Peter Majerle
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Peter Majerle

Peter Majerle is a native Minnesotan (U.S.A.) who splits his time between the Twin Cities and the tropics. His work has been published in over a dozen media. Peter is a student of North American and Latin American culture, politics and society. He is a native English speaker, fluent in Spanish, and speaks broken Portuguese.

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Drake Bay has got to be one of the most exotic and intimate destinations in Costa Rica. It is also one of the hardest to get to. Getting there is an adventure. First, we drove five hours from San José along the Pan-American Highway, passing through Palmar Norte before arriving

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Monteverde

Monteverde is so rich in nature and culture that it can reinvent itself quickly. From tours that range from basic backpacking to sophisticated stays, to restaurants and lodging, we always find something new and surprising. Here are our recommendations. Daily Dose of Adventure Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve This reserve

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Costa Rica Day TripsRío Celeste

By Aída Araya I had heard a lot about Río Celeste and had high expectations. Even with my mind set to experience something incredible, the panoramic natural beauty that surrounds Río Celeste left me astounded. The human mind cannot conceive of such a level of magnificence and purity until it

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HotelsPhoto of the Day

For direct access to Manuel Antonio – one of the most beautiful beaches in the world – at an affordable rate, go straight to Hotel Verde Mar. This isn’t awe-inspiring luxury. Instead, it’s a wonderfully friendly staff, reasonable accommodations, and a gate that leads right to the beach. For proles

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Tree frog in Costa Rica rain forest.
Review

Does this frog really deserve our adulation?

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Review

This is a review for stand up paddling on Lake Arenal, in Costa Rica. Have you tried it? Let us know how it went for you.

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Photo of the Day

It doesn’t get much better than this. Especially if you’re from some place like Minnesota.

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San Jose, Costa Rica's Central Market
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Weaving past the vocal lottery vendors flanking the cavernous entrance, I let the dark labyrinth swallow me. This is not your typical tourist spot, I thought to myself as my eyes adjusted to their new environs. The narrow passageways are always filled with people, frantically bargaining and pointing to merchandise

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Culture

In order to better get to know a country, you need to know its people, history and culture. One of the best ways to do so is to sample some of the daily traditions that comprise this country’s character. There are many traditions that make Costa Rica unique. Discover the

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