Every year from June through November, Costa Rica converts from a sunny tropical paradise to a grey and gloomy wetland, and though the 2014 rainy season has been uncharacteristically dry, this sunny weather is unlikely to last. But while much of the country may be slowly descending into a drizzly hellhole, there are still plenty of things to do in Costa Rica during the rainy season.
It’s been almost a year since the murder of sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, and sea turtle programs across the country are still feeling the squeeze from a decrease in volunteers. One group is turning to a contest that could help them get a bump in funding.
Sediment blocking a river mouth has left a group of dolphins stranded in the Pacuare River for nearly a month. The bottlenose dolphins – two adults and a calf – have been living 12 kilometers upriver in Lake Madre de Dios near Costa Rica's Atlantic Coast. Officials believe the animals have a good chance of eventually returning home to sea.