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

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

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…

Parasailing in Manuel Antonio offers breathtaking views
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Parasailing in Manuel Antonio offers breathtaking views

The Tico Times - June 20, 2016

PLAYA ESPADILLA, Puntarenas – It took about 10 minutes to run through the safety instructions and sign a waiver before my friends and I were thrust up into the…

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…

Hacienda Barú: Unique EcoTram offers slow-mo, self-propelled tour of the treetops
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Hacienda Barú: Unique EcoTram offers slow-mo, self-propelled tour of the treetops

The Tico Times - March 16, 2016

DOMINICAL, Puntarenas — If necessity is the mother of invention, Donald Perry may be its eccentric stepfather. The man who invented the jungle canopy zipline in 1979…

Llanos de Cortés: Stunning waterfall supports a good cause
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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…

Free the tree-huggers! Jaguar Rescue Center liberates sloths
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Animals
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Free the tree-huggers! Jaguar Rescue Center liberates sloths

The Tico Times - April 23, 2015

PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA, Limón — Here’s something you don’t see every day — a two-toed sloth getting its toenails painted blue. “We paint them so we…