New Costa Rica-Panama bridge to be built at Sixaola
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New Costa Rica-Panama bridge to be built at Sixaola

Michael Krumholtz - March 11, 2016

The Costa Rican and Panamanian governments have agreed to build a new bridge over the Sixaola River estimated to cost $15 million, officials from Panama say. The bridge, which…

Misadventures driving in Costa Rica: Lost, stuck and stranded
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Central Pacific Coast
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Misadventures driving in Costa Rica: Lost, stuck and stranded

Michael Krumholtz - March 3, 2016

They say that an adventure doesn't begin until everything goes wrong. In Costa Rica, the land of dirt roads and ambiguous directions that run according to landmarks, abrupt changes…

Flat tire in Costa Rica: Things could be better, things could be worse
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Flat tire in Costa Rica: Things could be better, things could be worse

Karl Kahler - January 14, 2016

MANUEL ANTONIO, Puntarenas — We were a half-hour from Manuel Antonio doing 100 kph when my left rear tire exploded with a “POW!” like a rocket-propelled grenade had…

Night driving in Costa Rica: Bad idea, but it was Thanksgiving
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Night driving in Costa Rica: Bad idea, but it was Thanksgiving

Karl Kahler - December 8, 2015

PUERTO JIMÉNEZ, Puntarenas — I drove from Tamarindo to Puerto Jiménez a couple of weeks ago, and I wouldn't recommend it unless you really like to drive.…

Arenal family reunion: I’m on a highway to ‘Hell, yeah’
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Arenal family reunion: I’m on a highway to ‘Hell, yeah’

Karl Kahler - November 19, 2015

NUEVO ARENAL, Alajuela — I awoke delightfully late Sunday morning in a deluxe suite at Oceano Hotel in Jacó and found a text on my phone from…

Bus stop made of water bottles opens in Alajuela
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Bus stop made of water bottles opens in Alajuela

Karl Kahler - October 1, 2015

A bus stop made of water bottles? Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. [caption id="attachment_4557" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Courtesy of Cristal)[/caption] Cristal Water, working with the municipality of Alajuela,…

Does the Web know the way to San José?
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Does the Web know the way to San José?

Karl Kahler - September 3, 2015

If you search for “Paris, France,” on Google Maps, do you think it would show you a small village somewhere in the country that, like the iconic…

A tree in the road brings resourceful strangers together
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A tree in the road brings resourceful strangers together

Karl Kahler - August 9, 2015

LA FORTUNA, Puntarenas — We were driving back to our hotel after a day of ziplining when traffic came to a total stop on the highway next…

Travel Alert: Sarapiquí Highway Open Again
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Travel Alert: Sarapiquí Highway Open Again

Michael Krumholtz - July 29, 2015

After the devastating floods and road closures that hit the area last month, access through Sarapiquí has returned to normal, officials from the region's Tourism Chamber said in a statement…

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A bike path blooms in San José

Robert Isenberg - June 27, 2015

I had to sell my bike. The time had come. I had mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, the bike was just an object, easily…