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Tortuguero National Park

Enchanting spots: Tortuguero

In the ecological jewel that is Costa Rica, Tortuguero National Park (map) stands out as one of the country’s main eco-attractions. The park is located on a strip along the Caribbean coast that encompasses a network of canals, estuaries, lagoons and dense tropical rainforest. You can venture on hiking tours or boat through the numerous naturally-formed […]

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Monteverde Cloud Forest

Enchanting spots: Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

The Monteverde (map) area is an ecological paradise in Costa Rica, located not too far away from the Volcan Arenal. This mountainous area encompasses a large swathe of tropical rainforest. As it is at an altitude of more than a thousand meters, the forest captures the moisture in clouds that blow in from both the Atlantic […]

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The rumbles of Volcan Arenal

The Volcan Arenal (map) is a relatively young volcano and the most active in Costa Rica. This conically-shaped volcano rises steeply to a height of 1,657 meters and is one of the most lethal-looking volcanos I’ve ever seen. Smoke continously billows from the crater and you can often hear (and feel) the mountain rumble and […]

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