Costa Rica Costa Rica is exactly what it means, rich coast. The beaches on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts are full of beautiful plants, animals and people. That is what I consider to be rich. The beaches are not rich like others might think. Costa Rica lacked gold and silver that mesmerized the 16th century Spanish conquerors. For this very reason Spain virtually ignored Costa Rica during colonial times. Costa Rica also lacked a large amount of Amerindian population, that is why most of the people today are of purely Spanish decent. (Encyclopedia Americana p.50) Costa Rica is snuggled in between Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. Costa Rica is very rich in plant and animal life. Costa Rica is almost covered by forests. There are more than 130 families of trees that embrace some 1,300 species. The wildlife includes many exotic animals such as jaguars, pumas, deer, ocelot, sloths, and a variety of monkeys. At least 725 species of birds including parrots and toucans and 130 species of snakes and frogs have also been observed. (Encyclopedia Americana p.51-52) On the beaches you could find a variety of crabs, iguanas, basilisks, and sea turtles swimming in the ocean. (Egelkraut p.54-55) When sea turtles come to Ostional, Costa Rica to lay their eggs it is called la arribaba- the arrival. By 2 a.m. the Pacific beach looked like a cobblestone street where the cobblestones had come to life. (Rudloe p.97) Poaching eggs from a placid leatherback, a Costa Rican villager is one of legions who illegally take turtle eggs in Latin America. Eggs can go at two dollars a dozen and are hot in bars. (Rudloe p.104) The labor force amounted to 1,087,000 in 1992 which is about 34.1% of the total population. About half the total work force is concentrated in San Jose and Alajuela provinces. (Worldmark vol. 3 p.125) About 23% of the labor force is in the service or the government and 21% are in agriculture. (World Almanac p.756) Costa Rica is on e of the most literate populations in Latin America. There are five universities including an open university. The Open…
feel this way every day I go to work. I believe that this is also the reason that I am very interested in doing a rotation in Costa Rica.
My interest in studying abroad began as an undergraduate student at the University of Kentucky. I looked into many different opportunities, but I never found a good fit for my educational purposes. After learning about the Costa Rica APPE rotation, I feel that I have found the right opportunity for me.
One aspect of the rotation that appealed to me was the…
Costa and Dyson Question
Profits – 109.8m (2014), 90.1m (2013), 66m (2012), 46.4m (2011).
Costa Stores Worldwide – 1871 (2011), 2203 (2012), 2527 (2013), 2861 (2014).
2011 target was to achieve annual profits of 100m by 2016. This was achieved in 2014, mainly due to the rapid international growth in demand for coffee. New targets need to be set and this is to expand into and take control of the rapidly growing international coffee market.
Operate in 30 countries including US, India, China…
In case you were wondering
What language we speak
Our religion is so cool
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• Tropical climate
• Costa Rica is split into two time periods – dry which is known as summer and
rainy which is know as winter
• Summer last from December to April while winter is from may to November
• Seasons are defined by how much rain falls during a particular period
• Costa Rica has two main…
Lion fish invasion
A lion fish is a colorful Pacific reef fish. Its orange and white zebra stripe like pattern makes it a favorite to American salt water tanks. These fish are predatory and do not care what type of fish it is feeding on as long as it can be swallowed. They have many fins with spiny protrusions. Each fin tip has a potent poison. This poison among other things causes extreme pain and fever with vomiting and nausea. If you’re allergic to the venom you will probably…
Good morning everyone, I’d like to start off by having you all close your eyes for
a moment. Now imagine yourself in the middle of a south american rain forest
surrounded by pure green, vibrant colors, and a variety of different plant and wildlife.
Imagine yourself taking a stroll down a golden coast with water so clear you can see
through it like glass. Imagine yourself soaring high above tropical canopies and soon
after being swept down a raging river full of swift white water rapids…
justify their expenses.
The second article “(No) Drill, Baby, Drill” by Thomas Friedman explains how Costa Rica insists on both economic growth and environmental protection. Until now, Costa Rica still preserves an amazing biodiversity. In most countries, “ministers of environment are marginalized,” and any people think ministers of environment cannot create economic value. However, in Costa Rica, government puts a single minister to be in charge of both environment and energy so the environment…
muscles are all built up to hike long distances without complaining.
Going to Costa Rica would mean the world to me. I would love to experience a new culture and be able to watch newborn turtles find their way home to the ocean. Planting trees in a community is a great way to make it look even more tropical. I would like to be able to see a rainforest and be able to learn about its ecosystem. Staying with a Costa Rica family would be really neat. Being able to learn about their culture would be a…
My Trip/Experiences in Costa Rica
Last summer I signed up for the CAC Spanish immersion trip. Costa Rica was not what I expected but I learned a lot and I am glad I went.
First Stop, San Jose CR. San Jose is the capital of CR. Explain my person experiences while in San Jose. (City life) (School)
San Manuel CR. is a rural area on the pacific coast line. It was a tropical small town with funding coming from primarily tourism.
Excursions- While I was in Costa Rica I had many adventures. I was able…
Costa Rica Rainforests
Most of Costa Rica’s forestation can be classified into three groups; rainforests, cloud forests and topical dry forests. While rainforests are the most common habitat, the cloud forests of Costa Rica are magnificent.
Rainforests can be found in the southwest of the country as well as in the Atlantic lowlands, with towering trees and looping vines that create its environment. Receiving a high annual rainfall, these dense forests are characterised by a variety of different…