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February 2014
Buddha statue at Pranamar Villas

Meditation and yoga on the beach in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

In today’s busy world, being centered, balanced and at peace are much sought-after elements. People in seriously busy places are turning to the timeless Eastern practices of meditation and yoga to help them get there. People have different reasons for wanting to meditate, but those who do so regularly say it greatly enriches their lives....
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Costa Rica Frogs at Veragua

Best place to see frogs in Costa Rica: Veragua Rainforest

Walking through the Costa Rica rainforest in rainy season is the time to hear frogs: calling, croaking, barking, whistling, tinkling, trilling and making all manner of loud sounds. Why are they so noisy? The quick answer is to attract a mate, and to defend a territory – especially in breeding season. In an evergreen rainforest,...
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Malpais - Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Costa Rica surfing paradise: Malpaís and Santa Teresa

Long swaths of gold and light beige sand, warm, clear aquamarine water, world-class surf conditions and spectacular sunsets – the Pacific beaches of Santa Teresa and Malpaís in Costa Rica consistently win recognition for being the best beaches in Central America. Both top Costa Rica beach destinations are found on the western coast of the...
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Sea kayaking in Costa Rica

Kayaking in Costa Rica

A fun way to enjoy nature and see wildlife in Costa Rica is to go kayaking. With close to 800 miles of ocean coastline between the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, and hundreds of rivers and estuaries, and several lakes – Costa Rica is full of kayaking possibilities. Kayaking is good exercise, and you can work...
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Dantas Waterfall at Sensoria

Sensoria eco-tour thrills the senses in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

North of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, there is a place where the dry brown rolling plains give way to tall, lush green forest. Suddenly you are in an enchanted paradise of gushing waterfalls, warm thermal springs, sky blue streams, and bright orchids. This is a place where jaguars, pumas and tapirs...
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Sloth Sanctuary in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica

Famed Sloth Sanctuary is a fun Puerto Viejo Costa Rica Tour

The latest celebrity stars of Costa Rica are cute and lovable, with masked furry faces that seem to smile beatifically. In a country full of exotic wildlife, sloths are one of the most well-known animals, and those at the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica are gaining fame on the popular TV show Animal Planet’s “Meet...
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Jaguar at Corcovado

Guided visits at Corcovado National Park

If you want to visit Corcovado National Park now it must be with a local guide expert accredited by the office of the protected area.  As the Osa Peninsula Conservation Area informed, this measure entered into force in February 1st. “By its topography, scenic beauty, extreme adventure and degree of difficulty, its trails are class...
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Renewable energy in Costa Rica

Alternative energy is vital in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The immense plains, powerful volcanoes and dry, sunny climate of Guanacaste are becoming pivotal for Costa Rica’s production of renewable energy. The second largest province in the country is being tapped for its powerful resources of wind, solar and geothermal energy. Costa Rica currently produces 91% of its energy from renewable sources: 73% from hydroelectric...
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Big surf at Playa Guiones, image by VisitNosara.com

Surf, beaches make Nosara Costa Rica a world’s best travel destination 2014

The waves were big, and so were the national surfers who came to Playa Guiones at Nosara Costa Rica for the third competition in the 2014 Olympus National Surfing Circuit. Costa Rican pros like Gilberth Brown, Jair Perez, Lisbeth Vindas and Nataly Bernold descended on the top Costa Rica surfing beach for the tournament, held...
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What to pack for Costa Rica

What to Pack for your Costa Rica vacation

Coming to Costa Rica soon on vacation? Here are some quick and easy trip tips on what to pack for your Costa Rica vacation. CLOTHING Quick-dry or similar non-wrinkle outdoor clothing is the best for Costa Rica’s variable climates. Comfortable beach-wear and light tropical clothing for the coasts and lower elevations. At least one long-sleeved...
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Costa Rica - Jaco Beach

Top 10 Costa Rica vacation destinations

Costa Rica is a top world travel destination because it has something for everyone: tropical rainforest, green mountains, spectacular beaches, active volcanoes, wild rivers and lakes, and charming towns. The dry tropical forest and wide savannas of the north Pacific are as varied as the dense, steamy jungle of the south Pacific, the misty cool...
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Envision Festival Costa Rica 2014

Envision Festival 2014 comes to Costa Rica’s south Pacific

Returning for its fourth year to Costa Rica’s southern Pacific Coast at Uvita, the Envision Festival will transform the rainforest into a global village of art, music, yoga and spirituality. Envision 2014 will be held Feb. 20–23 at Rancho La Merced in Uvita, Costa Rica, home of the renowned Ballena Marine National Park, an important...
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Nosara Has It All

Whether you want to walk on the beach, get on the surfboard or dance until sunrise, Nosara is definitely your travel destination. This amazing ecological community located in the Nicoya peninsula has much to offer for travelers across the world. I’m not the only one who says so: Nosara Costa Rica has been carefully selected...
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Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

Top Costa Rica eco lodge to host scientific guest lecturers

Two top U.S. biology research scientists are coming to Costa Rica in early March to lead a study trip deep in the Costa Rican rainforest on the south Pacific Coast of the Golfo Dulce. The scientific tour will be held March 1-7, 2014, at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, a member of Enchanting Hotels & Resorts...
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