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Maddie Johnson

Maddie Johnson is your typical small town Canadian girl and recent graduate of the University of King's College. An aspiring writer and photographer, she hopes to travel the world and share its beauty with anyone who will listen.

irazu volcano crater and view
Costa Rica Day TripsVolcanoes

Looming over the east side of San José, Volcán Irazú pokes its head neatly through the clouds. Since Poás Volcano’s rough awakening earlier this month, and the continual flow of ash and gas spewing from the peak of Turrialba, Irazú claims the title of the only remaining active volcano that

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downtown san jose costa rica
City Living

For years, San José has been a purgatory for backpackers and travelers alike: a necessary layover on route to Costa Rica’s sunnier destinations. It’s true that “Chepe,” as the city is affectionately known, can appear hectic and intimidating at first, and its gritty stereotype keeps even the more experienced travelers

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Tourism

The tourism industry is constantly changing, and in Costa Rica, that means rapidly developing in order to fit the needs of the increasing number of tourists that arrive every year. Travelers and tourists across the globe are looking for variety: ecotourism is booming and adventure and educational packages are on

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Costa Rica Day TripsUncategorized

Ah, 5:00 a.m. Not an ideal time to start the day, but necessary if you want to trek to Isla Tortuga in time to embrace the sunshine. With its sugary sand beaches, emerald waters and swaying coconut canopies, Tortuga provides a perfect landing point for one of the most sought-after

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News

It’s been almost 70 years since women gained the right to vote in Costa Rica, and although a gender wage gap still persists, the country has made significant progress towards gender equality in the workforce. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development places Costa Rica second highest for pay equity,

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Environment

In the first three months of 2017, Costa Rica produced more than 99 percent of its electricity by using renewable energy sources, according to data from the National Energy Control Center (in Spanish, CENCE). Between January 1 and March 31, 2017, water, wind, and geothermal activity — employed according to

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