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Palo Verde National Park: A private ranch’s loss is the world’s gain

The delicate ecosystems at Palo Verde National Park face a number of significant challenges from the past and present activities of their human neighbors.

Photos: 10 amazing hummingbirds in Costa Rica

Nature photographer Florian Kuster shares his shots of 10 beautiful hummingbirds in Costa Rica.

Fun and free in Costa Rica: The reign of dogs at Territorio de Zaguates

Barking bucketloads of happy dogs roam the hills at this enormous outdoor shelter for 750 to 800 homeless dogs in Costa Rica.

Nosara is a Costa Rican town from another planet

Nosara is a major yoga capital, a teacher of teachers, and it’s a first-class surf destination, but it’s more than the sum of its parts.

Photos: Corcovado is like ‘Jungle Book’ without tigers and bears

The profusion of species we saw at Corcovado reminded me of Tarzan’s jungle, and then someone mentioned “The Jungle Book,” which also seemed appropriate.

Guanacaste: Painted Pony Guest Ranch is a horse lover’s paradise

“Our horses, you’ve got to ride,” says Kay Dodge of the Painted Pony Guest Ranch and Casagua Horse Farm in Guanacaste. “These are horses that will run.” Saddle up!
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Danger Lurks in Paradise – Costa Rica’s Formidable Creatures

Costa Rica is full of adorable, cuddly and fascinating creatures, and it also has its fair share of animals that could kill you. Though...

Tragic Plane Crash in Costa Rica Claims Two Lives

Costa Rican authorities reported that a small plane crashed and burst into flames near Corcovado National Park in the Osa Peninsula. The Red Cross...

Costa Rica’s Crocodile Bridge – It’s a Good/Bad Thing

‘Who’s letting me do this?’ is the best way to describe one of the best aspects of living in Costa Rica. You find yourself...