A Backpacker’s Guide to Costa Rica

I first overheard the phrase pura vida about an hour after arriving this summer in Costa Rica. During the month-long trip, I planned on spending...

Search for turtles in Costa Rica

When my first volunteer shift begins, at 8 p.m. on a balmy Sunday night, the beach at Gandoca, Costa Rica, is eerily dark. I...

Head to the Clouds: Monteverde

The Monteverde Cloud Forest is a treasure trove of botanical wonders. It's also a major pain to get there. Five miles of new paving on...

New Frog Species Discovered

University of Costa Rica scientists discovered a new species of frog in a mountainous region of their country. The frog is about 2 cm....

Five Costa Rica adventures

With its exotic wildlife, sun-soaked coasts and dramatic mountains, this Central American playground offers trips for all types of explorers.Catch a waveSurfing enthusiasts from...

Costa Rica Leap-frogs Competition in Ecotourism

A world leader in ecotourism, Costa Rica is a country that promotes nature conservation instead of the ruthless exploitation of natural resources, and wildlife-watching...

Which Costa Rica is right for you?

Experiences to fit your travel style and budget Beaches On the Pacific side of Costa Rica, lush rain forest enfolds Playa Manuel Antonio, a crescent-shaped stretch...

Costa Rica Promotes Greener Air Travel

Costa Rica is hoping for a big jump in its Clean Trips (Viajes Limpios) programme, which allows air passengers to offset the climate-changing gas...

JetBlue to fly to Costa Rica

JetBlue announced plans Wednesday to begin service to Costa Rica, a route that would be the carrier's first to Central America. Starting March 26,...

Air New Zealand Flies on Engine With Jatropha Biofuel Blend

By James Kanter The New York TimesSome in the aviation industry say they could one day be flying the biggest jets across the planet...
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