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Turu Ba Ri Nature & Adventure Park

Turu-Ba ri

HEY kids!  Tell your mom and dad about the new fun tropical park.  That’s only about an hour and a half away from San José.  It’s called Turu Ba–Ri Tropical Park, and it’s located in Turrubares (between Puriscal and Orotina).

There are activities for everyone, Things to do include riding on trails with a guide, visiting a  butterfly house , bamboo,  cactus and orchid gardens,  and flying  through the air on canopy tours for beginners over ten years old and advanced adventurers.  All  accompanied by tour guides.

More  lodges should be open soon for those of you who would like to spend the night there too.

Park entrance: adults 2.000 Colones, students 1.200 Colones, foreigners $15, foreign students $10.

Canopy tour with snacks and a tour  guide : foreigners $40, students $30; residents 12.000 Colones, students 10.000 Colones.

Horseback riding  tours : students 8.000 Colones, residents 10.000 Colones, foreigners $40, students $30.

Call (506) 4052-0940 or write to for more information

Choose the appropriate alternative to answer the question,  from the reading above.

1)    How long does it take to go from San José to Park Turu Ba–ri?  It takes __________________ minutes.

A)    just sixty–six

B)   only ninety–five

C)   only about ninety

D)   about eighty–three

2)    What kind of people go to the adventure park?

A)    Only adults.

B)   Children

C)   Foreigners only

D)   Everybody

4)    The Tropical Park offer one of these activities

 A)   Bungee Jumping

B)   Parachuting

C)   Canopy Tours

D)   Bull Riding

5)    Which does the Park offer?

A)    Just dinner and lodge.

B)   Free entrance to the park.

C)   Free entrance to students

D)   Low rates for students.

6)   We can contact  Turu Ba–Ri  park for information  ___________________________________

 A)  By visiting its website

B)   By sending a letter through traditional mail

C)   By  making a phone call

D)   By visiting  a travel agency

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Whale Watching on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast

humpback - Whale

Complete the article  using the  words from the list

  • Coast
  • Beautiful
  • Swimming
  • Tours
  • Natures
  • Species
  • beaches
  • Boat
  • Habitat
  • Park
  • Enjoy
  • Dolphines

From August to October and from December to March, tourists in Costa Rica are able to watch humpback whales, who migrate from the Northern and Southern hemispheres to breed and give birth in the warm waters of the Costa Rican Pacific ___________________. This event can be enjoyed by going to Dominical or Bahía Ballena __________________, among others, located just three hours away from San José.

There are more than 15 micro entrepreneurs who offer services in the marine tourism industry near Marino Ballena National ______________. These small companies have been working together with Keto Foundation for two years now to improve the conditions of the infrastructure used to transport tourists to the sea to ___________________the whale-watching event; also, they have taught these businesspeople to respect and protect these huge and _______________________ mammals by not approaching them too much or bothering them with the boats. By doing this, both the workers and the animals have benefited, since now these people know that they have to keep the whales’ _____________________ in good condition so they can continue offering their services.  This foundation gave a badge called the Good Practices Sea Star System to the businesses that are involved in this program.

Tourists will be able to watch female whales nursing and ________________________with their young near Golfo Dulce. These animals are usually calm as long as they do not feel threatened and there is enough distance between them and the tour__________________. That is why people have to stay in the boats and follow the instructions at all times for the adventure to be pleasant and memorable. The prices of these________________________ are not that high and are usually available Monday through Sunday, so they are always accessible for tourists who really want to witness this magical experience that _______________________ offers. During the tours, people will also be able to watch other marine ________________________ such as bottlenose and spotted ______________________________

Taken from the Costa Rica News