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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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Powerful Eruption Rocks Costa Rica’s Rincón de la Vieja Volcano

The Rincón de la Vieja volcano, in northern Costa Rica, registered yesterday a "powerful" eruption with no reported effects to people or infrastructure, one...

The Power of Good Vibes: Tales of Kindness in Costa Rica

Tourist information typically describes Costa Ricans with good vibe adjectives like warm, friendly, welcoming, and generous. I have a thousand personal stories of confirmation. Here...

The Dirty Business of Conservation in Costa Rica…Part 2

FECOP’s first major accomplishment was the creation of the largest Marine Responsible Fishing Area in Central America, the Golfo Dulce. FECOP’s first President worked...

Protecting Costa Rica’s Bees: Urgent Action Needed

On World Bee Day, the Costa Rican environmental organization Bloque Verde issued a crucial call for action, demanding greater protection for bees. These invaluable...
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