I mentioned yesterday that all mangrove areas in Costa Rica are protected. They are important habitat for fish and wildlife. Costa Rica is justifiably proud that about 25% of all of the land in the country is set aside for national parks and refuges -- more than any other country on earth. That percentage does not include the mangrove areas, which are located in small pockets too numerous to include in formal park areas.
Today is Sunday, so we have new photos on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. This week we are showing photos of the Villa Melzi in Bellagio, Italy.