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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 Columbus ...


Nov 13, 2017 ... Alternative Titles: Republic of Costa Rica, República de Costa Rica ..... tourism: History and growth of medical tourism) (in 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.


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 ...


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, ...


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


Spanish colonization had a huge impact on the history of Costa Rica.It took nearly 60 years for Spanish settlers to make a strong hold of the country.


Read the CentralAmerica.com guide to the history of Costa Rica, Central America , from prehistory through to the present day.