province in Costa Rica. Bananas are growing everywhere.
The banana tree gives only one bunch of bananas - about 7 - 8 rows of fruit. It is cut off manually not by Costa Ricans, but mainly the visitors from the neighboring country of Nicaragua are engaged in doing it.Then these bananas are hung on special cables strung between palm trees and next it is manually dragged to the machines.
After cutting bananas, the leaves of banana trees are cut off and then it does not bear fruit. In the photo, you can see bananas hidden in special blue bags to protect it from the chemicals that treat the fruit from the air.
And more bananas in a bag usually ripen in 2 weeks earlier than bananas "without a package. The bag is put straight when the flower is torn from the banana tree, otherwise, instead of the usual 7-8 rows of bananas, there will be many rows, but the fruits are very small.
Costa Rica is very "green" country. Hunting is absolutely prohibited. Therefore, driving on local roads, you need to stare at the sides as you can see the sloths.This sloth was hiding on top of the tree almost beside the road.
I visited Veragua Rainforest Park. Mainly the whole Costa Rica consists of national parks and reserves. The motto of the country "Pura Vida" - "pure life" literally from Spanish, but it also means "all right" and so on. In response to "thank you", it is considered rude to answer «De nada" (forget it), Costa Ricans say "con mucho gusto" - with great pleasure.
This animal is called agouti - it was the first animal I met in Veragua Park.
The name of the country "Costa Rica" is literally translated from Spanish as "rich coast". This is the only country located in the western hemisphere, having no army. It is even called the "American Switzerland". The national parks occupy 26% of the country's territory - more than a quarter.
In the photo below, there's a place of Veragua Rainforest Park on the map of Costa Rica.
In Veragua Park you can take a ride on a small cable car down to a small waterfall, immersed in greenery. There's untouched nature everywhere.
This is a terminal stop of the cable car station.
In the park, it is not recommended to go off the beaten tourist paths, because the "untouched nature" can be fraught with dangers - poisonous snakes, so before you stand back and take few photos, the accompanying guide examines the land and trees, and only after that he gives a permission.
Residents of Costa Rica are mostly descendants of Spanish immigrants. Although there are also families from other European, Asian or African countries.
A waterfall and an observation deck is the final point of Veragua Park.
Sloths are really plenty in