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.
"Fabien Cousteau is on the ocean floor right now, and he's not coming up for air until July." So begins Svati Kirsten Narula's story in the Atlantic magazine about the undersea adventure called Mission 31.
DiCaprio highlighted the lack of enforcement in protected areas around the world, including his experience at Costa Rica's Cocos Island, in his remarks at the Our Oceans conference Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
Hundreds of thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles have begun their annual decent on Playa Ostional on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. Officials from the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) confirmed that the nesting season officially kicked off Sunday with the season's first mass nesting event, known locally as an arribada.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce his intent to make a broad swath of the central Pacific Ocean off limits to fishing, energy exploration and other activities, according to senior White House officials. The proposal, slated to go into effect later this year after a comment period, could create the world's largest marine sanctuary and double the area of ocean globally that is fully protected.
The Boston Marathon bombing cost dancer Adrianne Haslet her left leg but through her own efforts and the generous support of others, she visited Costa Rica in February to complete her advanced open water scuba certification and fulfill a lifelong dream to swim with sharks.