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Hummingbirds at Monteverdi

Hummingbirds at Monteverdi

These are just a few maps/links to sights in Costa Rica. Stay tuned as this list will undoubtedly grow on a daily basis.





Costa Rica Country Map,-84.2541844,8z

Hotel Arenal Green in La Fortuna
Hotel Arenal Green in La Fortuna

Arenal Green Hotel – La Fortuna,-84.651343,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8fa00c5ecf9de297:0x74991541857f0de’

Coordinates: N10.45736W84.65128




Arenal Lodge – La Fortuna






Arenal Natura Ecological Park – Near La Fortuna,-84.687969,698m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8fa00be24fb9cb8d:0x88ad54fe810999

Location: 6 km towards to Arenal Volcano | 300m Northeast from the entrance to Volcano Lodge Hotel, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica




Arenal Volcano National Park – Near La Fortuna,+Arenal+Volcano+National+Park,+Costa+Rica/@10.463333,-84.703333,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8fa00ebd87a26d17:0xe851f0b6e3b45459

Coordinates: 10°27′48″N 84°42′12″W

Location: Drive west out of La Fortuna; pass the Tabacon Resort; and continue about one mile. You will then see the police station. Turn left on the rocky road. The park is on the left.



Canon Negro Wildlife Refuge

Canon Negro Wildlife Refuge

Canon Negro Park – At the Nicaraguan Border,+Costa+Rica/@10.906771,-84.789225,15z/data=!3m1!4b1



Cerro Chirripo – South of San Jose,-83.4898925,17z

This is the highest peak in Costa Rica with miles of hiking trails.



Chato Volcano – Northwest of San Jose,+Arenal+Volcano+National+Park,+Costa+Rica/@10.4426139,-84.6879816,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8fa00c2aee36e6a7:0x838dcc218c971e98

Coordinates: 10.4419° N, 84.6881° W

Location: North-western Costa Rica, north-west of San Jose.



Cuidad Quesada – Capital of the district of Quesada
Quesada City is the capital of the district of Quesada in the canton of San Carlos in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica.,-84.4233832,13z

 Coordinates: 10°19′25″N 84°25′37″W


Boat-billed Heron at Eco Centro Danaus in La Fortuna

Boat-billed Heron at Eco Centro Danaus in La Fortuna

Ecocentro Danaus – Private Ecological Reserve


Location: about 1 mile (1.5 km) outside of La Fortuna. Head out of town on route 142 / 702; about ½ mile (.8 km) look closely for the sign on the left or you will miss it (this is a rock road – drive slowly! ()If you find yourself in the town of El Tanque, you have gone too far.) Park is on the right about 1 mile (1.5 km) from route 142 / 702.

Coordinates: 10.55273N, -84.76775W




Tiger Longwing Butterfly

Tiger Longwing Butterfly

El Castillo – Butterfly Conservatory and Serpentarium

Location: : From La Fortuna – heading out of La Fortuna, go west on route 142, driving in the direction of the Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Springs Resort. After Tabacon, continue about 1 mile (1.5 km) to the small police station (total distance to this point is about 9 miles [4.5 km]). Turn left onto the gravel road. Pass the Arenal Park entrance, cross a small bridge and you will immediately see the Butterfly Conservatory sign on the right. Turn right and continue 5 miles [8 km]. After crossing a one-lane wooden bridge you come to El Castillo at the dead end; turn left and continue up the hill about 500 yards [½ km]. The serpentarium is on the right. The butterfly conservatory is up the road a little further on the right.,-84.752048,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8fa00fbe00aa2e6d:0x9d320f24f6021b8b

Coordinates: 10.42361N, -84.7522W


Guapiles, Limon,-83.9212332,11z



Hanging Bridges

Hanging Bridges

Hanging Bridges – La Fortuna


Coordinates: N 10°29’17.03″. Longitude: W 85°14’45.8″

Location: Take route 142 from La Fortuna, heading towards the volcano. Continue past the Tabacon Resort about 5 miles (8 km). You will pass the Police station; continue over the bridge at Lake Arenal; immediately turn right and follow the road to the park entrance at the top of the hill. (Total distance is about 11 miles [18 km] from downtown La Fortuna.)




La Fortuna, Costa Rica,-84.6452932,14z

This is the gateway to the Arenal Volcano.

Features the La Fortuna Cataratas about 2 miles from downtown.

About 30 minutes west of La Fortuna is the El Castillo Butterfly Conservatory and Serpentarium.



La Fortuna Cataratas

La Fortuna Cataratas

La Fortuna Cataratas – La Fortuna,+Arenal+Volcano+National+Park,+Costa+Rica/@10.4423741,-84.6704136,698m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x8fa00c33292844b5:0x35bbf330c68afa27


Location: On Diagonal Road 301. Coming from San Jose, this road is about one mile before entering La Fortuna, on your left. Take this road for about one mile. It deadends at the park. Can’t miss it!

