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Costa Rica – A Rewarding Experience For Your Kids

Every generation probably says it but kids today have it easy. With computer games, smartphones and a range of technology available to them, many kids, particularly in the Western world, miss out on seeing the wonders of nature and the diversity of the world around them. Vacations can
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Eco-Tourism: How to Make the Most of Your Trip to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the primary destinations for those looking to vacation in Latin America. Not only is the country a hotspot of economic and social growth, but Costa Rica hosts some of the richest flora and fauna of any country in world. With a trove of national parks and a huge am
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Christmas in Costa Rica: A Delightful Time of Traditions

In Costa Rica, Christmas is not white. There’s no snow, but it’s the best time of the year, not only for the blue skies, but also for the happiness that’s in the air. Once the dry season begins and vacations start, it can be said that Christmas is around the corner. The month of Decem
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What Your High School Spanish Class May Not Have Taught You

I came to Costa Rica confident that learning to speak the Spanish language on a somewhat fluent level would be difficult, but not impossible. It’s certainly not impossible, and I will get there so help me God, but I think I may have been a bit over confident.  Why in the world would I
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Pura Vida – A “Gringa” Perspective

In America, we often measure success in college degrees, jobs, possessions and status. We then measure our happiness by that same definition of success.  As a result, the health of our mind and body, fulfillment of our soul, as well as relationships with family and friends often fall
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Eating vegetarian in Costa Rica

Eating Vegetarian in Rural Costa Rica For most looking to travel to Costa Rica, the smorgasbord of food available will include a dish centered on meat, either beef, pork, chicken, or fish. For those travelers who wish to eat either vegetarian or vegan food, the idea of dining in a “me
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Why sea turtles are endangered?

The 5 main human actions that harm them On Earth, there are only seven species of sea turtles. Every year Costa Rica welcomes five of those species on its coasts: The Green, Hawksbill, Loggerhead, Olive Ridley and Leatherback. In fact, the Leatherback is the second biggest reptile in
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Apame Eco-Park: a Center for Education

Costa Rica is known for its biodiversity. In fact, it is widely considered to have the highest density of biodiversity of any country on the planet. With a population exceeding 4.7 million inhabitants, maintaining a dedication to biodiversity can sometimes appear to be at odds with th
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Beach Trash and Side effects

Trash being dumped into the oceans is earning recognition as a growing danger. Efforts are being made to stop this practice. What are the reasons for beach trash and plastic becoming a bigger concern?  Marine debris comes from sources both on land and at sea. Indeed, Mother Nature als
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