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Learn to Surf:  Catching the Perfect Wave

Learn to Surf: Catching the Perfect Wave

Learn to Surf: Catching the Perfect Wave.   Being a Costa Rican city girl from San José, not one of those Ticos who grow up on the beach or head there as often as they can,

Surf Adventure: The Road and Swell Point South

Surf Adventure: The Road and Swell Point South

Surf Adventure Surf Trek with CHE: When the Road and Swell Point South.  I woke at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and finally rose at 3 a.m. with one of several alarms that I set in five

Axel Castro: Surf Profile Costa Rica

Axel Castro: Surf Profile Costa Rica

Axel Castro: Surf Profile.  Randall Chaves, the president of the Federacion de Surf de Costa Rica, is always boasting about the new crop of young surfers who have surpassed t

Skateboarding:  Sk8 Costa Rica

Skateboarding: Sk8 Costa Rica

Skateboarding: Sk8 CR.  In this issue, we wanted to feature a couple of skate parks at popular Pacific beaches, where you could go right after surfing.  Let’s start with

The Best Cup of Costa Rican Coffee I Never Had

The Best Cup of Costa Rican Coffee I Never Had

Cool Places: The Best Cup Costa Rican of Coffee I Never Had.  I’m sitting at Doña Mireya’s kitchen table in the Monteverde Ecological Sanctuary, a patch of rainfores

Difference between two-toed and three-toed sloths

Difference between two-toed and three-toed sloths

Sloths: What’s the difference between a two-toed and three-toed sloths?   Sounds like the start of a corny joke or trick question, right? Well, aside from the obvious and

Bijagua Ranas: Hidden Sloth Island

Bijagua Ranas: Hidden Sloth Island

Bijagua Ranas: Hidden Sloth Island in a Small Town.   Early last November while I was exploring a mangrove forest, my guide told me about a place where he had seen more slot

Soda y Mirador Cinchona: More Than Just Great Food

Soda y Mirador Cinchona: More Than Just Great Food

Soda y Mirador Cinchona or Colibri Cafe: More Than Just Great Food.   One of the ways to experience the real Costa Rica is to dine in a “soda,” Tico slang for a small re

Sala Garbo: Where Indie Film Buffs Flock

Sala Garbo: Where Indie Film Buffs Flock

Sala Garbo: Where Indie Film Buffs Flock.  When Sala Garbo opened its doors in 1977, the goal was to give San José moviegoers a taste of independent film culture. Conceived

Skateboarding in Costa Rica

Skateboarding in Costa Rica

Sk8 Costa Rica: This is Skateboarding in Costa Rica.   Skateboarding in Costa Rica? How can you skateboard on dirt roads? With howler monkeys and sandy beaches … but witho

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