Costa Rican Favorites

Manuel Antonio
A view of the water from Manual Antonio National Park.

For this entry I would like to provide some of “my favorites” from Costa Rica!

  • Favorite Food: gallo pinto and patacones (rice and beans and fried yucca.)
  • Favorite Costa Rican Music Group: Malpais
  • Favorite Dancing Spot: Jazz Café
  • Favorite Volcano: Volcan Poas
  • Favorite Juice (Refresco) Flavor: Mora
  • Favorite Beach: Manuel Antonio
  • Favorite Site: La Basílica Maria de Los Ángeles en Cartago
  • Favorite Soccer Team: La Liga (de Alejuela)
  • Favorite Seafood Spot: La Princesa Marina
  • Favorite Holiday Celebration: Semana Santa

Another great aspect of Costa Rica is that the climate changes, depending on the region. For example, in San José the temperatures often stay in the mid-70’s during the day, but on the coasts the temperatures tend to be much higher. In Costa Rica one can find four major types of rainforests as well. Some areas of the country are dry and hot, but in many areas the weather can be hot and wet. Costa Rica has two seasons: dry and rainy. The dry season goes from December to March and the rainy season is April through November.

Remember to pack according to the season in which you will be in Costa Rica!

Meagan Muladore
San José, Costa Rica

Photo courtesy of Carlos Luna.

Author: mdmuladore

Meagan is a two-time alumni of ISA’s San José Costa Rica program, studying first in the Winter 2008 Trimester and for an Intensive Month in 2009. She loved her time in Costa Rica, with its beautiful landscape, genuine people, wonderful food and the collective and inviting nature of the culture. Meagan earned a BA in Secondary Spanish and French Education at Saginaw Valley State University. She is currently studying for her Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language at Central Michigan University. In addition to living in Costa Rica, Meagan has traveled to Ireland, Denmark, Norway and Puerto Rico with family. As a wheelchair-user, Meagan was greatly impressed by ISA’s commitment to accommodate the needs of her physical challenge. She looks forward to joining the team of ISA Global Ambassadors to help create unforgettable study abroad opportunities for other students with various interests and needs as well.

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