Thursday, June 26, 2008

Landscapes and views of Costa Rica

Landscapes and views of a beautiful country located in the middle of America: Costa Rica. Hope you enjoy the video!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Picture of the day

A Green Iguana is seen at the National Biodiversity Park near Heredia, Costa Rica, Thursday, June 19, 2008. More than 2 million tourists are expected to visit Costa Rica this year, a record for this small Central American country, according to Costa Rica's Tourism Institute. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Video of Barrigona Beach in Costa Rica

Barrigona Beach is one of the best beaches in the Costa Rican province of Guanacaste and it's the same beach where Britney Spears went for a getaway with her father, Mel Gibson and some friends in May 2008.



Note: the author of this video claims that Mel Gibson bought this beach, but as far as I know this is not true. He bought a house that has a path leading directly to the beach but he has to keep the beach open to the public as beaches are public property in Costa Rica.

Unlike other countries, some beachfront property may be purchased. However, the 200-meter strip of land along the seacoasts is owned by the government and for public use. It is prohibited to build anything within the first 50 meters of the high tide line.

This zone is for the public and cannot be turned into a private beach. Also, you can no longer build within the next 50 to 200 meters of the high tide line -this is called The Maritime Zone- unless there is existing housing or a new tourism project involved. If this is the case, you can lease the land from the municipality, which is overseen by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Costa Rica video by the ICT

Promotional video elaborated by the Costa Rican Tourism Board [Instituto Costarricense de Turismo] ICT. For more info go to: http://www.visitcostarica.com/