Two volcanic Cordilleras or mountain chains, separated from one another by the central plateau of San Jose and Cartago, traverse the interior of Costa Rica, and form a single watershed, often precipitous on its Pacific slope, but descending more gradually towards the Atlantic, where there is a broad expanse of plain in the north-east.
Sir Michael Costa was the conductor 1846-1854, and from his acceptance of that high pitch the fork became known as Costa's, and its inception was attributed to him, though on insufficient grounds.
Negotiations were soon opened which quickly led to the resignation of Costa, and the return of the insurgents to their homes.
In 1462 de Sintra returned with another Portuguese captain, Sueiro da Costa, and penetrated as far as Cape Palmas and the Cavalla river.
Southern examples from Costa Rica and Veragua have the tail-coverts much narrower, and have been considered to form a distinct species, P. costaricensis.
In this position the outer margin of the wing is the costa, the inner the dorsum, and the hind-margin the termen.
The angle between the costa and termen is the apex.
Along the costa runs a costal nervure.
It is found also in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Cuba and Hayti, and in Panama with another species of Castilloa, and on the W.
The picture gallery is equally important in its way, affording a survey both of the earlier Bolognese paintings and of the works of the Bolognese eclectics of the 16th and 17th centuries, the Caracci, Guido Reni, Domenichino, Guercino, &c. The primitive masters are not of great excellence, but the works of the masters of the 15th century, especially those of Francesco Francia (1450-1517) and Lorenzo Costa of Ferrara (1460-1535), are of considerable merit.
Next year Sousa was succeeded by Duarte da Costa, who brought with him a reinforcement of Jesuits, at the head of whom was Luis de Gran, appointed, with Nobrega the chief of the first mission, joint provincial of Brazil.
The good intentions of the Jesuits were in part frustrated by the opposition of Costa the governor; and it was not until 1558, when Mem de Sa was sent out to supersede him, that their projects were allowed free scope.
Amongst these were Giovanni Costa, Robert Browning, James Knowles, George Mason and Sir Edward Poynter, then a youth, whom he allowed to work in his studio.
Leighton also painted a few portraits, including those of Signor Costa, the Italian landscape painter, Mr F.
Both foreand hindwings are usually present, both pairs being membranous, the hindwings small and not folded when at rest, each provided along the costa with a row of curved hooks which catch on to a fold along the dorsum of the adjacent fore-wing during flight.
stigma; co, costa.
Mention has already been made of the series of curved hooks along the costa of the hind-wing; by means of this arrangement the two wings of a side are firmly joined together during flight, which thus becomes particularly accurate.
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Interior of Costa Rica, Central America.
Necropolis of Santa Barbara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Costa Rica (El General), Central America.
A deal of study has been devoted to the cunning Tubal Cains, the surprising productions of whose handiwork have been recovered in the art provinces of Mexico and the Cordilleras, especially in Chiriqui, between Costa Rica and Colombia.
The former is found in Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama; the latter in Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
COSTA RICA, a republic of Central America, bounded on the N.
From Irazu (11,200), the culminating point of the range, both oceans and the whole of Costa Rica are visible; its altitude exceeds that of Aneto, the highest point in the Pyrenees, but so gradual is its acclivity that the summit can easily be reached by a man on horseback.
The more southerly of the two Costa Rican ranges, known as the Cordillera de Talamanca, rises south of the Gulf of Nicoya, and extends midway between the two oceans towards the south-east.
Issuing from the lake within Nicaraguan territory, the San Juan has a course of 95 m., mostly along the frontier, to the Colorado Mouth, which is its main outfall, and belongs wholly to Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is not differentiated from the neighbouring lands by any very, marked peculiarities of geological formation, or of plant and animal life.
Owing to the proximity of two oceans, and the varied configuration of the surface of Costa Rica, an area of a few square miles may exhibit the most striking extremes of climate; but, over the entire country, it is possible to distinguish three climatic zones - tropical, temperate and cold.
Rheumatism on the Atlantic seaboard, and malaria on both coasts, are the commonest forms of disease; but, as a whole, Costa Rica is one of the healthiest of tropical lands.
