Costa Rica: 50 words for rain

    Costa Rica: 50 words for rain

    An epic adventure in the teeny, tiny destination of Costa Rica, meeting sloths and watching turtles nest, plus a little monkeying around between rare wildlife sightings, zip-lining and volcanic lava trails. All this to find out what makes it one of the happiest places on earth — despite, and because of, the rain.
    Photo story: Costa Rica

    Photo story: Costa Rica

    Macaws squawk and monkeys chatter on a hike through the Osa Peninsula — a wild corner of the country where a longstanding tradition of gold panning still shimmers in the rich and verdant landscape.
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    In pictures: wild corners of Costa Rica
    Macaws squawk and monkeys chatter on a hike through the Osa Peninsula — a wild corner of the country where a longstanding tradition of gold panning still shimmers in the rich and verdant landscape.
    Win an incredible 14-night adventure to Costa Rica

    Win an incredible 14-night adventure to Costa Rica

    National Geographic Traveller (UK) has teamed up with TUI Tours to offer a trip of a lifetime to Costa Rica
    Costa Rica: Not so easy rider

    Costa Rica: Not so easy rider

    Aching muscles, fatigue and mosquito bites are a price worth paying on a cycle tour of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. Its remote beaches, volcanic peaks and lush jungle are home to giant butterflies, macaws and howler monkeys — any of which could await around the next corner
    Forging new culinary traditions in San José, Costa Rica

    Forging new culinary traditions in San José, Costa Rica

    In the capital, San José, a group of enterprising chefs are turning Costa Rican cuisine on its head, looking beyond rice and beans and attempting to create a new national cuisine
    How to make it: Santiago Fernández Benedetto's fish caldosa recipe

    How to make it: Santiago Fernández Benedetto's fish caldosa recipe

    Santiago Fernández Benedetto’s recipe puts a fine-dining twist on a dish that started out as ceviche spooned into bags of tortilla chips. The fish needs to be super-fresh — check with your fishmonger
    How farm-to-fork is a way of life in Costa Rica
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    How farm-to-fork is a way of life in Costa Rica

    In Costa Rica, farm-to-fork eating isn't an empty slogan — it's the norm. One of the country's leading chefs explains how he makes it his mission to source local
    Why Costa Rica is one of the true coffee capitals of the world
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    Why Costa Rica is one of the true coffee capitals of the world

    It's not just the quality that sets Costa Rican coffee apart – it's the passion that the people of this country have for a good brew.
    Costa Rica: In search of the quetzal

    Costa Rica: In search of the quetzal

    If you're looking for the elusive quetzal deep in Costa Rica's Monteverde Cloud Forest, you'll need luck on your side.

    Costa Rica: Riding the rapids

    With vultures circling overhead and rapids determined to get you in the water, tackling the Sarapiqui River on a raft is a veritable adventure.

    Rescuers Reunite Baby Sloth and Mom Using Audio Recordings

    Find out how rescuers managed to reunite a lost baby three-toed sloth found crying on a Costa Rica beach with its mother.

    Baby Sloth Rescued

    After surviving high tide, this baby sloth was found pinned between two rocks—and rescued just in time.
    Costa Rica: The centenarian cowboy

    Costa Rica: The centenarian cowboy

    Beyond the rugged coastline of Costa Rica's isolated Nicoya Peninsula are the cattle-ranching communities that live there — where the sabaneros' lifestyle means they have some of the longest lifespans on earth.
    We compare: Family surfing holidays

    We compare: Family surfing holidays

    We've selected some great surf trips for families where there's more than just waves on the horizon