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  • 9 tips for travelling in Costa Rica

    9 tips for travelling in Costa Rica

    October 25th, 2016Chloe Cann
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    Inspired by pictures of Costa Rica’s primordial-looking shores, rainforests brimming with exotic creatures and steaming volcanoes that tower above the clouds? Us too. If you’re dreaming of a trip to this Central American nation, here are nine tips for squeezing the best out of the country. 1. Plan for the high season With so many... Read more »

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  • 14 magical sunrises that prove it’s worth getting up early

    14 magical sunrises that prove it’s worth getting up early

    April 16th, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
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    Looking through the Rough Guides photography archive, one kind of shot stands out again and again: pictures captured at sunrise. Sure, there’s nothing more tempting than sleeping in until noon while you’re on holiday. But if you can bring yourself to brave the odd early morning, you’ll discover a magical world as dawn breaks. From... Read more »

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  • A Rough Guide to spotting wildlife in Costa Rica

    A Rough Guide to spotting wildlife in Costa Rica

    January 19th, 2015Alex Robinson
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    From world-famous national parks to little-known private reserves, Alex Robinson picks out six of the best places for wildlife-spotting in Costa Rica. Few countries can rival Costa Rica for wildlife and natural beauty. Fuming volcanoes lush with cloud forest rise into high, serrated sierra; valleys swathed in lowland tropical rainforests plunge to twin Pacific and Atlantic coasts; and the ocean is... Read more »

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  • Tracking jaguars in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

    Tracking jaguars in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

    October 28th, 2014Alex Robinson
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    Alex Robinson goes in search of the elusive jaguars that live in the Corcovado rainforest, Costa Rica.  The Corcovado rainforest is eerily quiet. But for the buzz of cicadas that crescendos past like a wave every few minutes, it’s as silent as a cathedral. I can hear drops falling onto leaves, the burr of a hummingbird’s... Read more »

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  • 20 elusive animals to spot around the world

    20 elusive animals to spot around the world

    October 9th, 2014Emma Gibbs
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  • Visiting the Bribrí, Costa Rica

    Visiting the Bribrí, Costa Rica

    December 12th, 2013Anna Kaminski
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    Indigenous communities in Costa Rica are relatively unknown and often overlooked, so visiting them makes for a truly fascinating and authentic experience. In the remote Bribrí village of Yorkín, men and women are equal and sustain themselves through farming, fishing and hunting. Rough Guides writer, Anna Kaminski, met the woman behind the collective. Our motorised... Read more »

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  • Top 9 articles for American readers in 2013

    Top 9 articles for American readers in 2013

    October 23rd, 2013Lottie Gross
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    What inspires you to travel? Whether you’re looking to save the world (one eco-lodge at a time), add new destinations to your travel bucket list, or just taste the finest Belgian beers, check out this rundown of our most inspiring ideas for US travelers on RoughGuides.com: 1. Top 20 Belgian beers Beer is big business... Read more »

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  • Top 9 destinations for American travelers in 2013

    Top 9 destinations for American travelers in 2013

    October 22nd, 2013Lottie Gross
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    If you’re looking for the latest travel hot-spots, check out the top picks from US readers on RoughGuides.com. From Europe to Asia, the Americas, and Australia, here are the most popular overseas destinations for US travelers: 1. Netherlands No larger than the US state of Maryland, the Netherlands is a surprisingly diverse country for its size.... Read more »

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  • Win a two week volunteer trip with GVI

    Win a two week volunteer trip with GVI

    October 10th, 2013Site Editor
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    This competition is now closed. Congratulations to our GVI trip winner Kirsty McCarlie, who chose Venezuela as her top destination for 2014. Kirsty is hoping to travel to Costa Rica with GVI to complete her placement conserving jaguars next year.  Have you ever wanted to give back to the world, to develop and conserve some... Read more »

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  • The world’s strangest hotels

    The world’s strangest hotels

    September 30th, 2013James Rice
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  • Trekking in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

    Trekking in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

    July 18th, 2013Site Editor
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    The road to Corcovado National Park was once paved with gold – lots of gold – and although most of it was carried off by the Diqui Indians, miners still pan here illegally. These days, though, it’s just an unpaved track that fords half a dozen rivers during the bone-rattling two-hour ride from the nearest... Read more »

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  • Turtle-watching in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

    Turtle-watching in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

    July 17th, 2013Site Editor
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    It’s a clear, moonless night when we assemble for our pilgrimage to the beach. I can’t understand how we are going to see anything in the blackness, but the guide’s eyes seem to penetrate even the darkest shadows. We begin walking, our vision adjusting slowly. We’ve come to Tortuguero National Park, in northeast Costa Rica,... Read more »

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