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Nicoya geographically speaking was made of the lands located west from the Tempisque River to the Pacific Ocean, and then north of the river El Salto all the way into the river La Flor and Lake Nicaragua, which was the border with the Province of Nicaragua.
This territory enjoyed considerable autonomy, even in civil and administrative depended on Guatemala, the Captaincy. However, by the closeness with the Province of Costa Rica, specifically with towns of Puntarenas, Bagaces and Las Cañas, it established business relationships and closeness with the lifestyle of Costa Ricans.
Therefore, Nicoya, during the Colony, held a very special status. It was a territory that belonged neither to Nicaragua nor to Costa Rica. Commercially speaking, important links existed with Costa Rica.
In 1812 the Province of Costa Rica needed to send a deputy to the courts of Cadiz. Since the Costa Rican population was small, the Province had Nicoya joining temporarily, so that the minimum population required to appoint such a representative was achieved. With this union the priest Florencio del Castillo became the representative for the Province of Costa Rica in the Courts of Cadiz.
When independence was declared in Central America, on September 15, 1821, Nicaragua turned its interest in Nicoya. Since Nicaragua was a country with many internal problems, becoming a part of Nicaragua was not appealing to Nicoya, forcing Nicoya to make a decision as to what country to be a part of. Therfore, Costa Rica was the best option.
The relationship with Costa Rica favors the union made with this territory since commercial ties were very favorable and integration complemented the economic policy, which was developed years before that.
Under this situation , the inhabitants of Nicoya agreed to hold an open meeting to define their situation. They therefore decided to join the Province of Costa Rica on July 25, 1824, under the motto “From the Homeland by our will”, as they were the inhabitants of Nicoya who decided to annex the province of Costa Rica.
Therefore, it should always be the Annexation of Nicoya to the Province of Costa Rica, never the annexation of Guanacaste.
This is a very special week in Costa Rica. We celebrate the 2nd of August the day of our Saint Patron “La Virgen de los Angeles“.
Costa Rica is very Catholic. As a matter of fact, Costa Rica is declared Catholic by its constitution.
The leyend about the Virgin say that on August 2 of 1635, a small stone sculpture was found on top of a stone by Juana Pereira. She was a poor mestizo lady that every morning woke up to collect fire wood. With great joy Juana picked up the treasure, never imagining that five times more would be found in the same place. The image disappeared from drawers, chests, and even the parish tabernacle, to return to the rock where she had been found. Then everyone understood that the Virgin wanted a place of prayer there where he could give his love to the humble and the poor.
In August, the Basilica is subject of an extensive pilgrimage and visitation. About 1.5 million believers throughout the country and many from out of the country join the celebration. Lots of them do a 22 kilometer walk to the basilica during the Romeria.
La Virgen de los Angeles was declared patroness of the Americas by Pope John Paul II. The Sanctuary is located in the community of Los Angeles in Cartago.
Many miracles have occurred through the intercession of the Virgin. Read this article that illustrates
It is a criminal offense to drive under the influence of alcohol in Costa Rica. Citizens and residents will have there license suspended and their car confiscated, if they are caught driving with more than 1 beer. If you are a non costarrican, your license will not be suspended, but you will get a considerable ticket and the car will be confiscated.
We recommend that if you are going to drink do not drive, get a designated driver or get a taxi. In most tourist areas, the road police will always show around. So do yourself a favor, do not drink and drive while you vacation in Costa Rica.
Diciembre marca el inicio de una nueva frecuencia de TACA Airlines en Centroamérica, que conectará a Liberia (municipio costarricense) con el “hub” que tiene la empresa en El Salvador.
La ruta operará a partir del 1.º del próximo mes, con un total de cuatro vuelos a la semana, en horarios diferenciados. Las opciones son por la mañana o por la tarde.
Estuardo Ortiz, COO de Avianca-TACA, indicó que “este nuevo vuelo es una opción que obedece a la demanda de nuestros pasajeros”. Añadió que la nueva frecuencia “beneficia el tráfico de pasajeros entre las dos ciudades que vuela, pero adicionalmente ofrece opciones de conexión para otros mercados importantes, como Guatemala, Nueva York, Los Ángeles, Washington y San Francisco”.
Los días lunes y miércoles se habilita la ruta diurna entre San Salvador y Liberia, saliendo a las 8:55 a. m. y llegando a Costa Rica a las 10:40 a. m. Esos mismos días el vuelo sale de Liberia a las 11:25 a. m. y llega a El Salvador a la 1:10 p. m.
Los martes y viernes, la frecuencia se habilitará en horario vespertino, saliendo de San Salvador a las 2:30 p. m. y llegando a Costa Rica a las 4:15 p. m. En la ruta Liberia-San Salvador, el vuelo sale a las 4:45 p. m. y llega a las 6:30 p. m. al aeropuerto de El Salvador.
Liberia, también conocida como “la Ciudad Blanca”, tiene fama en el ámbito turístico por ser el corazón de Guanacaste, uno de los pulmones centroamericanos. Además, en estas localidades se encuentran varias reservas ecológicas y ecosistemas acuáticos, terrestres, montañosos e incluso costeros.
Esta localidad costarricense cubre una extensión de aproximadamente 100 km de la costa del Pacífico de ese país y es limítrofe con Nicaragua. Años atrás, los pobladores se dedicaron a las cosechas agrícolas y crianza de ganado. Pero gracias al atractivo que representó tener al menos dos niveles de bosque, el turismo no tardó en convertirse en una importante fuente de ingresos.
Guanacaste del Norte tiene dos centros de atracción principales: Liberia (centro de estadía distribución, escala y excursión) y Santa Cruz, más otros tres centros que son secundarios (El Coco, Tamarindo y Flamingo).
Here is a very interesting video that shows some facts about our country. This video explains why is it that in a very small country, with not a big source of income, lots of things can be accomplished. The Costa Rican way of life, happy and peaceful, with no army but and army of school teachers. And another interesting fact, our belief in soustainability, and our new countries goal, becoming the first carbon neutral country.
A place to experience all of this is Rincon de la Vieja area, where there is presently being developed a clean energy project, a Geothermal electrical generation project, as well as one of the most visited nationals parks, with lots of volcanic activity, often being called the Yellowstone of Costa Rica.
Rincon de la Vieja is located north of Costa Rica, in the Guanacaste province, just about an hour away from Papagayo Gulf and about 1 1/2 hour away from Tamarindo beach.
Costa Rica is a country located in Central America that has unlimited tourist potential and is ranked as one of the most visited international destinations. One of Costa Rica’s main sources of income is tourism. Costa Rica is a democratic and peaceful country, and it has not had an army since the year 1949.
Although the country is small and it covers only 0.03 % of the surface of the globe, it proudly shelters a 6% of the existing biodiversity in the entire world.
25.58 % of the country is composed of conservation and natural protected territory.
Costa Rica is also an attractive country for investment and it offers great potential for the establishment of important multinational companies, thanks to the outstanding academic level of its population, as well as the high standard of modern services and social and political stability.
Hacienda Guachipelin offers lots of activities for visitors. Family and friends of patients visit Rincon de la Vieja National Park for entertainment and relaxation.
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