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Letters from the trail: Hiking the Camino de Costa Rica (Part 1)
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Costa Rica
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Letters from the trail: Hiking the Camino de Costa Rica (Part 1)

Garry Wallace - June 19, 2019

Earlier this year, we told you about Camino de Costa Rica, a 280-km hike from Costa Rica's Atlantic to its Pacific coast.  Reader Garry Wallace recently completed…

‘Casa Alegría’ butterfly dome drawing visitors to Canaan de Rivas
Ecotourism
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Ecotourism
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‘Casa Alegría’ butterfly dome drawing visitors to Canaan de Rivas

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 27, 2019

For too long, says Jose Lobo, visitors eager to hike nearby Cerro Chirripó would blow through the village of Canaan de Rivas, leaving nothing behind but the…

Misión Tiburón: The husband and wife team protecting sharks in Costa Rica
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Misión Tiburón: The husband and wife team protecting sharks in Costa Rica

Sandy Sandoval - October 11, 2018

There has been a drastic decline in the population of several shark species around the world over the past few years, and according to the International Union…

Green Circle unites 5 Costa Rica hotels in eco-tourism marketing venture
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Green Circle unites 5 Costa Rica hotels in eco-tourism marketing venture

Larry Luxner - November 2, 2015

Five Costa Rican boutique hotels, from Hacienda La Isla in Guapiles, about an hour’s drive northeast of San José, to the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort on the…

Costa Rica out of Top Ethical Destinations 2015 list
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Business
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Costa Rica out of Top Ethical Destinations 2015 list

L. Arias - January 3, 2015

For the second year in row, Costa Rica has been left off the “World’s 10 Best Ethical Destinations” list posted by the Ethical Traveler Foundation. This year's…

Costa Rica named top tourism destination in new global survey
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Costa Rica named top tourism destination in new global survey

Zach Dyer - June 11, 2014

Rain forests, volcanoes, world-class beaches, great weather, sloths, what's not to like? A new global survey confirmed that tourists love Costa Rica, naming the country most recommended tourism…

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Ecotourism conference highlights local sustainable businesses in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - September 27, 2013

SAN ISIDRO, Heredia – The rain fell lightly outside as George Soriano, co-owner of Sibú Chocolate, served tiny cups of hot chocolate to beat back the chill…

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Finca Esperanza Verde: A Model for Ecotourism

Blake Schmidt - October 17, 2008

SAN RAMON – Whereas people were more likely to see Kalashnikov-toting guerrillas along these verdant mountaintops two decades ago, today visitors come to see the migratory birds,…

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Private Sector Helps Promotes Ecotourism

Tim Rogers - October 26, 2007

MANAGUA – Leaders of the tourism sector launched several initiatives last week aimed at strengthening the country’s position as an ecotourism destination. With the help of a…

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Dúrika Foundation and Reserve: Experiencing Ecotourism at Its Greenest

Dorothy MacKinnon - March 10, 2006

Part of the appeal of living in Costa Rica for many foreigners is the chance to downsize and simplify. But you haven’t seen the simple life until…

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