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Notes from the field – Costa Rica

Our colleague Lloyd has recently returned from a comprehensive road trip to Costa Rica to explore some new regions and lodges. His fact-finding itinerary included several national parks, reserves, rivers and in total he visited 13 regions and 32 hotels. In keeping with the Sunvil ‘promise’ we

‘Holiday at the Extreme’ with Sunvil

Have you been watching ITV’s series ‘Life at the Extreme’ with Davina McCall? I’ve been hooked due largely to the fabulous cinematography and because each episode is packed full of interesting facts about animals who survive, and thrive, in some of the world’s harshest conditions. I’ve been

National Parks of Costa Rica

Not only is Costa Rica blessed with outstanding natural beauty, but for many years now this small Central American nation has led the way in implementing conservation policies which have protected its rainforests and its incredibly diverse flora and fauna. It is established as a destination for

The Osa Peninsula Expedition – Costa Rica July 2015

Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE On our recent expedition to Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, our 12 strong team were engaged in a number of tasks to assist the Corcovado National Park. This is said to be the last unspoiled tropical rain forest in Central America and it is

Highlights of San Jose, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the world’s leading tourist destinations for those wanting memorable encounters with nature. Whether it’s erupting volcanoes, hatching sea turtles or the brightly coloured birds in the rainforest, the small Central American nation offers plenty of exciting options to experience the natural world. Most

Wildlife Wonders of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is renowned as an excellent destination for wildlife lovers. With an abundance of colourful and unusual creatures on land and water, as well as some of the world’s most progressive conservation policies, the small Central American nation offers a chance to see many memorable species

Costa Rica Travel Advice

Costa Rica is located in Central America between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It encapsulates dense jungles, rugged beaches, active volcanoes and eerie cloud-forests. It is home to 5% of the world’s total biodiversity – including 8,000 species of orchid and more than 800 species of birds. 25%

Costa Rican Weather – All you need to know

Despite its modest size, Costa Rica enjoys a wide variety of weather throughout the year.  With a climate with sharp contrasts between the Pacific and Caribbean coasts as well as in the interior, it’s worth taking into account the type of Costa Rica weather you’re likely to

Volcano adventures from San Jose in Costa Rica

While the Costa Rican capital San Jose may be one of Central America’s more cosmopolitan cities, it’s typically not a place where visitors tend to stick around. That’s not to say it’s without its charms, but with so many exciting natural attractions within a country that’s roughly

Spotlight on Wildlife: Raccoon

Known as the ‘masked bandit’, this intelligent and fascinating mammal can be found throughout Costa Rica. Although you will most commonly find raccoons in forests, you are also likely to come across them in coastal, mountainous or urban areas. They have a tendency to use burrows already