They are a quiet and inoffensive folk, who dwell in stockaded encampments, and preserve their ancestral language and customs. For an account of early Indian civilization in Costa Rica, see Central America: Archaeology.
The railways are owned partly by the state, partly by the Costa Rica railway company, which, in 1904, arranged to build several branch lines through the banana districts of the Atlantic littoral.
- The name "Costa Rica," meaning "rich coast," is well deserved; for, owing to the combination of ample sunshine and moisture with a wonderfully fertile soil, almost any kind of fruit or flower can be successfully cultivated; while the vast tracts of virgin forest, which remain along the Atlantic slopes, contain an abundance of cedar, mahogany, rosewood, rubber and ebony, with fustic and other precious dye-woods.
There are three important banks, the Anglo-Costa Rican Bank, with a capital of £120,000, the Bank of Costa Rica (£20o,000), and the Commercial Bank of Costa Rica (£10o,000), founded in 1905.
Costa Rica is governed under a constitution of 1870, which, however, only came into force in 1882, and has often been modified.
- The origin of the name Costa Rica (Spanish for "Rich Coast") has been much disputed.
It is often stated that the territories to which the name is now applied were first known as Nueva Cartago, while Costa Rica was used in a wider sense to designate the whole south-western coast of the Caribbean Sea, from the supposed mineral wealth of this region.
Then, in 1540, the name was restricted to an area approximately equal to that of modern Costa Rica.
With the rest of Central America, Costa Rica remained a.
On the 15th of September 1821 Costa Rica, with the other Central American provinces, revolted and joined the Mexican empire under the dynasty of Iturbide; but this subjection never became popular, and, on the establishment of a Mexican republic in 1823, hostilities broke out between the Conservatives, who desired to maintain the union, and the Liberals, who wished to set up an independent republic. The opposing factions met near the Ochomogo Pass; the republicans were victorious, and the seat of government was transferred from Cartago, the old capital, to San Jose, the Liberal headquarters.
From 1824 to 1839 Costa Rica joined the newly formed Republic of the United States of Central America; but the authority of the central government proved little more than nominal, and the Costa Ricans busied themselves with trade and abstained from politics.
Barrios, president of Guatemala, to restore federal unity to Central America failed in 1885, and had little influence on Costa Rican affairs.
The boundary question between Costa Rica and Nicaragua was referred to the arbitration of the president of the United States, who gave his award in 1888, confirming a treaty of 1858; further difficulties arising from the work of demarcation were settled by treaty in 1896.
The boundary between Costa Rica and Panama (then a province of Colombia) was fixed by the arbitration of the French president, who gave his award on the 15th of September 1900.
Niederlein, The Republic of Costa Rica (Philadelphia, 1898); R.
Villafranca, Costa Rica (New York, 1895); L.
Baron, Compendio geographico y estadistico de la Republica de Costa Rica (San Jose, 1894); H.
Pittier, Apuntaciones sobre el china y geographia de la Republica de Costa Rica (San Jose, 1890); P. Biolley, Costa Rica and her Future (Washington, 1889); M.
de Peralta, Costa Rica (London, 1873).
Schroeder, Costa Rica State Immigration (San Jose, 1894); Bulletins of the Bureau of American Republics (Washington); British Diplomatic and Consular Reports (London); U.S.A. Consular Reports (Washington); Reports of the Ministries (San Jose).
For the history of Costa Rica, see L.
Baron, Compendio de la historia de Costa Rica (San Jose, 18 94); F.
Barrantes, Elementos de historia de Costa Rica (San Jose, 1892); J.
Calvo, The Republic of Costa Rica (Chicago, 1890), gives a partisan account of local politics, trade and finance, authorized by the government.
Maluquer, Republica de Costa Rica (Madrid, 1890).
Lorenzo Costa was much associated with Francia in pictorial work.
The Chorotega race had its centre in Nicaragua (Pacific coast) and at one time extended thence as far as Guanacaste (Costa Rica); at another time it extended as far as Honduras (actual department of Choluteca) and into eastern Salvador as far as the state of Chiapas in Mexico, where the Chorotega penetrated amongst the Mixe.
