Village near Guacimo Zarcero - a place with Volcan Arenal Volcan Poas Church in Piedades Carreta in Sarchi Church in Sarchi Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge Bird in Palo Verde National Park

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Orchid Guaria Morada Sunset in Lomas de Barbudal Biological Reserve Rio San Juan Coral reef in Cahuita National Park Rain forest in Braulio Carillo National Park Kiosko in Tilaran Bus in San Jose

Welcome to the first in Poland and the biggest in Europe, the Center of Informations about Costa Rica. The web-page is dedicated to the astonishing, beautifull, magical, the best country in the world and to its incredible the most fantastic nation - Ticos. Our aim is to put together in one place as many as possible infos about Costa Rica and to make it more known internationally. It may happen that some of the links listed below may be out of use (or temporary out of use). If you have any questions or you want to suggest anything, feel free to write to us.

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Here there is the list of 21 pictures of buildings in Costa Rica about which we want to know more. If you recognize them and can tell us what are their names, the dates of constructions or any other details of their history, please, write to us...

In Poland is opening the first Museum of CR in Europe. Please, if U have postcards, stamps, maps, telephonic cards, newspapers, coins, pictures, old books, shields, flags, music in one word anything related with your country and U can send it, please write to me:

This is one of the best tour operators in Costa Rica, more infos on

Located in San Jose, the Hemingway Inn is close to all the museums, restaurants, shopping and nightlife. It`s one of the most photographed buildings. Warm ambiance and jungle surroundings are accented with Mayan statues, rosewood decore and Costa Rican art.

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Gallery of Costa Rica architecture

Costa Rica flag

Costa Rica map from ICT

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Pages of polish author Rafał C. Piechociński
* Costa Rica from A to Z
* The most beautiful Central America`s capital - San Jose
* Costa Rica - Poland connections
* Volcanos of Costa Rica
* Hitoy_Cerere Wildlife Refuge
* Bananas of Costa Rica
* Presidents of the Republic of Costa Rica
* Volcan Tenorio - the least known in Costa Rica
* Costa Rica - photo gallery
Costa Rica news and media
* La Nacion newspaper (spanish)
* The Tico Times newspaper (english)
* La Prensa Libre newspaper (spanish)
* La Republica newspaper (spanish)
* Diario Extra newspaper (spanish)
* Teletica Canal 7
* El Heraldo internet newspaper (spanish)
* The Washington Post/Costa Rica
* Internet news web-page Inside Costa Rica (eng.)

Guanacaste National Park A road from Jaco to Parrita Green Iguana San Joaguin Cathedral in Heredia A road near Orotina Rio Celeste
Church in San Joaquin Osprey Garden of church in San Joaquin Vicinity of Miravalles volcano Olingo Coffee Carreta in Caribbean beach House under renovation in Heredia A cabin near Damas
Old barge Tucan Esterillos Beach Vicinity of Tenorio volcano Province of Guanacaste Caldera port Colourfull carreta House on the way to Siquirres Golden toad A traditional hut in Jaco

