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Humpback Whale Season in Costa Rica

Humpback Whale Season in Costa Rica

Humpback Whale Season in Costa Rica Humpback whale season in Costa Rica is in full swing, so keep reading to discover the best places to spot these gentle giants! Strictly speaking, there are actually two whale seasons in Costa Rica. The lesser known of the two are the humpback whales migrating...

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The Cloud Forests of Costa Rica

The Cloud Forests of Costa Rica

The Cloud Forests of Costa Rica When most people think of Costa Rica, they envision a steamy, tropical climate, palm trees, and sandy beaches. To see a different side of paradise, head up in elevation to where the mountains scrape the sky and explore the cool, wet cloud forests of Costa Rica. Here...

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The 7 Most Popular Birds of Costa Rica

The 7 Most Popular Birds of Costa Rica

Avid birder or just someone who enjoys Mother Nature and being outdoors, no trip to Costa Rica is complete without marveling at the many colorful and unique birds you’ll see flying past you. Over 850 avian species have been spotted in this biodiverse country, including six endemic species that are...

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Central American Cultures: Ticos (Costa Rica)

Central American Cultures: Ticos (Costa Rica)

Central America is home to unique cultures grown originating from a mix of races, ethnicities, and backgrounds including Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans. Let’s head to Costa Rica and meet the Ticos, the name by which Costa Ricans refer to themselves. The History of the Ticos The...

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Panama Fast and Fun Facts before You Travel

Panama Fast and Fun Facts before You Travel

Panama welcomes visitors to enjoy its cosmopolitan capital city, turquoise seas, pristine cloud forests, and hundreds of islands to explore. With hundreds of miles of coastline on two oceans, beach lovers will find everything their heart desires while sophisticated city types will...

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The Best Volcanoes of Costa Rica: Poás Volcano

The Best Volcanoes of Costa Rica: Poás Volcano

Costa Rica is home to many grand volcanoes offering plentiful adventures. Poás Volcano is among the most popular volcanoes for visitors, because of its proximity to San José. Poás Volcano National Park offers picturesque views of the immense lake-filled crater and the surrounding cloud forest....

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Central America Endangered Species: Manatees

Central America Endangered Species: Manatees

Manatees are commonly sighted in Central America, traveling up and down the Caribbean and Pacific Coasts. Manatees, also called “sea cows”, are known as Trichechus manatus in the scientific community. Once mistaken for mermaids by roving sailors, the manatee makes its home in shallow coastal...

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Belize Fast and Fun Facts before You Travel

Belize Fast and Fun Facts before You Travel

Culturally rich and filled with adventure Belize welcomes visitors who crave a unique and exciting journey. Belize lures you in with its eye-catching turquoise Caribbean and beckons travelers inland to explore ancient Maya civilization scattered throughout dense jungles. Guests of Belize will...

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The Best Volcanoes of Costa Rica: Arenal

The Best Volcanoes of Costa Rica: Arenal

Costa Rica features a number of picturesque volcanoes, six active and 61 dormant or extinct,  and the Arenal Volcano is among the best. The tallest volcano in Costa Rica, it’s perfectly shaped cone is visible for miles around from its position in the northern lowlands. An imposing site, the Arenal...

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Central American Cultures: Garifuna (Belize)

Central American Cultures: Garifuna (Belize)

Central America is filled with diverse cultures from a vast array of ethnicities, races and ancestries. From Native Americans, African Americans, and Europeans, the countries of Central America’s people groups are among the most distinct in the world. Over the coming months, let’s explore some of...

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