Carara National Park, Costa Rica – Worth the Stop

May 1, 2016

When driving to Costa Rica’s central and south Pacific coast from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), you pass Carara National Park. Located an hour west of SJO and a few km past Rio Tarcoles Bridge and its resident crocodiles below, Carara isn’t typically a stop on standard Costa Rica itineraries. It should be, though. Carara […]

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Costa Rica Trip Report – Tortuguero

June 25, 2015

Though Tortuguero, Costa Rica is primarily known for its turtle season, it offers an abundance of other wildlife watching opportunities. Tortuguero (the name of both the town and the national park) is on a spit of land on the northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, and is accessible by boat via a network of canals. […]

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“Bat Volcano” Near Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in Mexico

May 1, 2015

Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, the largest tropical forest reserve in Mexico spans more than 1.5 million acres in the heart of the Maya Forest. Near Calakmul just off Highway 186 at km marker 107, you’ll find a small parking area. From there, it’s a short walk along an easy trail to the bat cave overlook. Starting […]

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