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The difference between Guanacaste’s summer and winter is drastic
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The difference between Guanacaste’s summer and winter is drastic

The Tico Times - March 9, 2015

[caption id="attachment_990" align="alignnone" width="700"] Photo by Andrés Madrigal / The Tico Times[/caption]   Both of these photographs are of Playa Conchal, in Guanacaste. The above photo was…

Sunsets and waterfalls in Dominical
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Sunsets and waterfalls in Dominical

The Tico Times - March 6, 2015

The alarm rings at 5:00 am, and I'm ready. The bags are in the car, dogs fed, and coffee brewing. "Wake up sleepyheads," I whisper to my children.…

Manuel Antonio: 5 can’t-miss tropical wonders
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Manuel Antonio: 5 can’t-miss tropical wonders

The Tico Times - March 5, 2015

1. The park Manuel Antonio National Park is the region’s crown jewel and raison d’etre. The park is one of the most visited national parks in Costa…

The Biggest Little City in Costa Rica?
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The Biggest Little City in Costa Rica?

The Tico Times - March 2, 2015

Jacó needs a moniker. I propose “The Biggest Little City in Costa Rica.” Really. Jacó’s population is only around 12,000, but the nonstop activity that radiates from…

Friday sunset: Manuel Antonio
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Friday sunset: Manuel Antonio

The Tico Times - February 27, 2015

While the polar vortex overs over much of the United States and Canada, this is what it looks like in Manuel Antonio. Enjoy your weekend, and if…

Walking Around, sunset edition: Beach and city
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Walking Around, sunset edition: Beach and city

The Tico Times - February 20, 2015

The greatest show on Earth takes place all over Costa Rica, every day. On the beach, sunset is a magical time. I always find it amazing that…

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Wiping Out

The Tico Times - February 10, 2015

“Get ready,” shouted Dante as water swooshed around us. “Okay, here it comes! Get on the board, Robert! Now!” I jumped upward and threw my body on…

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VIDEO: First-time scuba dive in Playa Flamingo

The Tico Times - February 3, 2015

https://vimeo.com/77523020 For every new skill, you first have to get your feet wet – especially if you’re scuba diving. There are thousands of PADI-certified divers in Costa…

The Old Port: A low season snapshot of Puerto Viejo and the southern Caribbean
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The Old Port: A low season snapshot of Puerto Viejo and the southern Caribbean

The Tico Times - January 21, 2015

  They say Puerto Viejo is a party town. Surfers lazily flip flop around the old port toward the infamous waves of Salsa Brava, take a siesta,…

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In Nosara, ‘jungle huts’ offer a whole new backpacker experience

The Tico Times - January 15, 2015

NOSARA, Guanacaste – The tent is big, but not too big. The bed is an air mattress, but it’s firm. The door and windows are basically just…