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Postcard Perfect: Yellow Eyelash Viper of Costa Rica

Postcard Perfect: Yellow Eyelash Viper of Costa Rica September 29, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Otherwise known as Bothriechis schlegelii after the German ornithologist Hermann Sclegel, the eyelash viper is a relatively small venomous pit viper found in Central and South America. This snake is arboreal, using its strong tail to move about trees, typically at night. It likes a low altitude and...

Postcard Perfect: Scarlet Macaws in Costa Rica

Postcard Perfect: Scarlet Macaws in Costa Rica September 23, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
The Scarlet Macaw, Ara Macao, is a large bird that originates in the humid lowland subtropical rainforests of Central and South America. They eat mainly fruits, seeds, and nuts, and have an average lifespan of 40 years. Until the 1960s, the distribution of Scarlet Macaws included much of Costa Rica,...

Nurse Shark Landed in Puerto Viejo de Limon, Costa Rica

Nurse Shark Landed in Puerto Viejo de Limon, Costa Rica February 26, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
This headless nurse shark was landed yesterday by local fishermen in Puerto Viejo de Limon, in accordance with the Costa Rican Fishing and Aquaculture (Incopesca) controls on shark fishing in national water, which requires every shark to be landed in one piece, except for the head and viscera, which...

Hiking, Biking and Walking in the Caribbean: No Cake Walk for Herpetophobes and Cynophobes

Hiking, Biking and Walking in the Caribbean: No Cake Walk for Herpetophobes and Cynophobes February 21, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, Whats New | Read More
All walks of life live and breath in Costa Rica, and nowhere is this more on display than on the Caribbean coast. When visiting Puerto Viejo and the surrounding communities, walking, biking, and hiking are the top three ways to get around, and by far the best ways to experience nature most intimately....
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