Kate Bradbury on why Costa Rica should be a blueprint for conservation

Reflecting on a trip to Central America, the TV presenter wonders what the UK would look like if it invested in the natural world as much as Costa Rica does.

Meet the environmentalist: Jack Ewing on eco-tourism and saving the rainforests

Owner and manager of Costa Rica’s Hacienda Barú, American-born environmentalist and author Jack Ewing reflects on his time in the country that’s shaped his life and work.

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.

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.

CLOSED: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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.