ULtra Trail Costa Rica en EL CASTILLO
Just an hour around the bend from La Fortuna, the tiny mountain village of El Castillo is a beautiful, bucolic, and bumpy alternative, if you don’t mind the somewhat treacherous roads. This picturesque locale, created as a relocation zone after the great eruption of 1968, has easy access to Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal and amazing, up-close views of the looming mountain – with little of the tourist madness of its bigger neighbor.
is located in Central America, between Panama and Nicaragua. It is a little larger than Switzerland, with just 50,000 km2 extension. The 10% of the 3.4 million people living in San Jose, and more than half the population lives in the Central Valley, occupying less than 20% of the national territory. This nation is a founding member of the United Nations since 1945. There are several active volcanoes: Irazu, Poás, Rincon de la Vieja and Arenal, the most active of all, with eruptions every 15 minutes. The highest mountain is the Cerro Chirrip which reaches 3,820 m or 12,000 feet high. The coastline extends 1,800 km and has three peninsulas (Osa, Nicoya and Papagayo). Approximately one-sixth of the national territory has been locked in the form of national parks and wildlife reserves-an extension exceeding territory size of Switzerland. The country also has the famous Cocos Island, located some 500 km from the Pacific coast. 80% of the population is of Spanish origin.
You can find almost everything! The highest region that has a hotel, a 3,000 m or 9,000 feet, you can see frost almost every night. Its wide range of climates allows for the existence of multiple forms of animal and plant life: 9,000 species of flowering plants, 1,200 orchid plants, 850 birds, 205 mammals and 376 species of reptiles and amphibians.