Coordinates: 10°26′27.28″N 84°40′34.99″W



La Paz Waterfall Garden

La Paz Waterfall Garden

La Paz Waterfall Gardens,-84.161876,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8fa0f30947b6d79d:0xa60f3941aeada2fa

Location: Leaving La Fortuna on route 142 / 141, drive 5 miles (8 km) towards El Tanque; turn left at the first intersection across from the hardware store. Drive about 1.8 miles (3 km) and after passing a little bridge make a right turn at the first intersection going towards Muelle. Continue for about 12½ miles (20 km) to the intersection with a gas station on the left. Go straight on this road for about 8 miles (13 km) to an intersection with a field of palm trees on the left; turn right and drive about 3¾ miles (6 km) to a dead end intersection; turn right and drive about 3¾ miles (6 km) to the town of Aguas Zarcas. At the stop sign you will see a church across the street; turn left towards Venecia. Before entering Venecia (at the blinking light), bear left and go through the town of Rio Cuarto towards San Miguel. At San Miguel, take the first right at the police station. Continue up the mountain for about 20 minutes and the road will turn into a gravel road that is being repaired from the 2009 earthquake. The last 2½ miles (4 km) of the road will be rough gravel but passable. La Paz Waterfall will be on your right as you go over the bridge on your way up the hill. From La Fortuna it takes about 3 hours to drive.

Coordinates: N; Longitude W


Jaco Beach – On the Pacific Coast

In the central Pacific region, 170 km southwest of Arenal and 94 km west of the San Jose airport.

Within 70 km is the Manuel Antonio National Park.

The Carara Biological Reserve (Reserva Biologica Carara) is 9.3 miles (15 km) north of Jaco.

It is a 2-1/2 mile strip offering some of the country’s best surfing. Jaco Beach is considered a higher crime area.



La Posada Hotel – San Ramon


Location: When you enter San Ramón, drive 400 meters north. The hotel is on your left on the corner.  de Perimercados y 25 oeste., Avenida 9, San Ramón, Costa Rica,-84.46865,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8fa044eff18859e5:0xb02e3ca07b87c949



Lake Arenal – La Fortuna,+Costa+Rica/@10.4899336,-84.8561909,22335m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8fa006ab2f7b49cf:0x37afb57206378b99

Coordinates: 10°27′N 84°46′W / 10.45°N 84.77°W



A favorite place to kick back and have an Imperial

Lava Lounge

Lava Lounge, La Fortuna,-84.646625,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8fa00c8836037da1:0xf64859c5fe2c793


Location: near the center of La Fortuna, on the main street leading to the volcano.




Liberia Airport (Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport)


Location: Guanacaste, Costa Rica.  12 Km west of the city of LIberia in Guanacaste Province and about 40 Km east from the Papagayo Peninsula and 79 Km northeast from Tamarindo, Playa Conchal and Flamingo areas. The border with Nicaragua is about 95 Km northeast. The distance between the Liberia, Costa Rica Airport and the San Jose, Costa Rica Airport is approximately 220 Km or about 137 miles (approximately 4 hours driving time).

Coordinates: 10°35′35″N 085°32′44″W


Manuel Antonio,-84.6260977,14z





National Museum of Costa Rica


Location: Calle 17, between Central and Second Avenue.  Cuesta de Moras, San José, Costa Rica,-84.071015,17z




Poas Volcano National Park

Location: Alajuela, Costa Rica. 50 km from San Jose (1-1/2 hour drive).,-84.238417,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8fa0f527a6223d75:0x3fb7eba5d0b76e4e

Coordinates: 10°11′53″N 84°13′52″W / 10.198°N 84.231°W / 10.198; -84.231Coordinates



Two-toed Sloth at Proyecto Asis

Two-toed Sloth at Proyecto Asis

Proyecto Asis


Coordinates: N 10.37810° W 84.543127°




San Jose Airport,-84.2094427,15z



San Ramon,+Costa+Rica/@10.0907689,-84.471302,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8fa044e377d3afdb:0x25fec024d645683a



Tenorio Volcano National Park

Located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, in the northern part, 100 miles north of San Jose. It encompasses over 31,000 acres. The park is open from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Coordinates: 10.673°N   85.015°W




Toad Hall Gallery

Over-looks Lake Arenal, to the west of La Fortuna.



Phone :  1-800-796-0471
Phone :  506-8534-3605



Tortuguero National Park,+Costa+Rica/@10.5445634,-83.5031318,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8fa7560928a2e741:0x7b7e58e66658b6eb



Venado Caves

Located in the northern lowlands of Costa Rica, 4 km south of Venado, 45 minutes-1 hour drive east of La Fortuna (and north of El Tanque).

Hours: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Entrance fee is $22.








All photos are copyrighted by Cindi L Rogers


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