PHOTOS: Happy Earth Day, Costa Rica
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: Happy Earth Day, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 22, 2018

In celebration of our little 51,100-square-kilometer stretch of earth, here are some of our favorite photos: [gallery ids="48420,31657,83102,84464,84465,84462,59195,32291,64278,52006,86580,86575,71998,31199,75927,83006,49557"] Originally published on April 22, 2016.

I’ve got my eye on you
Tico Times Pic of the Day
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Tico Times Pic of the Day
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I’ve got my eye on you

The Tico Times - February 28, 2018

Andrés Madrigal (@andresmadrigalcr) captured this image of one of Costa Rica's colorful toucans. Read more about the country's most famous toucan, Grecia, below: http://www.ticotimes.net/2016/08/11/grecia-toucan-new-cage   Would you…

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…

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…

The bird who rules Costa Rica, and the language of rain
Maeology
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Maeology
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The bird who rules Costa Rica, and the language of rain

Katherine Stanley - November 14, 2017

It was still pitch black when I sat up in bed, thoroughly annoyed. “What is that damned noise?” I asked my husband, on whom the incredible din…

On the Caribbean coast, a lizard messiah
Photos & Video
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Photos & Video
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On the Caribbean coast, a lizard messiah

The Tico Times - November 6, 2017

Thanks to Kristel Segeren for this image from Cahuita National Park on Costa Rica's southern Caribbean coast: she came across a green basilisk lizard, also known as…

Welcome ashore
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Photos & Video
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Welcome ashore

The Tico Times - October 30, 2017

As the annual arribada of sea turtles continues in Ostional, Guanacaste, we're sharing one of our favorite images by Lindsay Fendt of a turtle coming ashore to nest.…

Baby turtles on a mission
Photos & Video
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Photos & Video
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Baby turtles on a mission

The Tico Times - October 25, 2017

Thanks to reader Charlene Gruar who, earlier this month, sent us photos of baby green and leatherback turtles on the beach at Moín, on the Caribbean coast.…

Whatcha lookin’ at up there?
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Photos & Video
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Whatcha lookin’ at up there?

The Tico Times - October 21, 2017

Reader John Honeyman shared this image of a howler monkey in Santa Teresa, on the Nicoya Peninsula. Thanks, John! Would you like to submit a photo to…

PHOTOS: A walk in Cahuita National Park
Activities
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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…