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On Women’s Day, a former First Lady of Costa Rica nears a milestone

The documentary was screened before a sold-out crowd at the GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington, DC.

Kids Saving the Rainforest: the Costa Rican initiative that’s gone global

The kid-founded organization is helping Costa Rica attain its countrywide goal of becoming carbon neutral, and its outreach work extends to a total of 18 countries.

National Geographic-Lindblad Expeditions ship makes first visit to Osa Peninsula

"We're interested in... supporting local communities, seeking real connections and authentic experiences for our guests," said Michelle Graves of Lindblad Expeditions.

Osa Peninsula organization promotes human development, conservation

Randall Ureña, who works with a community development organization in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, gives us a glimpse inside the group's work on the ground.

CRUSA, Amigos of Costa Rica launch Tico Times philanthropy news section

On this #GivingTuesday, two nonprofits with a shared mission create a new space for stories and information about people making a difference in Costa Rica.

New alliances seek to boost Costa Rica’s sustainable agricultural, fishing exports

The Green Growth Platform will focus on converting 200 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) into green businesses, while the Blue Growth Platform will work with fisheries to comply with international traceability standards.
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Danger Lurks in Paradise – Costa Rica’s Formidable Creatures

Costa Rica is full of adorable, cuddly and fascinating creatures, and it also has its fair share of animals that could kill you. Though...

Tragic Plane Crash in Costa Rica Claims Two Lives

Costa Rican authorities reported that a small plane crashed and burst into flames near Corcovado National Park in the Osa Peninsula. The Red Cross...

Costa Rica’s Crocodile Bridge – It’s a Good/Bad Thing

‘Who’s letting me do this?’ is the best way to describe one of the best aspects of living in Costa Rica. You find yourself...