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…

Playa Conchal dazzles, but you’ll have to share
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Playa Conchal dazzles, but you’ll have to share

Jill Replogle - September 27, 2016

There’s a scene in Costa Rican novelist Anacristina Rossi’s 1992 novel “La Loca de Gandoca” where the protagonist takes a break from her frenetic fight to save…

Parasailing in Manuel Antonio offers breathtaking views
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Parasailing in Manuel Antonio offers breathtaking views

Michael Krumholtz - June 20, 2016

PLAYA ESPADILLA, Puntarenas – It took about 10 minutes to run through the safety instructions and sign a waiver before my friends and I were thrust up into the…

Photos: Off the beaten path at Punta Mala Wildlife Refuge
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Photos: Off the beaten path at Punta Mala Wildlife Refuge

Lindsay Fendt - June 9, 2016

Tucked away between the major tourist attractions on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast, the Punta Mala wildlife reserve goes easily unnoticed. Few of even the most intrepid…

Nosara: Avoiding yoga and surf in a mecca of yoga and surf
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Nosara: Avoiding yoga and surf in a mecca of yoga and surf

Michael Krumholtz - May 23, 2016

NOSARA, Guanacaste – When I drove into Nosara and saw the first sign for a yoga institute, I took a deep breath and braced myself for what I thought…

Costa Rica’s 6 most stunning beaches
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Costa Rica’s 6 most stunning beaches

James Kaiser - May 1, 2015

With two coastlines surrounded by lush jungle, Costa Rica is famous for some of the most beautiful beaches in Central America. There are golden beaches on the…

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Cocal Amarillo: remote beaches, epic surfing – and soon, an airstrip

Robert Isenberg - March 18, 2015

Cocal Amarillo has it all: secluded beaches, spectacular Pacific sunsets, and some of the best surfing in the country. For travelers hoping to get away from it…

If you had to choose, where would you go? Let us know!
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If you had to choose, where would you go? Let us know!

Peter Majerle - March 13, 2015

Do you prefer the solemnity of the rainforest? Abundant wildlife, soaring canopies, and the orchestra of the forest all come together when you get off the beaten…