Fun and free in Costa Rica: The reign of dogs at Territorio de Zaguates
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Fun and free in Costa Rica: The reign of dogs at Territorio de Zaguates

Karl Kahler - February 23, 2017

Territorio de Zaguates, “Land of the Strays,” is home to some 750 to 800 homeless dogs. Barking bucketloads of happy dogs roam the hills at this enormous…

Nosara is a Costa Rican town from another planet
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Nosara is a Costa Rican town from another planet

Karl Kahler - February 9, 2017

NOSARA, Guanacaste — Nosara is a dusty place with a golden aura, a weird and wonderful vortex of personal, social and global consciousness, a place where people…

Photos: Corcovado is like ‘Jungle Book’ without tigers and bears
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Photos: Corcovado is like ‘Jungle Book’ without tigers and bears

Karl Kahler - January 5, 2017

CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK, Puntarenas — Oops, I did it again. For the third time, with friends from the U.S. looking for the consummate Costa Rica experience, I…

Guanacaste: Painted Pony Guest Ranch is a horse lover’s paradise
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Guanacaste: Painted Pony Guest Ranch is a horse lover’s paradise

Karl Kahler - January 2, 2017

You meet all kinds of people who come to Costa Rica: fishing people, surfing people, golf people, nature people. And then there are horse people. Kay Dodge…

Camaronal: Race is on to save baby turtles from poachers (and raccoons)
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Camaronal: Race is on to save baby turtles from poachers (and raccoons)

Karl Kahler - November 17, 2016

CAMARONAL, Guanacaste — Sea turtles enter the world facing long odds. As eggs they are dug up and devoured by raccoons, as hatchlings waddling to the sea…

PHOTOS: Tour of Limón province showcases region’s human and natural diversity
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PHOTOS: Tour of Limón province showcases region’s human and natural diversity

Karl Kahler - November 14, 2016

The Tico Times recently joined a two-day tour of the province of Limón sponsored by the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) to look at the development of…

Gandoca: Remote Caribbean refuge is a window into the wild
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Gandoca: Remote Caribbean refuge is a window into the wild

Karl Kahler - October 31, 2016

We were driving up a hill, in a jungle in the southernmost part of Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. My hands reached from within the car to the…

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

Karl Kahler - October 13, 2016

MANUEL ANTONIO, Puntarenas — In an effort to find some cool things to do here besides take a walk in the park, I went on two great…

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

Karl Kahler - October 6, 2016

MANUEL ANTONIO, Puntarenas — I came to Playa Biesanz for a three-hour beach/mountain hike with two expert guides to see centuries-old “turtle traps” that almost nobody has…

Manuel Antonio is Costa Rica’s top destination, and there are good reasons why
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Manuel Antonio is Costa Rica’s top destination, and there are good reasons why

Karl Kahler - October 3, 2016

MANUEL ANTONIO, Puntarenas — The first tourists to lay eyes on Manuel Antonio were apparently the crewmen of the Spanish explorer Hernán Ponce de León, who sailed…