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Coming out in Talamanca: the basket and the seed

The seed? That’s me. The most unnatural thing is to fear the natural. But what is natural? Are not all seeds natural? I am one of those...

‘For my whole life, my existence has been invalidated’

As I was completing my Common App as a part of the university admissions process, I couldn't help but glance at the message saying...

‘We must take advantage of Costa Rica’s young talent’

The Luis Jorge Poveda Álvarez Arboretum, on the Osa Peninsula, is a place to dream. I have been dreaming here since my childhood, and...

AGUINADRA and COVIRENAS: a solution to hunger and illegal hunting

During the pandemic, the Association of Naturalist Guides of Drake Bay (AGUINADRA), where I serve as president, has carried out two fundraising campaigns with...

The Bribri cosmovision and our relationship with nature

Nature sustains us. It is our home, our culture, our sense of self, and our food source. That is the relationship that Bribri people...

Philanthropy: the tourism product we aren’t offering in Costa Rica

A funny thing happens when I mention that my work is focused on Costa Rica. I hear stories about fantastic vacations, honeymoon dreams, or...

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...

For Costa Rica, there’s no time to lose

I'm an introvert. When I travel, I like to hide away with a book. But despite all that, every so often, sometime extraordinary happens...

Online sales in Latin America: the challenges behind the opportunity

You have a great product that you’re certain will sell in the thousands if it only were available to all those international buyers. You...

Virtual travel experiences: opportunities for travelers and tourism enterprises

I have devoted much of the past 15 years to creating travel experiences, predominantly in Costa Rica and neighboring countries, anchored by meaningful human...

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Grassroots work for an inclusive public sector

An office where fingerprints are processed. A training for the administrators of public ports. The meeting room of a municipal government. Sometimes, the work to...

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...

Coming out in Talamanca: the basket and the seed

The seed? That’s me. The most unnatural thing is to fear the natural. But what is natural? Are not all seeds natural? I am one of those...

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,...

Costa Rica’s advances towards inclusion—with some detours

Over the past three decades, Costa Rica has made important legislative advances towards greater inclusion and respect for LGBTIQ+ rights. Having moved from the arrests...