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Casa Incubo shipping container house is called an "icon of sustainability."

This container home in Costa Rica is almost a monster home, but has some interesting features.

Some Cool Woodpeckers from Costa Rica

23 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

The Woodpeckers are one of the more popular of the avian families. What’s not to like about woodpeckers? They laugh,...

ResQte Of The Week (Friday Edition) II: Peanut

“We were in Costa Rica last February and found this sick little pup. We fed her the first time we saw her just because she needed it so much. Later that night we saw her running down a mountain with a pack of dogs and when she saw us she recognized us, whined, jumped into […]

Hummingbirds at Catarata del Toro, Costa Rica

No, you’re not going crazy. This is the second post on 10,000 Birds about hummingbirds at Catarata del Toro in...

Photo of the Moment: The Quiet Beauty of Costa Rica’s Rainforest

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. © Armando Maynez The post Photo of the Moment: The Quiet Beauty of Costa Rica’s Rainforest appeared first on Vagabondish.

Forest Grump

I can’t let this go by without comment. Today’s New York Times has a big front page story on the prospects for mitigating climate change through forest growth and protection. It has stories about successes in Costa Rica and Brazil, with feel-good mentions of the butterflies, monkeys and other creatures whose habitats can be saved. Show More Summary

22squared Uses Singing Sloth to ‘Save the Americans’

If you love sloths, cheesy musical parodies or the song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” you may just appreciate 22squared’s spot for the Costa Rica Tourism Board. The ad features a reworking of the song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” (popularized by The Tokens in 1961), as sung by a chorus of animals, beginning with a sloth. Show More Summary

This Sloth Sings for a Good Cause: Saving Americans From Too Much Work

Costa Rica is pulling out all the sloths to boost tourism. The Central American nation hired 22squared for its North American advertising, and the agency put together a digital campaign that features a music video with animals singing...Show More Summary

No Things

The year 2014 was, for me, never better than for a brief hour on the morning of Sunday, June eighth, several thousand feet in the air above the southwestern edge of Costa Rica. It was my last day of vacation—my travel day, really. Six of us had spent a week snailing our way around the […]

Costa Rica Approves APM Terminals Project

Port operator APM Terminals, a unit of Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, said on Friday Costa Rica's environment agency had approved the construction of its Moin Container Terminal project.

Daily Headlines: December 18, 2014

Costa Rica: Costa Rica legislators began debating a bill this week that could place a moratorium on the production of genetically modified crops. U.S.: A new poll indicated that U.S. President Barack Obama's approval rating among Latinos rose since he announced an executive action that could benefit millions of undocumented immigrants. Show More Summary

Why Aren’t There MORE Coatimundi’s On C.O.?

Really good question, since these guys are as QTE as they come. Derek M. provided us with a most excellent Sloth video yesterday- so today he’s back with “The Baby Coati Hunger Games: Costa Rica.” Roll ‘em, Derek. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Coatimundi, ResQte

Daily Headlines: December 17, 2014

Brazil: The presidents of Guatemala and Costa Rica could be implicated in a multibillion-dollar bribery scheme allegedly carried out at Brazilian state-run energy giant Petrobras. Haiti: Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe may have resigned but that didn’t stop thousands of Haitians from participating in anti-government protests on Tuesday. Show More Summary

2014 Arenal Bird Count

When the proprietors of Costa Rica’s Finca Luna Nueva Lodge graciously invited Corey and me to visit, we were both...

Communist Dictators ReallyDon't Like Senator Rubio

Florida Senator Marco Rubio had a very bad weekend, this after Nicaragua's communist dictator Daniel Ortega told Costa Rica's Tico Times that Rubio, and one of his partners in political crime, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, would be banned from visiting his country. Show More Summary

Hummingbirds in Costa Rica Love the Rain

Eddy Rabbitt sang about loving a rainy night but in Costa Rica, hummingbirds love a rainy day. They sing the...

Delacon appoints new area sales manager Latin America

To further strengthen its operations within Latin America, Delacon has appointed Arturo Fernandez as the new area sales manager. Centrally located in Costa Rica, Fernandez will be responsible for Sales in the entire Latin American area – from Argentina to Mexico, except Brazil. His mission is to cre...

Delacon appoints new area sales manager Latin America

Delacon has appointed Arturo Fernandez as the new area sales manager Latin America. Centrally located in Costa Rica, Arturo Fernandez will be responsible for Sales in the entire Latin American area – from Argentina to Mexico, except Brazil. His mission is to create an extensive distributor network i...

Early Mesoamericans Got High on Toads and Enemas

Before Europeans first came to Mesoamerica – the region covering what is now central Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northern Costa Rica – the area was a hotbed of heads high on herbs, plants, toads and enemas. That’s according to Francisco Javier Carod-Artal of...

Un-Cruise Adventures launches Panama, Costa Rica cruises

Safari Voyager will do 29 one-way sailings, all including a transit of the Panama Canal.        

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