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How to: Sustainable Travel in Costa Rica

Sustainable Travel in Costa Rica Costa Rica is one of the world’s richest biodiversity hotspots. It teems with wildlife and a rich variety of plant life. Many eco-tourists and eco-travelers come here each year to explore. But how can we travel to and experience this wonderful country without destroying the very things we travel here to see? To help you…

Costa Rica Coffee Farm : a Must Visit

The best Costa Rican coffee comes from plantations in the Central Valley, from Monteverde to San José. There are many family-owned coffee farms in this region, producing high-quality coffee with unique flavor profiles. Costa Rican coffee is the superior Arabica variety. While the unique microclimate on each farm affects the coffee’s specific flavor, Costa Rican coffees tend to be round and balanced, with notes of citrus, tropical fruits, and apricot, and a hint of brown sugar sweetness.

Sustainable Farming in Costa Rica

I was lucky to spend a few days living at a real sustainable farm in Monteverde , ran by a 60 year old Hermida and a few volunteers and have a real sustainable farming experience. Hermida is one of the most amazing strong willed women I have ever met , she shared her “sustainability secrets” with me . This blog…

Horseback Riding in Costa Rica Cloud forest

Most tourist destinations offer horseback riding tours. While these kinds of tours are often premium packages in other countries, where you might pay $100 for an hour of slowly walking down the beach, these tours in Costa Rica are affordable and offer a wide variety of experiences.

Monteverde has especially great horseback riding tours. It’s always lush and green, and the average temperature is 64 degrees year-round: perfect weather for a ride. This national park tour will let you see the jungle at its most wild, as well as the unique coffee plantations.

Hanging Bridges : Selvatura Park in Monteverde

Selvatura Park is famous for its hanging bridges. They may be the best in the entire country, and that’s saying something when you’re talking about the Costa Rica, which is known for them.
The park is in the Monteverde region of Costa Rica, about ten minutes north of Santa Elena. You should expect to spend about two hours in the park.There are several tours available: ziplining for the adventurous; herpetarium, butterfly garden, insect garden, and hummingbird garden tours.

Monteverde Cloud Forest : A Must Visit

Monteverde Cloud Forest – a natural wonder . The United States and Canada are home to approximately 1,000 tree species. One 26,000-acre patch of Costa Rica hosts more than 750. The Monteverde (“Green Mountain”) Cloud Forest Reserve is perhaps the world’s best example of one of its rarest ecosystems. As the elevation rises above 4,500 feet, the forest reaches up…

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