February 2012

Tortuga Island – your picture-perfect paradise!

Looking for that picture-perfect “tropical paradise” tour in Costa Rica? You can’t miss a one-day tour to Tortuga Island in the Pacific’s Nicoya Gulf. Famous for its sugary white sand beaches lined with tall swaying coconut palms, Tortuga Island has crystal clear turquoise waters with no ocean currents which make this an ideal place for...
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Monteverde, Costa Rica

Explore the jewel of cloud forests at Monteverde

Located in Costa Rica’s Central Highlands in the Tilaran Mountain Range, the lofty, cloud-wreathed mountaintop of Monteverde is one of Costa Rica’s main tourism destinations. Cloud forest comprises only 1% of the planet’s global woodlands. Monteverde’s rare ecosystem is internationally famous as one of the most extensive cloud forests in Central America and a “jewel...
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Romance in Costa Rica

Journeys of the Heart in Costa Rica

Romance is in the air. Being the month of February, with Valentine’s Day and International Day of Friendship, it’s no wonder that romantic holidays are the hot thing on everyone’s minds. But romantic getaways need not come but once a year. You can make any day – or weekend – your special “Valentine’s” celebration! What...
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Surfing Costa Rica

Spring Break surf vacations in Costa Rica!

Spring Break is just around the corner! This year, try something different for you and your family and learn to surf like a pro in Costa Rica! Warm tropical water, world-class waves, friendly and fun atmosphere, and international language experience – all of this and more at the Del Mar Surfing Academy. Located within Costa...
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Tropical fruit of Costa Rica

Tantalizing organic cuisine stars at Pranamar Villas

One of the best things about living in a tropical country is all of the fresh fruits and vegetables. Even better is if you live near the ocean for fresh fish as well! In Costa Rica we enjoy year-round fresh produce thanks to the myriad of tropical micro-climates in our mountainous country. Organic produce and...
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Magical Pacuare River in Costa Rica

The magic of the Pacuare River

What could be more fun than splashing down a warm-water tropical river, dodging this way and that and bouncing in and out of waves in an inflatable raft? Costa Rica is one of the world’s top destinations for whitewater rafting. Just last year the World Rafting Championship 2011 was held in Turrialba on the Pacuare...
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Surfing Playa Santa Teresa

Explore, dream, discover at Playa Santa Teresa

One of my all-time favorite quotes on adventure and travel is this, from the great Mark Twain: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in...
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Central Bank Gold Museum

Good as gold at San Jose museum

A fun outing in the center of San Jose is to go to the Gold Museum, now called the Central Bank Museum, below the Plaza de la Cultura. It had been years since I had visited the museum, but it remains still one of the highlights of touring Costa Rica’s capitol city. Located conveniently under...
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Rock in Morazan Park

Festival rocks downtown San Jose

Central American rock will shake the streets of downtown San Jose . For the 6th year running, Costa Rican and other Central American bands will strut their stuff at the annual “Festival Rock el Farolito en el Morazan” at the Morazan Park. Organized by the Spanish Cultural Center and the Spanish Embassy of Costa Rica,...
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Carlos Munos surfing in Hawaii

Costa Rican surfer earns fame in Hawaii

Costa Rican surfer, Carlos Muñoz, is making his mark and earning Costa Rica a place in world surfing fame at  many international competitions such as Volcom Pipe Pro competition in Hawaii . The 18-year-old wave rider from Playa Esterillos scored the first perfect 10 of the world-famous international competition. – Day 2 of the event....
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