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The Arenal Volcano

Two years ago I looked at the world map with our eyes fixed on a specific part of it: Central America.

From November 2008 to May 2009 I toured much of South America, stopping my steps in Colombia, at the gates of Panama. It was fair of everything: time, money and energy. Then I turned around and took a plane that took me from Bogotá to Madrid, but I promised that I would soon discover that part of Latin America that was dark for me.

And within the countries that make up that land link between North America and its, so different, sister of the South, Costa Rica It always caught my attention. Even more so since a good friend from Alicante went to live in that country more than a year ago with his Nicaraguan girlfriend and today, 14 months later, they are getting married, have a good job and spend most of their time Outdoor holiday and enjoying life.

This fall I would like to make a month-long trip with the backpack precisely in that region of the World and to decide that, the article published by my good friend Alex also helped me a lot. The option of going to the area of Fortune To make zip line over 100 meters above the jungle and waterfalls and then walk through an area of ​​volcanoes is a great inspiration.

And is that Costa Rica has become a kind of giant national park. 25% of its surface is protected areas, with more than one hundred natural parks. Its ecosystem brings together no less than 5% of all the Earth's biodiversity, which is an unprecedented achievement for such a small country, which accounts for only 0.03% of the planet's land mass.

Incredible to move 100 meters from the ground through almost 1 km of forest in those cables

The other day, flipping through an article in the press I read that there are more than 75 different insect species and more than 2 types of spiders. That is, a trekking through the jungle could become a nightmare for those who hate these two types of beings. On the bright and friendly side we have the fact that 10% of the butterflies of the World flutter through the air of the ticos.

I am a lover of outdoor sports activities and both the trekking almost like any other sport ending in -ing I am very attracted, but I also fell in love - during my stay on the beaches of Florianopolis in Brazil and Loredo in Santander - of surf.

Chato Hill

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