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It’s official: Costa Rica sets world record for recycling
Drowning in plastic
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Drowning in plastic
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It’s official: Costa Rica sets world record for recycling

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 29, 2019

Guinness World Records now lists ecolones in Costa Rica as the record-holder for "most plastic bottles recycled in eight hours." According to Guinness, a recycling drive organized…

‘Casa Alegría’ butterfly dome drawing visitors to Canaan de Rivas
Ecotourism
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Ecotourism
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‘Casa Alegría’ butterfly dome drawing visitors to Canaan de Rivas

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 27, 2019

For too long, says Jose Lobo, visitors eager to hike nearby Cerro Chirripó would blow through the village of Canaan de Rivas, leaving nothing behind but the…

Costa Rica Hiking : From Sea to Sea in 16 days
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Costa Rica Hiking : From Sea to Sea in 16 days

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2019

While spending more than two weeks hiking Camino de Costa Rica, a 280-kilometer trail from Costa Rica’s Atlantic to Pacific coasts, the country’s natural beauty took a…

National Geographic highlights Costa Rica in ‘Untamed’ series
Ecotourism
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Ecotourism
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National Geographic highlights Costa Rica in ‘Untamed’ series

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 1, 2018

For those who want a closer look at Costa Rica’s unrivaled biodiversity, National Geographic has you covered. Friday, the network released “Untamed Costa Rica,” a six-part series…

In Arenal real estate market, the lake takes center stage
Arenal
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Arenal
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In Arenal real estate market, the lake takes center stage

The Tico Times - April 27, 2017

NUEVO ARENAL, Guanacaste – If you build it, they will come. When it comes to Lake Arenal and the beautiful properties surrounding it, the famous quote from the…

10 great hotels in Arenal for backpackers, billionaires and everyone in between
Arenal
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Arenal
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10 great hotels in Arenal for backpackers, billionaires and everyone in between

The Tico Times - April 20, 2017

LA FORTUNA, Alajuela — We got wet in our private hot tub. We ate three-course meals ending in cheesecake. We soaked in magma-heated springs until even our…

Arenal: If you weren’t looking for adventure, you’ve come to the wrong place
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adventure
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Arenal: If you weren’t looking for adventure, you’ve come to the wrong place

The Tico Times - April 17, 2017

LA FORTUNA, Alajuela — I saw the fear in Guiselle’s eyes when our SUP guide Isidro asked her to jump off the back of our boat into…

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

The Tico Times - 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…

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

Manuel Antonio is Costa Rica’s top destination, and there are good reasons why
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adventure
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Manuel Antonio is Costa Rica’s top destination, and there are good reasons why

The Tico Times - October 3, 2016

MANUEL ANTONIO, Puntarenas — The first tourists to lay eyes on Manuel Antonio were apparently the crewmen of the Spanish explorer Hernán Ponce de León, who sailed…