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Two adventures in Costa Rica, with waterfalls, monkeys and mangroves

Dozens of great adventures await visitors to Manuel Antonio and Quepos. Here are two we can vouch for: mangrove kayaking and a waterfall tour.

San Lucas: Here’s one prison in Costa Rica you might actually want to visit

Teatro Espressivo is offering tours of San Lucas Island, plus a ticket to its play about life on the prison island, for $100.

Manuel Antonio: Ocelots, thunderstorm, cliff climbing and yes, turtle traps

A grueling hike along the beaches and cliffs between Manuel Antonio and Quepos reveals centuries-old stone "turtle traps" in the ocean.

Isla de Chira: An undiscovered ecotourism gem in the Gulf of Nicoya

At the little-known Isla de Chira in the Gulf of Nicoya, rural tourism is transforming a community long reliant on fishing.

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

Caminos de Osa is a rural tourism project in Costa Rica that helps small businesses get in on the lucrative tourism business around Corcovado National Park.

At Grand Masonic Lodge, some of Costa Rica’s best-kept secrets remain just that

A tour of the Grand Masonic Lodge in San José with Chepecletas makes a fascinating excursion. Just don't expect the Masons to tell all their secrets.
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The Little Differences of living in Costa Rica as an Expat

Every place where we live around the world has its own culture and lifestyle that make it a unique place to live. When we...

Costa Rica Expat Living: My Time in a Traditional Tico House

I once lived in a traditional rural Tico house. There are not as many around as there once were, but they remain a cheap...

Costa Rica Declares National State of Emergency Over Migrant Surge

The government of Costa Rica announced a state of national emergency on Tuesday in response to the dramatically increasing number of migrants crossing its...

Costa Rican Government Accused of Cartel Talks

A recent article published in the Mexican newspaper El Universal has alleged that the current Costa Rican administration may have initiated talks with Costa...