Costa Rica Parks

Poster August 24 is National Parks Day in Costa Rica (Día de Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica). The National Parks Day of Costa Rica, is instituted in order that people reflect and participate actively in conservation actions and respect for the environment. On August 24, by Executive Decree No. 1647 MAG-MEP of 1986, the “Day …

Seas

Photo: Tasman Sea Sea = Smaller, partly landlocked sections of the ocean and certain large, entirely landlocked, saltwater lakes, such as the Caspian Sea and the Dead Sea Examples The Caspian Sea is the world’s largest inland body of water, variously classed as the world’s largest lake or a full-fledged sea. The Dead Sea is …

Costa Rica

Photo: F Delventhal, Cartwheel Costa Rica has 4% of global biodiversity and the country has attracted tropical biologists, ecologists and nature-loving visitors seeking a peaceful vacation. The country is bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east. The country is home …

Planet, People, Peace #P3CostaRica

The Planet, People, Peace (Planeta, Personas, Paz) tourism conference takes place in San José, Costa Rica. Planet, People, Peace or P3 (works in English and Spanish) is Costa Rica’s premiere event on ecotourism and sustainable tourism. Its name represents the focus of reconfirming our commitment to redirect the essence of its People back to the Planet, sharing Costa Rica’s experience as …

San José, Costa Rica

Photo: Guillermo A. Durán, La Sabana San José (elevation 1,150 meters) is the political, economic and cultural hub of Costa Rica and the nation’s capital. Natural World San José is located in the Central Valley (Meseta Central), where 70 percent of the country’s population lives. Those seeking urban greenery have a number of options. West of …

North America

Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Planeta.com spotlights the North American continent — the big three  (Canada, Mexico and the United States) and the rest of the continent including Central America and the Caribbean. Translating: What is North American identity? Spanish: ¿Cuál es la identidad de América del Norte? French: Quelle est l’identité nord-américaine? Countries …

Origins of Monteverde, Costa Rica

Photo: Patrick Nouhailler, Santa Helena Parc Origins of Monteverde In 1948 when the United States passed a universal military training act, four Alabama Quakers refused to register, were arrested, and put into prison. One of the four, Marvin Rockwell, recalled: “After we were released, we thought, maybe we ought to leave the United States.” That …