Mexico also took part in establishing the permanent Central American Court of Arbitra-, tion, inaugurated on the 25th of May 1908 at Cartago, Costa' Rica, under the Washington treaties of December 1907, and showed readiness to associate herself with the Government of her great northern neighbour in preserving peace among the Central American States.
de Costa, Pre-Columbian Discovery of America by the Northmen (Albany, 1901); and Original Narratives of Early American History; The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, pp. 1 -66 (New York, 1906).
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GUATEMALA (sometimes incorrectly written Guatimala), a name now restricted to the republic of Guatemala and to its chief city, but formerly given to a captaincy-general of Spanish America, which included the fifteen provinces of Chiapas, Suchitepeques, Escuintla, Sonsonate, San Salvador, Vera Paz and Peten, Chiquimula, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Totonicapam, Quezaltenango, Sololá, Chimaltenango and Sacatepeques, - or, in other words, the whole of Central America (except Panama) and part of Mexico.
Honduras now joined with Salvador, and Nicaragua and Costa Rica with Guatemala.
President Zaldivar, of Salvador, had been his friend, but after the issue of the decree of union he entered into a defensive alliance with Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Ocos was captured by his lieutenant, General Castillo, and the revolution speedily became a war, in which Honduras, Costa Rica and Salvador were openly involved against Guatemala, while Nicaragua was hostile.
Near Arqua, on the banks of the small Lago della Costa, is the site of a prehistoric lake village, excavations in which have produced interesting results.
as a partner, shortly afterwards proceeding to South America on business connected with negotiations for the granting of oil concessions in Ecuador, Colombia and Costa Rica.
The third Pan-American Conference was held in the months of July and August 1906, and was attended by the United States, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Salvador and Uruguay.
For example between Costa Rica and Nicaragua by a treaty of the 15th of April 1858 the parties agreed that " on no account whatever, not even in case of war," should " any act of hostility be allowed between them in the port of San Juan del Norte nor on the river of that name nor on Lake Nicaragua " (art.
Costa Rica, May 18, 1909.
Costa Rica, January 13, 1909.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DE COSTA (1831-1904), American clergyman and historical writer, was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, on the 10th of July 1831.
ALAJUELA, the capital of the province of Alajuela, in Costa Rica, Central America, on the transcontinental railway, 15 m.
Alajuela is the centre of the Costa Rican sugar trade, and an important market for coffee.
The best Ferrarese masters of the 16th century of the Ferrara school were Lorenzo Costa (1460-1535), and Doss° Dossi (1479-1542), the most eminent of all, while Benvenuto Tisi (Garofalo, 1481-1559) is somewhat monotonous and insipid.
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In accordance with the treaty of 1858, which was confirmed in 1888 by the United States president, acting as arbitrator, and more fully defined in 1896, the boundary towards Costa Rica is drawn 2 m.
In the great lacustrine depression of Nicaragua is collected all the drainage from the eastern versant of the volcanic mountains, from the sheer western escarpment of the main cordillera, and from a large area of northern Costa Rica.
Towards the San Juan outlet its depth decreases to 6 or 8 ft., owing to the vast accumulation of the silt washed down into the lake by its principal Costa Rican affluent, the Rio Frio.
While it lasted Nicaragua was the scene of continual bloodshed, caused partly by its attempts to secede from the confederacy, partly by its wars with Costa Rica for the possession of the disputed territory of Guanacaste between the great lake and the Gulf of Nicoya, partly also by the bitter rivalries of the cities of Leon and Granada, respective headquarters of the Liberal and Conservative parties.
He was succeeded in 1883 by Dr Cardenas, during whose presidency the attempt of General Barrios to unite the five Central American states was a cause of war between Guatemala and Honduras on one side, and Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica on the other.
Cardenas had taken command of the united Nicaraguan and Costa Rican army when Barrios died, and on the 1 rth of April 1885 a treaty of peace was signed.
Under Carazo i s administration the boundary question between Nicaragua and Costa Rica had been settled by arbitration, the president of the United States acting as arbitrator.
SQUIRREL MONKEY, the English name of a small goldenhaired South American monkey, commonly known as Chrysothrix sciurea, and also applied to the two other members of the same genus, whose collective range extends from Costa Rica to Bolivia and Brazil.
