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Beach Pictures: Playas del Coco
Playas del Cocos, whose main beach (shown in this picture) is more brown than white, is a party town, a surfing town, a fishing town. It is in Guanacaste, where scuba diving is great. From the Liberia International Airport, you can get to the town in less than 30 minutes. Many hotels offer shuttle service, and taxis are plentiful.
Cocos means coconuts, of course,...
Rain Forest Pictures of Costa Rica
Costa Rica rainforest pictures -- all our Costa Rica rain forest pictures are unique, exclusive photos of each type of rainforest: evergreen, tropical dry Pacific, tropical moist and cloud forest.
Rainforests are found throughout the country, but Corcovado Peninsula and the Atlantic Coast are home to the most extensive ones.
In Corcovado, you'll witness wildlife...
Beach Pictures from Costa Rica
These beach pictures are from Playas Coco, Jaco Beach and Flamingo, Costa Rica. More beach pictures are on the way, so bookmark this page and visit again before you head south for a tropical vacation.
Playa Coco Beach Pictures
The main beach in Playa del Coco is directly in front of the town. If you are staying in town, it will never be more than a ten minute stroll away. Artisans offer their wares from tables and stands along the street that goes to the beach.
Fishing boats work from this area, because Coco does not have a marina. (This means riding out to your boat in a small panga...
Costa Rica Waterfalls
This is a close-up view of the waterfalls seen in the first picture on the previous page.
These falls are found along a rainforest trail that is most easily and safely reached with a licensed guide.
They are best approached from below, not from above, as the cliffs and hillsides can be precarious, particularly if it has been raining a lot, which makes them...
Costa Rica Canopy Trees
Sometimes you can't see the rainforest for the trees, especially on a zipline canopy tour such as Dream Forest near the Rio Savegre. Or in a typical forest that might contain over 80 species of trees in less than three acres.
A casual stroll along a shaded path is the way to discover more about the trees that make up the forests here.
Trees such as the one in...
Pictures from Costa Rica
"More pictures of Costa Rica" is the most popular request we get in your E-mails, so the picture section is being expanded. Pictures of Costa Rica rain forests, beaches, waterfalls, volcanoes, cities and salt water fish may be accessed by pouncing your mouse upon any of the captions below. If you have any you'd like to share with the world, write to E-mail.
Costa Rican Rainforest Plants
The rainforest plants of Costa Rica come in every hue of green, from deep emerald to chartreuse. During even a brief stroll along a narrow path through the rainforest, you can spy nearly every one of them.
The star plant seen in this photograph is unrelated to the star plants of the North American deserts. Those are actually a type of cacti or succulent whose...
Rainforest Trees of Costa Rica
This photo shows the "shrub layer" of the rainforest floor. It extends to about twenty feet up. On this level of the rainforest dwell a wide mix of mammals, amphibians and reptiles.
From deadly venomous snakes to the entertaining raccoon, there is potentially something hiding behind every bush and giant fern. That explains why proper footgear is important when...
Tropical Trees of Costa Rica
Soaring high over the Talamanca rain forest on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, these trees are a good example of tropical trees. The canopy level of the rainforest begins at about one hundred feet.
Above that is the over canopy. Here live many various types of creatures, from frogs and birds to the elusive two-toed sloth and its arch enemy, the hawk. And...
Rain Forest Pictures from Costa Rica
Except for the first one, these rain forest pictures are from our friends http://www.1-costaricalink.com are from the Talamanca is a region on the Caribbean side. If you are planning to experience the exotic wonders of the many tropical plants and trees and flowers in the wild, a guided eco tour or nature hike is highly recommended.
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Costa Rica Rain Forest Plants
Near Arenal Volcano, the forest on each side of this nature trail is as close to true jungle as it gets in Costa Rica. (Jungle vegetation is more dense than in a heavily shaded rain forest.) Even so, the dazzling variety of tropical plants in this area will astound even the most ardent Eco tourist.
Gargantuan leaves like those seen in the picture are...
Waterfalls at La Fortuna, Costa Rica
La Fortuna is home to the most impressive set of waterfalls in the Arenal Volcano area. (The towns's name, "fortune," refers to the fact that is on the safest side of the volcano. Even so, you can get a great view of the volcano erupting at night.
Located south of town, these falls are the perfect location for an afternoon picnic. Or to go swimming beneath the...
Costa Rica Waterfalls Pictures
These pictures of Costa Rica waterfalls were taken at La Fortuna, around the vicinity of Volcan Arenal and at the Tabacon Springs Resort.
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