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Tips 506: visiting Isla San Lucas

Visiting Isla San Lucas National Park is much more than a boat ride and a visit to an old prison. Isla San Lucas has...

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:...

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...

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...

A secret garden of fruit

It's been only eigth years since this garden stopped being a couple's backyard with fruit trees, to become a botanical sanctuary for the palate,...

Where two rivers start, a mission was born

How did a specific concern for the health of two rivers grow into a project that affected multiple communities’ schools and economies, the role...

Orchids, mysterious plants.

    Orchids inevitably arouse curiosity and admiration. They used to be unusual, but today it is common to see them in homes and even for...

For the love of water

It’s a miracle that rivers exist at all. That’s what don Hernán Ramírez Alfaro has to say, with the song of running water behind his...

When gold is green

Third in our April series on rural community tourism in Costa Rica. Read Part One, “The wisdom that comes with a life on the...

I left my heart between Dominical and Uvita

The first time I visited the northern edge of Costa Rica's southern Pacific coast, it left an impression on me the way a lightning...
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