Month

November 2013
Spa Natural at Hotel Tropico Latino

Beachfront bliss at Hotel Tropico Latino's Spa Natural in Costa Rica

When you finally arrive to your destination on vacation, there is no better way to slip into full relax mode than with a massage. It really is amazing what a professional therapist can do in 60 or 90 minutes to make your muscles and body loosen up and bring you bliss and well-being. Massage therapy...
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Horseback riding in beautiful Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Horse riding and cowboy dreams in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

It is said in Costa Rica that the best “all-terrain vehicle” for navigating the country is a horse. Costa Ricans love horses and their riding traditions – their equestrian roots coming from the Spanish who brought horses with them to Central America in the 16th century. The northwestern province of Guanacaste is the heart and...
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Arenal - aerial view

Arenal Volcano: Top Costa Rica incentive travel destination

Whether you are planning your annual employee or shareholder meeting, want to motivate your sales forces, or reward your staff or clients for a great year, Costa Rica is a travel destination that offers limitless possibilities. With many regular and direct flights, Costa Rica is easy to get to from Canada and the United States....
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Costa Rica's south Caribbean Coast

Discover the magic of Costa Rica’s South Caribbean Coast

Costa Rica’s south Caribbean Coast is a magical place. South of Limon, the southern Caribbean beach towns of Cahuita, Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo are ideal destinations for a Costa Rica vacation. Puerto Viejo Costa Rica is the most developed area with a thriving multicultural community, international restaurants, and a diverse array of hotels. Not as...
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Costa Rica butterflies

Costa Rican butterflies share evolution strategies to survive

In the case of butterflies, it pays to look like your neighbor. New information about long-winged butterflies in Costa Rica is showing how the importance of “mimicry” and the butterflies’ natural promiscuity has led to interbreeding and the creation of new species that look very much alike, according to a study led by University of...
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Six reasons to keep traveling

Six Reasons to Keep Traveling and Stay Young at Heart

We all love things that make us feel young (or remember our youth), feel free and be happy. Traveling is almost always in the top 10 – even if only to an old neighborhood where we once lived. Why? 1. Traveling opens up our world. In today’s world, where emails and smart phones often replace...
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Hotel Punta Islita ocean-view suite, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Hotel Punta Islita wins four top travel awards in 2013

Hotel Punta Islita on the Nicoya Peninsula, one of Costa Rica‘s most awarded hotels, recently gained yet another feather in its cap by being inducted into the travel world’s prestigious “Autograph Collection” by Marriott International. The Costa Rica boutique hotel is the 50th luxury hotel in the world, and the first in Central America, to...
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L'acqua Viva Resort and Spa pool, at Nosara, Costa Rica

L'acqua Viva Resort in Costa Rica sets off exotic Bali style

Thatched-roof pavilions in jungle gardens, hidden courtyards reflecting pools and temple carvings, covered open-air walkways, wide verandas and smooth wooden decks, living spaces that invite the landscape inside … these are all elements of the world-wide architectural phenomenon known as “Bali Style.” The mere mention of Bali evokes thoughts of tropical paradise. Bali is more...
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Osa Wildlife Sanctuary anteater baby being fed by bottle

Wildlife encounters on Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce Coast

Meet sloths, kinkajous, tayras, ocelots, peccaries and anteaters. Stand next to Scarlet Macaws feeding on almond trees. Watch white-faced monkeys swing and play next to you, and have your heart melt when a spider monkey comes to hold your hand. This isn’t some exotic zoo, but rather the Osa Wildlife Sanctuary on Golfo Dulce in...
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Tortuguero canals and caimans

Tortuguero, Costa Rica: Where the wild things are

The Tortuguero coast in Costa Rica is a 22-mile-long, desolate, volcanic black sand beach littered with driftwood and tree logs tossed up on shore from the untamed ocean. It is a wild place – like the imaginary jungle coast in Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are.” There is nothing but beach and low, swampy...
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Flor Blanca Resort at Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

Costa Rica beach vacation dreaming

I think Jimmy Buffet said it best: “With these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes, nothing remains quite the same.” There is a definite change in attitude traveling to Costa Rica on vacation. A slow in the pace, relax of the heartbeat, and a desire to kick back and soak in the sun on a...
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Red-eyed tree frog at Portasol

Costa Rica newcomers jump into wildlife preservation at Portasol eco-community

From the concrete jungle of Johannesburg, South Africa, to the wilds of the Costa Rican rainforest is quite a change. Two months ago, South African couple Gary Kritzinger and Shayne Mrazek left behind electric fences and heavy security, hour-long 6 km commutes, and a metropolitan beehive of 12 million people, for a different kind of...
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