Rain, sweat and mud – and amazing views! “Locos por el Bosque” is a private biological reserve in the small town of Montserrat in Coronado. It is located between Braulio Carrillo National Park and Irazú Volcano National Park. This makes it an important biological corridor for many species. This cloud forest builds an area which links the two ecosystems and thus ensures the maintenance of biodiversity. The last 15 minutes of the ride from the school up to the little hut where we met our…Continue Reading “Locos por el Bosque: what a hike!”

The Central Market of San José is a feast for the senses, filled with fresh fruits, veggies, flowers, medicinal plants, clothes, souvenirs, seafood, pets, handicrafts, you name it! Before devling into these bustling aisles during a recent class excursion, Prof Mireya gave a spiel about the capital’s commerical heart: “The Mercado Central is located between Avenidas 0 and 1 and Calles 6 and 8. It was established in 1880 and declared national patrimony in 1995. Part of the building dates to the end of the 1800s and part…Continue Reading “A trip to Mercado Central”