Thursday, January 31, 2013

COSTA RICA ~Manuel Antonio National Park~

...And my second card is a true exotic place!! An amazing beach view...Cost Rica is one of the few countries with true ecotourism...with the most National Parks and protected areas in the world (as a percentage of the country's territory) must it be a nature lovers paradise! :-)Thanks a lot Shirley!!

With great stamps:
Anniversery Emblem Pan American Health Org.
Children's Program - Tricolin (Issued 09-09-2011)
People from Costa Rica (Issued 05-07-2002)
Manuel Antonio National Park is a small National Park located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Established in 1972 with an area enumerating 4,014 acres (16.24 km2) (the smallest of any Costa Rican national park).
This park has an impressive collection of natural attractions, wildlife, rain forests, white-sand beaches, coral reefs, rocky coves with abundant marine life. Then there's the forest, which is thick with massive ficus and two- and three-toed sloths, green and black iguanas, agoutis, four species of monkeys, and nearly 200 species of birds.

The first European to reach what is now Costa Rica was Christopher Columbus in 1502.

1 comment:

  1. what a gorgeous postcard and a variety of stamps, a true gem! :)