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Costa Rica wildlife at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

See Costa Rica Wildlife in the Jungle at Nicuesa Lodge

Surrounded by the Piedras Blancas National Park, Golfito National Wildlife Refuge, Corcovado National Park, and gulf of Golfo Dulce, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is one of the best places to see Costa Rica wildlife. There are few places in the world where you can feel like you’ve entered a National Geographic wildlife documentary in person....
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Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica

5 Best-Kept Secrets of Southern Costa Rica

Less-traveled than elsewhere in the popular country, southern Costa Rica is a beautiful and eye-opening place to vacation. But do you know its best-kept secrets? Wild, breathtakingly beautiful and incredibly bio-diverse, southern Costa Rica is not on most tourists’ itineraries. Least-explored and less-traveled than other parts of Costa Rica, the southern Pacific region is a...
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Hammerhead shark in Costa Rica, photo by Pretoma

Saving hammerhead sharks in Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica

The “Sweet Gulf” of Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica gets a lot of attention for being a refuge for migrating endangered Pacific humpback whales. The 31-mile-long (50 km) Pacific gulf is essentially a big watery “cradle”, not only the birthplace for whales but also for dolphins and endangered hammerhead sharks.
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Eco friendly travel

10 Easy & Simple Sustainable Travel Tips

Travelers can be environmentally conscious when going on vacation, and it doesn’t take much effort or time. Little things add up, and if everyone followed these sustainable travel tips, communities and the planet would benefit in amazing ways. 10 Easy & Simple Sustainable Travel Tips Re-use your hotel towels and sheets; don’t ask for new...
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Bushmaster Adventures - Squirrel monkey in Costa Rica

Best wildlife tour in Costa Rica Central Pacific region

If you love the idea of roaming through a rainforest looking for monkeys, snakes, exotic birds and wild cats, then this Costa Rica nature adventure tour is for you. On your next Costa Rica vacation, you definitely need to take the Bushmaster Adventures rainforest wildlife tour. This is one of your best bets in the...
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Dolphins in Golfo Dulce Costa Rica

Protecting Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica on World Oceans Day 2015

Out on the calm, clear, jade green-blue water of the Golfo Dulce (“Sweet Gulf”) in southern Costa Rica, it is easy to think this must be one of the most pristine, beautiful places on Earth. And it is. This inner sea is a critical habitat for endangered migrating southern Pacific humpback whales, dolphins and sharks,...
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Nicuesa Lodge reception area

Find out the story behind remote Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

When I first visited Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge at the end of 2004, what struck me most was how in heaven did this amazing high-end Costa Rica eco-lodge come to exist in the middle of a jungle on the sea, with nothing else around? The question is a valid one given Nicuesa Lodge’s completely isolated...
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Playa Nicuesa, Golfo Dulce

5 Tropical beaches you want to visit in southern Costa Rica

Tucked between the Osa Peninsula and the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica, the “Sweet Gulf” of Golfo Dulce is the perfect destination for nature lovers and adventure-seekers. Circling the warm blue waters of Golfo Dulce is a tropical rainforest with secluded beaches and an amazing biodiversity. Here you can encounter all four species of...
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Edible Landscape Photo Contest at Nicuesa Lodge

Win a trip to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica with cookbook photo contest

Whenever I travel anywhere that serves delicious meals, I always think, “How can I recreate this at home and enjoy it again?” In the case of Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica, now I can. The Costa Rica rainforest lodge by the Osa Peninsula has released a free PDF downloadable Edible Landscape Garden Cookbook...
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Costa Rica rainforest

Costa Rica leads world in green economic performance

Right behind Sweden and Norway as the top Green Countries in the World, is the little Central American nation of Costa Rica. According to the recently released 2014 Global Green Economy Index™ (GGEI), Costa Rica is the third best Green Country in the World. The Global Green Economy Index™ (GGEI) measures the green economic performance...
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Jaguar at Corcovado

Guided visits at Corcovado National Park

If you want to visit Corcovado National Park now it must be with a local guide expert accredited by the office of the protected area.  As the Osa Peninsula Conservation Area informed, this measure entered into force in February 1st. “By its topography, scenic beauty, extreme adventure and degree of difficulty, its trails are class...
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Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

Top Costa Rica eco lodge to host scientific guest lecturers

Two top U.S. biology research scientists are coming to Costa Rica in early March to lead a study trip deep in the Costa Rican rainforest on the south Pacific Coast of the Golfo Dulce. The scientific tour will be held March 1-7, 2014, at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, a member of Enchanting Hotels & Resorts...
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Osa Peninsula marine protected area sought in Costa Rica

  The southern Pacific Ocean off the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica is an amazing natural wonder of marine biodiversity, home to more than 25 species of dolphins and whales, four of the world’s eight different sea turtles, along with manta rays, sailfish, marlin, tuna and sharks. The southern Pacific, and especially Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf)...
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Lapa Rios eco lodge in the Costa Rica rainforest

5 Reasons to visit Costa Rica now in off-season, and where to go

I love traveling in off-season. High season travelers and summer vacationers are gone. Back to school and back to work, which means better travel opportunities for me and you. Off-season is when crowds disappear and prices drop, as hotels, tour operators and airlines look to attract travelers with deep discounts. Granted, it’s not the low...
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Scarlet Macaw pair in Costa Rica

Carara National Park is tropical bird watching paradise

One of the most brilliantly beautiful tropical birds is definitely the Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao). Its loud, raucous squawks carry for miles, so usually you hear them before you see them. When you do sight a Scarlet Macaw in the wild, they are breathtaking – fire engine red bodies with sunshine yellow and royal blue...
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