|Playas del Coco. Costa Rica. 2007|
“Playas del Coco is one of the oldest beach communities in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. This area is also one of the fastest growing areas oftourism in Costa Rica. It has long been a popular tourist destinations of both local Costa Rican citizens as well as foreigners. Playas del Coco is affectionately called "El Coco" by the locals or "Coco Beach" by Canadians, Americans and Europeans. Playas del Coco is located approximately 20 miles from the city of Liberia, Costa Rica. Due to its close proximity to Guanacaste's capital of Liberia, it has had historical importance. Local tourism was always constant, but the city really began to grow when international tourists began to arrive in the 1990s. Due to Playa del Coco being one of the few beach areas in Guanacaste with an infrastructure it became a hub for tourism and business. Other neighboring beach area began to grow as tourism and population expanded. “Quoted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playas_del_Coco (2015)
|Por Cavernas de Venado, Costa Rica. 2007|
I greatly recommend a visit to these caves: “Get Ready to get down and dirty in one of the most amazing tourist attractions in all Costa Rica - a real hidden jewel. The Venado Caves contain configurations over 6 million years old bear the beauty of waterfalls,numerous stalactites and stalagmites, and a exotic fauna like fish, insects, spiders and four different species of bats! Located only an hour from La Fortuna, these carverns offer an unforgettable underground mystical adventures.
Rumors existed since 1935 among the inhabitants of Venado of San Carlos, that there were caves nearby. But they were not discovered until 1945, when on a hunting trip Lael Herrera stumbled across the first two caverns. The first serious explorations of the caves were done in by frech explorer Robert Vergenes, but he only traverse the first 350 meters leaving many mysteries and questions unresolved. In 1969 the AEC, a United States Governmment Organization, became interested in the caves and launched three simultaneous exploration parties. Today, 10 caverns have been mapped totaling over 2,700 meters. Each caverns has sufficient headroom to permit explorers to remain standing while a few of them are 35 meters tall. “ Quoted from: http://www.cavernasdelvenadocr.com/ (2015).