Monteverde, Costa Rica

In the early 1950's, a group of Quakers and their families, left their homes and arrived in Costa Rica. They settled in Monteverde at a time when colonization in the region was just beginning. Monteverde sets atop the spine of Costa Rica's continental divide at 4,662 feet above sea level. Monteverde is covered in rainforests and tall trees that rise high into the sky! The original land purchase of 328 hectares formed the core of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve. The Tropical Science Center continued to secure land and now protects the preserve's current 10,500 hectares. The Quakers community, who settled in Monteverde in the early 1950's, speaks an older dialect of English. The majority of residents in Monteverde speak "Costa Rican Spanish" but that is more known for being slang called "pachuco". One U.S. dollar is worth 563.17 colons. Costa Rica never had a thriving indigenous culture such as the empires of Mayan, Aztec, or Inka people. The native people were culturally influenced by tribes from Central America and South America(mostly today's Columbia).

Monteverde es un lugar hermoso para visitar. Monteverde está cubierto de selvas tropicales y altos árboles que se elevan en el cielo! Monteverde fija encima de la espina dorsal de la divisoria continental de Costa Rica en 4,662 pies sobre el nivel del mar. Monteverde tiene el privilegio de recibir un suministro constante de nubes y la humedad que da vida que contienen. 5,6 km (6 km) SE de Santa Elena, Monteverde. La famosa Reserva Forestal Nubosa de Monteverde alberga innumerables especies de vida silvestre, incluyendo jaguares, ocelotes y el quetzal resplandeciente. Es aconsejable planificar un gasto de al menos unos días para aventurarse a través de este verde y montañoso mundo.

Comida Tipica

A lo largo de Costa Rica, así como en otros países de América Central, la marimba es un instrumento popular. Danzas tradicionales incluyen el baile nacional oficial llamado el Punto Guanacasteco. Costa Rican cuisine is known for being fairly mild, with high reliance on fresh fruits and vegetables. Rice and black beans are a staple of most traditional Costa Rican meals, often served three times a day.

Plato Del Dia

Costa Rican culture is a blend of indigenous heritage and Spanish colonial influence, with a dash of Jamaican, Chinese, and other immigrant cultures lending character and customs. A nation whose official language is Spanish, but where large portions of the populations speak English, Bribri, and a few others. 95 por ciento de los costarricenses consideran "white." "Whiteness" figuras de lo que es importante en la identidad nacional. La población indígena que sobrevivió a la conquista era pequeña y, en su mayor parte, rápidamente se convirtió en hispanos.

Hoy, además géneros de propiedad de la nación, los costarricenses disfrutar Latina, americano y británicos rock contemporáneo. Sin embargo, cuando se trata de bailar, más prefieren los tradicionales ritmos latinos de salsa, merengue, cumbia y bolero. The song above, "Asi es mi Tierra", means "This is my Land". This is more of a traditional song that represents where people come from and it is very popular in Costa Rica!

Independence Day Celebration

In the picture above, Costa Rica is having their annual celebration of Independence Day! Costa Rica tiene 10 días de fiesta oficiales y tienen una fiesta/celebración para cada uno. January 1st: New Year's Day, March/April: Easter Week, April 11: Juan Santa Maria Day, May 1st: Labor Day, July 25: Annexation of Guanacaste Day, Aug 2: Patron Saint Day, Aug. 15: Mother's Day, Sept. 15: Independence Day, Nov. 2: All Soul's Day, and Dec. 25: Christmas Day are their holidays! Amor de Costa Rica para una buena fiesta es contagiosa. Probar la comida, hacer amigos, aprender las tradiciones y en el espíritu con cualquier número de fiestas, desfile de caballos y carnavales que se celebra en todo el país!

Cloud Forest Reserve

Curi Cancha reserva, reserva biológica bosque nuboso de Monteverde y jardín de mariposas Monteverde son algunas de las muchas cosas interesantes que puedes hacer en Monteverde! The Curi Cancha Reserve tries to protect the natural resources of the planet by operating an economically and environmentally sustainable business. It preserves local forests and biodiversity, benefits people of the area, and provides the highest quality experience for the visitor! La reserva de Monteverde es uno de los mejores lugares para ver el quetzal que migra a las porciones más bajas del parque durante la temporada de apareamiento . Some of the best bird-watching can be done inside and outside the reserve! At the Butterfly Garden, up to 30 species of butterflies in 4 different habitats, over 20 species of live insects and arachnids in the nature center, an active leaf-cutter ant colony and the best guides in the business, they truly have something for everyone!

Curi Cancha Reserve

Horseback Riding Tours, Zip-line & Aerial Adventure Parks, and Cafe Monteverde Coffee Tour are other popular attractions in Monteverde! Horseback Riding Costa Rica – Horse Trek Monteverde is the premium horseback riding tour provider in this part of Costa Rica and the a top attraction in Monteverde. With trips ranging from 2.5 hours all the way up to 8 days, they offer the widest variety of horse tours. Sky Trek es un sistema exclusivo de senderos, puentes colgantes y tirolinas que permite a los visitantes observar la selva desde una variedad de diferentes puntos de vista – desde arriba, abajo y dentro del dosel se. During the coffee tour, participants will learn about the history, cultivation, and operation of a functioning coffee 'beneficio'. Los visitantes tendrán la oportunidad de tomar café y tomar parte en los diferentes pasos involucrados en la producción de café . At the end of the tour coffee and souvenirs are available from the gift shop!

For the Curi Cancha Reserve, Adults $54 per person, Students up to 12 years old: $49, Children 6 and under: $6. For the Cloud Forest, Children ages 6 and under are free and the entrance fee is included in the cost of the tour! For the Butterfly Garden, $9 adults, $7 students, $3 children under 13. For a 2.5 hour horseback-ride, it is $49 and for a 4 hour horseback-ride, it is $65. For the Zip-line, prices start at $80 per person! Lastly, for the Coffee Tour prices range from $10-$30.

Credits:

Created with images by krossbow - "Poco a Poco view" • CzechBar - "Monteverde Cloud Forest" • Dave Lonsdale - "From the top of the viewing tower" • falco - "eat food restaurand" • regan76 - "Casado (#0484)" • thombo2 - "Independence Day in Costa Rica - Flag March 1" • S.B.Guia - "The Cloudforest" • krossbow - "Cloud Forest" • tommy.chheng - "Costa Rica"

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