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Nothing like a little hard work on your family vacation

Nothing like a little hard work on your family vacation
Call us weird, but our family does not mind a little hard work during a vacation. The important adjective here i s "little." The staff at Wildland knows our prefe rences very well, and that is why we enjoy traveling with Wildland so much. On December 29, 2013 we began our adventures in Costa Rica with a ride through the interior highlands of the country. Our guide made stops along the way to show us a variety of wildlife: toucans, sloths, and iguanas to name a few. After a therapeutic stop for ice cream, it was time to get serious. We arrived at La Fortuna Waterfall for some swimming. Two brave family members out of four made the decision to get their feet wet. The water in the swimming hole was chilly, but the experience to swim near a gorgeous 150 ft waterfall was unforgettable. The jovial atmosphere at La Fortuna...
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See Sea Turtles in Costa Rica

sea-turtles-costa-rica When and where to see sea turtles in Costa Rica
Have you ever seen sea turtles laying eggs in the sand under the cover of darkness on a remote tropical beach? It's an amazing experience we want to give you by offering this opportunity to see the turtles in Costa Rica for free . The "rich coast" of Costa Rica is blessed with some of the most important nesting grounds in the world for four different species of sea turtles. It's a rare privilege to witness these prehistoric reptiles of the sea that have evolved for millennia to migrate thousands of miles back to the beaches where they emerged. On a night turtle tour escorted by a well-trained local guide you can actually stand just a few feet from a giant green or leatherback sea turtle with an average weight of 300 pounds and watch while she heaves and sighs for up to an hour laying 80-100 eggs before camouflaging her...
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Slow Down and Watch the Turtles!

see-turtles-in-costa-rica How and Where to see turtles in Costa Rica
If you haven’t experienced a guided night tour to observe any of the different types of sea turtles laying their eggs in the sand then consider traveling to Costa Rica for this incredible opportunity. Our country is a primary nest site for 4 of the main species of sea turtles. Being part of this sacred ritual gives us the chance to appreciate their beauty and innocent energy. Watching the babies hatch starting their journey through life is an amazing analogy for human kind. Some do not get to see the light, some make it just a few steps after devoured by their predators, even when entering the water there are other predators waiting, many make it beyond the ocean shores but just a few actually become fully developed adults. It is a process you can’t interfere with, if you take them directly to the water they would drown. They need to do it on their own, the short walk from the nest to...
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7 Things Costa Ricans want you to know before you visit

sunset-costa-rica 7 Things you should know about Costa Rica
As a native Costa Rican and as Wildland Adventures Costa Rica program director I enjoy sharing facts about my country. Below are 7 things you should know about Costa Ricans before you visit. 1. Hola Tico: Costa Ricans call themselves Ticos and Ticas. 2. No Army: We feel very proud that we have no standing army and we want everyone to know! It was constitutionally abolished in 1949. 3. Pura Vida: It is our national saying, which means “pure life,” a sunny, feel good expression used as a greeting, goodbye, or if someone asks how you are doing. 4. Gallo Pinto: We love it! Gallo Pinto (rice and beans with herbs) is a stable dish of our diet that we can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 5. Sorry Google Maps: We don’t move around by street signs, nor addresses with streets and avenues in Costa Rica. Our address system is...
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Happy Tico Eggs, my favorite eggs recipe ever!

Happy Tico Eggs, my favorite eggs recipe ever!
Greetings from the tropics! Recently I invited two of my favorite Costa Rican guides  (Leo Chaves and Marco “Tex” Fallas) over for a culinary breakfast adventure. It was a great time to get updated on what’s happening in the field, gather new insights about travel in Costa Rica and of course cooking with them was A LOT OF FUN!     Not a single person who has tried this egg recipe has left unsatisfied, it is just too good to eat only one egg... so I recommend to serve 2 at a time. The most dangerous thing that can happen is that you won’t want to eat eggs any other way after this! I call them “Happy Tico” eggs and it is basically a healthier, fresher and vegetarian option to the famous eggs benedict recipe. The ingredients: Fresh Dill Cayenne Pepper Black Pepper Fresh lime zest High quality Butter Organic eggs...
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