Costa, who named the genus Branchiostoma, and it has since been dealt with by many writers.
Branchiostoma Costa, having paired sexual organs (gonadic pouches); 2.
1858), who achieved a great success with Costa Berlings Saga in 1891-5892.
tuberosum is, according to Mr Baker, a native not only of the Andes of Chile but also of those of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia, also of the mountains of Costa Rica, Mexico and the south-western United States.
In 1839 a moderate ministry took office, with Antonio Bermudo da Costa Cabral as its real, though not its ostensible, head.
A pronunciamento by Costa Cabral led to the restoration of the charter on the Toth of February 1842, and a Cabral government was formed under the nominal leadership of Terceira.
Costa Cabral, who became count of Thomar in 1845, ruled despotically, despite many insurrections, until May 1846, when a coalition of Miguelites, Septembrists and Chartist malcontents drove him into exile.
The art of letter-writing had cultivators in Abbade Costa, Ribeiro Sanches, physician of Catherine II.
Gama Barros and Costa Lobo followed closely in the footsteps of Herculano, the first by a Historia da Administragao publica em Portugal nos Seculos XII.
Among general critical studies are Costa e Silva's Ensaio biographico-critico and the masterly work of Menendez y Pelayo, Historia de las ideas estaticas Espana.
De Costa, Sketches of the Coast of Maine and Isle of Shoals (New York, 1869); H.
The boundary with Costa Rica was settled in 1900 by an award of the President of France, but the secession of Panama in 1903 gave Colombia another unsettled line on the north-west.
Provision was made in 1880 for a settlement of the boundary dispute with Costa Rica, and in July of that year the federal Congress authorized the formation of a naval squadron.
The chief foreign treaties entered into by Colombia in the last quarter of the 19th century were: - (1) A treaty with Great Britain, signed on the 27th of October 1888, for the extradition of criminals; (2) a treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation with Italy, signed on the 27th of October 1892; (3) two protocols with Italy, signed respectively on the 24th of May and on the 25th of August 1886, in connexion with the affair of the Italian subject Cerruti; (4) a consular convention with Holland, signed on the 10th of July 1881; (5) a treaty of peace and friendship with Spain, signed on the 30th of January 1881; (6) a convention with Spain for the reciprocal protection of intellectual property; (7) a concordat with the Vatican, signed on the 31st of December 1887; (8) an agreement with the Vatican, signed on the 10th of August 1892, in connexion with ecclesiastical jurisdiction; (9) an agreement with the republic of San Salvador, signed on the 24th of December 1880, in regard to the despatch of a delegate to an international congress; (to) a treaty of peace, friendship and commerce with Germany, signed on the 23rd of July 1892; (t1) a treaty with the republic of Costa Rica, signed in 1880, for the delimitation of the boundary; (12) the postal convention, signed at Washington, on the 4th of July 1891; (13) a convention with Great Britain, signed on the 31st of July 1896, in connexion with the claim of Messrs Punchard, M`Taggart, Lowther & Co.; (t4) a treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation with Peru, signed on the 6th of August 1898; (15) an extradition treaty with Peru, signed on the 6th of August 1898; (16) a treaty of peace, friendship and defensive alliance with Venezuela, signed on the 21st of November 1896, and on the same date a treaty regulating the frontier commerce.
by Costa Rica.
Almirante Bay, near the Costa Rican boundary, is 2-13 m.
The only regular ranges in Panama are in the extreme western part where the Costa Rica divide continues into Panama, and, immediately south of this and parallel to it, the Cordillera of San Blas, or Sierra de Chiriqui, where the highest peaks are Chiriqui (11,265 ft.) and, on the Costa Rican boundary, Pico Blanco (11,740 ft.) and Rovalo (7020 ft.) there are two passes, 3600 and 4000 ft.
There is little agriculture, though the soil is rich and fertile; bananas (occupying about one-half the area under cultivation and grown especially in the north-west), coffee (also grown especially on the Costa Rican border in Chiriqui province), cacao (growing wild in Bocas del Toro province), tobacco, and cereals are the largest crops.
east of the Costa Rican boundary, with a trade in cattle; Los Santos (pop. about 7200), the capital of Los Santos province; Santiago de Veragua (pop. about 7000), 300 ft.
