Friday, September 29, 2006

Tico de Corazon (Tico at Heart)

I found another great Costa Rican production on This time is the musical video of a song called "Tico de Corazon" (Tico at heart). The song was composed by Eduardo "Balo" Gomez but sung by Mauricio Penagos. It is a nice melody with the sounds of our traditional music and the spectacular scenes of our beautiful country. Even if you don't understand the lyrics of the song, the images of our country make watching the video worth it.

Monday, September 25, 2006

The biggest oxcart in the world

Rosario Cubillo, a tourist from Chile, poses next to the biggest oxcart in the world during a visit to the Chaverri Oxcart Factory in Sarchi, Costa Rica, September 24, 2006. The oxcart, which was an idea of the Sarchi Tourism Chamber to attract tourists to the artisanal town, weights close to two tons and it's approximately 5 meters (16.5 feet) high, 6 meters (19.5 feet) long and 3 meters (9.8 feet) wide. (Photo by Carla Castro)

Saturday, September 09, 2006

The Costa Rican Patriotic song

In the month of our independence I want to share with all of you this nice video I found on YouTube. It's a song called the "Costa Rican Patriotic" (Patriotica Costarricense) and it's one of the most important songs of our country after the National Anthem. It has nice photographs of our country as well as the lyrics in Spanish for those Ticos abroad who feel like singing it. Enjoy! You can find this video and more information about Tiquicia in my Tiquicia's Homepage blog.

Uri R.

A high-speed internet connection is recommended to watch this video.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Tourists: Costa Rica's main source of income

The Poas volcano is one of Costa Rica's main touristical attractions. The volcano, which is located 55 kilometers north of the capital of San Jose, Costa Rica, rises 2,708 meters in Costa Rica's central valley. The money spent by more than 1.5 million international tourists each year represents the principal source of income in Costa Rica. (AP Photos by Kent Gilbert)

Tourists walk through the tropical forest of the Poas Volcano National Park, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006.

Costa Rican volcanologist Erick Fernandez climbs out of the cloud covered crater of the Poas Volcano, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006.