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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.

Hotels

Travelers from around the world are starting to discover the wonders of Rio Celeste. The river’s stunning shade of blue, hiking trails, waterfalls, and wildlife have proven a great draw. But this doesn’t have to be a day trip. Rio Celeste Hideaway brings glamor and luxury to Volcán Tenorio National

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raindrops on a fern
Weather

It’s been raining a lot in Costa Rica lately, and it won’t stop anytime soon. The National Emergency Commission released this statement this morning: The IMN (Instituto Meteorológico Nacional) is following a low-pressure system that is around 500 kilometers (310 miles) off the northern Pacific coast of our country. Current

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poas eruption
Volcanoes

Poás Volcano, located on the western edge of the Central Valley, erupted in a plume of steam last night, with emanations continuing throughout the morning. According to Eliécer Duarte, a volcanologist at the National Volcanological and Seismological Observatory (OVSICORI) the volcano’s activity “has been quite accelerated in terms of the

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News

I know we’re a day late on the May the 4th be with you stuff, but this morning we were walking through Barrio Aranjuez, just northeast of downtown San José, when we saw the above sign. Nice chalk art, and we appreciate the little play on words with Yoda selling

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Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica.
Culture

Travel through the physical and cultural landscapes of San Carlos in this video. San Carlos, which Ticos call the Northern Zone of Costa Rica, is home to the tourist mecca of La Fortuna. But the region has much more than the admittedly impressive volcanoes, waterfalls, and hot springs. Before tourists

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gravity falls adventure tour costa rica
Adventure

Quietly strolling down a paved trail is all fine and dandy, but if you want to dive head-first into Costa Rica’s untamed countryside, you’ll have to move off the beaten path. Desafio Adventure Company, based in La Fortuna, runs what it bills as “Costa Rica’s most extreme tour.” Does it

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barrendero municipal san jose
City Living

May 1st is El día del trabajador, or Worker’s Day, in Costa Rica. Most businesses outside of essential services and tourism will be closed. Costa Rica has a long tradition of honoring workers. The country adopted Worker’s Day as a national holiday in 1913, and today no worker is obligated

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Volcanoes

The National Emergency Commission (in Spanish, CNE) has shared the infographic above so that people can take precautions if they are in an area with falling ash. Currently there are two active volcanoes in the Central Valley, where most of Costa Rica’s population resides: Turrialba and Poás. Below is a

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Playa Conchal in Guanacaste is a draw for beach lovers from around the world.
EnvironmentUncategorized

Discovery Communications, the parent company that owns Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, announced yesterday that they are going license their name as part of a $1-billion ecotourism park in Guanacaste. The park, which is scheduled to open at the end of 2020, will be located at four different points around

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Volcanoes

Poás Volcano continues its heightened activity, according to a statement from the National Emergency Commission (in Spanish, CNE). “Activity continued through last night into the morning with at least 13 registered eruptions,” the statement on the CNE’s Facebook page reads. “These [eruptions] have been smaller than the one that happened

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