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October 2012
Costa Rica has fantastic snorkeling spots off the Nicoya Peninsula

Snorkeling in Costa Rica is Magical off the Nicoya Peninsula

One of the most amazing things I’ve learned how to do is scuba dive. It’s the closest thing to flying I’ve ever felt, and given my fear of heights (or, rather, falling from them), it feels a whole lot safer. When you get your buoyancy worked out right, being weightless under water, drifting here and...
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Enjoy an Arenal safari float adventure on the Penas Blancas River in Costa Rica

Arenal River Safari is a Fun Floating Adventure

The neat thing about river rafting is that you get to see parts of the country that otherwise go unnoticed. The Peñas Blancas River in north central Costa Rica is a good example. The clear tropical river runs through the Tilaran Mountain Range, fed by pristine waters of the Monteverde cloud forest, and converges with...
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Costa Rica Surfing Champion Nataly Bernold

Costa Rica Surfing Champion Shares Her Passion, Gives Advice to Teens

It’s been a good year so far for Nataly Bernold. The 19-year-old from Jaco Beach, Costa Rica, was just crowned Costa Rica’s National Surfing Champion in the Women’s division in August (2012), making it her third national surfing title. In May, she won the Quicksilver Cup on the Olympus National Surfing Circuit in Dominical, placing...
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Travel agents connect you to world destinations

Travel smart: Use a travel agent for tailor-made vacations

A friend of mine is a consummate travel fanatic. She’s traveled all over the world and knows the ins and outs of internet travel websites like nobody’s business. Nevertheless, she still uses a local travel agent whenever she plans her family’s holidays. Going to Ecuador? She contacts a travel expert in Ecuador. Going to the...
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Limon Carnival in October celebrates Costa Rica's Afro-Caribbean culture

Limon Carnival Celebrates Costa Rica’s Afro-Caribbean Culture

Starting this weekend the port city of Limón kicks off its annual Carnival festivities, a 12-day Caribbean street party celebrating the kaleidoscope of cultures on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. The famous party commemorates Christopher Columbus’ historic arrival to Costa Rica’s coconut-fringed Caribbean coast in 1502. Visitors will come from all over for the 2012 “Carnaval...
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Tortuguero in Costa Rica is a world-famous nesting site for sea turtles

It's Wild and Steamy in Costa Rica's Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero is like the imaginary jungle coast in Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are.” It is a wild place. You can just imagine what was going through Christopher Columbus’ mind when he anchored off the palm-fringed beach in 1502 … “I have come to the end of the earth,” he must have mused. The...
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The latest surf fashions & gear for your Costa Rica surf vacation

Trending now: Surf Wear and Gear for Costa Rica's Summer Season

While the rest of the northern surfing world is gearing up for snowboarding for the winter, Costa Rica is heating up for the 2012-2013 summer season. Sunny days, blue skies and dry trade winds are soon headed our way … ideal for surf vacations! Look your best and get the most stoke with the latest...
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Healthy, long life thriving on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula

I want to be part of a Blue Zone. What is a “Blue Zone,” you ask? It is a place where people live happily and healthily for a very long time. The term was popularized by author-educator-explorer Dan Buettner in his 2008 book, “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from People Who’ve Lived the...
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Costa Rica is top ecotourism destination in the world

Ecotourism in Costa Rica Defines Veragua Rainforest Park

Ecotourism and Costa Rica are practically synonymous, especially since Costa Rica essentially pioneered the flourishing ecotourism trend. In April of this year, Costa Rica was named the most popular eco-friendly destination in the world by TripAdvisor members. The country has been on the forefront of the eco-friendly travel movement ever since it developed its Certification...
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