Carara National Park
One of the last remnants of an ecological transition zone between Costa Rica's drier northwest and more humid southwest, Carara National Park
The Central Valley is something of a misnomer, and its Spanish name, the meseta central (central plateau) isn't entirely accurate either.
The word Irazú is likely a corruption of Iztaru, a long-ago indigenous community whose name translated as "hill of thunder." The name is apt
Towering north of Alajuela, the verdant Poás Volcano is covered with a quilt of farms and topped by a dark green shawl of cloud forest. That