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…

Carate: Dispatch from the edge of the world
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Carate: Dispatch from the edge of the world

Karl Kahler - November 11, 2016

CARATE, Puntarenas — By national highway, Carate is the farthest you can get from San José and still be in Costa Rica. It is a rural hamlet…

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…

Isla de Chira: An undiscovered ecotourism gem in the Gulf of Nicoya
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Isla de Chira: An undiscovered ecotourism gem in the Gulf of Nicoya

Karl Kahler - September 15, 2016

Isla de Chira thrives off of fishing, with over 90 percent of the population relying on the sea for its daily bread. So when my partner Dan…

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…

Rainforest Adventures offers tranquil day trip from San José
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Rainforest Adventures offers tranquil day trip from San José

Michael Krumholtz - June 3, 2016

Toucans and falcons soar above the lush rain forest neighboring the Braulio Carrillo National Park as a patch of fog settles in the distance. The birds' mating…

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…