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Flowers in Costa Rica

Sister Parks Agreement & DIY Voluntourism

Earlier this year, we had a lovely young woman from New York, Elsa, stay with us en route to her final destination of Puerto Jimenez, a town south of here on the Osa Peninsula. Elsa worked in Costa Rica all summer, specifically in the Osa Area of Conservation helping on a number of projects — her […]

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Bahia Ballena Kicks Off the 6th Annual Whales & Dolphins Festival

The next two weekends will see the town of Bahia Ballena bustling with people — both residents and visitors — who are either working or enjoying what’s come to be a very popular event in the region, the 6th Annual Whales & Dolphins Festival. This year’s festival will be held on September 5-7 and 12-14, […]

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Help Us Create Our Travelers’ Philanthropy Program

Bodhi Surf School is looking to formalize a Travelers’ Philanthropy program, and we are calling on our past guests to help to make it as impactful as possible. Travelers’ philanthropy programs aim to connect interested travelers with opportunities to contribute to positive development in the places that they become acquainted with and grow to love on their […]

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Traveling Independently vs. Having Local Help

When planning a trip or vacation, one question that many have to ask themselves is, “do I want to figure it out when I get there, research and plan it myself, or employ the aid of people/companies that know the area?” This is a very important decision, and one that often comes down to personal […]

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First Impressions of Costa Rica

My aunt Janet got home the other night from a two-week trip to Costa Rica, her first time visiting the country. Only in the past few years has she really started traveling, (my definition of the word being “frequent trips, perhaps outside of one’s comfort zone”), but because she has a life-long friend who recently […]

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10 Animals You Are Likely To See in Costa Rica

One of the most exciting things about visiting Costa Rica is being able to see all of wildlife in their natural environment. As one of the world’s leading conservationist countries, Costa Rica has done a great job of protecting the homes and dwellings of animals on land, in the ocean, and in the air. Here […]

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