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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Costa_Rica

The first natives in Costa Rica were hunters and gatherers, and Costa Rica served as an "Intermediate Region" between Mesoamerican and Andean native  ...

www.geographia.com/costa-rica/history.htm

The first European explorer to encounter Costa Rica was the Great Navigator himself, Christopher Columbus. The day was September 18, 1502, and Columbus ...

www.britannica.com/place/Costa-Rica

Alternative Titles: Republic of Costa Rica, República de Costa Rica ..... (in medical tourism: History and growth of medical tourism) (in history of Costa Rica)  ...

www.costarica.com/travel/history-of-costa-rica

Jun 13, 2015 ... In 1502 when Christopher Columbus landed in Puerto Limon, less than 20 indigenous tribes occupied the lands which are now Costa Rica.

www.entercostarica.com/travel-guide/about-costa-rica/history

The history of Costa Rica starts in Pre-Columbian times when the indigenous people of the area were part of the Intermediate Area between Mesoamerican and ...

www.lonelyplanet.com/costa-rica/history

History of Costa Rica, experience the modern and ancient historic past events, people and governments of Costa Rica - Lonely Planet.

traveltips.usatoday.com/five-historical-costa-rica-101560.html

Costa Rica has enjoyed its share of interesting historical events, including a visit from Christopher Columbus, who was so impressed with the colony that he ...

globaledge.msu.edu/countries/costa-rica/history

Costa Rica: History. 1561. Juan de Cavallon of Spain leads the first successful colonizers into Costa Rica. Columbus discovered and named the area in 1502, ...

www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/costarica.htm

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 ...