New postal release features 11 famous scenes of the country

Correos de Costa Rica/Eric Hernández Morales This cruise ship is about the only man-made object featured on the post cards.

Correos de Costa Rica has another postcard deal for residents and tourists. The postal service has come out with a series of 11 postcards that show 11 of the major attractions of the country.

Correos has printed 16,500 of these to be sold as sets for 5,500 ($11) or individually for 500 colons, about $1. The price includes postage to anywhere in the world, Correos said.

The photographs are by Eric Hernández Morales, and the scenes are mostly in the national parks. They include major volcanoes, the Río Celeste waterfall, the port of Puntarenas, the Reserva Gandoca-Manzanillo in Limón and Cabo Santa Elena in the Parque Nacional Santa Rosa in Guanacaste.

Correos issued these this month, and they are available at most postal outlets.

Correos said it wanted to promote the natural beauty and biodiversity of the country. Of course, the postal service also is trying to make money because most of the postcards never will get in the mails because tourists will keep them as souvenirs, just as collectors do with commemorative stamps.

Correos comes out with a postcard issue about twice a year. The current issue is displayed HERE!

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