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By Christopher P. Baker

Страна удивительной красоты, Коста-Рика, омываемая двумя океанами, может похвастаться более чем десятью климатическими зонами. Здесь вы сможете таять от удовольствия в горячих источниках у подножия величественного вулкана Ареналь, прогуливаться по заповеднику Monte-verde Cloud woodland, потягивать кофе на плантации, а затем наблюдать, как солнце садится в воды Тихого океана, стоя у самой кромки воды. Чего еще можно желать? Этот путеводитель проведет вас не только по протоптанным туристами тропам, он заставит почувствовать пульсирующее сердце страны. Чего бы вы ни ожидали, этот центральноамериканский рай наверняка вас удивит! Voted most sensible advisor e-book by means of mother or father and Observer readers.# full of pictures, illustrations and maps.# The flavours of Costa Rica, sector via region.# In-depth gains on panorama and wildlife.# large choice of resorts and restaurants.# cover excursions, mountaineering, water activities and golf.# Scenic routes and thematic excursions.

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Moreover, A 19th-century etching of Hacienda Santa Rosa, Guanacaste the mestizo population (of mixed Spanish and Indian parent- autonomous bands of Miskitos age) was small and the majority of (a community of mixed-blood Indian inhabitants were predominantly and African slaves) regularly maraudSpanish. Thus, unlike the rigid feudal ed inland settlements. societies of its neighbors, Costa Rica By the 18th century, exports of evolved a fairly egalitarian social tobacco and hides to Europe began structure dominated by the inde- to boost national fortunes.

The San José Symphony performing at a music festival 36 I N T R O D U C I N G C O S T A R I C A JULY WET SEASON The onset of the rains marks the beginning of the offseason. Mountainous parts are prone to landslides, and many roads are washed out. Nonetheless, mornings are typically sunny, while afternoon rains help cool off sometimes stifling days. This is the best time for surfing in the Pacific, and olive ridley turtles begin their arribadas (see p141). Sportfishing is also at a premium, especially in northern Pacific waters.

In most places, thick forest edges right up to the shore, lending a dramatic beauty to even the dullest brown sands. The coastal waters are relatively murky due to silt washed down by numerous rivers and there are few coral reefs. Beaches run the gamut from developed areas, with resorts and various amenities, to isolated, virtually undiscovere beaches offer great s Playa Conchal, or “Shell Beach,” is acclaimed for it snow-white beach, compr of billions of minute seash The turquoise waters are unusually clear (see p136) Playa Grande is Costa Ric most important nesting s for leatherback turtles.

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