Photos: Corcovado is like ‘Jungle Book’ without tigers and bears
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Photos: Corcovado is like ‘Jungle Book’ without tigers and bears

Karl Kahler - January 5, 2017

CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK, Puntarenas — Oops, I did it again. For the third time, with friends from the U.S. looking for the consummate Costa Rica experience, I…

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…

Costa Rica’s whale, dolphin festival kicks off this weekend
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Costa Rica’s whale, dolphin festival kicks off this weekend

L. Arias - August 30, 2016

The small southern Pacific community of Bahía Ballena is ready to host its eighth annual Whale and Dolphin Festival over the next two weekends. The festival has become the most important…

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…

Cahuita, Costa Rica: After the raccoon scare, it’s pretty chill
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Cahuita, Costa Rica: After the raccoon scare, it’s pretty chill

Karl Kahler - January 20, 2016

CAHUITA NATIONAL PARK, Limón — I gave chase to the masked bandit, trying to take his picture, and watched as he scared two girls off their beach…

PHOTOS: Sky-blue Río Celeste never fails to impress
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PHOTOS: Sky-blue Río Celeste never fails to impress

Karl Kahler - January 16, 2016

Costa Rica’s Río Celeste is one of the most beautiful rivers in the world, and one of the strangest. The color is straight out of a box…

‘You are Corcovado too,’ Costa Ricans are told in parks campaign
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‘You are Corcovado too,’ Costa Ricans are told in parks campaign

Michael Krumholtz - January 13, 2016

Corcovado National Park is Costa Rica’s premier wildlife and hardcore ecotourism destination, visited by hordes of foreigners every year, but most Ticos don’t seem to know what…

Santa Rosa: Costa Rica’s stunning 1856 victory in 14-minute battle
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Santa Rosa: Costa Rica’s stunning 1856 victory in 14-minute battle

Karl Kahler - September 15, 2015

SANTA ROSA NATIONAL PARK, Guanacaste – On March 20, 1856, some 400 mercenaries from the U.S., Germany and France arrived at Hacienda Santa Rosa in northwest Guanacaste after…

Santa Rosa: In search of kitesurfing, Oliver North and the value of life
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Santa Rosa: In search of kitesurfing, Oliver North and the value of life

Karl Kahler - September 14, 2015

SANTA ROSA NATIONAL PARK, Guanacaste — This voyage is not for the faint of car. On Friday I drove from San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, to El…

Carara National Park: Birds galore, easy access
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Carara National Park: Birds galore, easy access

Karl Kahler - July 26, 2015

CARARA NATIONAL PARK, San José — We saw a black-mandibled toucan, a blue-crowned motmot, a slaty-tailed trogon, a mealy parrot, a long-billed hermit hummingbird and a pale-billed…