Yacht or not? How Marina Pez Vela won over Quepos, and transformed it
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Yacht or not? How Marina Pez Vela won over Quepos, and transformed it

Karl Kahler - October 10, 2016

QUEPOS, Puntarenas — When the Marina Pez Vela first opened here, the people of Quepos were pretty suspicious. The Los Sueños Marina north of Jacó paved the way…

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…

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…

Hacienda Barú: Unique EcoTram offers slow-mo, self-propelled tour of the treetops
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Hacienda Barú: Unique EcoTram offers slow-mo, self-propelled tour of the treetops

Karl Kahler - March 16, 2016

DOMINICAL, Puntarenas — If necessity is the mother of invention, Donald Perry may be its eccentric stepfather. The man who invented the jungle canopy zipline in 1979…