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.

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Ystradfellte: Porth yr Ogof – Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC19GM6
by Ezitis (adopted by Moley13)
Difficulty:
3
Terrain:
3
Location:
South Wales
N 51° 48.015′ W 003° 33.352′

You’ve perfected your urban caching and have conquered every local park. You left no stone unturned, no tree unclimbed, and no micro unfound.

Sitting on a bench, staring into the setting sun, you ponder what new geocaching opportunities might be out there. That’s when it hits you, an email notification for a cache you’ve never found. It speaks of a cave of horses and a treasure needing your signature to claim.

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Community Spotlight: How a geocacher reached wellness goals

Meet Sheila Withrow aka Cazador66. After serving as the Manager of the Public Health Protection Program for the Northern Health Authority in British Columbia, Canada for 25 years, she has recently retired and relocated to the southern Okanagan region, where the climate is milder and allows for plenty of outdoor activities, such as geocaching.

Geocaching has helped Sheila embrace an active lifestyle and reach her wellness goals so we chatted with her to learn more about how geocaching renewed her motivations to reach her health goals.

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