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Poás Volcano National Park

Fogged out at Poás Volcano

Most people when they land in San José, Costa Rica cannot wait to leave immediately and head to the nearest beach or rainforest for their adventure. This is understandable as the best destinations are found along either coast. However, there are a few places to visit within an hour of the capital that are worth […]

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Osa Peninsula Costa Rica

An authentic Osa Peninsula Costa Rica adventure

This post about an Osa Peninsula Costa Rica adventure was written by Jessica Ainlay, World Traveler, Costa Rica enthusiast and travel journalist. See the link to her website at the bottom of this post. Learn from the misadventures of Traveling Ted As an avid reader of this blog, you might remember Ted posting his cautionary […]

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Monteverde night walk

Bingo during Monteverde night walk

Looking for wildlife in Monteverde For two days we had hiked in the Monteverde and Santa Elena Rainforests in Costa Rica and pretty much had come up empty on the wildlife front. Fortunately, there was plenty to look at as these rainforests featured some of the most lush vegetation I have ever seen. I did […]

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hiking Santa Elena

Hiking Santa Elena Reserve in a misty rain

Conditions worsen at Santa Elena Reserve The day before I hiked Monteverde on a misty gray day, but conditions deteriorated when hiking Santa Elena Reserve. In the small town of Santa Elena the temperature was moderate and the sun even came out from time to time. This changed as we drove uphill to reach the […]

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Jaco Beach Costa Rica

Five things to do in Jaco

Jaco, Costa Rica is a perfect vacation place as it has something for everyone. Lush rainforests abut sand beaches with hiking, surfing, ziplining, bird-watching, and kayaking available for adventure enthusiasts. For those not as adventurous, there is ample opportunity to just relax on the beach and catch some rays or lay around the pool. Travel […]

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