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Zip lining across the cloud forest in Monteverde, Costa Rica
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Zip-lining over the cloud forests of Monteverde

As I whizzed along a wire 100 metres high among the treetops, it occurred to me that this definitely wasn’t your usual way to explore a nature reserve. But to really see much of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, you’ve…

Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s elusive Arenal Volcano

One of Costa Rica’s most famous sights, how hard can it be to spot a volcano that’s 1600 metres high and has a 140-metre-wide crater when you’re only a few miles away from it? Well, a lot harder than…