Costa Rica portals
* Infoweb (
* Ticolinks (
* Ocarina (
* Costa Rica com (
* Tiquicia ( (hiszp.)
* Guias de Costa Rica (
* Costa Rica Tourist Board (
* Costanet (
* Cocori (
Institutions of Costa Rica
* Ministry of Agriculture
* Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad
* Embassy of Costa Rica in USA
* Ministry of Salud
* Ministry of Foreign Affairs
* Costa Rica Court
* Institute of Statistic
* Instituto Meteorologico
* National Center of Seismology and Volcanology
Hotels of Costa Rica
* Hotels of Costa Rica (by Infoweb)
* Hotels by regions
* Hotels by Tico Travel
* Hotels from Costa Rica
* Hotels from A to Z
* Hotels in San Jose
* Rooms for students
* Hotels by Costa Rica Travel Net
* Hotels by Costa Rica Home Pages
* Huge list of hotels (tel., adresses)
Nature, fauna and flora, national parks
* National Parks of Costa Rica (by CANATUR)
* Birds of Costa Rica (by CANATUR)
* Whales and delphins in Costa Rica
* Carara Biological Reserve
* Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad
* Ants of Costa Rica
* Butterflies of Costa Rica
* Costa Rica plants
* Turtles from Tortuguero
* Costa Rica species in extinction
Home pages
* Bloq of Tica de San Lorenzo de Flores
* Cocos Island
* Esferas Precolombinas
* Walk through nature trails
* Costa Rica Cuisine
* Jonathan Delgado
* Sergio Valverde Alpizar
Places in Costa Rica
* Peninsula Osa (ang.)
* About Escazu
* Tamarindo Beach
* Centrum Historico de Heredia
* Liberia - capital of Guanacaste
* Limon - port town
Photo galleries and maps
* Photo gallery (by Infoweb)
* Map of Costa Rica National Parks
* Postcards from Costa Rica
* Big map of Costa Rica
* Pictures of Costa Rica volcanoes
* Web Photo Gallery
* Arenal Photo Gallery
Education (schools, universities, trainings)
* University of Costa Rica
* Instituto Technologico de Costa Rica
* Universidad EARTH
* Universidad Nacional
* Costa Rica Canguape Academy
* IPEE - Learn Spanish in Costa Rica
* Ministerio de Education
Costa Rican people
* Indigenous people of Costa Rica
* Primeras Damas de Costa Rica
* Carmen Lyra
* Genealogy Forum
* Women in Costa Rica politic (eng.)
* Oscar Arias Sanchez
Culture of Costa Rica
* Edgar Moreno - Costa Rican artist
* National Museum
* Music Festival in Costa Rica
* Arts of Costa Rica
* Poesia de Costa Rica
* Historia del Virgen del Mar
* Humberto Vargas (Costa Rican quitarist-singer) (esp.)
Books of Costa Rica
* Bookstore by Tico Travel
* e-library (lists of articles and books about C.R.)
* Books of Costa Rica (by Amerisol)
* List of Costa Rica books
* "Birds of Costa Rica"
* Maps and Books for sale
* Costa Rica Travel Guides (book shop)
History of Costa Rica
* Escuela de Historia (esp.)
* History of Costa Rica (by Guias de Costa Rica)
* Old pictures of Costa Rica
* The most important events in Costa Rica history
* Very detailed history of Costa Rica
* Events of 1948
* Archeology in Golfito area
Costa Rica forums and chats
* Costa Rica In General Forum
* Forum Travel
* Photo-Net Forum (english)
* Costa Rica Bulletin Boards
* Costa Rica Forum (German Home Page)
* Cafe forum
* Costa Rica forum (
* Costa Rica Chat Index
* Chat Centralamerica
* Weather San Jose
* Dollar Rent a Car
* Local flights
* List of airlines coming to Costa Rica
* Book your flight
* Rent a Car (by Tico Travel)
* Costa Rica Soccer Tour
* Consular information sheet
* Costa Rica search
* Sauces of Costa Rica (Kamuk)
* Weather Puntarenas
* Planes in Costa Rica airport

On January 8th of 2009, the central part of Costa Rica was shaken by an earthquake of the magnitude of 6,2R. It lasted 40 minutes. The epicenter was placed in Poas Volcano National Park, in the depth of 4,5 km. The nearby town Cinchona de Sarapiqui was completelly destroyed. It caused gigantic landslides and blocked the roads. Many houses (800) have been destroyed. In total 23 person have been killed and 8 were considered missing. 2.000 people became homeless. 26 kms of roads were competelly unpassable and in ruin. 8 bridges have been destroyed. In San Jose there was a panic between pedestrians. people run off the buildings.
[More about Costa Rica`s earthquakes]

JANUARY 2009: Shakes were felt in entire country. The broken pavement in Rohrmoser In the capital there was a shortages in electricity. The government took over all private helicopters in the country to deal with rescue operation. It was accompanied by strong storms and low passing clouds which caused the breaks in searching for victims. There was 100 mln dollars of losses.


