Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

San Jose City Tour Costa Rica

Pre-Columbian Gold Museum Is a museum in San José, Costa Rica. The museum has a substantial collection of over 1600 artifacts of Pre-Columbian gold dating back to AD 500  The collection includes Costa Rica’s first coin, the Media Escudo which was minted in 1825, animal (notably frog) figurines, amulets, earrings, …

15 Things to Know about Costa Rica Independence Day

Costa Rica Independence Celebration

15 Things to Know about Costa Rica Independence Day Learn 15 fascinating facts about Costa Rica Independence Day and celebrate 198  years of freedom with the nation on Sept. 15!! September is all about Costa Rica’s Independence Day on Sept. 15. For the Mes de la Patria, or “Month of …

Costa Rica Orchids

Costa Rica Orchids Orquids are Costa Rica’s national flower. March is the month in wich you can find out more of them. The Orchidaceae family is the plant kingdom, with about 800 genera and 28,000 species distributed in every continent. Costa Rica native orchids In …

Costa Rica Cuisine

Costa Rica Cuisine

Costa Rica Cuisine Tamales are a staple of the Christmas season in Costa Rica. They’re similar to mexican tamales, but larger and more elaborate. The tamales starts with a corn-based dough that’s mixed with lard and seasonings. About a cup of the mixture is placed …

Costa Rica Holiday | La Virgen de Los Angeles

Costa Rica Holiday August 2 La Virgen de Los Angeles

(August 2)  The Virgen de los Angeles (the Virgin of the Angels) is Costa Rica’s patron saint, also known as La Negrita. Virgen de los Angeles Day is a Costa Rican holiday celebrating the Virgen. According to tradition, La Negrita, the Black Virgin, is a …

Toro Waterfall & Rio Agrio

Rio Agrio Costa Rica

Toro Waterfall & Rio Agrio Toro Waterfall The Toro River, sometimes called Toro Amarillo River, is a river of Costa Rica, belonging to the northern sub-slope of the Caribbean Sea. It is one of the most important tributaries of the Sarapiqui River. It is born …

 Annexation of the Partido of Nicoya

 Annexation of the Partido of Nicoya

 Guanacaste Day is a Costa Rican holiday celebrating Costa Rica’s annexation of Guanacaste province in 1824. It is celebrated every July 25th. Also known as the  annexation of Nicoya, it was the transition of a big chunk of land from Nicaragua to Costa Rica. That land had three mayor cities, Nicoya, …