Columbus in 1502 coasted along from Almirante Bay to Porto Bello Bay, where he planted a colony (Nombre de Dios) in November; the Indians destroyed it almost immediately; it was re-established in 1510, by Diego de Nicuessa, governor of the newly established province of Castilla del Oro, which included what is now Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.
In 1905 a treaty was made with Costa Rica for the demarcation of the boundary line between the two countries.
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Fernndez Ferraz, Nahuatlismos de Costa Rica (San Jos, 1892) and C. Gagini, D/ccionario de barbarismos de Costa Rica (San Jos, 1893); A.
The Andean range is composed of two great principal chains with a deep intermediate depression, in which, and at the sides of the great chains, arise other chains of minor importance, the chief of which is that called the Cordillera de la Costa of Chile.
The Cordillera de la Costa begins near Cape Horn, which is composed principally of crystalline rocks, and its heights are inconsiderable when compared with those of the trueCordillera of the Andes.
Gneiss is seldom met with, but there are crystalline rocks, belonging chiefly to the pre-Cordillera of the eastern and to the Cordillera de la Costa on the western side.
While in the west of the Andes, from the latitude of Aconcagua, the central valley of Chile runs without any notable interruption to the south end of the continent, a valley which almost disappears to the north, leaving only some rare inflexions which are considered by Chilean geographers and geologists to be a continuation of the same valley; to the east in Argentina a longitudinal valley, perfectly characterized, runs along the eastern foot of the Cordillera, separating this from the preCordillera, which is parallel to the Cordillera de la Costa of Chile.
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Within a minute of leaving the tourist tat of Roses on the Costa Brava behind you, you hit new terrain.
Ca Na Costa This is a stone circle which is believed to be a megalithic tomb dating back to 1600 BC.
The Rainforest Tram The Rainforest Tram is an aerial tramway in the Costa Rican rainforest.
troglodyte villages in the Costa Almeria.
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Public opinion had been outraged by the immunity with which the governors of certain provinces, and more particularly Dr Julio Costa, the governor of the province of Buenos Aires, had been allowed to maintain local forces, by the aid of which they exacted the payment of illegal taxes and exercised other acts of injustice and oppression.
The foreign policy of the administration at first seemed likely to emphasize independence of action, in contradistinction to that of President Wilson; the threatened war between Panama and Costa Rica was prevented by a sharp note from Secretary Hughes; the claims of the Japanese to a mandate over Yap were stoutly denied; the administration refused to follow Great Britain in resuming trade relations with Soviet Russia.
Church, in the paper cited below, derives it from Costa de Oreja," Earring Coast," in allusion to the earrings worn by the Indians and remarked by their conquerors.
Church's "Costa Rica," a very valuable paper in vol.
Seler, in "Der Grenzstreit zwischen den Republiken Costa Rica and Colombia," in Petermann's Mittheilungen, vol.
GUATEMALA (sometimes incorrectly written Guatimala), a name now restricted to the republic of Guatemala and to its chief city, but formerly given to a captaincy-general of Spanish America, which included the fifteen provinces of Chiapas, Suchitepeques, Escuintla, Sonsonate, San Salvador, Vera Paz and Peten, Chiquimula, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Totonicapam, Quezaltenango, SololÃ¡, Chimaltenango and Sacatepeques, - or, in other words, the whole of Central America (except Panama) and part of Mexico.
The best Ferrarese masters of the 16th century of the Ferrara school were Lorenzo Costa (1460-1535), and DossÃ‚° Dossi (1479-1542), the most eminent of all, while Benvenuto Tisi (Garofalo, 1481-1559) is somewhat monotonous and insipid.
The ill-fated Vieira de Castro excited the greatest admiration by his impassioned speeches in the Chamber of Deputies during the 'sixties; the nearest modern counterpart to these distinguished men is the orator Antonio Candido Ribeiro da Costa.
Costa rejoiced to see the remarkable change in her daughter.
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It is located in the Sotogrande residential area, at the westernmost end of the Costa del Sol.
