Essay on Costa Rica

1124 Words May 29th, 2001 5 Pages
Costa Rica

Known for it's natural beauty and gracious people is a small country located in Central America. Located between the countries of Nicaragua and Panama, bordered by both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea is a true gem, the Republic of Costa Rica. Located ten degrees north of the equator Costa Rica is in the tropics and even though it is a small country it has a very diverse landscape and a variety of weather as well. One unusual aspect of Costa Rica is that the country has no army and instead of a national hero being a general it is a young barefoot campesino (farmer). Costa Rica prides on the idea that they have gained through evolution what other countries have tried to attain through revolution. The first Spanish
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Vegetables are obviously not a large part of the diet. Even though Costa Rica has a lot of coastline fish and seafood is very expensive because most of it is exported. There is no national drink but Horchata is a traditional cultural drink made from a cornmeal cinnamon flavored drink. Another traditional drink is Chan a slimy drink made of seeds, Linaza, and Fresco de Frutas. The local beer is a harsh, clear distilled liquid made from fermented sugarcane. The local wines are a sure bet for a hangover and made from fruits other than grapes such as blackberries and nance. Costa rica is a country where the people will treat you like you are their best friend and the sights are enough to take your breathe away. The white sand beaches, the lush Monteverde Cloud Rain forest, and some of the best whitewater rafting are just a few of the attractions that draw an increasing number of tourists to the country of costa Rica every year. In addition the Costa Rica Tourism Institute and the Sustainable Tourism Certification Program encourages proper stewardship of natural and cultural resources, improvement of the quality of life of local communities, a and economic successes that contribute to national development. Businesses are rated on a scale of 1-5 based on terms of outstanding sustainability. Costa Rica has several National Parks that help to aid in the protection of the millions of plant

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