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BBC Lost Kingdoms of Central America

Follow Dr Jago Cooper, curator of the Americas section in the British museum, on his travels through Central America with the BBC's new four-part series.   In this first episode Jago goes in search of the ancient Olmec civilisation in Southern Mexico. The Olmec, said to have inspired the Mayans, a... Read more»

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Jonny in Costa Rica

Having been lucky enough to visit much of Central America, Costa Rica was one country whose passport stamp had still eluded me. Thankfully in May I was able to rectify this, spending two weeks visiting some of the country's highlights and lesser known areas - and finding some new discoveries for Las... Read more»

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Oli in Costa Rica - Pura Vida

In May 2013 I spent a wonderful two weeks exploring Costa Rica's highlands and Pacific coast. With tourism being the number one industry, I was looking forward to experiencing the excellent service, beautiful scenery and the laid back tico (Costa Rican) outlook on life that I had heard so much about... Read more»

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Autumn Newsletter October 2012

Welcome to our autumn newsletter, the first after Olympic fever gripped the nation and we decided to run a Latin American Medal Table (with Brazil the eventual winners). By the way, if you are considering Rio 2016 then do let us know - we have already compiled a fact sheet on the practicalities whic... Read more»

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Pura Vida: Claire's adventures in Costa Rica

“Pura Vida”, Costa Rica’s most relentlessly-used phrase, literally meaning ‘pure life’ but seemingly appropriate as any positive response in any given circumstance. Whilst mildly grating by day three for the more cynical among us, the phrase and its usage does sum up quite nicely not only the abunda... Read more»

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Stay somewhere a little different in Latin America

Latin America is host to a variety of natural as well as man made wonders, giving way to some equally impressive hotels.  Whether your interests lie in history, nature or brand new experiences, it is possible to incorporate them into not just the places you visit but your accommodation as well. Here... Read more»

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Jill explores beaches and jungles of Central America

I travelled through Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama on a wonderful trip that combined adventure and stunning scenery with luxurious hotels and gourmet dining experiences. Costa Rica is an impressive country for wildlife, and my first stop was the Osa Peninsula in the south. Staying in Lapa Rios lod... Read more»

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Last Frontiers Newsletter #16 June 2010

Welcome to an early summer update from Last Frontiers. What a rollercoaster few months it has been - with volcanic ash drifting over us and then another British Airways strike series. I am frustrated to see that the insurance industry has still not reacted positively - they continue to insist that t... Read more»

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