¡Vamos a Costa Rica!



PHASE I:  Explore!  One Class period and additional online time as homework, if needed. Use your time wisely!!! JJ

•       Explore the links below

•       Fill in required information on Travel Document

•       Turn in Travel Document at end of WebQuest

I.       Become familiar with Costa Rica's geography(map) and weather.  I have suggested some links.  You are welcome to search for more information on your own!  (You will be asked to fill in some information on your travel document)

A.    Google map of C. R. http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/google_map_costa_rica.htm

B.    Get to know the Provinces:

1.   https://www.costarica.com/travel/provinces-of-costa-rica 

2.   Scroll over this map to see provinces: http://www.anywherecostarica.com/maps

C.  Volcanoes (Arenal & others)

            •  http://geology.com/volcanoes/arenal/costa-rica-volcanoes-map.gif

            â€¢  https://costaricaexperts.com/things-to-do/volcanoes/ 

D.      Cities  San José, Limón, + others 


E.  Parks and national forests http://www.anywherecostarica.com/attractions/national-park

F. Culture:   https://www.vacationscostarica.com/travel-guide/about-costa-rica/   (Each BLUE link has different cultural infomation. Be sure to click on the Indigenous Heritage link)     


G.   Food:   https://www.govisitcostarica.com/blog/post/most-popular-foods-costa-rica.aspx 

H.  FunFacts about Costa Rica http://costarica.com/travel/fun-facts/

III.     Preview some vacation options (YouTube videos)  Fill in information on Travel Document

_____1.          http://youtu.be/ZvXNWz6qhfM(Introduction to Costa Rica)

_____2.          http://youtu.be/I63uqusVAv8  (general options)

_____3.          http://youtu.be/5bgY-6OTpI0  (Westin Vacation promotion)

_____4.          http://youtu.be/wj7lqkla4qI  (lots of beautiful images)

_____5.          http://youtu.be/CXyI54Bl4tI  (features a hotel *Los Sueños*)

IV.    Create a Vacation Package :  Check out these online travel sites:  (See travel document)

_____1. http://www.entercostarica.com/

_____2. http://www.costaricaresorts.com/?source=google

_____3. https://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-guides/costa-rica-travel-tips/ 

_____4. http://www.anywherecostarica.com/destinations  (lots of info here if you click around! J)

_____5. http://www.arenal.net/costa-rica-volcanoes.htm(focus on volcanoes)

 Be sure to click on various links at the above sites (you will find ¡mucha información! if you do this!) You can plan your own personal vacation, based on your interests and your imagination!  Which of these kinds of vacations interests you the most? (Fill in on Travel Document)

1. Adventure

2. Beach/Fishing/Snorkeling/Surfing

3. Honeymoon

4. Family

5. Wildlife Safaris

6. Educational

7. Cultural

8. Nature/Hiking

9. Golfing

V.   Plan daily itinerary (for 3 days).  Use vocabulary from Unit 1 Lesson 1, plus additional vacation activities that you need. ¡En español! mínimo de 4 oraciones en cada sección y 6 actividades differentes.

       VI.    ¡Haz la maleta!  Based on recommendations at web sites,  what will you pack? En español.

Phase II - ¡Eres un Agente de Viajes!

Now that you are an expert on Costa Rica and what it has to offer, create an advertisement for a vacation to Costa Rica en español! Your goal is to communicate clearly and as thoroughly as possible. You will be using present tense Spanish to present to sells pitch. (See travel document) mínimo de 6 oraciones.

Suggestions for using Spanish:

_____1.          Hay = There is, There are

_____2.          Estar(location)

_____3.          Es/Son+ adjectives to describe

_____4.          Pienso que/Creo que + statement  ( to express opinions) = I think that/I believe that

_____5.          Se puede + infinitive = You can (see, visit,swim,etc.)

_____6.          Es divertido/Es possible + infinitive = It/s fun to.../It's possible to...

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