We started and ended our Costa Rica adventures in San Jose.
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Costa Rica: Wildlife and Bird Watching
On many of my personal backcountry trips – and even on some of my work ones – I tend to see a lot of wildlife.
Costa Rica: Biking and Cahuita National Park
We left EARTH University and arrived at the beach town of Cahuita, just outside of its eponymous national park and met Chino Randall who fitted us for mountain bikes and helmets.
Costa Rica: Take a Hike (to El Tigre)
Coffee. I awoke at 5:30 to the beautiful music of a river running from its source and all I could think about was coffee. Today we would hike, so I dressed accordingly and slathered on the sunscreen.
Costa Rica: High Wire Act (a.k.a. Ziplining)
I watched as one of the students flew across the zipline over the Pacuare River with the greatest of ease. Her yells of delight floated down to those of us standing on the ecolodge’s deck.
Costa Rica: Rios Tropicales’ Ecolodge
As I sit in my tent and write this post by the light of my headlamp, I look at the notes I jotted down about Rios Tropicales’ ecolodge and notice that I was writing by the light of a warm vanilla candle.
Costa Rica: EARTH University
EARTH University was founded in 1990 near Limón as a collaboration between the government of Costa Rica, the Kellogg Foundation, and USAID. Its primary purpose is to promote sustainable development practices.
Ecotourism: Costa Rica Dreaming
Costa Rica is a country at a crossroads with its tourism industry. I spent a week learning more about ecotourism and helping to facilitate a Rainforest and Tropical Science course for Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley.