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Wonderful memories from San Vito, Costa Rica

San Vito, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica   We have wonderful memories about San Vito and the friendly people we met there. During our final days, Senior Luis Solis went with us to the Wilson Botanical Gardens, which are close to San Vito. This place includes an extensive tree collection and endangered plants from Costa Rica. It is a training ground for scientists from all around the world. But it also teaches the public some basics ...
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Vivemos la vida organica!

San Vito, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica   Paradice in the Costa Rica mountains For 6 days we are the guests of Senior Luis Solis, who lives close to San Vito, a town in the southern part of Costa Rica. Senior Solis is a passionate man, who lives his dream. He is an organic farmer. Step by step he is improving the outcome of his mission. In order to be a successful farmer, as he points out, he needs to be a clever biologist, ...
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La Iguana Chocolate – cacao fruits farm

Mastatal, San José, Costa Rica Let’s keep calm! Let’s eat organic chocolate! And let’s listen to the sounds of nature! We worked 5 days as volunteers at the family-run La Iguana chocolate farm. La Iguana is a small organic farm, located in the quiet mountain village of Mastatal, between San Jose and the Pacific coast. The Salazar Garcia family is producing chocolate for more than 25 years. Together with other volunteers ...
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This is Costa Rica!

Corcovado National Park, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica Saturday, June 7, 2014 The Corcovado National Park is the largest tropical rain-forest of Costa Rica and the last great origianl tract of tropical rain-forest in Pacific Central America. It is located on a peninsula, south-west of Costa Rica. This part of Costa Rica used to be an island. We met our tour guide in Puerto Jimenez and drove to Carate. From there we hiked 3.5 km to the ...
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The Coffee Plantation of Senior Armando Navarro

San Vito, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Senior Luis Solis introduced us to some of his friends – Senior Armando Navarro and his family. We had been invited to visit their home and coffee plantation, which has a long family history. The home and coffee plantation of Senior Navarro are located close to San Vito in the Southern part of Costa Rica. Nearby is the national park La Amistad. While walking around the ...
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Capturing the Coffee Aroma with a Smile

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica Monday, June 30, 2014 We traveled to Monteverde in the Central Highlands Region of Costa Rica. A long winding dirt road with excellent views leads to this mountaintop paradise. Monteverde is located between two cloud forests. When we arrived in Monteverde, we visited the Don Juan coffee plantation. While sitting on the terrace of the meetinghouse, we enjoyed the delicious ...
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Costa Rican Food

San Jose, Province of San Jose, Costa Rica Thursday, July 17, 2014  Costa Rican food is generally known to be simple with a pleasant mild flavour. However, it is also common to have big jars on the tables filled with vegetables that have been mixed with chiles. Rice and beans are the basis of many meals. The ‘Ticos’, as Costa Ricans are commonly known, like to eat tortillas made of maize, eggs, fresh local cheese, fried sweet ...
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The highlands of Alajuela

Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica Sunday, July 20, 2014 San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, is surrounded by many small, charming towns and picturesque hills. Many of them are covered with coffee plantations. We took the time and visited the lovely towns Grecia, Sarchi, Naranjo and Zarcero. While driving from one town to another, we enjoyed some of the most beautiful views and scenery within Costa Rica. Each town of this agricultural center ...
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Pura Vida!

San Jose, Province of San Jose, Costa Rica Sunday, July 27, 2014 While travelling around in Costa Rica, we try to explore the way of life and creativity of the locals as much as possible. One thing is for sure: Costa Rica is a home country of life-enjoyers! Most of the time, locals greet each other by saying ‘Pura Vida!’ (Pure life!) to each other. Locals also say ‘Pura Vida!’ to each other, when they are pleased with ...

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