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15 different animals to photograph in Corcovado National Park

Is it possible to see many animals/wildlife in Corcovado National Park? Definitely, the answer is: YES, it is!  Ligia and I started planning our trip to this national park back in November/December 2017. Believe it or not, a small percentage of Costa Ricans had visited this part of the country and we were not the exception.… Read more about 15 different animals to photograph in Corcovado National Park

The little-known side of San José: Nacientes Palmichal, a rural lodge pioneer in water conservation. 

Wait. ecotourism in San Jose? It is not a secret that some people don’t think that San Jose is the prettiest city in Central America. People usually don’t come to Costa Rica thinking to spend much time exploring San Jose. I have to admit that, like many people, I am guilty of bad-mouthing San Jose.… Read more about The little-known side of San José: Nacientes Palmichal, a rural lodge pioneer in water conservation. 

Support local economies through rural tourism

*** Note: Updated July 2018. This post was originally published in March 2016 and has been completely revamped for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Supporting local economies is one of the goals of sustainable travel. However, since 1980 -1990 Costa Rica has been adopting a model of development called rural tourism. Sustainability is a trend—a good trend—that… Read more about Support local economies through rural tourism