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Costa Rica vacations often start here in the capitol of San Jose, as it is a central jumping off point for trips to the humid Caribbean coast and the chilling but scenic heights of Chirripo, situated in the south of the country at over 12,000 feet. This country was first explored on Columbus's fourth journey to the new world in 1502. He and his crew were warmly welcomed by the native Carib Indians who paddled out in their canoes, adorned with gold rings in their ears and noses. This, and the lush western coastline inspired the Spaniards to name this place Costa Rica, or Rich Coast.

Rings are a recurring theme here. On a Costa Rica tour you might stop at one of the sites of the southwestern coasts where granite spheres dot the landscape. Some of these perfectly shaped spheres are small enough to fit in a backpack while others are as big as a car. This and other evidence of a civilization dating back 10,000 years give you even more to explore as you discover this country on your Costa Rica vacation.

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Ranging from a history excursion to one of the seven active volcanoes to a canopy eco-tour, tours in Costa Rica offer you a glimpse of the geographical features and microclimates that create variety of life and scenery in this Central American country. Whether you're here to surf or to enjoy the untouched wonders of this rich haven, Costa Rica vacations have something exciting for every visitor.

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