Braulio Carrillo National Park
The park, whose name has been dedicated to Braulio Carrillo, the third head of state of Costa Rica (who governed from 1837-42), was established in 1978 and is the most extensive park in the central part of Costa Rica. It includes Barva Volcano as well as the mountains Cacho Negro and Zurquí, among others. There are several lakes of volcanic origin surrounded by the cloud forest, the most beautiful one is called Laguna Barva.
The National Park is covered with evergreen forest of great density and botanical complexity. You can find more then 6,000 species of plants in the forest as well as a great diversity of animal life.
Rain Forest Aerial Trams
The Rain Forest Aerial Trams are among the most spectacular and exiting places to visit in Costa Rica. Visitors can choose from the Rain Forest Aerial Tram on the Atlantic, which is located about 50 minutes from San José, and the Rain Forest Aerial Tram on the Pacific Side (on the way to JacóBeach). In the Aerial Trams visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a fascinating view over the tropical rain forest; organized tours also include guided walking tours with expert naturalist guides. The park on the Pacific side, furthermore, offers a heliconias gallery, a medicine plants garden and a snake’s exhibition; the one on the Atlantic a hanging bridge.
Mall San Pedro
Mall San Pedro is situated in San Pedro de Montes de Oca, a district of San José, Costa Rica. It is a very popular place to pass your free time, due to the big variety of shops you can find in the Mall. There are cafeterias, bars, restaurants, also the biggest discotheque of San José, Planet Mall, which is visited by people aged 16 years or more, as well as one of the most modern fitness centers, etc. There are also all kind of stores offering clothes, accessories, shoes, video games; in short: almost everything for your personal needs. The modern cinema halls are especially visited on Wednesdays, due to a special offer called two for one.
The Mall San Pedro is open including holidays and weekends and is one of the most modern commercial centers in Central America.
Instituto de Español "Costa Rica"
This article has been submitted by Sabina de Serrano