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Carate: Dispatch from the edge of the world
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Carate: Dispatch from the edge of the world

Paul Collar - November 11, 2016

CARATE, Puntarenas — By national highway, Carate is the farthest you can get from San José and still be in Costa Rica. It is a rural hamlet…

Caminos de Osa rural tourism project offers a unique way to see Costa Rica
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Caminos de Osa rural tourism project offers a unique way to see Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 5, 2016

I roused myself from the simple, handmade wooden bed just in time to catch the last of the dawn mist hanging over the small valley and surrounding…

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…

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

The Tico Times - April 27, 2016

CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK, Puntarenas — “That’s extremely rare!” said our guide, beside himself with excitement. “That’s extremely, extremely rare! I’ve been guiding hikes here for 23 years,…

Across the Osa: Hoofing it from the Golfo Dulce to the Pacific
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Across the Osa: Hoofing it from the Golfo Dulce to the Pacific

The Tico Times - April 21, 2016

CARATE, Puntarenas — What has 4 wheels, 24 hooves, 8 legs, takes 9 hours and covers 32 kilometers? The mother of all adventures, that’s what. [caption id="attachment_6873"…

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

The Tico Times - April 18, 2016

MATAPALO, Puntarenas — With my oldest best friend and his family in Costa Rica for two weeks of vacation, we quickly established that not everyone agrees on…

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

The Tico Times - April 6, 2016

SAN JOSÉ — Just a few months ago, people in Golfito would smirk when asked about the big marina that was supposed to be built here, saying…