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Active volcanoes Costa Rica

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Blog, Tips for Experts

Active volcanoes Costa Rica

Costa Rica offers you different climates, a rich biodiversity, and also active volcanoes. Active volcanoes The most active volcanoes in Costa Rica are, at the same time, the most interesting for tourists to visit, some of them are the Rincón de la Vieja, the Irazú, the Turrialba, the Arenal and last but not least the Poás volcano. There are more than 200 volcanic formations in Costa Rica according to the information of OVSICORI that monitores seismological and volcanological activity in the country. Youngest activity Arenal The most active volcano in Costa Rica is the Arenal, it had an...

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Best time to travel Costa Rica? Always!

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Blog, Tips for Experts

Best time to travel Costa Rica? Always!

Costa Rica is an all year round destination “Which is the best time to travel to Costa Rica?”, that is a question asked near every time by a client. Before we’re able to answer that, we need to ask “What exactly for?” because it depends on what’s the focus of the journey and also what’s the budget. It would be a shame to come to Costa Rica just to lay on a beach, but if you really “just” want to spend 2 weeks in the tropical sun, you’d have to choose the Pacific dry season in between December and April or the Caribbean dry season...

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Chietón Morén – A fair deal

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Blog, Tips for Experts, About ARA Tours

Chietón Morén – A fair deal

One of the projects we support is the permanent exhibition Chietón Morén. It’s an alliance project of the indigenous tribes of Costa Rica and it is located in San José. Video about the Central Valley of Costa Rica The vision In Costa Rica, you can find 8 different indigenous tribes with approximately 100’000 people. To preserve their culture, it is important for them to show to the outside world where and how they live. They’re proud of their rich culture, traditions, art as well as their history. The exhibition It consists of two parts, on one side there is the...

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Money in Costa Rica

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Blog, Tips for Experts

Money in Costa Rica

One of the most important topics is the currency of Costa Rica and the answer on the question “How do I pay in Costa Rica?”. We’ll be answering that question in this article so you can arrive well prepared to your trip. Currency Costa Rica’s national currency is the “Colón” (from Spanish Cristóbal Colón or in english Christopher Columbus). Bank notes and coins are denominated as follows: Bank notes 1’000, 2’000, 5’000, 10’000, 20’000 and 50’000, coins 5, 10, 25, 100 and 500. US-Dollar (USD) can be changed at all banks,...

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Gastronomy – Healthy and sustainable

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Blog, News, Tips for Experts

Gastronomy – Healthy and sustainable

Costa Rica is a very attractive tourism destination in Central America because of its beautiful natural treasures, the flora and fauna. Furthermore, Costa Rica was in international news about actions taken in sustainability, for example how it produces its electricity. Video: Introduction to the natural paradise of Costa Rica But, what if we could mix sustainability and local gastronomy? Costa Rican Gastronomy Local, international or fusion cuisine, you’ll find a wide offer. Costa Rica is not a gourmet country but in many – mostly more expensive – restaurants and hotels...

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Luggage and transportation in Costa Rica

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Blog, Tips for Experts

Luggage and transportation in Costa Rica

This article is very important for all those who offer group tours, though there are also relevant details for individual tour operators regarding road conditions, vehicle types, travel times, and managing luggage. Road network Costa Rica is a mountainous country with a widespread road network. The main roads that connect the largest cities are in a fairly good condition, while regional roads are often narrow and have sharp turns. Many tourist attractions can only be reached using unpaved rural roads. Throughout the country, the bridges over its numerous rivers and streams are often poorly...

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