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    different great high important international jose josé large local located main museum music nacional national natural park people place rica right shopping social theater time visitors years phone Directory Categories 0 9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Car Rental 17 National Car Rental Adobe Rent a Car Payless Car

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    the east side of San José in Barrio Dent only ten minutes from downtown and very close to important embassies universities business and shopping centers first class restaurants fast food chains and day and night entertainment places Category Hotels Budget Paseo Colon 30 th Street and Main Street San José www budget cr Budget has over 30 years leading the car rental market in Costa Rica as a serious and responsible company providing its clients a high quality and friendly service every time they travel with us Now with offices all around Costa Rica Category Car Rental Tintos y Blancos La Vereda Terramall Tres Rios tintosyblancos com It offers more than 300 wines and various plates that understand hot and cold entrances covers and main courses in which the Mediterranean food prevails that harmonizes deeply with the wines So much if it acquires him in the store as if orders him in Category Restaurants Hotel Rincón del Valle 75m East 50m South from Colegio de Médicos Sabana Sur www barcelorincondelvalle com Five minutes from San Jose downtown in an excellent residential area with an easy access to the entire city centre airports and the beautiful La Sabana Metropolitan Park Hotel Rincon del Valle offers 20 spacious and quiet rooms elegantly decorate Category Hotels Le Monastere San Rafael de Escazú On the Santa Ana road from Escazú turn left at Multicentro Paco and follow the signs San Jose www monastere restaurant com Situated on a hillside overlooking the San José metropolitan area Le Monastère represents a combination of quiet reflection and full blown festivity expertly mixed to please all facets of the dining and nightlife spectrum The restaurant boasts an ec Category Restaurants Oui Oui La Crepe Multiplaza del Este and Multiplaza Escazú Malls Curridabat and Escazu ouiouilacrepe com The crepes are thin sheets of flour that is browned in a round iron plate which gives them a toasted flavor and smooth texture very palatable Our menu offers delicious crepes filled with the most varied combinations of ingredients and covered with exqu Category Restaurants Hotel Luisiana 100Meters to West and 400Meters to South from the Red Cross Machete street Santa Ana San Jose www hotelluisiana com Hotel Luisiana is situated near to the Santa Ana Business Center on Lindora street Located on the Machete road with an incredible view of the mountains it is the perfect boutique Hotel The owners bought this old style Louisiana home built sixty years Category Hotels Machu Picchu 125 meters north from KFC Paseo Colón San Jose www restaurantemachupicchu com Machu Picchu Restaurant opens its doors 20 years ago with a shop located on Paseo Colon The founder of both the menu and the restaurant was dedicated to establish good relationships with customers by providing customer friendly service and conquer your p Category Restaurants Costa Verde Inn We are located 300 meters to South from the cemetery in a neighborhood called la Rosa Linda Escazu San Jose www costaverdeinn com Walking distance from the center of

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  • Crime and Safety in San Jose, Costa Rica
    the atrocious criminality rate of Mexico City for example but can neither deign itself to be relied on for safety as an average sized Canadian town In order to comprehend the circumstances of crime that are particular of the capital of Costa Rica one must understand the situations that it has had to face during specially the last 25 35 years If one were to ask an elder for a general account on the city s crime history they d always start by telling you that not only was San Jose safer many years back but a general feeling of excess comfort used to exist to such points where people even used not to lock their house doors at night Having the populace experienced a worsening of their economic condition during the crises that befell the nation after president Carazo mandate timed 1978 1982 repudiated the overwhelming national debt owed to international financial institutions the Colon Currency lost its high kept value and the a sizeable percentage of the lower middle classes outright fell into straight poverty lines condition Beginning during the 1990 s armed robbery jumped into the national crime spectrum and common street theft and mugging something that

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  • Costa Rica's Economy History | Economy | General Info
    Agro Exportacion Model of Exportation of Agricultural assets Strictly referring to the most basic of Costa Rica s economic activities that of the selling of local agro produce Firstly done with Chile during 1838 coffee was the element during this exchange Europe becoming our first primordial commercial partner cacao seeds beef coffee and bananas our main export During World War II and its circumstantial blockage of the European market Costa Rica was forced to trade relations for a more North American oriented front The local producers and those involved in the purchasing of overseas materials witnessed an improvement in the conditions the country could provide for both sectors Legislation of taxation for foreign goods the promotion of cultivation of our primary crops to much larger areas and Free Trade agreements all contributed to the betterment of the local economic scenario The balance between imported and exported groups had already started to break as early as the 1950 s given the little industrialization of the country and the large demand for goods of regular consumption by the general public yet the country had managed throughout all this time to maintain political stability improve the living conditions of its people the birth mortality rates dropped and the population could easily be pondered as a happy one during this period The 1970 s arrived with its dramatic alterations to the world trade stage demand of our tropical produce our fundamental financial backbone was unstable and Costa Rica saw the necessity to shift its course towards a more diversified economy The Industrial Costa Rica was born 2 Modelo de Sustitucion de Importaciones Model of Substitution of Imported Goods Perhaps the most fundamental of all the shift in government sponsorship from the agro sector to that of Industrial effective development thus permitting for a better

