Monday February 24, 2014
Cahuita is a village on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast, home to 4,000 people. While Puerto Viejo's rapid growth means it can feel pretty touristy at times, Cahuita has managed to retain its low-key Caribbean vibe. Its beaches are stunning, and Cahuita National Park rewards hikers with a host of Costa Rica wildlife-spotting opportunities.
Monday February 17, 2014
Our Central America animal for February is a coati, also known as a coatimundi or pizote. Coatis are members of the raccoon family with flexible noses, expressive tails, and rascally personalities. One time in Costa Rica, a coati grabbed our lunch bag from our hands and scurried into the forest!
Photo by Theo Allofs, Getty Images
Friday February 14, 2014
Panama's Biomuseo (Biodiversity Museum) opened this week, and "colorful" is an understatement. Designed by celebrated architect Frank Gehry, the 43,00 square-foot museum is a riot of rainbow hues, located near the entrance to the Panama Canal in Panama City. According to Designboom:
"panama's biomuseo is set to open its doors to the public, almost ten years after construction began. designed by frank gehry, the cultural institution explores the isthmus and the diverse range of species which inhabit the region. the development is conceived as a catalytic structure which will serve as a beacon for the country and its population."
There are many more images at Designboom. What do you think?
Photo Credit: krossbow
Wednesday February 5, 2014
Our Central America photo for February features Tegucigalpa, Honduras's capital city, at night. The sprawling metropolis is the country's largest city, home to 1.3 million Hondurans. Tegucigalpa means "silver hills" in the ancient Nahuatl language.
Photo Credit: Jason A. Samfield