People have been getting quite a surprise when driving down the coast in southern Costa Rica. There among the toucans, sloths and macaws is another rare bird in this area, a cosmic bowling alley. The Costa Ballena region has been amazing people with its bio diversity for years. But recently some new inhabitants have appeared, causing a migration of a different sort.
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Looking for a gem of an area for adventure travel and eco-tourism? You need look no further than the Pacific’s Ring of Fire, and Costa Rica is one of its greatest jewels.
Okay I admit it, I'm really busy these days. I leave tomorrow for Costa Rica to lead our 4 day Discovery tour running December 31 - January 3rd which is immediately followed by our 10 day country and property tour running January 4th - 13th. In the meantime, International Living did another article about our developments so I've also had to answer hundreds of emails. I am not complaining. So here, for the last entry into our blog for 2009, is our UPDATED slide show. We've worked over the last week to get it finished since our new video is not yet done. Take a moment to view the show, I think you will enjoy it. When you are finished, please comment about it via Digg, Delicious or Twitter. We thank you all for your loyal support this year and hope 2010 is a great one for all of you.
Sloths (locally called perezoso which means lazy) are relatively long lived, sometimes living for more than twenty years. They spend their entire existence hanging suspended from the boughs of trees. Their limbs are long and well developed, and terminate in long curved claws that hook over and grasp the supporting bough. The animal moves by advancing one limb at a time in a slow, deliberate fashion.
For those who would like a destination for eco-tourism, Costa Rica is hard to beat. For a little country in Central America that's only 19,730 square miles, there's definitely a lot to see and do there. Costa Rica means ‘rich coast' in Spanish, which is the country's official language. Located between Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south, Costa Rica is one of the most stable and prosperous of all Latin American countries. There are tropical beach resorts on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of the country for sun vacationers but the main attraction of Costa Rica is the eco-tourism. For example, there is a wider variety of bird species in Costa Rica alone than in all of Europe and North America.