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…

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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Eco tourism
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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…

Caminos de Osa rural tourism project offers a unique way to see Costa Rica
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Caminos de Osa rural tourism project offers a unique way to see Costa Rica

Jill Replogle - September 5, 2016

I roused myself from the simple, handmade wooden bed just in time to catch the last of the dawn mist hanging over the small valley and surrounding…

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’s ‘mama monkey’ making a big difference at Sibu Sanctuary
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Animals
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Nosara’s ‘mama monkey’ making a big difference at Sibu Sanctuary

Michael Krumholtz - May 16, 2016

NOSARA, Guanacaste – A small howler monkey was climbing on Vicki Coan's head, ruffling up her once-straight dirty blonde hair when I tried to take a picture of…

Costa Rica ecolodge Selva Bananito: I’m dreaming of a green Christmas
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Costa Rica ecolodge Selva Bananito: I’m dreaming of a green Christmas

Karl Kahler - January 6, 2016

BANANITO, Limón — After a very rainy Christmas Day drive from San José to the Caribbean Sea, and after some bad directions from both the Waze app…

Danta Corcovado rain forest lodge lures ecotourists to Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula
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Ecotourism
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Danta Corcovado rain forest lodge lures ecotourists to Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula

Jill Replogle - December 6, 2015

PUERTO JIMÉNEZ, Costa Rica — The rustic wooden sign at the entrance to the rickety footbridge separating me from my little cabin in the rain forest was…

In Uvita, the whale brings a big wave of tourism
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In Uvita, the whale brings a big wave of tourism

Michael Krumholtz - July 14, 2015

UVITA, Puntarenas - Layers of brilliant emerald climb toward the clouds, walling off a coastal village from all else but the seemingly endless reach of the Pacific. Hotels and condos dotting the…

Toucan Rescue Ranch: The cutest place on Earth?
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Ecotourism
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Toucan Rescue Ranch: The cutest place on Earth?

Robert Isenberg - May 27, 2015

A baby sloth snuggles into a basket. The sloth’s fur is white and brown, and its texture looks as soft as a freshly laundered towel. The nose…