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Tag Archives: Wildlife
Un día en la vida: Volunteering at Carara National Park
In the tangle of cacophonous green that is Carara National Park, two types of forest meet, a mix of plants, animals and insects found nowhere else in the world. This convergence of Costa Rica’s dry Northern Pacific region and its much wetter Southern Zone is host to half the known animal species in a country […]
A crocodile kind of day
If the crocodile cares when a tourist throws a coconut at him from the Rio Grande de Tárcoles bridge, his face betrays nothing. He lunges and snaps instinctively, but promptly discards it, coconuts being among the few things an American Crocodile won’t eat. Still, there is no trace of disappointment in his reptilian eyes, no sigh like annoyance […]
Into the volcano! (one of them anyway)
The distinction between earth and sky seems more an ongoing negotiation than a fact from atop Irazú, the tallest active volcanic peak in Costa Rica and an easy half-day trip from Academia Tica’s Coronado campus. There are more clouds below us than above on this dry May morning. They unfurl at our feet like plush white carpets […]