|Charrarra, Costa Rica. 2013|
Charrarra is a small park with a pond where families can spend a weekend in Paraiso: “Paraíso is the name of the second canton in the province of Cartago in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 411.91 square kilometres (159.04 sq mi), and has a population of 55,923 (estimate as of 2003). The capital city of the canton is also called Paraíso.” Quoted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Para%C3%ADso_(canton) (2015)
|Cerro de la Muerte, Costa Rica. 2007-2013|
“Cerro de la Muerte is the highest point in the Costa Rican section of the Inter-American Highway. Its name means "Mountain of Death", since in the past crossing the mountains from the Valle Central meant a three or four day journey, on foot or on horseback, and many ill-prepared travelers succumbed to the cold and rain. However, the peak is now easily accessible since the highway runs close by. The drivable track from the highway leads to the summit, with its cluster of telecommunications aerials. At this altitude, overnight temperatures can dip below freezing, but the sun soon raises the temperatures in the morning, with a high risk of sunburn in the thin clear air.
This mountain is in Talamanca range, which extends from eastern Costa Rica into neighbouring western Panama. This range was a volcanic island in the geological past, it raised result of tectonic uplift and its separation from other mountain ranges means that it has developed many endemic species of animals and plants, often with affinities to Andean forms.The higher areas are páramo habitat, with stunted shrubs, dwarf bamboo, and tree ferns, and smaller plants like blueberry, gooseberry andlady's slipper. Below this zone, the natural vegetation is oak forest with bamboo understory, an excellent place to see the charismatic resplendent quetzal.” Quoted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerro_de_la_Muerte (2015)
|Cascajal de Coronado, Costa Rica. 2007-2008|
Cascajal is a small region of Coronado, Costa Rica: “Vásquez de Coronado, also spelled Vázquez de Coronado, is the name of the 11th canton in the province of San José in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 222.20 km², and has a population of 59,113.The capital city of the canton is San Isidro. The canton of the highlands rises out of the suburbs of San José to encompass a major portion of the Cordillera Central (Central Mountain Range)and Braulio Carrillo National Park. The Río Sucio (Dirty River) forms the western boundary of the canton, while the Río Macho, Río Zurquí and Río Patria establish the canton's limits to the east. The northern tip of the canton is marked by the confluence of the Sucio and Patria rivers. “Quoted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A1squez_de_Coronado_(canton) (2015)