Community Service Programs in Costa Rica

While in Costa Rica, teens hike volcanoes, learn Spanish, and observe the planet’s rarest flora and fauna. Most tours are balanced, allowing young adults time with their peers, host families, and community members. They work, practice Spanish, and tour the country.

What hotels will do to stand out from the crowd

Around the world, there are accommodation options to suit the needs of everyone. From cheap hostels with shared bathrooms to luxury resorts where the staff cater to your every need. Other hotels put a great effort into making the visit an eye-popping experience for their guests.

Ancient cultures and prehistoric discoveries in Costa Rica

Three archeological sites in various parts of Costa Rica give an interesting glimpse into pre-Columbian life.

Farming coffee in Costa Rica is not an easy job

Costa Rica produces some of the best quality coffee in the world, which is mostly exported to other countries, so that foreigners can enjoy an excellent brew. However, life as a coffee farmer is above anything, a tough job.

Fire Mountains and Earth Shakers: Costa Rica Legends and Myths

A brief look into Costa Rican myths and legends surrounding volcanoes and earthquakes.

Charter fishing near Cabuya, Costa Rica: Up close and personal

The rod bent over, the line started to speed out with a satisfying whirring noise and everyone jumped to attention. Andrew reeled in a Jack, a Black Tuna...
Costa Rica's stone spheres.

The Stone Spheres: A Costa Rican Mystery

Nestled in the Diquis Delta near the town Palmar Sur is one of the most intriguing and unique finds throughout Costa Rica. Known to the Ticos who live in the area as Las Bolas, these stone spheres, some three hundred in number, have both puzzled and fascinated scholars and visitors alike.

Places Every Tourist Should Visit in Central America

Central America is known for some of the world's best diving sites, lush rainforests and active volcanoes as well as for its ancient Mayan temples.

Get to Know Costa Rican Nature through Books

Many of Costa Rica's greatest protectors of nature, including some prominent scientists, have written wonderful memoirs and novels about their experiences in Costa Rican nature. Through their work, we can discover the powerful resonance between nature and the literature it inspires.
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Who Will You Meet in the Rainforest? Part 2: Birds

An introduction with photos to birds in Costa Rica for those interested in learning about some of the more conspicuous and frequently sighted birds of the rainforest.
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