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Beneath the surface of the Gulf of Nicoya 

When most of us look at the gulf, we see water and sky, the gentle curves and triangles of waves. He, however, sees what...

Mothers in Costa Rica who changed us in 2021

Mother’s Day, celebrated in Costa Rica on August 15th, is a big day at El Colectivo 506. Our media organization was co-founded by three...

Tips 506: travel information for Ostional, Costa Rica

Our recent coverage of community conservation efforts in Ostional, the famed sea turtle nesting destination on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, inspired the reader question:...

Maybe it was the mountain

When’s the last time you nearly turned back? Stop for a moment amidst the rush; close your eyes, if you like. Imagine that moment you...

When Costa Rica’s national parks were empty

Why did we choose to dedicate our August edition, "Symbiosis," to Costa Rica's national parks and other protected areas? In a way, the idea began...

Where the water meets the sand

The love story for the community of one of the pioneers of the Ostional project.

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...
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