Much of the deforestation currently taking place in countries such as Costa Rica and Brazil is for increasing grazing space for cattle.
Alternately, apply Dipdown as your base eyeliner, then use a kohl pencil in similar shade (like Costa Riche) to create the smudged, smoke look.
When she got married in Costa Rica, Pink chose a vintage style dress with plenty of ruffled layers, a bold black sash, and a low-cut halter bustier.
Finding a wedding planner in Costa Rica is one of the best ways to make planning your destination wedding easy.
A lot is involved in coordinating the wedding ceremony and reception from another country, so Americans getting married in Costa Rica will find that a wedding planner is the perfect solution to any dilemma that may arise.
One of the first things that many couples fret about once they choose to get married in Costa Rica is what needs to be done to make the nuptials legal in the United States.
Getting everything squared away in Costa Rica can be intimidating for couples who are not from Costa Rica, so having a bridal consultant help walk them through the steps is a great plan.
Be sure to check with U.S. and state requirements for making the legal Costa Rica wedding also legal in your state.
A Costa Rica wedding planner can assist you in getting everything in order for the big day.
Get ideas for a location from the LoveToKnow Travel articles The Best Places to Go to in Costa Rica and Costa Rica Unusual Places to Stay.
Once you have a destination and date in mind, start contacting some Costa Rica wedding planners in that particular area.
This person is going to be the one recommending photographers, caterers and other wedding vendors, so having someone whose style and taste is similar to your own is essential for finding someone who can plan your perfect Costa Rica wedding.
Some couples may prefer to find a wedding planner in Costa Rica that is associated with a resort or hotel, to make things simple for planning.
Hiring a wedding planner is well worth the money if you want to get married in Costa Rica.
Planning a destination wedding is stressful, and wedding planners in Costa Rica will know the best locations and vendors to give you the wedding of your dreams.
They were married the following year in Costa Rica, celebrating their union with close friends, family and, no surprise here, matching "Tru Luv" tattoos on their wrists.
Mel Gibson and Britney Spears left the United States for Costa Rica on a getaway of sobriety.
It seems talk turned into action as Brit, dad Jamie, Mel and his wife Robin flew south via private jet to the Latin American country of Costa Rica.
This Costa Rican trip is not the first time Gibson and Spears have hooked up.
Although no date has been set, the two plan on exchanging vows sometime in 2009 in Costa Rica.
Unfortunately for him, a judge denied his request to travel to Costa Rica where I'm a Celebrity will be filmed because Blago is currently awaiting trial.
More immediately, NBC's I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here is slated to air in June, and will film on location in Costa Rica.
A source said that Heidi was admitted to a Costa Rican hospital with a possible stomach infection, which was not considered serious.
Not that they've been trying to keep it much of a secret - he did accompany her on a trip to Costa Rica and then went home with her to Louisiana.
Costa Maya: Slightly south of Cozumel on the mainland, Costa Maya offers a rich history of Mayan ruins and other cultural excursions for cruisers, including world renowned snorkeling and scuba diving.
More exotic itineraries may also include Costa Rica, Panama, or different Mexican ports along the Yucatan Peninsula.
Costa Mediterranean Cruises, officially Costa Cruises, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carnival Cruise Corporation.
Like Carnival's many other divisions, such as Holland America Line and Seabourn Cruise Line, Costa is run independently and has its own flavor and style -- Italian style.
Costa Mediterranean Cruises has eleven ships, ranging from sparkling newly constructed megaships to refitted, yet comfortable ships acquired from other cruise lines.
Another common denominator on all of the ships is Costa's theme of "Cruising Italian Style."
Costa Cruises sails throughout the Caribbean and throughout Europe.
Other Costa Cruises itineraries include South American sailings, such as the CostaVictoria's cruise along the Brazilian coastline.
Costa Cruises ships are geared towards a young, active crowd.
Most Costa Cruise ships have teak wooden built-in furniture throughout the passenger cabins.
Dining on Costa Cruises follows the traditional two-seating system, with casual options also offered for breakfast and lunch.
Costa Cruises offers an organized children's program on all of their ships for kids from 2 to 19, in four age-group categories.
