MONDAY, MARCH 23 — PUNTARENAS, COSTA RICA: 7am – 4pm

Many unique historical circumstances contributed to Costa Rica’s way of life and culture. Costa Rica pioneered ecotourism featuring its rain- and cloud-forests, and you can spend a delightful day spying monkeys, birds and sloths. The country is known for the quality of its coffee and coffee growers welcome exploration of their farms. A day at one of Puntarenas’ beaches sampling surfing culture is a fine example of the Costa Rican national motto: Pura Vida (basically, “the good life”).

Cultural Thoughts

»» Costa Rican Culture »»

»» Wildlife of Costa Rica »»

»» Costa Rica’s coffee »»

»» Costa Rican Ecosystems »»

»» Wikipedia: Costa Rican cuisine »»

Maps

»» Mappery: Puntarenas »»

»» Visit Costa Rica: Maps »»

Local Travel Sites

»» Visit Costa Rica: Official Tourism site »»

»» Visit Costa Rica: Official Tourism site: Puntarenas »»