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Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

La Fortuna located by the Arenal Volcano is a spectacular place for a home base for a few days of fun outdoor activity. We spent 4 days in the area and could probably fill up a full few weeks with fun things, so definitely do not miss this part of the country.

Facts about Costa Rica:

  • Approximately 5 million people live in Costa Rica
  • The country is 19,700 square miles or the size of the state of West Virginia.
  • Costa Rica is known to be the happiest country in the world. The countries slogan is Pura Vida, meaning Pure Life and it is a wonderful way of how the people live.
  • In fact, they do not have a national army.
  • The currency in Costa Rica is colones and they are beautiful! The bills feature a different landscape and animal chosen from the vast biodiversity, including the white-tailed deer, capuchin monkey, sloth, and blue morpho butterfly.
  • The official language is Spanish.
  • Native-born Costa Ricans refer to themselves as Ticos (males) or Ticas (females).

Trip Photos

Take a look at some of the exciting spots and good times we had while visiting…

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