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The sleepy allure of Barva Volcano

Photographs of the trails and lagoons of the dormant Barva Volcano, one of the sectors that can be visited within the Braulio Carrillo National Park.

Limón in three dishes: the history behind Costa Rica’s Afro-Caribbean cuisine

When was the last time you tasted rondón? How about a plate of rice and beans, perhaps with fish from the sea just a few...

The WHOOOSE-WHOO of Costa Rican Owls

There are 17 different species of Owls patroling the Costa Rican forests. Here is a description of four of them that are a must-see...

The first step past an ending

A storm redraws the map. Things that seem immovable—roadways, houses, landmarks of generations—are ripped from their places. But lives, too, are cast asunder. The firmest...

She named him twice

What’s in a name? To a mother, at one point, it’s everything. She ponders, wonders, smiles at her own audacity. She says the names of...

El machete: a swing through time

One of the most ubiquitous tools used throughout rural Latin America is the machete. When I moved to Costa Rica, the first gift I...

Crocodilians of Costa Rica: Crocodile vs Caiman

Costa Rica’s rivers, lakes, and sometimes even beaches have abundant populations of Crocodilians, a group of prehistoric predators who in one form or another...

‘Finally, we can sleep at night’

“Ya vamos a poder dormir.” Now we’ll be able to sleep at night. Now. Ya. Finally. Ya, a word so expressive, so eloquent. It can...

Yabá Chiguí Lodge: A day in the life of an active retirement

The terrace of our living and dining room is the last frontier between human hands and the forest. There, with the Lajas Ravine at...

One day, they said yes

Bourbon. Bitters. Sugar. Water. A graceful unwinding of orange peel. Why call it an Old Fashioned when you could call it a Media Naranja,...
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