The only regular United States departure port is Miami, though the ships rotate among popular Caribbean embarkation ports such as Costa Rica, Tortola, and Grenada.
Adventure cruises specialize in introducing travelers to the intimate flora, fauna, and culture of a region, and none are more detailed and exotic than Costa Rica adventure travel river cruises.
Costa Rica is a tiny nation in Central America - with only one tenth of one percent of the world's landmass (19,700 square miles), it is smaller than the state of West Virginia.
Visitors to Costa Rica will find more than 800 bird species, 2,000 unique types of butterflies, 10,000 different plant species (including more than 1,000 species of orchid), 150 different amphibians, and 220 reptile species.
There are several major river systems spanning this tiny country and offering visitors unparalleled opportunities to experience Costa Rican wildlife.
Costa Rica adventure travel river cruises are unlike traditional river cruises, however.
Costa Rica, on the other hand, prides itself on its natural wonders and scrupulously protects its wildlife, making standard cruises impossible.
Costa Rica adventure travel river cruises are far more than simple journeys down placid waterways.
Costa Rica adventure travel river cruises are clearly not for casual travelers, and to fully enjoy the wondrous sites of this country guests must be properly prepared.
While Costa Rica's wet season is only from May through November, it can rain at any time in this tropical climate and guests need to be prepared for different situations.
While on the river cruise, staying properly hydrated is essential, as is eating nutritious meals - the perfect opportunity to sample authentic Costa Rican cuisine and learn even more about this intriguing nation.
Costa Rica adventure travel river cruises are fabulous ways to experience the immense diversity of wildlife this tiny nation has to offer.
Costa Rica depends heavily on tourism and takes many precautions to protect its natural beauty.
If your holiday plans include Costa Rica travel, cruise vacation itineraries offer a great value for your money.
Whether it's an extravagant luxury cruise or an excitement-packed, one-day getaway, you will find a Costa Rican cruise that will deliver what you want.
Go horseback riding on a picturesque beach, trek steamy rainforest trails, visit rare bird sanctuaries or go snorkeling in the warm tropical waters off the Costa Rican coast.
When you book this cruise, you will have the choice of two tour destinations: the private reserve of Punta Coral or the sandy beaches of Costa Rica's famous Tortuga Island.
Other one-day Costa Rica travel cruise vacations leave from Puntarenas every day.
The Costa Rican coast is one of the most idyllic and diverse vacation spots in the world.
Whether you want a mainstream voyage aboard a popular cruise line or a more intimate experience from a smaller, local line, you can find the perfect Costa Rica travel cruise vacation to fit your relaxation and exploration plans.
The world's largest cruise line is Carnival Cruise Line, which owns sister companies, Costa, Cunard, Holland America, Princess, P&O, Seabourne and Windstar.
The sailing include stops in San Diego, Acapulco, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, Aruba and Key West before arriving in Tampa, Florida.
Many Panama Canal cruises also make stops in the Western Caribbean, and the Costa Rican ports of Limon and Puntarenas.
The 14-night sailing departs San Jose, California, on December 13th and cruises to Costa Rica and Panama.
A family farm in Costa Rica, Café Cristina knows that a healthy planet produces great coffee.
I founded the company with Stephen Brooks when we were living on a permaculture farm and educational sustainability center in the rainforest of Costa Rica.
Meet Geisha girls and Sumo wrestlers as you accompany Stanley on a tour of Tokyo's Cherry Blossom Festival and Imperial Palace; join him as he goes rafting in Brazil or flies down a zip line over the jungles of Costa Rica.
In fact, retirement destinations such as Thailand, Mexico, and Costa Rica are home to many retired Americans.
The lenses use Costa Del Mar's "Exclusive Colorific Polarization System" in order to ensure the absolute best clarity they can offer via glare reduction.
To find a Costa Del Mar dealer near you so that you can try on the styles in person, check their Dealer Locator.
You may also want to visit the online store, especially if you're familiar with the Costa Del Mar fit.
With the slick silver toned Costa Del Mar insignia and the many lens colors, from sunrise yellow to turquoise mirrors, these are a great looking and popular style.
Although costs vary depending on the lens type and model, price range for most Costa del Mar eyewear ranges from one hundred to two hundred dollars.
