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4 Reasons Why Crocodiles are Smarter than you Think

Crocodiles have been around for millions of years, and waaaay back in the day nobody threatened these big fellas. Now in some parts of the...

What are Diatoms and how are they used in Costa Rica?

A key ally in natural pest control is now available in Costa Rica.

Guaro: A Local Costa Rica Drink You Should Try

Anyone who has read my haphazard musings can probably discern, in the shadows of my current incarnation as an “oh, maybe just one glass...

7 Homemade Pest-Control Recipes for the Costa Rica Rainy Season

As the tropical rains increase in Costa Rica during the year, so do the bugs - and for the gardener, that can spell trouble.  Most...

A Look Back: Remembering the Costa Rica Fourth of July Picnic in 1965

Fifty-seven years ago in July was simply unforgettable. Sure, I was all of 6 years old, and had only just begun to have my...

How to beat the rainy season in Costa Rica with kids

I come from dry places. I am relatively new at motherhood. I am relatively new to Costa Rica. Therefore, the first downpours to trap me — along with a husband, a 3-year-old and a newborn — inside our small San José apartment filled me with dread.
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Costa Rica Unlocks Caribbean Getaways with Bocas Flights

In an effort to enhance travel accessibility between Costa Rica and the picturesque Caribbean destination of Bocas del Toro in Panama, Sansa, a prominent...

Costa Rican Company Biotech Develops Natural Pest Control for Farmers

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently revealed that pioneering Costa Rican company, BioTech, is developing groundbreaking natural alternatives to traditional chemical pesticides and...

Costa Rica’s Rising Costs Deter Tourists

Costa Rica has become a costly destination, evident when compared to neighboring countries like Colombia and Mexico. "We are seeing that tourists resent and complain...

Army Vets Find Costa Rica Retirement Bliss

The following story began fifty years ago in April, 1974, when a young couple left their first military assignment, the Panama Canal Zone, for...