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Places

A lush reserve with a storied past: Reserva El Quetzal

It’s not every nature reserve whose story can be traced back to volcanic eruptions, a president’s granddaughter, cross-cultural relationships, a surprise donation, a beloved...

Her Majesty, the Heart of Palm: a story of ups and downs in Sarapiquí

María Luz Jiménez earned the title of “La Reina del Palmito,” or Queen of Heart of Palm, in Horquetas de Sarapiquí, because she prepares...

Tourism in indigenous communities in Costa Rica: Térraba and Bribri

Bribri, Térraba, Cabecar, Boruca and Ngöbe. Five of the eight indigenous groups of Costa Rica live in the country’s southern Pacific, giving this region...

Tips 506. Expert advice: jiu jitsu in Costa Rica

Sebastián Rodríguez Williams is a Brazilian jiu jitsu champion from Curridabat, Costa Rica. He’s a four-time Panamerican Champion and is ranked 15th worldwide. He...

Tips 506. Advice from an expert: open waters in Costa Rica

Rocío—a 48-year-old architect, wife, and mother of a daughter, 19, and a son, 18—is an open water ultramarathoner. In other words, she has participated...

Tips 506. Advice from an expert: running in Costa Rica

César Lizano represented Costa Rica at the 2012 London Olympics marathon. In addition, he has run 18 other marathons, including Chicago, New York and,...

When change becomes a teacher

Fish were his livelihood. Not just his: generations of fisherman, fathers and grandfathers, had plumbed the waters off of Quepos, working their way south...

Tips 506: the three trails to Chirripó

Chirripó National Park is beloved by those who enjoy hiking and adventure. It’s visited primarily by Costa Ricans, but a good number of international...

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...
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Gifts for moms near and far who love rural Costa Rica

Clock running out on your 2022 Costa Rican Mother’s Day gift? Burned out on flowers, chocolate, and cards? Consider recognizing the day with a...
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