Playa Grande is a beach town on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica just north of Tamarindo. Playa Grande is internationally popular as one of Costa Rica’s best surfing spots as well as being home to Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas, the nesting ground of the largest marine reptile, the Leatherback Turtle; the second largest nesting area for the Leatherback and Ridley Turtles in the world.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Playa Conchal is located in the Province of Guanacaste. It is one of the only Costa Rican Pacific Coast beaches with crystal clear water, similar to that of famed beaches along the Caribbean. The sands of Playa Conchal are comprised of the remnants of millions of crushed conch shells.
Accessing the beach by car with play-by-play commentary from the kids.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Howler monkeys are among the largest of the New World monkeys. Fifteen species are currently recognized…These monkeys are native to South and Central American forests… As their name suggests, vocal communication forms an important part of their social behavior. They each have an enlarged basihyal or hyoid bone which helps them make their loud vocalizations. Group males generally call at dawn and dusk, as well as interspersed times throughout the day. The main vocals consist of loud, deep guttural growls or "howls". Howler monkeys are widely considered to be the loudest land animal. According to Guinness Book of World Records, their vocalizations can be heard clearly for 3 mi (4.8 km). The function of howling is thought to relate to intergroup spacing and territory protection, as well as possibly to mate-guarding.
Increase your volume to hear the deep guttural growls or "howls" in this video.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Among the most popular destinations on the Gulf of Papagayo are Ocotal Beach, Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, and Playa Panamá.