Local name of the country : Costa Rica
Languages : Spanish
For more information :
Hiking : the Montaña de Oro Trek until Carate
Rafting : Tico’s River (Turrialba)
Places to stay :
Lapa Rios (Osa Peninsula) first ecolodges of Costa Rica with thatch roof , built with palm trees planted by the lodge each year (member of Cayuga, luxury responsible hotels group in Nicaragua and Costa Rica) and to receive the CST Five Green Leaves, the national environmental and social label. They recycle waste, create energy based on methane from the composte, water warms up with solar energy, integration of local population (hiring), no air conditioner etc. Lapa Rios is also a National Geographic Unique Lodges of The World member.
Ecoturistico la Tarde is a place where you will be able to stay in dormitory on stilts with shared showers and toilets or tents with private bathrooms. No internet and no air conditioner. Kitchen with wood fire and organic vegetable garden. Hiking from the lodge until Los Patos (5km) and night safari.
Caribbean coast (Village World Label) : Casa de las Mujeres
Cultural characteristics :
Some words to learn :
Holà / Buenas / Buenos dias – Hello / Good morning
Buenas tardes – Good evening
Lo siento – Excuse me
Me llama … – My name is …
Hablas Ingles ? – Do you speak English ?
Si – Yes
No – No
Gracias – Thank you
Buenas noches – Good night
Adios / Que te vaya a bien – Goodbye
Uno – One
Dos – Two
Tres – Three