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Surfing Witch’s Rock with the legendary Robert August
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Surfing Witch’s Rock with the legendary Robert August

Ellen Zoe Golden - June 7, 2016

WITCH’S ROCK, Guanacaste — “How do you catch a unique rabbit?” “Unique up on it.” “How do you catch a tame rabbit?” “Tame ting.” You can’t spend…

Rainforest Adventures offers tranquil day trip from San José
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Rainforest Adventures offers tranquil day trip from San José

The Tico Times - June 3, 2016

Toucans and falcons soar above the lush rain forest neighboring the Braulio Carrillo National Park as a patch of fog settles in the distance. The birds' mating…

Drinking contraband guaro with Sámara’s living legend, Don Polo
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Drinking contraband guaro with Sámara’s living legend, Don Polo

The Tico Times - May 27, 2016

When the 89-year-old man with his belly protruding from his half-buttoned tropical shirt poured me a full shot of contraband guaro at 10 o'clock in the morning,…

Costa Rica Sailing Center in Potrero may just be the world’s chillest sailing club
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Costa Rica Sailing Center in Potrero may just be the world’s chillest sailing club

The Tico Times - May 25, 2016

PLAYA POTRERO, Guanacaste — Minutes after meeting Jeff Herrman and Justin McCarter, I was on a sailboat drinking a beer and watching flying fish jump out of…

Nosara Costa Rica: Avoiding yoga and surf in a mecca of yoga and surf
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Nosara Costa Rica: Avoiding yoga and surf in a mecca of yoga and surf

The Tico Times - May 23, 2016

NOSARA, Guanacaste – When I drove into Nosara and saw the first sign for a yoga institute, I took a deep breath and braced myself for what I thought…

Corcovado tour from Drake Bay leads to something ‘extremely rare’
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Corcovado tour from Drake Bay leads to something ‘extremely rare’

The Tico Times - April 27, 2016

CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK, Puntarenas — “That’s extremely rare!” said our guide, beside himself with excitement. “That’s extremely, extremely rare! I’ve been guiding hikes here for 23 years,…

Snuba: Swimming with the fishes in Costa Rica
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Snuba: Swimming with the fishes in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 25, 2016

CATALINA ISLAND, Guanacaste — I didn’t even have to ask my wife why she was cursing. The swells tossing the boat were making me a little queasy…

Across the Osa: Hoofing it from the Golfo Dulce to the Pacific
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Across the Osa: Hoofing it from the Golfo Dulce to the Pacific

The Tico Times - April 21, 2016

CARATE, Puntarenas — What has 4 wheels, 24 hooves, 8 legs, takes 9 hours and covers 32 kilometers? The mother of all adventures, that’s what. [caption id="attachment_6873"…

Matapalo hike: Just the right dose of adventure in the Osa
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Matapalo hike: Just the right dose of adventure in the Osa

The Tico Times - April 18, 2016

MATAPALO, Puntarenas — With my oldest best friend and his family in Costa Rica for two weeks of vacation, we quickly established that not everyone agrees on…

Isla del Caño, Costa Rica: Snorkeling with sharks and grappling with aliens
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Isla del Caño, Costa Rica: Snorkeling with sharks and grappling with aliens

The Tico Times - March 24, 2016

ISLA DEL CAÑO, Puntarenas — If the whitetip reef shark is “near-threatened,” the Central American squirrel monkey is “threatened,” and the hawksbill sea turtle is “critically endangered,”…