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June 2013
Chorotega pottery, Guaitil, Costa Rica

Costa Rica tour highlights Guanacaste culture & nature

Learning about a country’s culture is one of the fun and interesting aspects of traveling. In Costa Rica, an intriguing cultural location is the village of Guaitil in the northern Pacific province of Guanacaste. Located between the small cities of Santa Cruz and Nicoya, Guaitil is famous for its pottery in the pre-Columbian style of...
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Yoga retreats at Hotel Tropico Latino in Costa Rica

Yoga retreats revitalize in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Looking for a relaxing, restoring and uplifting vacation? Try a yoga retreat. A yoga retreat is not only yoga – add in getting away from it all to a beautiful and sunny place, exercise that makes you feel good, healthy and delicious cuisine prepared for you (as in, you didn’t have to cook it!), nature or...
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Rincon de la Vieja - Santa Maria volcanoes in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Exciting volcanic action happening at Rincon de la Vieja

With Costa Rica’s most famous active volcano – Arenal – behaving quietly for the past three years, tourists to this Central American hotspot are looking elsewhere for exciting fireworks. There are actually six active volcanoes in Costa Rica, and another 61 that are dormant or extinct. For the past 50 years, Arenal was the country’s...
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Mesoamerican Biological Corridor migration path

Mesoamerican Biological Corridor successful in Costa Rica

Central America forms a bridge literally between North and South America, which throughout its three million year history has served as a natural biological passageway between the two continents. In the last century, however, much of that corridor has been destroyed by farming and urbanization. Biologists have determined that biological corridors are one of the...
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Scarlet Macaw pair in Costa Rica

Carara National Park is tropical bird watching paradise

One of the most brilliantly beautiful tropical birds is definitely the Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao). Its loud, raucous squawks carry for miles, so usually you hear them before you see them. When you do sight a Scarlet Macaw in the wild, they are breathtaking – fire engine red bodies with sunshine yellow and royal blue...
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Lungless La Loma Salamander, photo courtesy of InBio Costa Rica

Extraordinary wildlife abounds at Veragua Rainforest

What if I told you there was an animal without lungs that lives on land and can grow back any limb of its body? Crazy, you say? Well, in the Costa Rican Caribbean rainforest, there is a species of salamander that can. Salamanders are amphibians that are typically characterized by a lizard-like appearance, with slender...
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Costa Rica tourism industry signs Global Code of Ethics

Fifty-three tourism companies in Costa Rica have agreed to uphold the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). At the 55th meeting of the Commission of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the Americas, held for the first time in Costa Rica from May 13-15, 2013, the national...
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Carbon Neutral balance / photo by treehugger.com

Scientists challenge world leaders to reduce CO2 levels

Leading climatologists are calling on world leaders to take better action to control climate change after carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere were measured at a disturbingly record-breaking high last month. The Earth System Research Laboratory, belonging to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, measured its daily...
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Hanging Bridges Costa Rica. On Monteverde's Sky Walk.

Best Hanging Bridges Tours in Costa Rica

Little was known about life up in the canopy of tropical forests until biologists started using ropes and pulleys to climb their way up. Treetops in the tropics reach so high that it was nearly impossible to explore. Scientists now know that about 90% of all of the organisms in a rainforest are found in...
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The Spa Village at Xandari Resort & Spa in Costa Rica

Take a destination spa vacation to restore your life balance

Your email inbox has 50 new messages. Your boss needs that top-priority presentation on her desk by midday. Your phone won’t stop ringing. Your smart phone is buzzing with more email and text alerts. Your work team has called an impromptu crisis meeting requiring your immediate attention. Your key assistant is out sick and your...
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Things to do in Nicoya

7 Top Things to Do & See at the Nicoya Gulf

Costa Rica’s southern Nicoya Peninsula is full of natural beauty and rich in biodiversity. Jagged and mountainous from its volcanic origins, with pockets of shimmering beaches, the landscape is a diverse transition zone between tropical dry forest and wet tropical forest. The Gulf of Nicoya’s placid waters stretch between the Peninsula and mainland. The tops...
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Los Suenos Resort luxury condos ocean view, Costa Rica

Costa Rica vacation rentals in paradise

Visiting Los Sueños Resort on Costa Rica’s spectacular Central Pacific Coast is an enchanting visit to a paradise that is worlds away from the fast-paced daily grind. As I sat on the balcony terrace of my luxury vacation condo, gazing out at the emerald green championship golf course, and further still to the azure waters...
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