Besides their stylish eyewear for both men and women, Costa del Mar offers superior sunglass technology.
Three factors allow Costa del Mar to stand out: technology, a perfect fit, and savvy lenses.
A lot of sunglass brands claim to offer that "perfect fit", but only Costa del Mar does this in four ways.
The lenses on all of Costa del Mars looks vary for specific functions.
What you'll especially like about Shopzilla is that they offer a healthy variety of looks from various Costa del Mar collections (as opposed to just selling shades from one collection).
Eye Save: Eye Save also has a healthy collection of looks, but unlike Shopzilla, whose focus is mostly on the "sporty" end of the fashion spectrum, this site seems to favor a more "high-end" Costa look.
Costa Del Mar also offers several collections to suit your sense of style and your level of comfort.
Costa Del Mar glasses offer a distinctive style, with all of the protection that you need as a golfer.
While the dome is one large tropical bubble, each level represents a different rainforest area, including Borneo, Costa Rica, Madagascar, and the Amazon.
This photograph was apparently taken in Costa Rica, while Britney was vacationing with Mel Gibson.
Photo 3: This is another photo taken in Costa Rica, but this time Britney is sporting a bold swimsuit that's a graphic mixture of green, red, yellow and blue.
As a mother of two children in a stunning country like Costa Rica where the flora and fauna are so dense, I felt inspired and decided, with the support of my husband, to get involved in designing and creating a swimsuit line.
It was not only the line that I wanted to come up with, but a more modern way to represent Costa Rica.
This organization began in Costa Rica when she was only nine years old.
Costa Amor tells the story of expatriate Dave and his love for Carmen, a Spanish beauty with a really mean boyfriend called Manuel.
What sets Costa Amor apart from other soap operas and telenovelas is that it 'airs' on the BBC website.
Costa Amor is similar to the line of popular children's books from the mid-1980s called Choose Your Own Adventure.
Costa Amor is an online format soap opera linked to the Spanish language section of the BBC website.
The online soap opera Costa Amor serves a similar purpose for native English speakers considering holidays abroad in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries.
Costa Amor is simply one example of a fun and interesting trend in entertainment.
Costa Rica - Picture yourself relaxing in a hot spring at the foot of a volcano or exploring the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica.
When it comes to discount air travel, Costa Rica is serviced by several airlines.
Trip Advisor provides you with complete information not only about the airlines that you can use to get to Costa Rica, but also the discounts that are currently being offered by these airlines.
This online resource provides more than a thousand pages of information on Costa Rica, including discount air travel, Costa Rica car rentals, hotels and resorts.
Orbit Travel Costa Rica offers air travel plans at prices as low as $400.
The Costa Rica Travel Store is also makes arrangements for private charter flights for individuals, families and groups.
Once you are in Costa Rica, there are a number of domestic airlines that can get you directly from one destination to the next, saving you time and hassle of transfers and overland travel.
The two main airlines are Nature Air and Sansa, both of which are based in San Jose, the Costa Rican capital.
As you make your travel arrangements to vacation in Costa Rica, keep in mind that Mondays and weekends are the busiest days to travel and these flights are the most expensive.
Costa Rica is a great place for white sand beaches, but you may enjoy the culture more so.
Now they have expanded to Europe, Costa Rica, and even have ski packages for those who like the slopes more than the sun.
Waterfall Villas - For an exotic getaway, try this center in Costa Rica.
Brenda Costa - Brazilian model Brenda Costa is hearing impaired, but she doesn't let that stop her from beautifully modeling Chantelle lingerie.
The most recent U.S. series, which premiered on June 1, 2009, takes place in Costa Rica.
Gerrhonotus, 8 species, in mountainous countries, from British Columbia to Costa Rica; like Diploglossus s.
The investigations made by Dr Walter Lehmann in Central America (1907-1909), prove that these Mexican elements were extended through Guatemala, Salvador, a small part of Nicaragua (the territory of the Nicaraos) and on several places in the peninsula of Nicoya (Costa Rica) amongst the autochthonous Chorotega or Mangue.
It is significant that Mayan civilization cannot be traced in any other part of Nicaragua or Costa Rica.
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