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Costa Rica’s National Parks: Manuel Antonio vs. Cahuita

Costa Rica has over 26 national parks. Two of them combine lush, green jungle, wild animals and sandy beaches: Manuel Antonio on the Pacific coast and and Cahuita on the Caribbean. Most travelers don’t have time to hop from coast to coast, so read on for a closer look at both to find which might be the right fit for you.

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Revisiting a Ghost…Ending my twelve-year love affair with Montezuma, Costa Rica

Montezuma is easily one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches, but my love affair effectively ended after spending three days there in February 2011. The Damn the Man attitude has been cast aside by the hippies who grew up, got jobs, and put Montezuma on the tourist map.

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Costa Rica on a Shoestring

Costa Rica is the gem in Central America’s tourism crown: lush, green jungles, wild animals, breathtaking beaches and a well-developed infrastructure make a trip to Costa Rica as easy as it can be adventurous, suitable for many different types of visitors. The level of development, however, has also raised prices on goods and services, hotel rates and transportation to a level that most budget travelers (falsely) believe to be out of their range.

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