Discussing :: A Costa Rican Fairytale: Beauty And The Beach

Costa Rica literally translates into "Rich Coast," so named by Columbus for the gold necklaces worn by the native people when he arrived in the early 16th century. However misleading the name might have been for gold hunters, it appropriately describes Costa Rica's copious coastline, which is an endless paradise for surfers, scuba divers and those in need of tranquil relaxation. Costa Rica is also a bastion of political tranquility, which has historically marked the country as an attractive destination for Central and South American travelers. Not a single gun-shot was fired when Costa Rica earned its independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821.... read full article

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A Costa Rican Fairytale: Beauty And The Beach

one day i plan to get somewhere like this, travel back to the Americas and get to a nice warm sunny beach and on the way learn about Costa Rica and it's History. but for now i'll just have to pretend i'm somewhere warmer other than new zealand atm

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For anyone considering visiting Costa Rica after reading this - don't do it!! Nicaragua, Panama and even Honduras are all MUCH NICER! Just thought I'd throw that out there.

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I can't even afford to visit the poor coast.

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Articles like this get me excited about my trip to Malaysia and Indonesia coming up in a couple of weeks! Can't wait to get out of quaky Christchurch and relax a bit...

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