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The world’s best beaches 2016: best beaches for wildlife

For those who would rather swap crowds for crocodiles, explore these untouched beaches with flourishing wildlife away from the masses

The changing face of San José, Costa Rica

Dismissed by most guidebooks as an ugly metropolis, Killian Fox develops an affection for the Costa Rican capital

Six of the world’s best mountain villas

Hike through the hills or just enjoy the views. Issy D'Arcy Clark seeks out six villas sitting high up in the mountains

Costa Rica: top five adventures for kids

Magical rainforests and long stretches of coastline make Costa Rica the perfect place to take the little ones. Emily Shea uncovers five of the best fun filled activities that all the family can enjoy

Where next in 2016?

To discover the destinations that should be on your radar next year, who better to ask than leading travel editors, adventurers and globe-trotters from around the world? Issy D’Arcy Clark tracks them down

Costa Rica and Nicaragua: ten things not to miss both sides of the border

Las Tablillas, a new, million-dollar border crossing between the Central American countries is making it easier for a dual-country adventure break. Killian Fox picks ten of the best

Beyond the border: Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Until recently, Las Tablillas amounted to a few buildings and a police checkpoint. But its quiet days are almost over, as it now marks the revamped crossing between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. As Killian Fox discovers, this has opened up new paths to travellers in more ways than one

High Life 500: the way we travel in 2015

For three weeks, readers hashtagged their Instagram photos #highlife500 in a bid to showcase who the modern traveller is, where they’re going and what they’re doing. While not entirely scientific, the results form a curious snapshot of our travelling lives today. James Wallman elaborates

Costa Rica: Gaia Hotel & Reserve

With breathtaking views over lush tropical forest and Pacific coastline, the Gaia Hotel & Reserve, says Tim Barber, makes for a unique stay