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Costa Rica and India - End of the World

We asked Wildland President Kurt Kutay and Wildland Vice President Anne Kutay where they would go if December 21, 2013 was really the end of the world....     Kurt Kutay I would return to Costa Rica , that's where it all started for me when I worked for their National Park Service. The rainforest feels like home to me, the Garden of Eden from whence most creatures have evolved and can still be found today. The Mayan calendar reminds us to live every day and we are encouraging everyone to even start to research how and when they can make that special journey, even our team at Wildland.     Anne Kutay I would return to India ! Why do I want to go back? Because after one trip there I feel I do not understand the mystery that is India. Perhaps it can’t be explained and must be experienced. I would want...
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What Makes Costa Rica Unique?

tree-frog-costa-rica Why is Costa Rica so special?
Costa Rica is an extraordinary country located in the Central American Isthmus, therefore the country has functioned as a bridge in the exchange of wildlife species between the continental masses of North and South America. There are very few places on earth that have as much diversity as Costa Rica , especially for the size of the country. Here are just a few reasons why Costa Rica is so exceptional: Biodiversity : I have been in the Corcovado National Park and in one morning observed tapirs (mom and calf), two anteaters, a family of coati, a family of peccaries, a sloth, three species of monkeys, tons of birds, insects, butterflies and the following morning a puma female with her two cubs... What else can you see in the country? Over 1,000 species of butterflies  Over 1,200 varieties of orchids  Over 850 species of birds  More than 130 species of freshwater fish  More that 4,000...
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Why is Costa Rica is the Happiest Country in the World?

costa-rica-happiest-country-in-the-world Costa Rica's motto: Pura Vida!
Hola, my name is Grettel and I am Wildland Adventures Costa Rica Program Director. Costa Rica is a great place to visit and to live year round. I love this tiny country and feel truly blessed for being born a Tica. Costa Rica is a perfect hideaway for EVERYONE! From family travel with young children and teenagers to couples looking for a romantic getaway , to young adults looking for active adventures and even seniors in search of a more relaxed vacation. Nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts will  truly enjoy everything from a single cutter ant carrying a leaf to facing a puma in the jungle. Costa Rica is also a paradise for those looking to get a little "pampered" on their vacation and to recharge their body and mind. What better place to do yoga, meditation or visit a world class spas? There truly is something for everyone here! I could write...
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Costa Rica: How to see Whales and Dolphins

humpback_Whale Dolphins and whales are always a highlight of Costa Rica
Costa Rica enjoys one of the most biologically diverse ocean ecosystems in the world. This is mainly because the heart of this vast habitat is known as the Costa Rican Thermal Convection Dome (named for its proximity to this country) lies here. Shallow warm waters lie on top of low-oxygen cold water, creating the perfect ecosystem for a vast variety of marine life. Whales (orcas, pilot, humpbacks, beaked, brydes), dolphins, tuna, marlin, manta rays, sea turtles, sailfish and more, congregate in this area taking advantage of the rich waters year-round. The humpback whales visit us from two separate hemispheres, giving us the longest humpback season in the world. The great whales come to our warm protected waters from December to April from Alaska and again between August and the end of November from Antarctica .   It’s easy to spot humpback whales since they live at the ocean’s surface, both in...
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In Pursuit of Pumas - An Osa Peninsula Adventure in Costa Rica

costa-rica-pumafb Costa Rica's elusive Puma
OSA PENINSULA WILDLAND ADVENTURE   Written by Costa Rica Program Director Grettel Calderon     As a native Costa Rican who has traveled all over every corner of my country, I can say with conviction that Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula is the most remote, wild and spectacular region of Costa Rica, with the greatest amount of biodiversity in an already very diverse country. The diminutive Osa Peninsula is host to almost half of Costa Rica's 860+ species of birds (that is almost 5% of the world's species!), 140 species of mammals, and 117 species of reptiles and amphibians. Almost 750 species of trees have been catalogued in the area, more trees than in all of the North temperate regions of the world combined.   My recent inspection trip followed our Osa Peninsula Wildland Adventure itinerary and after I experienced it first hand, it quickly became one of my favorite...
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