Living

Costa Rica was the most environmentally advanced and happiest place on Earth last year, followed by Mexico, Colombia, Vanuatu and Vietnam. That was the conclusion of the New Economics Foundation’s Happy Planet Index, which recently released its 2016 ranking of “where in the world people are using ecological resources most efficiently

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fire ants in costa rica
Nature

If you spend enough time in Costa Rica’s rainforests, you’re bound to come across a mass of fire ants. They get their name from the burning bits they inflict on any being that disrupts their space, but their bites (actually, they’re stings) won’t cause any long-term harm. But man, those

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Costa Rica Vacation Itineraries

Christmas in the tropics? I know it’s summer right now, but before you know it the trees will drop their leaves, you’ll be donning stocking hats, and Old Man Winter will be blowing down your neck. This year, leave the snow, rain, and gloom behind during the Christmas season. In

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The team at The Voice of Guanacaste
News

A project in Guanacaste stands out as one of the most important social undertakings in Latin America. And you can help them win first prize.  The Voice of Guanacaste, a media outlet located in the province, has reached the final round of the Viva Schmidheiny Awards, which will take place

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limon costa rica marina plans
LimonUncategorized

Plans for a new tourism-oriented marina in the Caribbean city of Limón are generating interest among local leaders. The plan would include a hotel, restaurants, helicopter landing pad, amphitheater, docks, shops, a “nautical club,” and more. The idea is to serve the nearly 300,000 tourists to arrive at Limón annually.

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traffic in San Jose costa rica
Driving in Costa Rica

Changes to Costa Rica’s transit laws are set to become law once they are published in the official government newspaper La Gaceta. Here are some of the changes. Hefty Fines Some fines are going to increase with the latest reforms to the traffic law, and there are a few new

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Costa Rica Vacation Itineraries

Families traveling on a budget can enjoy a stress-free, adventurous vacation to Costa Rica while learning a little along the way – and with a heavy dose of adventure and relaxation. This trip is a little more scaled back than our Classic Family Adventure, and we want to offer you

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active volcanoes in costa rica
Volcanoes

Things Area Heating Up at Poás Volcano The usual suspects in the Central Valley are still acting up. Lava lakes have been detected in Turrialba and Poás volcanoes, according to field reports from the National Seismological Network (RSN). The National Emergency Commission (CNE) had experts on the ground yesterday at

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Costa Rica Vacation Itineraries

Live it up at two of Costa Rica’s most luxurious hotels in two of its most popular destinations. Bonus: Free night at Arenal Kioro. Adventure, relaxation, nature, and luxury all come together in this eight-day, even-night vacation package. You’ll start out amid lush tropical gardens that grow around natural hot

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toy horses at store in costa rica
Walking Around

I love walking around Costa Rica’s cities and towns. You never know what you’re going to see. These toy horses peeked out from behind a gate at a small general store on the south side of San José, where they awaited young riders from amid a tangle of brooms, dustpans,

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