By Bruce Conord, June Conord
Written by means of the authors of our award-winning Yucatán experience advisor, this e-book bargains finished assurance of Costa Rica and its humans. commute to the most important nationwide parks and preserves hike in rain forests. discover the island’s vivid background, tradition and natural world. Firsthand recommendation on go back and forth within the country’s a variety of environments – mountain, jungle, seashore, urban. Plant and animal existence, archeology, historical past, sights off and on the usual vacationer direction.
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W Fantastic Fishing El pez muere por la boca. ) ~ Spanish proverb osta Rica’s rich waters boast giant marlin, super sailfish, vigorous tarpon, record-class snook and more than a dozen hard-hitting freshwater species. On the Pacific, it is not uncommon to catch and release 30 sailfish and even a marlin or two – in just one day. Boat operators release C Fantastic Fishing n 21 THE FISH CALENDAR Here are some of the fish and their seasons, listed geographically. Keep in mind though, fish don’t use calendars.
Overall, Costa Rica’s climate is a very pleasant “tropical,” with an average temperature of 22°C (72°F). n Ecology To have arrived on this earth as the product of a biological accident, only to depart through human arrogance, would be the ultimate irony. ~ Richard Leakey, anthropologist Its reputation as an ecological paradise is what first drew us to visit Costa Rica – and it keeps us coming back. Costa Rica has been described as the “poster child” for ecological protection for Land Between the Oceans n Climate 46 n Environment the world, and with that label comes a great deal of responsibility – and public scrutiny.
Costa Rica boasts 25% of its land area dedicated as “wildlife protected,” and is rightfully proud of its remarkable national park system. Its conservation effort is important because of its unique position in the north-south corridor between the two larger American landmasses. A primary stop on the evolutionary highway, it has an incredible multiplicity of individual animal, plant, insect and bird species. 03% of the planet’s surface, but is the natural habitat for as much as 5-6% of the world’s bio-diversity.