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La Ticla, Mexico – Special Report

Former ABC Coast FM staff member Gemma Snowdon is in La Ticla, Mexico, known for having the best waves on the west coast. Intense violence between the Mexican Government and the Indigenous community has marred the region in recent years but, as Gemma reports, surfers are now starting to return. Listen to this awesome NPR style […]

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Coyote Adventure Tours Baja

I have been traveling to Baja for 35 years—it is likely the one place on the planet that has served up some of the best waves of my life. For the last few years Baja has been plagued with negative media and unwelcoming stories. Coyote Adventures, started by Ivan Feerman, was born out of one surfer’s desire to change all that.

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Costa Rica Escapes Damage From 7.6 Quake

Costa Rica suffered remarkably little damage from September 4ths magnitude-7.6 quake — a few blocked highways, some collapsed houses and one death, of a heart attack caused by fright. Officials credited the relatively deep location of the quake and building codes that Costa Rican officials call as strict as those in California and Japan. The […]

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Costa Rica Tourism Up

On Wednesday, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) announced that 1,285,599 foreign visitors arrived in the first six months and that Costa Rica tourism is up. That’s a 7.4 percent increase over the same period last year. Costa Rica received 2,195,960 foreigners, up just 4 percent over the prior year. ICT’s 2010-2016 National Sustainable Tourism Plan […]

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Costa Rica’s $1 Billion Port Renovation Project

A Costa Rican administrative court on Monday ruled in favor of a $1 billion port renovation project in Moín, on the northern Caribbean coast. The project, worth an estimated $992 million, will permit Dutch company APM Terminals to modernize the Atlantic coast’s dilapidated ports. Nobody knows ports and water systems better than the Dutch. This is great […]

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