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October 2013

What to do in Nosara, Costa Rica: 3 top nature tours

Talk about Nosara, Costa Rica, and you actually mean a stretch of several beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula – from Playa Ostional to Playa Nosara, Playa Pelada and Playa Guiones. This remote area of Guanacaste, just north of Samara in the country’s north Pacific, is known for long wide beaches, fantastic surfing, peace and quiet,...
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Exploring-Costa Rica-from-above

San Jose is gateway to dozens of exciting one-day Costa Rica tours

Most visitors to Costa Rica start out in the capital city of San José. However, many might not know that San José is an ideal gateway to some of the best one-day tours that Costa Rica has to offer. Starting right from the Central Valley, you have dozens of exciting adventure, nature and cultural tours...
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Yoga in nature at Portasol, Costa Rica

Yoga retreats in Costa Rica create harmony in the rainforest

Yoga and meditation are all about breathing deeply, relaxing, and reconnecting with your inner nature. What better setting for this practice than the pure oxygen-rich rainforest of Costa Rica. Be in harmony with nature around you at a yoga and meditation retreat at Portasol Rainforest & Oceanview Living. The sustainable community on Costa Rica’s Central...
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Pineapples and rainforest in Costa Rica, image by Deutsche Welle

Can agriculture co-exist with rainforest in Costa Rica's Caribbean lowlands?

Evidence shows that Costa Rica’s 17-year-old deforestation ban on cutting “mature” forests may actually be working, according to a study published recently in the journal Environmental Research Letters. In Costa Rica’s northern Caribbean lowlands, in an area where pineapple production tripled over the past decade, a study led by Matthew Fagan of Columbia University found...
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Zuma Tours boat taxi from Jaco to Montezuma on the Nicoya Peninsula

Boat taxi is fast alternative to get to Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica

Although it is one of Costa Rica’s most spectacular destinations – for its gold and white sand beaches, world-class surfing, warm blue Pacific Ocean, and lush rainforest – the southern Nicoya Peninsula stays off the beaten tourist path. The reason is the region’s remote location. Going by ferry is the traditional way to get to...
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Adventure Race World Championships in Costa Rica

2013 Adventure Race World Championships come to Costa Rica

Imagine this Costa Rica vacation: Traverse the entire country from coast to coast and north to south, but only using mountain bikes, kayaks, rafts, zipline cables, and your feet. Sleep under the stars wherever you may be – mud, sand, grass field, rocky stream bed – but only for a few hours at a time....
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Meeting and conference venue in San Jose Costa Rica, image by CR Convention Bureau

Costa Rica is leading destination for incentive travel

I met a woman and her husband in the airport recently, while we were waiting to board our flight out of Costa Rica. They were tanned and relaxed, and had been enjoying the country’s beaches and rainforest … all for free! They had won a work contest to sell the most furniture for their company...
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10 Vital cultural tips to know when traveling to Costa Rica

Knowing a little something about a country’s cultural and social nuances before you travel there could mean the difference between having a fun or a frustrating vacation. You’d want the same for a visitor in your own country, so why not make cultural awareness just as important as what you pack when planning an international...
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Costa Rica grows as medical tourism destination

As healthcare costs skyrocket in top nations around the globe, many people are going on sick leave and vacation at the same time. The world medical tourism industry has become a $10.5 billion business based on the availability of high-quality medical services at reasonable rates in many developing countries. Patients are traveling abroad not only...
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Medicinal fruits of Costa Rica

10 top medicinal foods and herbs of Costa Rica

What if keeping a doctor’s visit at bay is solved simply by what we eat? Even more, what if herbs grown right in our backyard and foods we can pick up at any corner store can heal what ails us, including the pesky common cold? Humans have relied on foods and herbs for medicine for...
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Family Vacation Costa Rica

Best fall family vacation in Costa Rica

October and November means autumn school breaks, and Thanksgiving Week in the USA. It’s time for your fall family vacation. This year, be ahead of the learning curve and visit one of the world’s largest “outdoor classrooms” in the sun and tropics of Costa Rica. Imagine discovering animals and plants that you have never seen...
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Rafting Men's Team Costa Rica Xtreme

Costa Rica teams go to World Rafting Championships in New Zealand

New Zealand is about as far from Costa Rica as you can get. That’s where 21 Costa Rican men and women are headed at the beginning of November to compete in the World Rafting Championships. Set for November 13-24 in Rotorua, New Zealand, the biennial World Rafting Championships (WRC) will draw 69 teams from 27...
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Planet, People & Peace Conference 2013 in Costa Rica

Sustainable business: What's in it for you? Find out at Costa Rica's P3 Conference.

What makes a sustainable business “sustainable” and why should we care? Here’s a news flash for you – we all live on the same planet Earth. In many ways we humans, and all of the living and non-living things and elements that exist on our planet, are connected. The dust storms in Africa that cause...
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Access for wheelchairs sign

Accessible tourism is growing in Costa Rica

Costa Rica – home of ecotourism and thrilling adventure tours – is not usually the first vacation destination people think of for travelers with disabilities. However, the country’s tourism industry is working to change that image and make Costa Rica’s famous attractions more accessible. So far, reports are positive from tourists who have enjoyed accessible...
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