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Costa Rica’s Wildlife: The Secret to How We Coexist and Thrive

It is undeniable that immersing yourself in nature is beneficial for your health and well-being. Spending time in the sunshine away from our hectic modern lives is grounding and healthy in many ways. Here in Costa Rica, we recognize these facts and pride ourselves on our ability to live in harmony with nature. In fact, …

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Save the Sea Turtles Costa Rica

Leatherback Sea Turtles in Cahuita, Costa Rica

Leatherback Sea Turtles are the largest sea turtles in the world and some of the most majestic animals on the planet. From March through July, the massive mother’s climb the beach to lay their eggs on the beaches in and around Cahuita National Park right in front of our yoga retreat center. It is rare …

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The Oropendola

The Oropendola

The bird is called the Oropendola (often, and understandably, misspelled as “Oropendula”). It’s a largish bird that looks black from a distance but is actually dark brown, with bright yellow tail feathers. There are two species of Oropendola: the Crested Oropendola (Psarocolius decumanus) and the Montezuma Oropendola (Gymnostinops montezuma). Oropendolas are native to Central America, …

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