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Exploring the natural wonders of Costa Rica

The blue morpho butterfly’s iridescent colours glisten as it effortlessly swoops through the air, the howler monkeys chatter fills the high canopy of trees and the crocodile blends into the stream so well, you’d be forgiven for missing him. This is Costa Rica’s Corcovado National...

Thursday Rains Cause Floods In Quepos, Golfito, Osa and Perez

While in the Central Valley, for the most part, there was sun and clear skies, it was different in communities such as Pérez Zeledón, Quepos, Golfito and the Osa Peninsula, Thursday afternoon reporting heavy rains and flooding. Photos from the Comision Nacional...

Welcome to Dalila’s world: The Osa Peninsula

Agregarious red-lored parrot named Paco has dropped by Albergue La Laguna, in the remote mountain community of La Tarde on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. Paco is striking, with bright green feathers all over, a brilliant patch of red above his beak, and a dusting of...

5.3 Earthquake Shakes Osa Peninsula

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded this Sunday, close to 10 p.m., in the Osa Peninsula, in Puntarenas, as reported by the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori). The epicenter was located 46 kilometers west of the community of San Pedrillo and had...

Q&A with Larry Crowder: Costa Rican Initiative Refocuses On Marine Issues

Costa Rica’s Osa and Golfito region, isolated on a peninsula in the country’s southwest corner, is home to colorful wildlife such as jaguars and toucans and to equally vibrant human communities with unique traditional customs. Like many biodiverse areas of the world, it faces...

Costa Rica’s Rainforests

There are many wonders in Costa Rica, the rainforests are just one them in a country with unmatched biodiversity. While Costa Rica may be a small country, land-wise, there are nearly 100 species of trees in the rainforests. As well, the can't miss sloths,...

Finding paradise: Texan Shares Tales From Trip To Costa Rica

Q TRAVEL by - The sounds of the rainforest awaken me without fail. No need for an alarm clock here. Often, it is a howler monkey roar, like the refrain of a rondo, interspersed with various bird and insect calls. In the dark, at...

Tales of Costa Rica’s South Pacific

Q TRAVEL - It's a rainy night in San Jose. The lurid neon lights of the capital city's stores, hotels and bars cast red, green and purple reflections on the glistening streets. The sidewalks are packed, and people are clustered around large-screen televisions to...

Hilton Announced Upscale Hotel For The Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA TRAVEL - Hilton on Friday announced the signing of the Botánika Osa Peninsula to Curio - A Collection by Hilton. As Hilton's rapidly-expanding global collection of distinctive upper upscale hotels, Curio caters to passionate travelers seeking local discovery and authentic experiences. Botánika...

Paradise in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula

  Have you ever traveled somewhere you’ve never been, and the instant you set foot you knew in your heart that it was the perfect place for you? This is exactly what happened when Christina and Kevin Wagar stepped off their boat taxi and onto the...

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica’s Most Intrepid Corner

QTRAVEL from the Lonely Planet - Jutting into the sea at the southern end of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, the Osa Peninsula remains one of the country’s most remote destinations. That said, this wild region is worth the trip: explore the vast rainforest that shelters...

Whale watching, Caño Island

The coast around the Osa Peninsula, where Caño Island lies, sees multiple whale migrations each year, giving it one of the longest whale-watching seasons anywhere in the world. Photo: Costa Rica Tourism Board

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