Videos: Costa Rica animals, food, money, and plants

A mere 0.1% of Earth’s landmass, Costa Rica harbors 5% of Earth’s biodiversity. Environmental protection is Costa Rica’s middle name. Ecotourism rewards Ticos (Costa Ricans) with jobs and commerce. Other countries take note: caring for Mother Nature pays off in $mucho$ $dinero$.

25% of its land is nationally protected. Compare that to the developing world’s average of 13% and the developed world’s average of 8%. Each Costa Rican drains the Earth a third less than each North American does.

Crops include coffee and sugar cane.

Tap or hover over photos for captions and to enlarge them.

What do you think about when you think of butterflies?

Learn more about Costa Rica here and here.

53 thoughts on “Videos: Costa Rica animals, food, money, and plants

  1. myrashoppz January 25, 2018 / 12:20 am

    Beautiful pic especially Sugarcane as I love drinking sugar cane juice :).
    Great work of nature collections you have, looking forward for more

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  2. mariewilliams53 August 4, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    How did I miss this?! Beautiful photos da-AL and such an informative post. Interesting to see that article on Jamaican corn meal porridge – have you tried it?:)

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    • da-AL August 4, 2017 / 4:15 pm

      Jamaican corn meal porridge article? where? however, found one on food.com – Jamaican polenta haha 🙂

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      • mariewilliams53 August 5, 2017 / 1:15 am

        I see what happened – if you hover over the blue butterfly and click on it, you-tube comes up and then there’s a series of videos which includes the porridge article. Of course when I looked today, it wasn’t there!! But I know I’m not going mad because I saved it in favourites last night and it’s there – phew!! :)) To further confuse things – it was the video of ‘healing your inner child’ that I was interested in saving, not so much the porridge article …:)

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        • da-AL August 8, 2017 / 2:46 pm

          ah, yes – they do that to content builders to entice us to pay money for more control. thx for sharing as good to be aware of how others receive post 🙂

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  3. grevisangel73 June 17, 2017 / 12:45 am

    We could learn a lesson from Costa Rica. What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Hemangini June 14, 2017 / 7:46 am

    What a beautiful place. Love the butterfly video, it seems so majestic, cute being. How are you doing, where are you going in June?

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    • da-AL June 14, 2017 / 10:06 am

      Here June is almost over & I have no plans – how about you, Hemangini?

      Like

  5. M. Talmage Moorehead May 23, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    I had no idea that chocolate comes from a bean that looks like that! Man, I need to get out more. 🙂

    Thanks for these beautiful pictures and videos. I love the hummingbird.

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  6. Eric Johnson May 3, 2017 / 9:34 am

    I visited CR almost 30 years ago, watching the sea turtles lay their eggs was fantastic.

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    • da-AL May 3, 2017 / 10:39 am

      wow! unfortunately it wasn’t the right season when I visited. nevertheless, anytime is great time to visit CR 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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