festivities at Palmares, Alajuela Stuff 

The best party in 2017 is almost here: Palmares, Costa Rica

The party at Zapote is still going strong, and goes until January 8. But since it’s New Year’s, we can now look to the future … to the best party in Costa Rica: Palmares! One of the best festivals every year, is at Fiestas de Palmares 2017. Historically, Fiestas de Palmares has been the most anticipated festival of the year, for more than a decade. Zapote has a much longer history, but Palmares quickly became the favorite of Costa Ricans, and now every year thousands of people flock from anywhere, for 2…

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costa rica renewable energy Stuff 

Costa Rica’s renewable energy streak in perspective

Costa Rica made environmental news again this week, after announcing that it was well on its way to running for a year, solely on renewable energy. At this time the country has been running only renewable energy plants for exactly 200 days, and it could very well make it to a year if the weather plays along during these next 2 months. We’re very happy with the news, but unfortunately the announcement has also been plagued with a lot of hype and misinterpretation. Many are seeing this as definitive proof…

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A famous sloth selfie Health and environment 

You’ll never guess what this sloth selfie is about to teach you!

These past few weeks have been the sloth selfie 15 minutes of fame. It all started with this sloth selfie, taken by tour guide Marcelo Sueth in Brazil: You’ve undoubtedly seen it all over the place. Whether it be facebook, twitter, your email inbox, local papers, Marcelo’s sloth selfie has received press beyond anything he ever imagined. Good show man! Deiber Chacon, from Costa Rica, also published a well circulated sloth selfie: And many other people are now getting on the “sloth selfie train” all over the world. Sloths are…

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