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Blue Flag Beaches

Blue Flag Beaches

Blue Flag Beaches: A Five-Star Ecological Guide. Whether you are vacationing or living in Costa Rica, it’s useful to understand and appreciate the Blue Flags seen on many b

Carara National Park

Carara National Park

Carara National Park. For first-time visitors heading south to Costa Rica’s central and south Pacific coasts, the famous crocodile bridge over the Tarcoles River is virtuall

Visit Jacó Costa Rica

Visit Jacó Costa Rica

Visit Jacó Costa Rica: This Booming Beach Town is Artistic, Fun and Family-Friendly. Despite being one of Costa Rica’s most familiar and popular beach communities for near

Quakers of Costa Rica

Quakers of Costa Rica

Peace in the Valley: The Monteverde Quakers of Costa Rica. Costa Rica has been proclaimed the jewel of Central America for some time, with many good reasons. Biodiversity and

La Carolina Lodge Costa Rica

La Carolina Lodge Costa Rica

La Carolina Lodge Costa Rica: Wood-Fired Heaven in the Mountains. Like most typical tourists in Costa Rica, I think of myself as anything but typical. I don’t do all-inclus

Hope Spots: Save the Planet one Sea Spot at a Time

Hope Spots: Save the Planet one Sea Spot at a Time

Hope for Our Blue Heart: One sea spot at a time, we can save the planet.  Imagine boating, diving, or surfing in Costa Rica’s warm tropical waters and not seeing a single s

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

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

Life Under the Volcanoes: Costa Rica and the Ring of Fire

Life Under the Volcanoes: Costa Rica and the Ring of Fire

Life Under the Volcanoes: Costa Rica and the Ring of Fire.  If you live in Costa Rica long enough, it becomes almost boring. “Honey, did you feel that one?” Earthquakes,

Navigating Bocas del Toro, Panama

Navigating Bocas del Toro, Panama

Boats, Bikes, Buses and Big Yellow Taxis: Navigating Bocas del Toro, Panama.  The archipelago of Bocas del Toro, off of Panama’s Caribbean coast, has become internationally

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