Costa Rica animals, food, money, and plants. Some videos too by da-AL

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.

52 thoughts on “Costa Rica animals, food, money, and plants. Some videos too by da-AL

  1. Super place, thanks for your photos and interesting post, Daal. That sloth looks like something alien from outer space. Love the butterflies. What do I think of them? Strength in fragility.

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  2. Actually visiting Costa Rica would be better of course, but this great post delivers plenty of useful information for anyone interested in this beautiful tropical country. It is packed with awesome photos
    and videos that inform as well as entertain. Thanks so much Da aL

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  3. What a beautiful country. I’ve heard from other friends as well how beautiful it is, how much they loved the visit, the people, the sights, the food, and the overall ambiance of a country at one with itself. Your photos are gorgeous, Daal. Did you go recently?

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    • yes – for a couple weeks this Feb – its a great place for all ages, all types of travelers – bird watchers to adventurers, kids to seniors. everyone speaks english there, too

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  4. Costa Rica looks like a gorgeous place. I’m so glad they’re protecting so many of their land mass! Thanks for sharing all the information and the photos. And thanks for liking my comment on Simple Ula’s blog!

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      • 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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