Costa Rica a Land for all Seasons by Donald Bates-Brands

Costa Rica a Land for all Seasons

byDonald Bates-Brands

Kobo ebook | January 3, 2013

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After 30 years of marriage and suffering from the empty nest syndrome, my wife and I decided it was time to do something different. Not only were we interested in escaping winter to sandy beaches and tropical rain forests, we wanted to learn and experience a very different world from that which we had known while raising kids. We decided to go to Costa Rica.

Our first trip to Costa Rica was in January of 2009. Not being familiar with the country, we took the advice of travel agents and planned our trip for the dry season. We had a really terrific time, but when planning a return trip we were wondering what it would be like during the rainy or green season. Both trips were very enjoyable and even educational.

First we knew that it would be considerably cheaper during the rainy season. Doing a little bit of research divulged that the rains, while a heavy and daily event, were also reasonably predictable. Much of the day would still be sunny and we wondered if we might see the country in a different light during these rains.

This e-Book is not a complete treatise on the entire country. Rather it is a detailed description of one couples experience on two different trips. Both trips were to the same general area of Quepos-Manuel Antonio. Our first trip also took in the Arenal - La Fortuna area.

This is a small country with a lot to say to the rest of the world. They are moving forward and improving their infrastructure at a steady rate. Having abolished their military and not being burdened with this expense has greatly facilitated this progress. There is a lot of work still to do, but my wife and I noticed considerable forward progress between 2009 and 2012 in the areas of education, telecommunications and roads.

The literacy rate is very high and as a group Costa Ricans, are a highly educated people. They are very proud of their country and aware of the world beyond Costa Rica. This pride and awareness tends to manifest itself in a very positive way toward the tourism industry. Having some command of Spanish, I was able to interact with these people and found their story very interesting.

Title:Costa Rica a Land for all SeasonsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 3, 2013Publisher:Donald Bates-BrandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1301141798

ISBN - 13:9781301141791

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