New country souvenir, Costa Rica, with Geocache of the Week: Rainbow Valley Cache

Traditional
GC221QZ
by Wolf64 + Mikkky
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Costa Rica
N 10° 18.566′ W 084° 49.728′

Today we release a new country/regional souvenir for Costa Rica! If you have found a geocache in Costa Rica, you automatically receive the souvenir on your profile.

Costa Rica is often said to be one of the happiest countries in the world. Known for their outstanding democracy and quality of life, Costa Ricans are often said to live the Pura Vida, literally “pure life.”

Though it might be a tiny country, it has a mighty amount of flora and fauna. It represents about 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity. The Monteverde cloud forest alone hosts over 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, 2,500 species of plants—and of course, one Geocache of the Week!

It’s easy to see how our Geocache of the Week earned its name! Image by goldeneagles.

Rainbow Valley Cache is an unassuming hide, located at the edge of the Cloud Forest. IT’s a classic container with room for plenty of swag that will leave both you and any young geocacher you bring with smiles upon your logs and your faces.

The logs don’t lie! It certainly is a beautiful view. Image by 2010august.

Take a hike over a vibrant blue suspension bridge or celebrate your find with a cool drink in a treehouse bar as you explore the astounding surroundings.

Adventure is out there! Image by 2010August.

And of course, check out the wildlife teeming in the area.

A monkey and a coati—a small sampling of the animals you’ll discover en route to this cache. Images by CanadianRockies.

Speaking of wildlife, when you find the cache, don’t forget to camouflage it appropriately or, as the cache page warns, the “monkeys will steal it!”

Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.

Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.

Sarah
Sarah is a French-speaking Community Coordinator at Geocaching HQ. She likes cats and musicals, but only separately. In her spare time you can find her knitting, eating sour patch kids, and waiting impatiently for the next season of Cosmos.