Synopsis by Alice Day
Video Visits: Costa Rica -- The Land of Pure Life provides some historic background of Costa Rica's fascinating past, which was rich with gold and jade. Museums in San Jose, the capital, boast many examples of works using these precious substances. There are volcanoes, some still active, and beaches that offer surfing, sport fishing, and relaxation. Many species of turtles leave their eggs on Costa Rican beaches, returning each year for the ritual. There are many chances to shop in the colorful markets, and ample opportunity to enjoy the restaurants and nightlife.
travelogue, journey, landscaping, natural-wonders, sightseeing