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Hacienda Barú: Unique EcoTram offers slow-mo, self-propelled tour of the treetops
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Hacienda Barú: Unique EcoTram offers slow-mo, self-propelled tour of the treetops

Karl Kahler - March 16, 2016

DOMINICAL, Puntarenas — If necessity is the mother of invention, Donald Perry may be its eccentric stepfather. The man who invented the jungle canopy zipline in 1979…

Costa Rica quetzal quest pays off with dramatic sighting
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Costa Rica quetzal quest pays off with dramatic sighting

Karl Kahler - March 14, 2016

COPEY DE DOTA, San José — I had already decided our quetzal quest was a bust, and I wished the guide would give up so we could…

Río Celeste: Communing with nature at the aptly named Hideaway Hotel
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Río Celeste: Communing with nature at the aptly named Hideaway Hotel

Karl Kahler - March 10, 2016

As I dig my fork into the warm omelet con hongos, I get the distinct feeling I am not alone. Ever since waking to gray morning light…

Cañon de la Vieja Lodge delivers on the river
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Cañon de la Vieja Lodge delivers on the river

Karl Kahler - February 3, 2016

RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA, Guanacaste — After floating 3km down the Río Colorado, hitting the sauna and having my body painted in volcanic mud, I heard a…

Buena Vista Lodge offers a full dose of adventure in the mountains
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Buena Vista Lodge offers a full dose of adventure in the mountains

Karl Kahler - February 1, 2016

RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA, Guanacaste — On our walk to the top of the 450-meter waterslide at Buena Vista Lodge, my guide showed me a place where…

Camp trains new generation of Costa Rican rock climbers
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Camp trains new generation of Costa Rican rock climbers

Amanda Zúñiga - January 29, 2016

Though rock climbing is fairly new to Costa Rica, this rising sport has many talented climbers, and some are training a new generation to get to the…

Costa Rica ecolodge Selva Bananito: I’m dreaming of a green Christmas
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Costa Rica ecolodge Selva Bananito: I’m dreaming of a green Christmas

Karl Kahler - January 6, 2016

BANANITO, Limón — After a very rainy Christmas Day drive from San José to the Caribbean Sea, and after some bad directions from both the Waze app…

The Tico Times’ top 5 Costa Rica travel stories of 2015
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The Tico Times’ top 5 Costa Rica travel stories of 2015

Karl Kahler - December 28, 2015

“Life is a highway,” crooned Tom Cochrane, and “I want to ride it all night long.” Tico Times travel writers rode the highways of Costa Rica far…

Dominical: Despite alarmed lifeguards, son’s drowning was not in the cards
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Dominical: Despite alarmed lifeguards, son’s drowning was not in the cards

Karl Kahler - December 16, 2015

DOMINICAL, Puntarenas — Near-death experience? Pshaw. Jordan was nowhere near losing his life — just his pants. But that didn’t stop two lifeguards from dashing along the…

Santa Rosa: In search of kitesurfing, Oliver North and the value of life
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Santa Rosa: In search of kitesurfing, Oliver North and the value of life

Karl Kahler - September 14, 2015

SANTA ROSA NATIONAL PARK, Guanacaste — This voyage is not for the faint of car. On Friday I drove from San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, to El…

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