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At Miravalles Volcano, Costa Rica creates its 29th national park
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At Miravalles Volcano, Costa Rica creates its 29th national park

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 5, 2019

Costa Rica on Wednesday celebrated World Environment Day by creating the country's 29th national park. During a ceremony held at the National Museum, President Carlos Alvarado signed…

Corcovado: Change is coming to a timeless place
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Corcovado: Change is coming to a timeless place

The Tico Times - May 15, 2017

CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK, Puntarenas — Walking into Corcovado is like entering a cathedral, a holy, ancient place with a tall ceiling where light filters down as if…

Costa Rica Palo Verde National Park
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Costa Rica Palo Verde National Park

Marshall Cobb - May 8, 2017

I signed in at the entrance of Palo Verde National Park and drove down the main dirt road, wondering if I’d accidentally wandered onto a private ranch.…

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

Costa Rica unveils new stations in Corcovado National Park to attract tourism
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Costa Rica unveils new stations in Corcovado National Park to attract tourism

The Tico Times - February 17, 2017

The Costa Rican government unveiled new installments in Corcovado National Park as part of a $2.4 million investment that officials say should help increase tourism numbers to…

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…

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

Costa Rica’s whale, dolphin festival kicks off this weekend
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Costa Rica’s whale, dolphin festival kicks off this weekend

L. Arias - August 30, 2016

The small southern Pacific community of Bahía Ballena is ready to host its eighth annual Whale and Dolphin Festival over the next two weekends. The festival has become the most important…

Rainforest Adventures offers tranquil day trip from San José
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Rainforest Adventures offers tranquil day trip from San José

The Tico Times - June 3, 2016

Toucans and falcons soar above the lush rain forest neighboring the Braulio Carrillo National Park as a patch of fog settles in the distance. The birds' mating…

Cahuita, Costa Rica: After the raccoon scare, it’s pretty chill
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Cahuita, Costa Rica: After the raccoon scare, it’s pretty chill

The Tico Times - January 20, 2016

CAHUITA NATIONAL PARK, Limón — I gave chase to the masked bandit, trying to take his picture, and watched as he scared two girls off their beach…