Tropical Beauty: LANDSCAPES
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Cascajal de Coronado, Costa Rica. 2012-2011

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: (2015)

Coronado, Costa Rica. 2012
Coronado, Costa Rica. 2012
Coronado, Costa Rica. 2012
Volcán Irazú, Costa Rica

“The Irazú Volcano is an active volcano in Costa Rica, situated in the Cordillera Central close to the city of Cartago. The name could come from either the combination of "ara" (point) and "tzu" (thunder) or a corruption of Iztarú, which was the name of an indigenous village on the flanks of the volcano. In Costa Rica it is known by the name of "El Coloso" (The Colossus) due to the catastrophes that it has provoked in the past.

The volcano's summit has several craters, one of which contains Diego de la Haya, a green crater lake of variable depth. At 11,260 feet (3,432 m), the Irazú Volcano is the highest active volcano in Costa Rica. It is easily visited from San José, with a road leading right up to the summit craters and a weekly bus service to the top. It is thus a popular tourist spot. The volcano summit also spots a few television transmitters for television stations in San José.

From the top it is possible to see both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans on a clear day. However, such clear days are rare, and the volcano's summit is usually cloud-covered. The volcano is contained within the Irazú Volcano National Park, which spreads across 5,705 acres (2,300 ha). The national park contains both primary and secondary montane forests and is home to armadillos, owls, rabbits, foxes, woodpeckers, and hummingbirds. “Quoted from: (2015)

Cráter Volcán Irazú. 2006
Flamingo, Costa Rica. 2006

Playa Flamingo (Flamingo Beach) is one of Costa Rica's popular beaches with stunning, fine white sand. Its pristine clear blue waters, lagoons, vegetation and abundance of activities make this the perfect location while in Costa Rica. The Playa Flamingo area offers a wide variety of secluded beaches and lagoons due to amazing mountain formations reaching into the sea. From hotels, lodging, luxury rental homes to all the dining, entertainment, water, land and leisure activities, this site has it all regarding the Playa Flamingo Area. “Quoted from:,_Costa_Rica (2015)

Flamingo, Costa Rica. 2006
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