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What Makes the Caribbean so Special?

caribbean-costa-rica Discover Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast
The Caribbean tends to have much better/drier weather conditions from May to October than the Pacific Coast, just perfect for the rainforest-beach combo experience. The jungle is lush and everything is vibrant green as we do get some rain, but never too much to interfere with your adventure activities. If you are open minded and accepting of the unexpected (weather wise) you can enjoy rain a lot! There is nothing better than a downpour while you are walking in the forest (umbrellas free), or just watch the rain fall from your terrace/hammock. (Book or coconut in hand!) Being the low season you can usually find the best deals when searching for travel to Costa Rica.In the Caribbean there are so many things to do and ways to connect with the local people and nature, just take a look at our National Geographic award winning trip Undiscovered Caribbean Adventure. Besides cooking lessons, dancing...
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Costa Rican Christmas Traditions

costa-rica-christmas-traditions How does Costa Rica celebrate Christmas?
Christmas in Costa Rica commences with Festival de la Luz (Light Festival), when the capital city of San Jose is transformed into a garland of lights, lights that represent our inner light. Normally it is held December 13-17, although it's too bad it isn't done closer to Christmas when we have more guests traveling to Costa Rica who could enjoy the exhibition of floats through the streets of San Jose. Regardless it is an extravagant event and something I look forward to seeing each year. Bullfights are another traditional event during the Costa Rica holiday season (December 25 to January 2). There are bullfights in the afternoons and at night at the Zapote Bullring, the ones at nights include fireworks. We do not kill the bulls here, they actually have a lot of fun chasing the improvised bullfighters who sometimes are not very lucky...We also have the National Horse Parade is normally on December...
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Costa Rica and India - End of the World

We asked Wildland President Kurt Kutay and Wildland Vice President Anne Kutay where they would go if December 21, 2013 was really the end of the world....     Kurt Kutay I would return to Costa Rica, that's where it all started for me when I worked for their National Park Service. The rainforest feels like home to me, the Garden of Eden from whence most creatures have evolved and can still be found today. The Mayan calendar reminds us to live every day and we are encouraging everyone to even start to research how and when they can make that special journey, even our team at Wildland.     Anne Kutay I would return to India! Why do I want to go back? Because after one trip there I feel I do not understand the mystery that is India. Perhaps it can’t be explained and must be experienced. I would want to savor...
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What Makes Costa Rica Unique?

tree-frog-costa-rica Why is Costa Rica so special?
Costa Rica is an extraordinary country located in the Central American Isthmus, therefore the country has functioned as a bridge in the exchange of wildlife species between the continental masses of North and South America. There are very few places on earth that have as much diversity as Costa Rica, especially for the size of the country. Here are 7 reasons why Costa Rica is so exceptional: 1. Biodiversity One morning in the Corcovado National Park at the Sirena Ranger Station, I observed tapirs (mom and calf), two anteaters, a family of coati, a family of peccaries, a sloth, three species of monkeys, tons of birds, insects, butterflies and the following morning a puma female with her two cubs and that is only the tip of the iceberg! Costa Rica has over 1,000 species of butterflies, over 1,200 varieties of orchids. over 850 species of birds, more than 130 species of freshwater fish, more that...
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Why is Costa Rica is the Happiest Country in the World?

costa-rica-happiest-country-in-the-world Costa Rica's motto: Pura Vida!
Hola, my name is Grettel and I am Wildland Adventures Costa Rica Program Director. Costa Rica is a great place to visit and to live year round. I love this tiny country and feel truly blessed for being born a Tica. Costa Rica is a perfect hideaway for EVERYONE! From family travel with young children and teenagers to couples looking for a romantic getaway, to young adults looking for active adventures and even seniors in search of a more relaxed vacation. Nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts will  truly enjoy everything from a single cutter ant carrying a leaf to facing a puma in the jungle. Costa Rica is also a paradise for those looking to get a little "pampered" on their vacation and to recharge their body and mind. What better place to do yoga, meditation or visit a world class spas? There truly is something for everyone here!I could write a book...
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Guest — Jonathan Burnham
Great blog Grettel, I need to get down to Costa Rica an experience Pura Vida!
Friday, 26 October 2012 10:13
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