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King Tours Costa Rica is an experienced Tour Operator that offers to our guests a variety of Natural “classic” tour programs that are available on a daily departure basis. (NOT ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS) With a minimum of 2 passengers, we offer tours to Manuel Antonio National Park, Corcovado National Park, Canopy tours, White water Rafting and many other well-known tours and destinations every day throughout the year. Many destinations can be combined with a variety of exciting tours!!!
Costa Rica’s most famous tour destinations: Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs the Caño Negro River Canals. A core part of most trips in protected areas, Costa Rica has become a natural paradise spot for active and adventure tours like sailing, canyoning, biking, Fishing , sunset cruises and forest bird-watching tours and natural hot springs. King Tours
Costa Rica offers you a wide variety of new naturalist tour programs which include activities based on seasonal nature events such as sea turtle nesting , whale migrations, scarlet macaw recover. These programs are offered and available! Please note: we are constantly investigating interesting destinations and offering our guests new attractions with sustainable and recycling programs that may be important for our guests also offered with flexible or new departure schedules, so keep in touch for our updates!
Sightseer Trips, Our Compromise!!! We excel at creating custom trips that yield unique small-group travel experiences. There is no one formula that works for everyone, and so we take the time to listen and adjust each program so that it is well planned for what you want. We can handle all of your accommodations needs, guide services, tours and travel from one destination to another. With all of your travel needs taken care of, you can truly relax and enjoy the beautiful, tropical wonders of Costa Rica!
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Costa Rica's history Overview
Costa Rica's history is one of triumph of peace over hostility, thus the tranquil laid back atmosphere in this country.
Studies done in Costa Rica confirm that civilizations had settled in this region 10,000 years ago, well before the arrival of Spanish conquistadors. Many indigenous civilizations, now disappeared, made Costa Rica their homes, and left mysteries and marvels for the future generations. One of this wonders are hundreds of perfect rock spheres, ranging from baseball-sized ones to huge car like rocks, found throughout the west coast
Gold and Jade objects are other treasured items left behind by ancient civilizations, now they can be appreciated in museums around the central valley.
More recently, some indigenous ruins have been found around the central valley, discovering a very sophisticated system of waterworks and canals, as well as other magnificent and sometimes mind boggling constructions.
By the time the Columbus arrived, there were four major indigenous tribes living in Costa Rica. The east coast was the realm of the Caribs, while the Borucas, Chibchas, and Diquis resided in the southwest. This populations were not numerous to begin with, and when the Spaniards came nearly finished them all, some fled, while many others perished, none the less many settlers established colonies in Central America and Mexico, that finally won their independence from Spain on 1821.
Due to this historical declaration Costa Rica declared, after several military governments, a democratic, publicly elected president and parliament or Asamblea. Early on coffee was the main product of Costa Rica, and the oligarquía cafetalera (group of coffee-head figures) became a ruling class. Other products like bananas also help raise the Costa Rican economy. All this agricultural efforts lead to the updating of transportation and telecommunication systems, making roads, railways, electricity and education available to everyone. The world's investors took notice and made very profitable business, that are still around today.
Many great presidents we had, and some not so memorable, but they forged the Costa Rica that we have today. Without a doubt, and to this date, the one person who did most for this country was José Figueres Ferrer, ex-president and former leader of the disbanded armed-forces, lead the civil war on 1948 and changed the face of our nation forever, depicting it a the warm, calm and peaceful nation it still is. Others came and went until ex-president Oscar Arias put Costa Rica on the world's eyes again by winning the Nobel Peace price in 1987 for his efforts in the Central American Conflicts.
Today Costa Rica remains a peace loving country, with no army, instead we have one of the highest literacy rates in the world, and many international companies such as Intel have set up corporations here. Tourism plays a big part too, Costa Ricans have learned to value and appreciate all the benefits that foreign investment can bring, thus they are very friendly and always ready to help.
PROTECTED AREAS (25% OF THE TERRITORY)
Costa Rica is home to a rich variety of plants and animals. While the country has only about 0.25% of the world's landmass, it contains 5% of the world's biodiversity. Around 25% of the country's land area is in protected national parks and protected areas, the largest percentage of protected areas in the world. One National Park that is internationally renowned among ecologists for its biodiversity (including big cats and tapirs) and where visitors can expect to see an abundance of wildlife is the Manuel Antonio National Park , Carara National Park and Corcovado National Park, parks in Costa Rica where all four Costa Rican monkey species can be found. These include the White-headed Capuchin, the Mantled Howler and the endangered Monkey. They also include the Central American Squirrel Monkey , which d only on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and a small part of Panama , and was considered endangered until 2008 when its status was upgraded to vulnerable. Tortuguero National Park the name Tortuguero can be translated as "Full of Turtles is home to spider, howler, and white-throated Capuchin monkeys; the three-toed sloth; and two-toed sloth 320 species of birds; and a variety of reptiles.
The park is recognized for the annual nesting of the endangered green turtle and is the most important nesting site for the species. Giant leatherback, hawksbill, and loggerhead turtles also nest there. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is home to about 2,000 plant species, including numerous orchids. Over 400 types of birds and over 100 species of mammals can be found there. As a whole, around 800 species of birds have been identified in Costa Rica. The Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad is allowed to collect royalties on any biological discoveries of medical importance. Costa Rica and parts of Panama are home to the vulnerable Central American Squirrel Monkey. Costa Rica is a center of biological diversity for reptiles and amphibians, including the world's fastest running lizard, the spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura similis).If you are planning a trip to Costa Rica please take a look to our Costa Rica Trips, Eco- Nature, Adventure and family programs highlighted at the left of this page or contact us, your Professional Adventure Guide will customize free of charge your Costa Rica Tour and Adventure Experience today! Trust the Costa Rica Experts tour company with over 15 years experience.