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High speeds, high waves, high in the air over Manuel Antonio

It's hard to believe you're sitting 600 feet in the air. Only moments ago you were standing on the beach, with a deflated parachute spread out across the sand behind you. Now you're in the air.

By Ryan Van Velzer |  May 24, 2014

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In-shore fishing off the coast of Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio is known for its world-class sport fishing, but you don't have to go far to drop your line. In-shore fishing is an often overlooked adventure in Manuel Antonio.

By Ryan Van Velzer |  Apr 16, 2014

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Enjoying Puerto Viejo on $28 a day

Costa Rica often gets a bad rap as the most expensive country in Central America. There is some truth to that, but you can still find $10 a night hostels, $2 beers and a wealth of free sunshine, white beaches and clear water off the Puerto Viejo's coastline in Costa Rica's southern Caribbean.

By Ryan Van Velzer |  Feb 25, 2014

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    High speeds, high waves, high in the air over Manuel Antonio

    It's hard to believe you're sitting 600 feet in the air. Only moments ago you were standing on the beach, with a deflated parachute spread out across ...

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 - Costa Rica

    In-shore fishing off the coast of Manuel Antonio

    Manuel Antonio is known for its world-class sport fishing, but you don't have to go far to drop your line. In-shore fishing is an often overlooked ...

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    Enjoying Puerto Viejo on $28 a day

    Costa Rica often gets a bad rap as the most expensive country in Central America. There is some truth to that, but you can still find $10 a night ...

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    How conservation saved Tortuguero

    A trickle of red sap pools under the knuckle of a sangrio tree on the river's edge. More than 50 years ago, before the creation of the Tortuguero ...

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    Puerto Viejo in Pictures

    It's not the gold-leaf or the volcanic-coal of Puerto Viejo's beaches that separate it from the rest of the country, it's the ivory sands of its many ...

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    Tortuguero's Wildlife in Pictures

    The howler monkey's wild grunts signal the dawn as the sun breaks through the rainforest foliage spilling into the canals. Golden-eyed caiman peer out...

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    Eating cheap while traveling is a way of life

    Eating cheap while travelling is an ethos. It's a way of life. And it's not about frugality. That's just a perk.

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    Dominical in Pictures

    If working is trading time for money, then vacation is trading money for experience; and Dominical is full of experiences. Dominical is the best type ...

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    Reflections on how Jaco has changed

    Jaco's not what it used to be. Not when a 25-year-old single male walks Jaco's main street after dark, takes an empty seat at a bar and is left to ...

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    Enjoying Jaco on $25 a day

    Sometimes I like to pretend I'm Anthony Bourdain; eating at all the best places, staying at comfortable hotels and getting drunk with the locals.

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