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Isla de Chira: An undiscovered ecotourism gem in the Gulf of Nicoya
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Eco tourism
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Isla de Chira: An undiscovered ecotourism gem in the Gulf of Nicoya

Tory Paez - September 15, 2016

Isla de Chira thrives off of fishing, with over 90 percent of the population relying on the sea for its daily bread. So when my partner Dan…

Drinking contraband guaro with Sámara’s living legend, Don Polo
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adventure
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Drinking contraband guaro with Sámara’s living legend, Don Polo

The Tico Times - May 27, 2016

When the 89-year-old man with his belly protruding from his half-buttoned tropical shirt poured me a full shot of contraband guaro at 10 o'clock in the morning,…

Costa Rica Sailing Center in Potrero may just be the world’s chillest sailing club
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Costa Rica Sailing Center in Potrero may just be the world’s chillest sailing club

The Tico Times - May 25, 2016

PLAYA POTRERO, Guanacaste — Minutes after meeting Jeff Herrman and Justin McCarter, I was on a sailboat drinking a beer and watching flying fish jump out of…

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

Nosara’s ‘mama monkey’ making a big difference at Sibu Sanctuary
Animals
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Animals
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Nosara’s ‘mama monkey’ making a big difference at Sibu Sanctuary

The Tico Times - May 16, 2016

NOSARA, Guanacaste – A small howler monkey was climbing on Vicki Coan's head, ruffling up her once-straight dirty blonde hair when I tried to take a picture of…

Llanos de Cortés: Stunning waterfall supports a good cause
Guanacaste
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Guanacaste
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Llanos de Cortés: Stunning waterfall supports a good cause

The Tico Times - March 7, 2016

LLANOS DE CORTÉS, Guanacaste — I was relaxing on a hammock high above a natural pool at the Llanos de Cortés waterfall when a white-faced monkey almost slid off…

Buena Vista Lodge offers a full dose of adventure in the mountains
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adventure
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Buena Vista Lodge offers a full dose of adventure in the mountains

The Tico Times - February 1, 2016

RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA, Guanacaste — On our walk to the top of the 450-meter waterslide at Buena Vista Lodge, my guide showed me a place where…

Liberia, Costa Rica’s gateway to elsewhere, is worth a closer look
Guanacaste
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Guanacaste
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Liberia, Costa Rica’s gateway to elsewhere, is worth a closer look

The Tico Times - January 11, 2016

LIBERIA, Guanacaste — When I mentioned that I was taking Southwest Airline’s inaugural flight from Baltimore to Liberia, Costa Rica, someone asked if I was worried about…

Tamarindo lifeguard program saves lives despite lack of funding
Guanacaste
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Guanacaste
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Tamarindo lifeguard program saves lives despite lack of funding

The Tico Times - October 16, 2015

TAMARINDO, Guanacaste — When a 7-year-old girl was drowning off the coast of Tamarindo recently, Sergio Pérez didn't have long to cover the half-mile stretch from the lifeguard stand on the…

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

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