GOPlaya Beach of the Week: Buena Beach
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GOPlaya Beach of the Week: Buena Beach

The Tico Times - December 27, 2018

You can't just drive up to Buena Beach. It's a 400-meter walk through a beautiful trail right next to the Occidental Papagayo hotel. You'll know you've gotten…

GOPlaya Beach of the Week: Penca Beach
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GOPlaya Beach of the Week: Penca Beach

The Tico Times - December 20, 2018

Surrounded by mountains and featuring white sand contrasting turquoise water, Penca Beach has to be seen to be believed. The small beach in Carrillo, Guanacaste is at…

Tico Times Beach of the Week: Quesera Beach
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Tico Times Beach of the Week: Quesera Beach

The Tico Times - December 13, 2018

Quesera Beach is a piece of paradise. The hidden gem in the Nicoya Peninsula combines white sand and tranquil, turquoise water so clear you can see to…

Friends launch GOPlaya website to explore more than 200 beaches in Costa Rica
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Beach Living
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Friends launch GOPlaya website to explore more than 200 beaches in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - December 6, 2018

Costa Rica boasts hundreds of beaches across more than 800 miles of coastline. For a year, Carlos Alpízar and José Pablo Alfaro set out to explore them.…

Nosara may just be the world’s best place to learn to surf
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Nosara may just be the world’s best place to learn to surf

Karl Kahler - February 16, 2017

NOSARA, Guanacaste — I honestly did not think my Costa Rican girlfriend would take a surfing lesson with me, as she does not know how to swim…

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

Erin Skoczylas - 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

Erin Skoczylas - 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…