In 2002, the percentage of women municipal legislators in Costa Rica was unmatched by any other democratically elected national legislature in the world. In that year the percentage of women elected to municipal offices reached 47%.


In 2004 a total 42643 foreigners were rejected at border crossings and other ports of arrival to Costa Rica. A majority of the foreigners were Nicaraguan, followed by Panamians and Colombians.

Rincon de la Vieja National Park Vicinity of Escazu Tapir Curu National Wildlife Refuge A way to Esparza Barrio Amon in San Jose Strawberry frog Sugar cane Adobe houses in Barva Cahuita National Park
Vicinity of Santa Ana Peacock Corcovado National Park Old houses in Parrita Eruption of Volcan Arenal Cocos Island Tank car in San Rafael de Oreamuno Santo Domingo Playa Portete Typical fish boat in Puntarenas
Nicoya peninsula Crocodiles Vicinity of Matina river Church in Naranjo Wooden house in Caribbean side Colliber Cordillera Central Palms forest near mouth of Rio Estrella Palm plantation near Parrita Salinas Bay
Near International Airport of Juan Santamaria Caribbean coast Volcan Arenal Volcan Irazu Ferry in Limon Jade Museum Water tanks in Puntarenas Colegio de las Senoritas in San Jose Poor man`s umbrella
Cathedral in Cartago Carara Biological Reserve Modern office in San Jose Church in Santa Barbara Agava in Laguna de Fraijanes Typical market Wooden houses on Caribbean side White faced monkey National tree Colourfull bus

Anyone who can give any informations about Randall Erick Cascante Miranda or his sister Yessenia from Barrio Mexico in San Jose please get in touch with us.
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Here are shown the links to other pages devoted completely to the other countries. They are in our opinion good to see them!

If U look for renowned and professional architects, take under consideration to call for MOREHEAD/GAMBOA. Architecture and engineering. It is a design group of Americans and Costa Ricans collaborating to design high quality residences and custom furniture pieces. San Jose. 842-69-97 or 231-61-61.

If you want to know detailed informations how to spend your vacations in Costa Rica, try to click There are lots of informations about real estate, fishing, hotels, cars, restaurations, medical service and schools. Plus gallery and amazing map of Costa Rica !

Hotel is awarded Lonely Planet's Excellent Recommendation past nine consecutive years. It`s placed in Barrio Amon, in a French Victorian mansion that recalls the glorious charm of a coffee plantation home, with beautiful hardwoods. They stands out with smiling, professional staff.

Palms Las Baulas National Park Cathedral in Cartago Church in Orosi Palm in Manuel Antonio National Park Tortuguero canals Remoted Uvita island Monument of Daniel Oduber Quiros
Butterfly Toucan Great green macaw Rio Reventazon Crocodiles Palm in Upala Las Crestones rocks Cordillera Tilaran Tapanti National Park Trunks in Manuel Antonio National Park Dominical beach
A turn near La Paz waterfall Inside the forest near Laguna de Fraijanes Inside the rain forest near Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui Waterfall Local people in Cahuita Church in Grecia Mercado Central in San Jose White tailed deer Street vendors in San Jose Old bus in Sarchi Santa Rosa National Park

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Bruno Frade Almeida, Karol Flores Araya, Frederick Arce, Sylwia Chaber, Linda Chang, Greg Fennell, Magda Fracka de Oliva, Ana Jacobo, Viviana Acuna Martinez, Randall Cascante Miranda, Elias Molina, Manrique Molina, Oscar Murillo, Jorge M. Ramirez, Ana Sibaja, Marianela Sibaja, Gina Wiessel.
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Information supplied by: Rafal C. Piechocinski
Last updated: 24 March 2006
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