The unvisited spot

On this Travel Thursday, I’m thinking about places I’ve yet to see in Costa Rica. I don’t know about you, but the enforced lack of travel this year has made me even more motivated to plan a visit to those places as health regulations allow.

One of mine is San Vito, a valley town in southern Costa Rica. I’ve always been fascinated with the town’s unique place in the history of Costa Rican immigration: it was a government-sponsored relocation spot for many Italians who first came to Costa Rica to work on the railways.

I’m eager to take a stroll around San Vito, learn more about its interesting history and, yes, try to sniff out some Italian food. What are the new spots you want to explore, when you can?

(Image by user Jarib, via Shutterstock.)

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One thought on “The unvisited spot

  1. I’ve been there!
    Great for birding and hiking, hasn’t been destroyed by developers like La Fortuna, Monteverde or the Guanacaste coast.
    The founders came from Italy in 1952, and started everything there, just like the Alabama quakers did in Monteverede, they did not come
    to work in the railroad. Sadly the influence has died down a lot, but their HS still teaches italian!
    Saludos from Amherst VA.


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