Tourist attractions

Tourist attractions offered by Costa Rican communities


Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island.

Costa Rica is composed of seven provinces, which in turn are divided into 81 cantons, each of which is directed by a mayor. Mayors are chosen democratically every four years by each canton’s people. There are no provincial legislatures. The cantons are further divided into 473 districts. The provinces are:

  1.  San José
  2.  Cartago
  3.  Alajuela
  4.  Heredia
  5.  Guanacaste
  6.  Puntarenas
  7.  Limón


A) Reading Comprehension

Rincon de la vieja

Visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of the sulfurous fumaroles or bubbling mud pools at Rincon de la Vieja National Park at the start of the week, or camp nearby before hiking up to the ark’s towering active volcano, are out of luck. The campground in Las Pailas sector – one of the two camping areas in the park- was permanently closed this week, and the entire Las Pailas section will be closed on Monday from now on. Las Pailas is the most popular area of Rincon de la Vieja National Park. The entrance offer access to areas of volcanic activity, such as fumaroles, hot springs and the Rincon de la Vieja itself. Despite the increase in visitors, and the subsequent increase in funds the park generates, Rincon de la Vieja has not seen a proportional increase in government funds for maintenance and personnel.

1. Officials at Rincon de la Vieja decided to _______________

a. Camp around the volcano

b. Block out an area of the park

c. Open the entrance at Las Pailas

d. Promote mountain climbing activities

2. One of the main attractions in Las Pailas is the __________________

a. Increasing funds

b. Towering park

c. Free access

d. Fumaroles

3. Tourist rate in Rincon de la Vieja Park ____________________

a. Ceased

b. Reduced

c. Increased

d. Maintained

4. The budget assigned for the park’s staffing is ______________________

a. Proportional

b. Insufficient

c. Promising

d. Adequate