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May 2013

Las 10 mejores playas para surfear en Costa Rica

Las guías Moon hacen que los viajes independientes y que la exploración de exteriores sea divertida y accesible. Su elaboración es llevada a cabo por turistas expertos quienes reseñan de manera sincera los pormenores de cada lugar, consejos estratégicos de primera; además de datos locales útiles y una buena dosis de buen humor. Por estas...
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NASA image of Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, Central America

Nicoya peninsula sits on critical geologic position

About 50 million years or so ago, Costa Rica was a series of underwater volcanoes. Over thousands and thousands of years, layers built up until eventually they surfaced and continued to grow, just as the Hawaiian Islands do today. The Cocos Plate shoving its way underneath the Caribbean Plate also helped things along, pushing Central...
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Super woods could help save Costa Rica's forests

Costa Rica super woods coming soon?

My front door is starting to stick. The kitchen cupboards under the sink now won’t close, and my bedroom door is suddenly dragging across the floor tile. Is my house in need of repair? No, it’s just rainy season in Costa Rica. In the tropics, water and humidity play a major role in daily life....
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Costa Rica's forests play an important role in reducing the world's carbon footprint

Costa Rica leads world in protecting forests

Tropical forests cover 15% of the globe’s surface and capture 25% of the carbon present in the atmosphere. These healthy forests play a critical role in curbing climate change. They “breathe” CO2 from the atmosphere and store it in trees and soil; in fact, roughly half of the world’s terrestrial carbon is stored in forests,...
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Del Mar Surf Camp surf vacations in Costa Rica

Summer surf vacations in Costa Rica

What are you doing for your summer holiday? What about a beach holiday in the tropics? Sun, sand, surf … Costa Rica is at the top of all popular travel sites this year. Warm water, abundant sunshine, palm trees, balmy temperatures, friendly people, and lots of great places to stay and things to do. This...
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Sloth at Portasol in Costa Rica is protected by environmental law

Costa Rica leads the Americas in environmental performance

The world’s environmental grades have been posted by Yale University. So, which countries are really “walking the talk” with their national environmental policies and actions? European nations are at the top of the world class, with a lone contender from the Americas – Costa Rica, placing 5th best in the world for its environmental performance,...
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River Tubing on the Savegre River in Costa Rica / photo by H2O Adventures

River tubing fun in Costa Rica

It was a bit like playing bumper cars in the middle of Roaring Rapids. There I was, perched very alert in my high-tech individual rafting tube, bouncing off a rock to my left only to spin off a rock on my right and now speeding backwards down the chute to smack the huge wave in...
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Follow your bliss to Playa Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Happiness, bliss & the beauty of life on Santa Teresa Beach

Are you happy? That seems to be the question being asked in recent times, from boardrooms to bars, international conference centers to offices of government leaders, business schools to book stores. Are we happy? Following our bliss? Living our passion? Are we “me-focused” or “others-focused”? The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan even measures its country’s...
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Costa Rica's green space may boost your happiness

Boost your well-being in Costa Rica's green space

Would you be happier living in a greener area? A UK study says you would. New research from the University of Exeter Medical School and the European Centre for Environment & Human Health in England has found that “people living in urban areas with more green space tend to report greater well-being than city dwellers...
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White-tailed deer at Curu Wildlife Refuge in Costa Rica

Curu Wildlife Refuge is main Nicoya Peninsula nature attraction

When I used to guide nature tours in Costa Rica, people would always ask me, “Are we going to see monkeys (or a sloth, toucan, etc.)?” I would always respond, “Well, it’s possible, but not guaranteed; it’s not like we put the animals out in their positions in the morning!” When we talk about the...
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