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Here we share with you a traditional links page . . . some interesting links (in semi-alphabetical order) for those interested in Costa Rica or if you are utterly bored and have wifi on a beach somewhere:

1000INNS.COM

A place to make some travel plans with small hotels around the world

1000INNS.COM

A place to make some travel plans with small hotels around the world

1000INNS.COM

A place to make some travel plans with small hotels around the world

1000INNS.COM

A place to make some travel plans with small hotels around the world

1000INNS.COM

A place to make some travel plans with small hotels around the world

 


DRAKE BAY TRAVELS

 

BBONLINE.COM

COSTA RICA LIVING
Here is an excellent source of information from residents of Costa Rica: A Great Local Resource! Click here for the Yahoo group: Costa Rica Living. If you need specific information about a place, a bug, a hotel, a route - there are over 3000 opinionated English speaking members ready to chirp in an opinion.

COSTA RICA LINKS
Costa Rica Links is an excellent page of good and useful links throughout Costa Rica

COSTA RICA BY BUS
One way to get around in Costa Rica.
The only complete bus guide to Costa Rica. One way to "get off the beaten track and travel the highways, byways, and rocky roads of this mountainous country, the "Switzerland of Central America."

DISCOVERYPRESS
A bulletin board about CR A pretty good resource for those that want to get into the details.

DRIVING OR TAXI LINKS
Pura Vida Day Trips & Tours
Pura Vida Hotel is a great place to stay and start your Costa Rican exploration. We can advise you on things to do and get you the transportation to get you there and back with english speaking drivers. NOTE: if you think you will rent a car and you are coming in the high season, you must book ahead - see our tips on car rentals at Tips for organized tourists.

FATBIRDER
Fat birder is the premier web resource about birds, birding & birdwatching for birders - hundreds of pages all for birders. An excellent birding reference site - this page has a lot of birding resources in Costa Rica.

FELIX FOUNDATION
The Felix Foundation is a local foundation run by a friend of ours -- a worthy cause - helping kids. This is our friend Robbie's great idea - and it IS working.

GOODLIGHT BOOK STORE/ALAJUELA
The Goodlight Book Store is our local bookstore, actually one of the only bookstores in Alajuela. If you are in need of some English language reading they are situated right in downtown Alajuela. Drop by and say hello. 100 North & 300 West from Agonia Church and open 7 days a week.

ICT
The Costa Rican Tourist Board is the official site of Costa Rica.

MAP
A nice and even useful map of Costa Rica There are a 1000 bad maps online, this one is pretty useful - takes a while to load.

MAPS AND MORE MAPS
A Costa Rican map site. You can never have too many maps!

NOWACKIS BLOG
A nice blog entry From a recent guest of the Pura Vida Hotel - muchas gracias!

RAINFOREST ALLIANCE
The Pura Vida Hotel is certified by the Rainforest Alliance as environmentally and socially friendly.
The Rainforest Alliance has advanced sustainable tourism
in part by introducing more than 1,100 representatives of small and medium sized businesses, community and indigenous groups and other public and private organizations to the topic of best management practices and certification in sustainable tourism.
We are happy to note that the Pura Vida hotel was nominated for this list by our local school - the Escuela Tuetal Sur - one of the best run "primary" schools in Costa Rica.
We encourage our guests to bring a book or more for the benefit of this school - school visits are always welcomed by the kids and teachers.