In 1502 Christopher Columbus, during the fourth voyage to America, was forced to take refuge from a heavy storm in the Bay, where there were further large Costa Rican port of Limon.
Here a Caravel, the Explorer met aborigines Redskins sported lots of gold jewelry.
“For the first two days — written by Columbus to his homeland to Spain, I saw on this earth. more gold than four years in the island of Hispaniola” (Haiti).
New land Columbus gave the name “Costa Rica”, translated from the Spanish “rich coast”.
However, the great Navigator made a mistake. Gold and silver were in Costa Rica not so much. The Indians in their development remained at the level of the stone age. Although we have achieved considerable success in the manufacture of gold ornaments, pottery and stone carving.
Modern Costa Rica
From the North, from Nicaragua South to Panama, Costa Rica crosses the transcontinental highway by car you can travel the country in one day.
Almost all the time the road goes in the mountains. The closer to the South, the mountains become higher. The window flashing snow-capped mountain peaks, steaming cones of volcanoes, deep chasms, waterfalls with a rainbow above them, wild rivers in narrow gorges, and blue volcanic lakes, mountain slopes with lush tropical vegetation.
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Climate: Tropical monsoon climate. From November to March the humidity reaches 95% at a temperature of 30ş – it can adversely affect people with poor health; it is recommended to wear light clothes made of natural fabrics. The most favorable climate in the period June – September.
Religion: Balinese Hinduism – «hindudharma» (94% of the indigenous population of Bali), Islam (90% of the population of Indonesia), Buddhism, Hinduism, Catholicism.
Visa regime: From 01.01.2015 the Russian citizens visa-free entry to Indonesia for up to 30 days, visa fee on entry is cancelled. If your stay is more than 30 days (but less than 45), you must open a visa of Indonesia in Moscow. Also a necessary requirement to enter Indonesia Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the end of the trip.
Rules for hand baggage when travelling to Indonesia: from 21 may 2007 entered into force on the disposal of ICAO rules of transportation of liquids in the cabin for passengers travelling to Indonesia. All containers containing liquids and other products of similar consistence, should have a capacity not exceeding 100ml. these containers must be Packed in transparent, Continue reading
Area interesting variety of landscapes, here near neighbor of the river and saline steppes, swamps and sandy pine forests, birch groves and meadows. Special the unique nature of the region give a salty, freshwater and alkaline lakes located close to each other.
Like nature scattered among the picturesque hills precious necklace with hundreds of mineral lakes, creating the perfect conditions not only for recreation but also for health promotion.
Kolesnikova is located in a shallow valley and surrounded by dry pine forest. Round pond in the Western part is a small Bay with low-lying salt-marsh coast. From the Northern and Eastern sides on five-meter benches stretched bright Bor. The width of the lake about a mile, the depth is not more than two meters. The shore of a pond overgrown with reeds, only the Northern part has a nice sandy beach with equipped Parking lot. Here is a dirt road. There is a pavilion, benches and a place for tents and bonfire.
Lake water composition is sodium chloride-magnesium, salinity reaches 18 g/l. Kolesnikova is famous not only water but also mud. It is a popular place of recreation for local residents and visitors from nearby areas and cities. For exceptional water quality and scenic beauty of lake designated as a natural monument.
Dirt road leading to the lake runs past the fields, Continue reading