Caño Island: An Underwater Experience

Caño Island ~ by Katharina Bertl / Julia Gerber An Underwater Experience  Caño Island is a tropical paradise known for its white-sand beaches and impressive coral reefs. Since 1978 it has been an archaeological and biological reserve and is located 7 miles from Corcovado National Park. Its area covers 494 land and 6,669 maritime acres. About […]

Bodhi Surf + Yoga recognized as “Best for the World: Community”

“Best for the World: Community" ~ by Dagmar Reinhard “B Corporation certification”: a reward for great community work In September, 2017, Bodhi Surf + Yoga was officially recognized as a “Best for the World” company for their work in the community. With a medium score of 17 in the Community category, Bodhi scored well above that at […]

Savegre River, Ecological and Cultural Bastion

Savegre River by Luis H. Galera Savegre River – Ecological and Cultural Bastion The waters named Quebrada Providencia at 3490 m.a.s.l. flow from the interior of the Cordillera de Talamanca in the mystical Massif de la Muerte, near the Los Quetzales National Park.The purity and transparency of the river descends for 41 kilometers along this […]

Coast Guard Training

Coast Guard Training ~ by Beth Silver Guarantee safety on the beaches of Costa Ballena  In September, fifteen dedicated young people joined the Coast Guard in Manuel Antonio for a 2-week, intensive training program to obtain an Open Water Rescue Certificate. This program, provided by the Coast Guard, is in preparation to become certified lifeguards […]


NonKuaxa  ~ by Kurandenk (Kamel González Rojas) “Our goal is to make people aware of our village” Nonkuaxa means “the tail of the spider monkey” and has a spiral as symbol or logo. This group was begun 10 years ago with the intention of telling the pre-Columbian history, beliefs, traditions, stories, legends, and myths of Boruca […]

Union is Strength

~ by Perry Gladstone “One for all and all for one”: Community cohesion at the Costa Ballena  The Hero defines himself in crisis and so, too, does a community. This is when the morals and values built over time are called in to action, put to the test. What will we stand for? Will we […]

Travel insurance takes care of you wherever you are

Travel insurance takes care of you wherever you are

The most important thing you should know is that the medical insurance is activated by means of a telephone call to the number that appears on the card. If there is an emergency that requires a doctor or admittance to a hospital and you do not call the number on your card…

The Millennials are coming

The Millennials are coming ~ by Annie Drake A new generation of travelers The last generation born in the 20st century is referred to as “Millennials.” Due to a major surge in birthrates in the 80’s and 90’s, this group will make up a large number of incoming travelers. Research claims that there are 76 million […]

Three Sixty Boutique Hotel

360 degrees is defined as ‘a full rotation absolute circumference, all-encompassing, total and complete transformation.’ Ojochal’s brand-new luxury resort Hotel Three Sixty is appropriately named in many ways. Three Sixty describes views and also embraces the architecture, landscaping, cuisine, pool and every other aspect of the hotel.

San Isidro Perez Zeledon

The first settlers in Pérez Zeledón

The first settlers in Pérez Zeledón ~ by Luis Gutiérrez Galera After the difficult and long-awaited conquest of the Cerro de la Muerte (Death Hill), the new colonizers in El General Valley started the hard process of settling in those fertile new lands they called home. The courage and perseverance of those men and women […]