The first natives in Costa Rica were hunters and gatherers, and Costa Rica
served as an "Intermediate Region" between Mesoamerican and Andean native
The first European explorer to encounter Costa Rica was the Great Navigator
himself, Christopher Columbus. The day was September 18, 1502, and
History. Costa Rica is unique. While sharing with its neighbors the experiences of
colonial exploitation and commodity-export dependency, Costa Rica managed ...
The first European to ever reach Costa Rica, Christopher Columbus anchored off
of its eastern shores on September 18, 1502. After a violent storm damaged his ...
Costa Rica's History from the pre-Columbian era to Christopher Columbus'
discovery, colonial developments, independence to current 21st century events.
Early History. Historically Costa Rica has always been somewhat of an oddity. Its
name means Rich Coast but it was one of the poorest regions of the Spanish ...
HISTORY Destination content Christopher P. Baker, used from Moon ... When
Spanish explorers arrived in what is now Costa Rica at the dawn of the 16th ...
The National Geographic Guide to Costa Rica observes that this t.
Costa Rican history dates back to about 10,000 BC, the pre-Columbian period
when indigenous nations settled in fertile valleys and lived in the shadows of ...
Jul 5, 2013 ... But Costa Rica's history and culture extend far beyond the reach of international
recognition. The small, Central American nation is home to ...