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Feria Tinamastes – The Solutions Table

Do we question what happens to our trash once we throw it in the bin? Whether it’s taken away in a truck, or to a collection center; once out of sight, out of mind…then no longer our problem! In the spirit of the New Year, a time of reflection and renewal, we at Feria Tinamastes propose […]

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Costa Ballena: Jungle Bonsai

When you think of Bonsai, you probably imagine a small pine or conifer, with a gorgeously twisted and gnarled trunk, and windswept branches or maybe a Japanese maple with red leaves, majestically rendered in miniature. The truth is that just about any shrub or tree with a woody stem can be used in the art […]

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Eco Feria Dominical: Circular Economy

A new model of economy is emerging from the people who love the land, who create with their hands in small family businesses. Each day they join the concept of “Circular Economy,” betting on a local offer, reducing the pollution associated with the  consumption of products transported from faraway places. This way we have become […]

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Costa Rica: Angry Birds

Costa Rica: Angry Birds

In a film of angry birds in Costa Rica the main protagonist would be the striking Red-headed barbet (Eubucco boucieri). This small bird weighing only 15 cms provokes mixed feelings, since its brilliant scarlet head draws attention, resembling a round, angry red human face. We usually find these birds, curiously related to the toucans, in […]

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Tropical Insects: Amazing Leaf-Cutter Ants

Tropical Insects: Amazing Leaf-Cutter Ants

I never cease to be amazed by the leaf-cutter ants. The most common species of tropical insects in Costa Ballena is Atta cephalotes, and it has been accomplishing some truly astounding feats for millions of years. Let’s have a look at a few. Leaf-cutting ants harvest around 15% of all the green matter produced by […]

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Nature: Piedras Blancas National Park

The Piedras Blancas National Park (PNPB) is one of the most recently created protected areas and one of the least visited in Costa Rica. It protects both continental (14,147 ha) and maritime (1,200 ha) area. It was created in 1991 (Executive Decree No. 23153-MIRENEM) to protect the last remnant of tropical rain forest in Golfito […]

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