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

The small southern Pacific town of Bahía Ballena is ready to host its eighth annual Whale and Dolphin Festival over the next two weekends.

Corcovado tour from Drake Bay leads to something ‘extremely rare’

Costa Rica's Corcovado National Park, even on a repeat visit by boat from Drake Bay, is full of surprises.

Across the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica: From the Golfo Dulce to the Pacific

What has 4 wheels, 24 hooves, 8 legs, takes 9 hours and covers 32 kilometers? The mother of all adventures, that’s what.

Matapalo hike: Just the right dose of adventure in the Osa

A waterfall hike in the Osa Peninsula's Matapalo provides a decent dose of adventure for out-of-town guests (even when there's no waterfall).

Golfito Marina: After 7 years dead in the water, full steam ahead

Golfito Marina Village has the plans, the permits and the plata to proceed with this $42 million megaproject, and construction is happening so fast that Phase I is expected to open by November.
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El Salvador Urges Panama to Open Humanitarian Passage

El Salvador has requested this Sunday from the government of Panama and "leaders" of civil society to enable a "humanitarian corridor" so that Salvadoran...

Nicaraguan Crowned Miss Universe in Historic Pageant

Nicaraguan Sheynnis Palacios was crowned on Saturday as the most beautiful woman in the world at the 72nd edition of the Miss Universe pageant,...

Costa Rica Wildlife – Meet Alfaro’s Pygmy Squirrel

It’s teeny tiny. It’s hyperactive. It’s Alfaro’s pygmy squirrel. I have been crashing through Costa Rica’s underbrush attaching cameras to trees for several years now....

Costa Rica Airport Installs New Tech to Handle High Tourist Season

With the annual influx of tourists set to peak between November and April, Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport is installing new technology to...