Provincia de Guanacaste:

Northernmost province on the Pacific side. Well recognized as being one of the greenest areas of the country. Beautiful beaches, farming and a country way of life. A province, they say , that has got it all.

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Tarjeta - Card # 14:  EXPLORANDO C.R. - FRONTERA C R:

Una excelente forma de observ ar el campo es a caballo. Todavia se logran ver en algunos peque–os pueblos uno o dos caballos amarrados a la entrada del mercado local mientras sus due–os hacen las compras. Para ver mas del campo...tarjetas # 21, 39, 42 y 49.

Horseback riding is a great way to see much of Costa Rica's campo (the countryside). In smaller pueblos (towns) you'll often see a horse or two tied up in the local mercado (market place) as its owners do their shopping. For more Costa Rica countrysides, see cards # 21, 39, 42 y 49.


























Card #18: BUTTERFLIES IN HEAVEN: Rich in flora, butterflies and bird species - enjoy mother nature at her best. Costa Rica is home to over 16% of the world's butterfly species. Butterfly photograph courtesy of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Mountain Lodge. For more butterflies see cards # 21, 27, 28, 30 & 32.

Card #21: BROMILIADS and BUTTERFLIES: Bromiliads are very abundant with many species thoughout the countryside. The morpho butterflies shown here were photographed courtesty of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Mountain Lodge. See cards # 18, 27 & 32.

Card #27: BUTTERFLY WATCHING: Bountiful amounts of butterlies are seen throughout the diverse tropical forests of Costa Rica. Over 16% of the world's butterfly species have their home in this rich country. Butterfly photos courtesy of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Mountain Lodge. More butterflies on cards. # 5, 21, 18 & 32.

Card #28: FLAMINGO BEACH SUNSET: Flamingo lies on the norther Pacific coast in the province of Guanacaste. it offers some of the best sportsfishing facilites in the country and marvellous views from the hillsides of the ocean below. See more butterflies on cards. # 5, 21, 18 & 32.

Card #30: COSTA RICA SUNSETS: The magnificient sunsets on the Pacific ocean are breathtaking. What a way to end the perfect day on the rich coast (Costa Rica)! Butterfly photo courtesy of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Mountain Lodge. See more sunsets on cards 4, 7, 28, 38, 40 & 43.

Card #32: LIFE's a BEACH Explore some of Costa Rica's hundreds of beaches (playas) on two oceans. With over 700 miles of coastline, there's always one of the several playas to choose from within driving distance. More beaches can be seen on cards # 17, 30, 33 & 54.

Card #49: HOT BATHS AT TABACON: Just around the corner and over the bridge from the Arenal Vocano are the hot springs and baths. Some of the locals have their own way of relaxing in this out of the way "hot tub for plenty" To see amazing vegetation and wildlife see card # 53.

Card #53: AMIGOS DEL BOSQUE: /FRIENDS of the FOREST: Los Ambientes de Costa Rica van del bosque lluvioso de lastierras bajas al bosque nublado lluvioso y a bosques pantanosos, haciendo del pais un vasto tesoro biol—gico. Una gran variedad de paseos de un d’a est‡n a su disposicion por medio de las compa–ias de turismo local en sus traves’as por estos bosques especiales. Estar‡s propenso acuriousidades que atesorer‡s por siempre. M‡s pajaros, vegetati—n incre’ble en tarjeta #1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 23, 32, 33, 35, 36, 46, 49, 54, 56, 59, 60, 61 & 67, 68 y 72.
Costa Rica's various natural environments range from lowland rain forests to cloud forests to swamplands: making the country a vast biological treasure. A large variety of day trips are available through the local tour companies on your travels, throughout the these special forests. You are likely to come across curiousities that will hold your attention in a memorable way. For incredible birds, vegetation and florals see our cards #1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 23, 32, 33, 35, 36, 46, 54, 56, 59, 60, 61 & 67.

Card #60: OCOTOAL, COSTA RICA: World class sportsfishing, exciting deep-sea diving and a relaxing stroll along the beach at sunset...Ocotal has it all!! Thanks to Rick Wallace of El Ocotal Beach Resort for photographic assistance. For more spectacular beaches, beach vistas and beach sunsets etc. see our cards # 4, 9, 11, 13, 17, 28, 32, 33, 40, 42, 43, 46, 54, & 55.