produce us a personal peace and relaxation feeling. As you can see in the pictures, this is an impressive river for its coloring: a unique blue at your view.   
 
 
Photos by: Blog Life and Travel and Rocío Lagos Trujillo.
 
 

A song for the times!

 

Roberto Lugari is an architect, who loves his other ability to compose and produce “música electronica” (electronic music).

Recently, he surprised us with his new song, titled “Quarantine 2020”. This successful production is instrumental with voices in English. The video has subtitles available in English and Spanish.

Even with the Pandemic, he launched this catchy piece.  Dj Lugari says “the purpose of producing this song is because we are living in a time where the Pandemic has changed our lifestyle”.

He wants to bring attention to how each of us can be filled with energy and positivity during these challenging times.  

Have a listen to it.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gq1DCVZap2M

 

 

A place for people...who love horses and local tourism


You like horses and the energy given by riding. Today, we bring for you an interesting recommendation located at Platanar de Florencia in Ciudad Quesada, a place that belongs to Alajuela Province. It is better known as the “Northern Touristic Zone” due to the fact that it is nearby Arenal Volcano. “Ralunas de San Carlos” is the name of this interesting local country estate that offers to the tourist a perfect place to ride and know more about horses, including other kinds of cattle. 

According to what Mr. Manuel, its owner, told us, this project’s idea was born from his father. From a simple cattle farm, a little place for rural tourism was started to be developed where the visitors can enjoy the nature and the fauna of the place. This country estate has a mountain and the pleasure of enjoying the fresh water that flows through some trails, and of course, enjoying the clean air.

The most taken tour is the one in which you ride a horse from 60 to 120 minutes, guided by people who know the country estate. This tour includes contemplating wide pastures, the mountain, rivers, and typical local animals of the zone. For Mr. Manuel, his phrase is “Living a different day in harmony with nature.”

Another activity of this place is that it offers the local food service. This means that you eat the typical or local zone’s food, including the Costa Rican delicious desserts. You can take a tour to visit the sugar cane press, to see when the cows are milked, to see how the cattle is fed, to see the local agriculture’s plantation, to see the trees’ plantation, and take Spanish lessons. This place has cattle to get milk and meat; it has pigs growing up, sheep, horses, and chicks.   Schedule: Monday-Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The prices are from $35 or higher. To reserve your place: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  /  Phone: 506 83856020/506 86331747
 
 
 
Photo by:  Ralunas de San Carlos 
 

 

Part 2: Río Perdido Hotel & Thermal River… A Place Blessed by Nature



* More details about its attractions 


The Gastronomy of this place is based on a gifted chef who creates his recipes inspired in fresh and local ingredients. He respects the zone’s culinary tradition integrity, including area’s collaborators who add their wide farm knowledge to each dish. According to what Blog Life and Travel in Costa Rica was told, they look for local farms with amazing products that fulfill international standards managing.  


But, if you like the real adventure… There are 15 platforms used for the real adventure: 6 of them are located over the rock and 9 of them are hanging on the canyon’s walls. In addition, there is a “pendulum cable” called “Tarzan Swing” of fifty-feet-high, and a bridge called “Desafío” (Challenge) of ninety-feet-high. There are 4 via ferratas whose length is from 15 feet to more than 30 feet. There are 5 zip lines whose lengths vary from 260 feet to 800 feet.


Something that the bicycles’ lovers enjoy in this place is the “Mountain Cycling Park” with unique and impressive views. The mountain cycling route of Río Perdido currently attracts cyclists from the whole world, not only from our country. The professional cyclists generally visit the place for only one day, and they choose a second day for another round in the eclectic route that offers solid rock parts, sand and soil that go through bridges, slopes, hillsides, and also, some gradients in the advanced route.

This route offers incredible stops that include short walks to several panoramic viewpoints, two waterfalls, one cave, the ruins of a colonial house, and a thermal water spring that is naturally carbonated. This water spring was historically visited by the residents who were looking for its medicinal properties. However, there are also guided routes for leisure cyclists who only want to enjoy the landscapes.   


And we do not end right here… There is still more to know about this majestic place, wait for our 3rd Part. 

 

Photo by:  Río Perdido Hotel & Thermal River

 

 

 

 


 

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