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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

Piedras Blancas National Park: The Other Osa

Piedras Blancas National Park: The Other Osa

Piedras Blancas National Park: The Other Osa:  Famously proclaimed by National Geographic as “the most biologically intense place on earth,” the Osa Peninsula has a speci

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

Los Quetzales National Park – Costa Rica’s Shangri-La

Los Quetzales National Park – Costa Rica’s Shangri-La

Los Quetzales National Park – Costa Rica’s Shangri-La.  Shangri-La, the mythical, magical, cloud-shrouded village hidden high in the mountains, was described in the 1

La Cangreja National Park, just a Short Drive from San José

La Cangreja National Park, just a Short Drive from San José

La Cangreja National Park, just a Short Drive from San José: Costa Rica’s national park system, now consisting of 26 parks around the country, did not have a single site in

Camaronal Costa Rica

Camaronal Costa Rica

Camaronal Costa Rica: Camaronal is a Costa Rican village with no village there in a land that time forgot. I sat under a rancho with my girlfriend looking at a crescent moon s

Palo Verde Boat Tour Costa Rica

Palo Verde Boat Tour Costa Rica

Palo Verde boat tour Costa Rica: Don’t put your hands in the water because there are crocodiles and piranhas,” said Jorge Pizarro, the comedian in charge of our 90-minute

Ecolodges in Costa Rica: Isla Chiquita, Finca Bellavista, Casa Corcovado

Ecolodges in Costa Rica: Isla Chiquita, Finca Bellavista, Casa Corcovado

A leading contributor to ecotourism growth in Costa Rica is the ecolodge. The luxury to be able to disconnect and enjoy sounds other than the ring of a cellphone or the loud

Ecotourist Road Trip: Sarapiquí Rafting, Rainforest Adventures and Wildlife

Ecotourist Road Trip: Sarapiquí Rafting, Rainforest Adventures and Wildlife

Sarapiquí Rafting, Rainforest Adventures, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, Sarapiquí Wildlife: Sarapiquí is an ecotourist’s dream — a vast expanse of tropical rainforest te

Caminos de Osa: Costa Rica Tourism That Helps Costa Ricans

Caminos de Osa: Costa Rica Tourism That Helps Costa Ricans

Foreign, well-to-do business owners tend to dominate the tourism landscape in the Osa, but an innovative project called Caminos de Osa is trying to change that by empowering l

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