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Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s Isla Nublar (aka Cocos Island)
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Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s Isla Nublar (aka Cocos Island)

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 18, 2019

Isla Nublar, the setting for much of the "Jurassic Park" series, is unfortunately not a real Costa Rican island. Cocos Island, though, is very much real. Located…

Pic of the Day: Capuchin monkeys find snake in tree
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: Capuchin monkeys find snake in tree

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 5, 2019

BAHÍA DRAKE,  Puntarenas — For a significant portion of our recent Deep Dive to the Southern Zone, I felt as if I had been inserted into the "Planet…

Tico Times Pic of the Day: Lagoon hiking at Barva Volcano (Braulio Carrillo National Park)
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Pic of the Day
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Tico Times Pic of the Day: Lagoon hiking at Barva Volcano (Braulio Carrillo National Park)

The Tico Times - March 16, 2019

A day trip to Barva Volcano is a prime option for anyone looking for a somewhat challenging hike in a tranquil setting away from the crowds. Barva,…

Pic of the Day: Costa Rica at forefront of neuroscience in education study
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: Costa Rica at forefront of neuroscience in education study

The Tico Times - March 13, 2019

What looks like a scene straight out of an episode of "Black Mirror" is a new reality in Costa Rica. The featured photo shows Costa Rican students…

Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s underwater wildlife
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s underwater wildlife

The Tico Times - March 9, 2019

Much of Costa Rica's incredible biodiversity lives underwater. That biodiversity includes the hammerhead shark, an important member of aquatic ecosystems in Costa Rica's oceans. This picture is…

Pic of the Day: Hanging out at Rainmaker Conservation Project
Manuel Antonio
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Manuel Antonio
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Pic of the Day: Hanging out at Rainmaker Conservation Project

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 5, 2019

Manuel Antonio National Park is the most-visited protected area in Costa Rica.  In 2017, the park welcomed 475,052 guests — more than 70 percent of whom were…

Pic of the Day: Protecting and celebrating Costa Rica’s birds
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: Protecting and celebrating Costa Rica’s birds

The Tico Times - March 2, 2019

This weekend, the Osa Conservation Area, Osa Birds and the Neotrópica Foundation are hosting the annual International Bird Festival in Puerto Jiménez, Golfito. The festival will focus on…

Tico Times Pic of the Day: The stunning Nauyaca Waterfalls
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Pic of the Day
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Tico Times Pic of the Day: The stunning Nauyaca Waterfalls

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 26, 2019

There is no shortage of stunning waterfalls in Costa Rica, and these are among the best. Nauyaca Waterfalls are a two-tiered behemoth, cascading nearly 200 feet and…

Tico Times Pic of the Day: Sunset at Espadilla Beach in Manuel Antonio
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Pic of the Day
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Tico Times Pic of the Day: Sunset at Espadilla Beach in Manuel Antonio

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 25, 2019

Located just outside Manuel Antonio National Park, Espadilla Beach is a favorite location for tourists to relax after the park closes for the day. While the beach…

Tico Times Pic of the Day: Corcovado National Park from above
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Pic of the Day
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Tico Times Pic of the Day: Corcovado National Park from above

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 23, 2019

Corcovado National Park contains 2.5 percent of the world's biodiversity, according to Costa Rica's National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC). To protect that biodiversity, the national park was…

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