About Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is approximately the size of West Virginia - about 20,000 square miles.  Despite the small size, Costa Rica offers an incredible diversity of landscapes; from huge volcanoes rising from the jungle floor to sweeping white beaches, all terrain is a sight to behold. One very appealing part of Costa Rica for North American travelers is the relatively close proximity of the country and ease of access.  While travel in Europe is on the decline, travel to this small Central American country is most definitely on the rise.  Numerous new vacationers are being introduced to the unending beauty of this tropical paradise.

Wildlife

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The Costa Rican government recognizes that the land (and creatures that inhabit it) is the country's most precious asset.  27% of the land in Costa Rica is environmentally protected.  As a result, the already huge abundance of wildlife continues to flourish.  Here you will find 850 species of birds and more species of butterflies than the entire continent of Africa!  Monkeys, jaguars, sloth, and numerous types of snakes (including gigantic boa constrictors) can be seen here.  The brilliantly colored coastal waters are also teeming with aquatic life of all varieties, making scuba diving and snorkeling especially rewarding.  Perhaps even more amazing is the stunning array of vegetation and foliage that grows here.  All types of flowers bloom freely throughout the country - the orchids and bromeliads in particular will dazzle the senses.

About Playa del Coco

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The little town of Playa del Coco, located about two miles from the villa, is both eclectic and charming.  It serves as a meeting place for fishermen, surfers, divers, and partygoers in the Guanacaste region.  A strip of shops, bars, and restaurants can be found lining  the main thoroughfare which leads to beach.s you can see, if you don't plan on venturing far from the villa - pack light!  If you plan on visiting the cloud forests and lush jungle regions you are encouraged to pack layered clothing including something to keep you dry in the event of rain.

The months of June, July, and August are commonly referred to as the Winter months, while November, December, and January represent the Summer.  This distinction is almost unnecessary, as the climate is very stable year round.  One note:  the months of September and October often times receive heavy afternoon downpours usually between 2 and 4 p.m. (you can almost set your watch to this).  However, most people enjoy the showers since they tend to cool things off a bit and the rains serve to enhance the lush vegetation.