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Monteverde: You can get there from here, but you’ll need some pura vida

I’d been this exact guy about five years ago on our first trip to Monteverde. It’s a long, hard drive, particularly with your entire family and related luggage squeezed into less space than is typically provided by a mini-fridge.

Dealing with climate change in Costa Rica’s treasured Monteverde cloud forest

Costa Rica's Monteverde cloud forest is one of the greenest tourist destinations in the country. But scientists are warning that climate change is dramatically affecting its biodiversity. Here's a look.

Monteverde’s community radio station aims to inform and entertain town’s diverse population

Two 20-somethings, plus a group of volunteers, aim to inform and entertain Monteverde's diverse population via an Internet-based, community radio station -- perhaps the only one of its kind in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica’s Moon Run highlights Monteverde’s hidden side

Runners trekked through Monteverde's beautiful and diverse terrain during this year's annual Moon Run, held Saturday. The signature event is a grueling 62-kilometer ultramarathon.

Monteverde hotel owner of 11 years has few regrets

Monteverde hotel owner Ran Smith looks back on 11 years in the business and discusses the pros and cons of buying a hotel in Costa Rica.

Amphitheater Notches Up Music in Monteverde

COSTA Rica’s musical stars are stalling their tours of the smog and glamour of Costa Rica’s premier concert venues for a backwoods respite in...
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The History and Meaning Behind Costa Rica’s Lantern Parade

Every September 14th, on the eve of Independence Day, most towns and cities of Costa Rica celebrate the traditional lantern parade. Driven by educational...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Common House Gecko

They’re behind your clock. They’re in your curtains. They’re laying eggs in your knickknacks. They’re your constant housemates, so we might as well learn...

Empanadas in Costa Rica are as Easy as 1,2,3,4

All over Latin America, empanadas (turnovers) are eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack. They vary in taste according to the ingredients used...

Costa Rica Independence Day meal with a side of history

TASTE OF THE TROPICS: How to make Chorreadas with Palmito Cheese and Guacamango