The unusual 500-year history behind the name of Veragua Rainforest

Before Costa Rica became known as “Costa Rica”, it was once part of the territory of Veragua in the mysterious lands across the sea claimed by the Spanish. Find out the prodigious 512-year history behind the name of Veragua Rainforest. In September 1502, the small storm-battered ship of Christopher Columbus and his crew anchored in a small bay off what is now the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. Columbus was on his fourth voyage to the Americas (May 9, 1502...

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13 awesome facts about frogs

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One of the best night walk tours in Costa Rica at Veragua Rainforest!

It’s been said that you haven’t really seen the rainforest until you’ve seen it at night. Discover one of the best rainforest night walk tours ever at Veragua Rainforest adventure park in Costa Rica. The jungle is a noisy place at night. All of those chirps, croaks, tinkling sounds, and booms, somehow seem a lot louder and a little scarier when you can’t see what’s making them. Most people only visit the rainforest in Costa Rica by day. But they...

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New species of endemic passionflower of the Talamanca Mountain Range, described by a native naturalist / Nueva especie de Pasiflora endémica de la Cordillera de Talamanca, descrita por un naturalista nativo

By/por – José Andrés Salazar-Zúñiga (Site Biologist/Biólogo de sitio) New species of endemic Passionflower of the Talamanca Mountain Range (Costa Rica), described by a native naturalist Important costarrican botanists as: Gerardo Rivera and Armando Estrada were attracted to the magical mount Chimu of the Talamanca Mountain Range, thanks to the observations of the native naturalist Julían Solano Salazar, who is part of the research team of Veragua Foundation. Julian started as a builder in Veragua Rainforest Park, but thanks of his...

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Everything About Costa Rica´s Caribbean Region

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