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Video: Underground adventure awaits at Barra Honda caves
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Video: Underground adventure awaits at Barra Honda caves

Amanda Zúñiga - May 11, 2017

Barra Honda in Guanacaste is the only national park in Costa Rica established to protect caves — some 42 of them, including the spectacular Caverna Terciopelo. Inside…

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

Marshall Cobb - May 8, 2017

I signed in at the entrance of Palo Verde National Park and drove down the main dirt road, wondering if I’d accidentally wandered onto a private ranch.…

Photos: 10 amazing hummingbirds in Costa Rica
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Photos: 10 amazing hummingbirds in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - May 4, 2017

Being from Europe, I didn’t see a hummingbird until I was 27 years old in Venezuela, but it was love at first sight. Ever since I’ve been…

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

Ilana Long - February 23, 2017

Territorio de Zaguates, “Land of the Strays,” is home to some 750 to 800 homeless dogs. Barking bucketloads of happy dogs roam the hills at this enormous…

Nosara is a Costa Rican town from another planet
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Nosara is a Costa Rican town from another planet

Karl Kahler - February 9, 2017

NOSARA, Guanacaste — Nosara is a dusty place with a golden aura, a weird and wonderful vortex of personal, social and global consciousness, a place where people…

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

Karl Kahler - January 5, 2017

CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK, Puntarenas — Oops, I did it again. For the third time, with friends from the U.S. looking for the consummate Costa Rica experience, I…

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

Ellen Zoe Golden - January 2, 2017

You meet all kinds of people who come to Costa Rica: fishing people, surfing people, golf people, nature people. And then there are horse people. Kay Dodge…

Camaronal: Race is on to save baby turtles from poachers (and raccoons)
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Camaronal: Race is on to save baby turtles from poachers (and raccoons)

Karl Kahler - November 17, 2016

CAMARONAL, Guanacaste — Sea turtles enter the world facing long odds. As eggs they are dug up and devoured by raccoons, as hatchlings waddling to the sea…

PHOTOS: Tour of Limón province showcases region’s human and natural diversity
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PHOTOS: Tour of Limón province showcases region’s human and natural diversity

Erin Skoczylas - November 14, 2016

The Tico Times recently joined a two-day tour of the province of Limón sponsored by the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) to look at the development of…

Gandoca: Remote Caribbean refuge is a window into the wild
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Gandoca: Remote Caribbean refuge is a window into the wild

Erin Skoczylas - October 31, 2016

We were driving up a hill, in a jungle in the southernmost part of Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. My hands reached from within the car to the…

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