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Colourful ox-cart wheel in Monteverde  

Colourful ox-cart wheel in Monteverde

In search of the Pura Vida (Pacific and Central Costa Rica)

September 10th 2010
(Day 889 on the road) We had been a little apprehensive about Costa Rica, the Rich Coast as he name translates (named so for the gold found here during the Spanish occupation in the 16th century). All we knew was that the country was, in comparison to the other countries in Central America, overrun by tourists, most of them vacationers from the USA and Europe, who are attracted to the country by i ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Cartago » Turrialba

Costa Rican Flag Costa Rica is a Central American success story: since the late 19th century, only two brief periods of violence have marred its democratic development. Although still a largely agricultural country, it has expanded its economy to include strong techn... ... read more
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