The Osa Peninsula and the South Pacific Top Experiences

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Whale Marine National Park

Great snorkeling, whale-watching, and beachcombing draw visitors and locals to Whale Marine National Park, which protects four relatively tranquil...

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Where Have All the Forests Gone?

The world gives high marks to Costa Rica for its environmental awareness, but accolades don't always match reality. In the last halfcentury...

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Top Reasons to Go

Bird-watching: Spot beauties such as the scarlet macaw and resplendent quetzal. Enormous Corcovado National Park: The last refuge of endangered...

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The Wild Osa Peninsula: Ultimate 8-Day Itinerary

The Wild Osa Peninsula: Ultimate 8-Day Itinerary Most travelers who make it this far south already have a trip to Costa Rica under their belts...

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Getting Oriented

The most remote part of Costa Rica, the South Pacific encompasses the southern half of Puntarenas Province and La Amistad International Biosphere...

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Surviving Off-the-Grid Accommodations

Many hotels in the more remote areas of the South Pacific generate their own electricity, so don't count on air-conditioning, using a hair dryer...

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Eco-Lodges in the South Pacific

The South Pacific Zone is Costa Rica's last frontier, with a wealth of protected biodiversity. It's also the cradle of the country's ecotourism...

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The Forests of Costa Rica

Though the rain forest is the most famous region in Costa Rica, there are other types of forests here equally rich in life and well worth exploring...

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Wildlife-Watching Tips

If you're accustomed to nature programs on TV, with visions of wildebeests and zebras swarming across African savanna, your first visit to a...

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