Sloth Tours in Costa Rica: What’s Ethical?

Those visiting Costa Rica often have one animal at the top of their wish list. Sloths! These furry, slow-moving creatures have captured the hearts of millions. With their kind eyes …

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Jaguar Rescue Center Wildlife Tour in Puerto Viejo

Since living in Costa Rica for the past 10+ years, we have visited several wildlife sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers. These important organizations help animals that have been injured in the …

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Sea Turtle Conservancy Visitor Center in Tortuguero

The Sea Turtle Conservancy does essential work to protect endangered sea turtles that nest along Tortuguero’s beaches. Just outside the main area of town is their visitors center. Here, at …

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Ara Manzanillo: A Great Green Macaw Tour

Not long ago, the future did not look bright for Great Green Macaws. The global population of these magnificent parrots had dwindled to less than 1,000. Only a few dozen …

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Café Monteverde Coffee Tour: A Lesson in Sustainability

Set in the misty mountains near one of Costa Rica’s most famous cloud forests is Café Monteverde. This generations-old coffee farm has developed over the years from a simple agricultural …

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Toucan Rescue Ranch: Wildlife and Sloth Tour

If you’re in the San Jose area and would like to see a wildlife rehabilitation center, the Toucan Rescue Ranch is a great option. We recently visited and it was …

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Sustainable Hotels in Costa Rica

If you’re interested in making your trip to Costa Rica more sustainable, you should know about Costa Rica’s sustainable tourism program. The Certification of Sustainable Tourism allows businesses in the …

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Choosing Sustainable Travel: Costa Rica’s Sustainable Tourism Program

Costa Rica is known as an ecotourism destination, but how do you know your hotel or tour company is truly sustainable? The Costa Rican government has created a formal certification …

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Kids Saving the Rainforest

Costa Rica is an ecotourism destination filled with a variety of jungle creatures. But have you ever thought about what happens to these animals when they are injured in the …

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MareBlu: Protecting Costa Rica’s Beaches

Costa Rica translates to “Rich Coast” and for anyone who has ever visited, you know why. From calm coves to crashing surf, palm-tree-backed sands to rocky points, each beach offers …

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Keeping Costa Rica Green: Community Carbon Trees

If you have experienced a trip to Costa Rica, you already know that feeling. Nature surrounds you and wildlife enamors you, not to mention the exotic plants and flowers, scenic …

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The Big Cats of Las Pumas Rescue Center

Last Updated: January 5, 2021 Costa Rica is home to six different kinds of wild cats. Although thousands of visitors take to the country’s hiking trails each day, the chances …

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Macaws Flying Free: A Visit to the Ara Project

Since before we moved to Costa Rica, we have been closely following an organization called the Ara Project and their efforts to breed and release endangered Scarlet and Great Green …

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