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Tour Guide Suprised by Cougar In Corovado Beach

A tour guide was taken by surprise when an adult cougar (puma in Spanish) fell from a tree near him and the walked the San Pedrillo beach in Corcovado. The event was recorded by Óscar Peralta, a guide who works for the Perla del Sur...

The family of four who work, travel and live out of backpacks visit Costa Rica

Quepos, Costa Rica (CNN) — For Astrid Vinje and Clint Bush, a vacation to Costa Rica was as much a chance for redemption as it was a family getaway. The couple, who wed in 2009, spent their honeymoon in the Pacific beachside town of Quepos. On...

More than 1,500 people visited the Poás volcano in the first three days of reopening

The Poás Volcano re-opened its doors to the public again last Friday. In the first three days - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - more than 1,500 people visited the colossus, with the illusion of observing the bright colors of the crater, after 16 months...

Best Places To Travel In Costa Rica

It is an undeniable fact that Costa Rica offers another heaven on earth. Costa Rica attracts 2 million tourists everywhere and they discover the beauty of Costa Rica. The country offers so many exotic places to explore. Small Costa Rica has a variety of...

Ocean Warming Rhreatens To Drown Costa Rica´s Whale Tourism

BAHIA BALLENA, Costa Rica  - In good years, more than a hundred thousand tourists flock to this marine park on Costa Rica´s Pacific coast to see humpback whales breaching in the blue waters. But warming temperatures - driven by climate change and strengthening El Niño...

Seismic Swarm Causes Indefinite Closure Of Tenorio Volcano National Park

The seismic swarm recorded since Tuesday on the eastern flank of the Tenorio volcano, in Guanacaste, was the reason for the decision made on Thursday afternoon to close off indefinitely, as a preventive measure, the National Park to tourists and local officials. "The earthquakes were...

The National Monument of Costa Rica

There is a pretty little park in Downtown San José that is called “National Park” (in Spanish, “Parque Nacional”). This is sometimes confusing to visitors, since Costa Rica also has several large national parks around the country; the most famous being Manuel Antonio National...

When in Guanacaste, You Can’t Miss A Visit To The Rincon de la Vieja

Just outside of Costa Rica's northwest capital of Liberia, where you'll find Daniel Oduber International Airport, is Rincon de la Vieja National Park, a spectacular area that encompasses two volcanoes and an inactive crater. This natural area is where travelers can try a huge array...

Eruptions Keep Poas Volcano National Park Closed To Tourists

Q COSTA RICA - The indefinite closure of the Poas Volcano National Park has impeded the inauguration of the recent improvements made to the park, valued at ¢763 million colones (US$1.362 million dollars). The national park was closed and a 'green' alert issued for five...

Vulcanologists Warn About Turrialba’s Hot Clouds

Impact craters created by the rocky material expelled by the active crater of the Turrialba volcano. (Pnhoto courtesy of Raul Mora) The image of lava pouring out of the crater is one that comes to mind when we think of active volcano and eruptions. Although...

Costa Rica Moratorium on Exploitation of Basin

(QCOSTARICA) A bill proposes banning for 25 years the development of hydroelectric projects and concessions for extraction of mineral materials in the course of the Naranjo River in Puntarenas. Legislators who proposed the bill argue that it is necessary to establish this prohibition due to...

Costa Rica Monkeys Direct Own Film

Not expecting the monkeys would take charge and begin directing their own film, Cole Weber, from California, left his GoPro camera in a tree in Manuel Antonio Park in the hope of getting some stealth wildlife footage. The 18 year-old high school student says the...

Manuel Antonio National Park

Near the Pacific town of Quepos, Manuel Antonio draws lots of visitors for its mix of pristine jungle and palm-bordered beaches. Punta Catedral, the point you see in the distance above, is accessed via hiking trails. Photo: Costa Rica Tourism Board

Three-toed sloth

Owne of Costa Rica's most iconic creatures, the three-toed sloth lives in the trees but is also a capable simmer. Near Puerto Limón, you can arrange a boat tour for a chance of seeing this beloved animal in its jungle home. Photo: Jerry Kirkhart

Hammerhead, Cocos Island National Park

Cocos sits 340 miles southwest of mainland Costa Rica (about halfway to the Galápagos) and is an uninhabited national park. If you manage to make it out here, you've probably done so for the diving—some of the best in the world. Photo: Barry Peters

New Traffic Sign To Alert Animal Crossings

QCOSTARICA - Animals trying to cross the road in search of food, for reproductive needs or simply because they do not realize the danger they are exposed to, and struck by vehicles is a common occurrence throughout the country. According to research conducted by Adrian...

Santa Rosa National Park

Costa Rica's oldest national park (established in 1971) covers the peninsula that forms the northern boundary of the Gulf of Papagayo, in Guanacaste province. Originally created to protect the site of a military battle, the park also contains a wide range of habitats and...

5 Ways To Survive a Trip to Costa Rica With Kids

QCOSTARICA TRAVEL - Once you become you parent, you don’t so much take vacations anymore – you take trips. It’s an all-hands-on-deck, “does everybody have everything?” and “are we ready to go?” situation. Each has its own ups and downs, but there is no denying...

Guanacaste Fires Have Consumed More Than 1,800 Hectares of Protected Areas

QCOSTARICA - (By Henry Morales Navarro, Vozdeguanacaste) The war against forest fires in Nicoya and Santa Cruz has several battle fronts. Four outbreaks of fires have conservation authorities on maximum alert, since they have seen fire destroy more than 1,800 hectares (4,450 acres) of...

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