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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…

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

The Tico Times - 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…

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…

Costa Rica launches plan to attract bird-watching tourists
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Costa Rica launches plan to attract bird-watching tourists

L. Arias - June 14, 2016

There are 915 species of birds in Costa Rica, representing almost 10 percent of the species in the world, and tourism officials are hoping to cash in on the…

Photos: Off the beaten path at Punta Mala Wildlife Refuge
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Photos: Off the beaten path at Punta Mala Wildlife Refuge

The Tico Times - June 9, 2016

Tucked away between the major tourist attractions on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast, the Punta Mala wildlife reserve goes easily unnoticed. Few of even the most intrepid…

Nosara: Avoiding yoga and surf in a mecca of yoga and surf
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Nosara: Avoiding yoga and surf in a mecca of yoga and surf

The Tico Times - May 23, 2016

NOSARA, Guanacaste – When I drove into Nosara and saw the first sign for a yoga institute, I took a deep breath and braced myself for what I thought…

Costa Rica zoo can be a depressing sight, but easy alternatives are few
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Costa Rica zoo can be a depressing sight, but easy alternatives are few

The Tico Times - May 20, 2016

Three of my colleagues told me they’d never been to the Simón Bolivar Zoo — which is three blocks from The Tico Times office in San José —…

Costa Rica quetzal quest pays off with dramatic sighting
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Costa Rica quetzal quest pays off with dramatic sighting

The Tico Times - March 14, 2016

COPEY DE DOTA, San José — I had already decided our quetzal quest was a bust, and I wished the guide would give up so we could…

Lapa Ríos: Luxury in the jungle, with unbeatable rooms and birding, if unpredictable food
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Lapa Ríos: Luxury in the jungle, with unbeatable rooms and birding, if unpredictable food

The Tico Times - December 29, 2015

MATAPALO, Puntarenas — I first came to Costa Rica in 1994 after my dad and my brother moved to Puerto Jiménez in the Osa. My brother, Paul…