Photo: Kayakers crossing suspension bridge in rain forest

Thrill-seeking kayakers negotiate a perilous suspension bridge soaring over Costa Rica’s Savegre River, near Manuel Antonio National Park.

Photograph by Lucas J. Gilman/Aurora Photos

Costa Rica Features

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    Dive Cocos Island, Costa Rica

    Explorer Enric Sala's dream trip is to dive Cocos Island, Costa Rica. Learn more about this trip and others in our Ultimate Adventure Bucket List.

  • Photo: View of the water near Tortuga island on the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

    Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula

    Learn how people in this region live such long lives with this photo gallery based on the book Blue Zones.

  • Photo: Jaguar walking on a road

    Path of the Jaguar

    If forward-looking conservationists prevail, this wanderer of Central America will live on.

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    Costa Rica and the Panama Canal

    Lush jungles, rare wildlife, tropical isles: Explore by foot, snorkel, Zodiac, and kayak with a team of naturalists on an eight-day trip aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion.

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