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Celebrating the 4th of July in Costa Rica

Most people associate the 4th of July as the world famous Independence Day of the United States, but here in Costa Rica it is a very special day too! 304 years ago, in the central plaza of Costa Rica’s old capital, Cartago, the leaders of the Indian rebellion were put to death and the
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Cartago: Costa Rica’s Hidden Treasure

Costa Rica, which means “rich coast” in Spanish, is a country filled with natural wonders. The nation is also known for luminaries like Nobel Peace Prize Winner Oscar Arias Sánchez and partypoker.es World Poker Tour Champion Jose Rosenkrantz. The latter catapulted into stardom due to
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Diving in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is famous for its flora and fauna. Every year, more than 2 million people visit the country to experience tropical rainforests, volcanoes and white beaches and to encounter a variety of animals such as birds, monkeys and butterflies. But next to the great experiences you wi
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Hitchhiking in Costa Rica

For many people it sounds strange that there are, in 2013, still people traveling around using their thumb to hitch a ride. However, for many backpackers all over the world, hitchhiking still remains one of the key ways transport to get around in a country. Albeit hitchhiking might en
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Ron, Palmeras y Delfines

Last week, Community Program Coordinator Guillermo Verger, Grant Writer Intern Addy Pietroburgo and myself, Bram Voets, traveled down to Panama to renew our visas. We planned out a trip to go to beautiful and convenient Bocas del Toro, which is just across the Costa Rican – Pana
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Crossing the border

Two weeks ago was Semana Santa which, for the Tropical Adventures staff, means a well-deserved long weekend. I had been in Costa Rica for almost 90 days, which meant it was time for me to renew my tourist visa. If you are not a resident or citizen of Costa Rica, you have to leave the
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Who benefits more?

Often times, people talk about volunteering with the opinion that people take part solely for the good of the project. However, there may be many other underlying reasons as well. Not only does volunteering help the projects, it also helps the volunteer by adding new experiences to th
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Semana Santa in Costa Rica!

Semana Santa is more commonly known as the holy week, the week just before Easter. Semana Santa should not be missed in any Latin American country and thus is Costa Rica no exception. It’s the best time to behold some of the rich culture of the country as throughout the country
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Major concerns in Costa Rica

Compared to its neighbouring countries, as well as in the eyes of many tourists and expats, Costa Rica is a very good place to live with not having to deal with lots of problems. There are, however, many concerns for the local people, which drive Tropical Adventures to keep doing what
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