Costa Rica holidays

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My bad trip – do you know the way to San José? Take the chicken bus!
When Brie Veron and her friends book a ‘two-hour’ trip into Costa Rica, they aren’t expecting a 16-hour ordeal involving a shady cabbie and a dodgy curry

As told to Nikki Marshall

12, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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In Costa Rica, the absence of tourists means a greater need for food banks
Holidaymakers are the lifeforce of coastal town Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and not having them has repercussions for livelihoods and for the environment

Cassia Geller

20, May, 2020 @5:30 AM

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It’s a jungle out there: Costa Rica with kids
Full of exotic animals and rainforests but also child-friendly, Costa Rica is the perfect natural playground for a family adventure

Jane Dunford

21, Oct, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Costa Rica: ‘the most biologically intense place on Earth’
Costa Rica is famous for its national parks, but has only recently turned attention to supporting the people who live in them. Johnny Langenheim joins a community-led tour of its jungly Osa peninsula

Johnny Langenheim

05, Feb, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Holiday guide to Costa Rica: beaches and adventures, plus hotels and restaurants
This small country is perhaps the best in Latin America for a tropical adventure, thanks to its misty jungles, incredible wildlife, active volcanoes and glorious deserted beaches

Sorrel Downer

28, Nov, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Where to go in Costa Rica: readers’ tips
With its rainforests, beaches and wildlife, Costa Rica makes a huge mark on the radars of those seeking pristine environments, especially as its food, drink and hostels match the natural beauty

Guardian readers

25, Nov, 2015 @3:16 PM

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Costa Rica: send us your tips – and you could win a £200 hotel voucher
We want to hear about the best things you’ve done and seen in Costa Rica, including places to visit, and where to eat and stay

18, Nov, 2015 @2:54 PM

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Top 10 affordable eco-lodges in Costa Rica
Costa Rica is one of the world’s most popular eco-tourism destinations, with travellers drawn to national parks, reserves and rainforests. It also grades lodgings for sustainable practices. We select 10 of the best

Sarah Gilbert

10, Nov, 2014 @6:00 AM

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Ten of the best Caribbean beaches: readers' travel tips

Palm-fringed stretches of sand in the middle of nowhere, a beach bar that serves barbecued lobster and mojitos … readers pick their favourite beaches in the Caribbean

Guardian readers

28, Oct, 2013 @6:00 AM

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Lore of the jungle: life with Costa Rica's indigenous peoples

On Costa Rica's lush Caribbean coast, the best guides are the tribespeople keen to show visitors their extraordinary world. John Gimlette and his family are happy to be led

John Gimlette

16, Feb, 2013 @12:20 AM

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Readers' travel tips: places to stay in Central America

Central America has a huge choice of accommodation, from budget hostels on the beach to luxury lodges in the rainforest. Here, Been there readers suggest their favourites

21, May, 2012 @9:11 AM

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Surf and turf: Central America holiday ideas

Central America has something for everyone, from surfing down a volcano to surfing in the Pacific, and from rainforest lodges to pensiones in colonial cities

Rachel Dixon

18, May, 2012 @9:45 PM

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