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September 2012
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is a poster example of Costa Rica's eco-tourism fame

Costa Rica Tops the World in Eco-Tourism

Tourism all over the world is on the upswing. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) statistics show that the number of international tourists around the world grew nearly 5% during the first six months of 2012, as compared to the same period in 2011. Despite lingering worries over the global economy, international tourism is bouncing back. A...
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Costa Rica's Santa Teresa Beach is a surfer's dream

Surf Vacation Paradise Found at Costa Rica's Santa Teresa Beach

The buzz is true – Costa Rica is a surfer’s paradise. There are hundreds and hundreds of beach towns, from little villages to bustling cosmopolitan centers, and just as many surf breaks. The country counts more than 700 miles of coastline between both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. With warm tropical water, long rolling waves,...
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Costa Rica's capital of San Jose has much to offer on a city tour

City Tour of San Jose Offers Hidden Gems

Most tourists to Costa Rica never see San Jose. They are whisked off from the Juan Santamaria International Airport outside the city to the “pretty” sights of the country; or they fly into the northern Guanacaste international airport at Liberia and don’t go anywhere near the Central Valley. That’s too bad. San Jose has a...
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Humpback whales migrate thousands of miles to Costa Rica every year

Costa Rica whale watching celebrates longest migration on earth

It is a gigantic journey. A one-way trip can last upwards of 5,000 miles. Imagine walking from a bit north of Anchorage, Alaska, all the way to San Jose, Costa Rica, and that’s the distance we’re talking about. Or, think of swimming from Antarctica to Costa Rica. Now imagine not resting nearly at all, and...
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Earthquakes are normal in Costa Rica's dynamic environment

Earthquakes in Costa Rica, like the rest of the Americas and Asia along the “Ring of Fire,” happen all the time. Of course, most usually aren’t as strong as yesterday’s 7.6-magnitude earthquake that occurred at 8:42 a.m. along the Pacific Coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. The quake’s epicenter was 6.3 kilometers (almost four miles) south...
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The Visit of a Lifetime — Monteverde

The year was 1998. There was a very small flow of visitors coming to Costa Rica, about 100,000 according to the official numbers. A decade later, that number has increased up to 2 million tourists per year. This $1.9 billion industry is mainly based on Eco-tourism and has been driven by the green buzzword. As...
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Spend your holidays in your own personal paradise

Think about the best holiday destination. Have you considered Costa Rica? Have you ever wondered why it is one of the most popular choices by travelers? Looking at vacation reviews is a pretty good place to start for choosing a holiday destination. That is the way most travelers have found first-hand information about this place....
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