Thursday, May 25, 2006

Tourism in Costa Rica

Families enjoy a waterfall near San Carlos, Costa Rica.Costa Rican families enjoy a river heated by volcanic vents in a protected rainforest near San Carlos, Costa Rica, in this photo taken April 11, 2006. Costa Rica attracts more than 1.5 million international tourists each year to the country's national parks and protected rainforests. Ninety-five percent of the world's tropical forests remain unprotected, despite a significant increase in their environmentally friendly use over the past two decades, according to a wide-reaching international report released Thursday by the International Tropical Timber Organization.(AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Scuba diving in Costa Rica

Sharks and ray in the reefs of Coco's Island, Costa Rica.By Clint Leung

Costa Rica is an eco-tourism paradise with rain forests, exotic wildlife, volcanoes and much more. This little Central American country is also an interesting place to scuba dive. Most of the diving in Costa Rica takes place on the west coast Pacific Ocean side with an area up in the Guanacaste region located in the northwestern part of the country and another south of the capital city of San Jose near the middle of its west coast. If flying into San Jose, one would have to do some internal traveling to get to either of these two locations.

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