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  • The National Emblems and Symbols | History | General Info
    Rica and purity of its people s ideals The National Coat of Arms This represents the three volcanoes representing the geography of Costa Rica and a large valley between two oceans in each of these one mercantile ship these represent the connections of Costa Rica to the trade world by access of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans In the far left corner of the superior line that marks the horizon there is a rising sun representative of the young and promising prospect of the Costarican nation Sealing the emblem are to mirth leaves united by a white coulored lace and within it the golden letters with the legend Republica de Costa Rica On top of the landscape pictured one can find seven stars of equal size representing the seven provinces of Costa Rica San Jose Heredia Cartago Alajuela Limon Puntarenas and Guanacaste Another lace shines above it all reading Central America The Costarican Coat of Arms was promulgated on September 29 th 1848 during the presidency of Dr Jose Maria Castro Madriz It experienced two changes throughout its long history Two elements of belligerent taste were removed and then two stars were added to complete the number of stars standing for newer acquired territories National Anthem of Costa Rica Lyrics by Jose Maria Zeledon Music Manuel Maria Gutierrez Noble patria tu hermosa bandera Expresión de tu vida nos da Bajo el límpido azul de tu cielo Blanca y pura descansa la paz En la lucha tenaz de fecunda labor Que enrojece del hombre la faz Conquistaron tus hijos labriegos sencillos eterno prestigio estima y honor Salve oh tierra gentil Salve oh madre de amor Cuando alguno pretenda tu gloria manchar Verás a tu pueblo valiente y viril La tosca herramienta en arma trocar Salve patria tu pródigo suelo Dulce abrigo

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  • The Communist Party of Costa Rica | History | General Info
    labour law or any such related and fundamental social backbone programs The Ala Izquierda Estudiantil was born the Students Left Wing as it may be called from disenfranchised students who viewed in the Marxist and Leninist revolution the likeness for more equal Costarican society The Communist Party of Costa Rica was born June 6 th 1931 It immediately answered or some would say contested the tribulations of the first worker related macro issues of the country They faced the retributions of the 1929 world financial crisis the Banana Strikes of 1934 syndicalism and advocated the defense of the ideals that negated the pervasiveness of fascism which was likely to succeed politically in Costa Rica as it had done elsewhere in the globe During the decade of 1930 is when the Party truly envisions itself in fighting the main queue of injustices and democratic failures The church then ruled by the bourgeoisie immediately denies the accusations raised by the party s chairman Manuel Mora Valverde In 1939 and given the momentum gained by the communists from the public sector they choose Mora Valverde as candidate to the country s presidential election The liberals immediately pick Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia as their posterboy and perpetuator of the liberalism the bourgeoisie was so accustomed to The stratagem backfires and it is then that Calderon Guardia with the cooperation of Mora Valverde and other related communist adherents who bring about the creation of the Costa Rican social state During his presidency and within only a few years of the original struggle the Codigo de Trabajo Workers Law is declared protecting all labourers in aspects as wide as rights and minimum pay The Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social Costarican Chair of Social Insurance or Costarican Board of Social Insurance is also created bringing to birth

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  • The New Urban San Jose | Geography | General Info
    a child in San Jose then having moved away for several years AND revisiting the city during my adult years the contrast between my remembrance of the town and that which was present during the late 90s was uncanny Many things had changed and not just the obvious sad fact of the deteriorated facades of most historical sites but the people had also changed and not necessarily in a good way The landscape was outright sad and even the few festivities that sprung usually around the Christmas holidays were no longer there The middle and high classes had entirely forsaken the city and the little commerce that remained serviced only the necessities of the poor folk that now had taken over San Jose was beginning to look like one of those desecrated Central American capitals during the years of the grievous civil revolutions Then the almost unconceivable occurred the Municipalidad de San Jose The Mayor s Office begun working not only on a project of general beautification of the local infrastructure and cultural sites but also forged alliances with local and foreign entities to gain extra financial aid and planned the outlook of a repopulated national centre as capitals are intended to act as The Mayor Mr Johnny Araya became then one very prominent figure in the country whereas the office had always been something of a no show in the past he managed to stage the first serious attempt at responsible citizenship and urban leadership The task was humongous for during all those years of governmental indifference and population boom the city had lost its natural boundaries to the disorganized urban explosion Now about 10 years later the plan was crafted the city is slowly regaining its status as the focal point of cultural life of the nation The

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  • Birdwatching | Tourism | General Info
    museum music nacional national natural park people place rica right shopping social theater time visitors years phone Birdwatching Birdwatching or Birding as it also commonly known is one more of Costa Rica s natural attractions bringing no smaller quantity of visitors and for no less noble purpose for this country possesses 800 and more species within relatively small land compounds The colorful aspect of the winged wildlife has provoked the curiosity of those interested in biodiversity and the local Tourism boards have not forfeited this field from the broader visit routes The geology of Costa Rica plays great part in this experiment as seashore levels as well as high mountainous environments are all prepared to receive the watcher While having simply planned for a quiet stay in one of the countless beach resorts or reserved a cabin in the cloudy fairytale like reservoirs of Heredia s mountains it is feasible to easily reach one of the parks specially designed for this purpose With the support of the entities and foundations dedicated to boost this activity we have planned to also enlighten the visitor on the possibilities and options offered in the local market Personal accounts and tips for birdwatchers will

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