Costa Rica

Centro Neotrópico Sarapiquís

DEPRIVED OF WATER AT HOME in the Southwest, my boyfriend and I arrived in Costa Rica craving days on a river and nights soothed by the drumbeat of tropical raindrops on a thatch roof. At the...

Saving Your Sand Dollars

Costa Rica The Hotel Capitán Suizo commands a stretch of quiet Pacific coast beach just north of Playa Tamarindo's bustling surf central—a smaller break for your young...

On The Beaten Track

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Selva Bananito Lodge

GERMAN EXPATRIATE RUDI STEIN began homesteading this remote 2,000-acre property near Porto Limón and Cahuita National Park, on the eastern coast of Costa Rica, in the 1970s. But when he...

The Lazy, Crazy Guide to Sand Land

BONEFISH—LA TORTUGA IN JARDINES DE LA REINA, CUBA: Combine live-aboard and lodge fishing in these pristine flats 40 miles off the island's southwest coast. A lack of commercial fishing and a...

High Rollin'

Q: We're looking for a South or Central American destination with challenging mountain biking. Not everyone in our group bikes, though, so it's important that there be other...

GO FAR: 10 New Outfitted Trips for Families

Yoho National Park Mountain Hut Trip MINIMUM AGE: All ages welcome DESCRIPTION: Who better to introduce kids to backpacking than a naturalist who was a teacher for 27 years? The...

Life's a Wild Trip

19. Swim with Sharks Costa Rica / Live-Aboard Off Cocos Island Bring courage and an empty logbook. With ten days on the live-aboard Okeanos, you'll need plenty of room to record...

Life's a Wild Trip

16. Get Culture Shocked Central African Republic / Tracking with Pigmies (New Trip) Put down your cell phone, pick up a spear, and spend five days in Dzanga-Ndoki National Park...

Best Islands for Scuba Diving

Cocos Island, Costa Rica To witness what lurks in the current just off this jungly island 300 miles west of Costa Rica, you'll need to go long and deep. Live-aboard dive boats make...

Wipeout 101

Q: I'm looking for high-quality surf camps in Central America or Mexico for next month and can't find any. Any suggestions? — Andrew Brenner, New York, New York ...

La Ruta Tropical

Costa Rica has long been familiar to those who measure success by the number of birds on their life list. Or who are annoyingly persistent about referring to the golden toad as Bufo...

The Last Best Peninsula

Situated 11 miles south of Drake Bay, heavily forested Corcovado is so rugged that to this day it remains roadless. That makes it a perfect park for hikers, especially if they don't mind getting...

The Last Best Peninsula

At dawn, after pushing to the back of your mind images of the snake the locals call Silent Death, you start hiking. All day, as you head toward that evening's campsite, you follow a trail that...

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