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Costa Rica: A Long-Reigned Conservation Success Story
As many in the conservation space know, Costa Rica has long been hailed as a conservation success story, and my recent trip to this Central American paradise only served to underscore that fact. From its lush rainforests to its stunning beaches, Costa Rica is a nature lover’s dream come true.
Four “New” Frog Species to Celebrate on Save the Frogs Day
Four new species of frogs were recently found by scientists around the world and we’re here to celebrate them for Save the Frogs Day!
Project “Paraiso Quetzal” – Where Conservation Meets Development
This is the story of Hector Wiliams Solano, a farmer helping to change how we protect these naturally wild places we are so lucky to be a part of.
9 New Animal Species to Celebrate in the New Year
Despite the challenges today’s world faces, Planet Earth is the gift that keeps on giving. That’s good news for scientists who relish the rush of discovery, as some think there are approximately 8.7 million species left to be found.
Costa Rica’s Natural AND Cultural Beauty
Costa Rica's natural beauty was spectacular, but its people and the “Pura Vida” lifestyle are something that we will never forget.
Beautiful Birds of Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Coast: A Bird Watcher’s Paradise
Costa Rica is a spectacular place for bird watchers and photographers. This region has ecosystems and habitats that support some of the world’s most vibrant bird populations.
A Walk in Costa Rica’s Monteverde Cloud Forest
Above a cloak of the misty rain forest, mountains soar up above the clouds.
8 Rain Forest Ecotourism Adventures
To start you daydreaming about your next nature getaway, we’ve compiled eight of our favorite rain forest destinations.
World Rainforest Day
Established in 2017 by Rainforest Partnership, World Rainforest Day recognizes forests as one of the most powerful and cost-effective climate change mitigation tools we have.
Safeguarding Migration Routes from Ecuador to Costa Rica with the Creation of the Hermandad Marine Reserve
Recognizing that the long-term coexistence of humanity and wildlife requires a sustainable balance, Ecuador's President announced the creation of the Hermandad Marine Reserve, a migratory superhighway that connects the Galapagos Marine Reserve to protected Costa Rican waters.
Making the Travel Industry More Sustainable with SEE Turtles
By becoming one of SEE Turtles’ first Gold Sponsors of our new Sustainable Travel Sponsorship program, Nat Hab is supporting our efforts to reduce plastic waste in sea turtle habitats around the world.
Traveler Photo Roundup: Birds & Sloths of Costa Rica
Many travelers return home with stunning pictures of their Central American adventures, and we’re sharing some of our favorite shots of birds and sloths.
Traveler Story: Custom Family Costa Rica Adventure
Both morning and afternoon excursions through the canals provided up-close views of monkeys (both white-faced capuchin and howler), caimans, river otters, emerald basilisk lizards, iguanas, sleeping...
Seabound Baby Turtles in Costa Rica
While exploring the wilderness of Costa Rica, a small group of nature travelers enjoyed the wondrous experience of being surrounded by Pacific green sea turtle hatchlings making their way to the ocean for the first time...