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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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Miss Universe Seeks Safety from Nicaragua

The Miss Universe organization on Saturday asked the Nicaraguan government to "guarantee" the safety of the affiliates of the local contest, whose director, Karen...

Costa Rica’s Rising Costs Deter Tourists

Costa Rica has become a costly destination, evident when compared to neighboring countries like Colombia and Mexico. "We are seeing that tourists resent and complain...

Expat Living: Costa Rica’s Unique Spin on Thanksgiving

Many of the foods we devour on Thanksgiving are part of the same culinary exchange that took place in Central America when Spanish conquistadors, indigenous Americans, and African slaves collaborated on cooking over hundreds of years.

Army Vets Find Costa Rica Retirement Bliss

The following story began fifty years ago in April, 1974, when a young couple left their first military assignment, the Panama Canal Zone, for...