It’s frog orgy season
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Environment and Wildlife
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It’s frog orgy season

Lindsay Fendt - May 25, 2018

The rainy season is upon us. For many of us that means hiding indoors for the next few months, but for Costa Rica’s frog and toad populations this means it's…

Only in Costa Rica: the zombie wasp that gives alien spiders nightmares
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Only in Costa Rica: the zombie wasp that gives alien spiders nightmares

Lindsay Fendt - February 7, 2018

Despite being completely non-threatening to humans, the golden orb weaver spider (Plesiometa argyra) has acid-yellow spots and pincer-like legs, and is as broad as a human fist. In…

VIDEO: Four things to avoid in your first surfing lesson
Travel and Tourism
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Travel and Tourism
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VIDEO: Four things to avoid in your first surfing lesson

Elizabeth Lang - January 21, 2018

It's hard to spend any amount of time at Tamarindo Beach, on Costa Rica's northwestern Pacific coast, without taking part in its main attraction: its renowned surf…

Urban flocks (Part 1): 5 common birds of San José
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Urban flocks (Part 1): 5 common birds of San José

Robin Kazmier - January 8, 2018

Despite the best efforts of many a telescope-wielding nature guide, I fell in love with birds while sitting at my desk in San José, editing a field…

Wild myths: Costa Rican animal legends
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Wild myths: Costa Rican animal legends

Lindsay Fendt - January 4, 2018

Long before hordes of tourists and biologists began flocking to Costa Rica for its amazing biodiversity, the country’s native peoples were the area’s first wildlife experts. Through close…

PHOTOS: A walk in Cahuita National Park
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Activities
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PHOTOS: A walk in Cahuita National Park

Kristel Segeren - September 28, 2017

Recommended: PHOTOS - Celebrating independence in Limón When you think of Costa Rica's Caribbean shores, things like a laid-back vibe, coconut dishes and calypso might pop up…

Costa Rica, The Quiz: How much has your adopted country changed you?
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Costa Rica, The Quiz: How much has your adopted country changed you?

Katherine Stanley - September 13, 2017

See also: You can't speak Spanish without huevos What’s the sound of one hand clapping? In Costa Rica, it’s a delicious little snap-snap-snap made by holding the…

PHOTOS: Every Costa Rica sloth image you will ever need to see
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: Every Costa Rica sloth image you will ever need to see

Lindsay Fendt - September 11, 2017

There was a time, not so long ago, when sloths were not considered adorable. That time has now passed and here at The Tico Times we want to…

The Annual Whales and Dolphin Festival 2017
Travel and Tourism
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Travel and Tourism
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The Annual Whales and Dolphin Festival 2017

The Tico Times - August 15, 2017

It’s almost September now, so you still have time to book your trip to Bahia Ballena. The month of September is the perfect time to visit this…

Costa Rica present at British birdwatching fair
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Birds
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Costa Rica present at British birdwatching fair

The Tico Times - August 14, 2017

Birdwatching Central America and Operador Latino created a project with the name “Central America Birding Trail”. This fantastic initiative will be presented at the British Birdwatching Fair…