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July 2014
Le Cameleon Hotel, South Caribbean, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo Costa Rica special vacation offers 2014

The Costa Rica Caribbean Coast has everything you’re looking for on your holiday, whether rest and relaxation, romance, adventure, family time, fun with friends, or new beginnings like your wedding or honeymoon. The southern Caribbean of Costa Rica has a decidedly relaxed vibe. Afro-Caribbean, Latino and Bribri indigenous cultures uniquely blend with customs of newer...
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Pranamar Villas yoga Santa Teresa Costa Rica

An oasis of serenity at Pranamar Villas yoga studio in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

I am never the same person walking into a yoga studio as when I leave. Usually I am always rushing to get to class, arriving just in the nick of time to get my mat laid out, and frantically trying to breathe my way into calm, poised relaxation. After an hour or so of stretching,...
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Manatee Costa Rica

Manatees of Tortuguero Costa Rica declared national marine mammals

The peaceful and shy Manatee has been declared a national marine mammal in Costa Rica. Costa Rica lawmakers this week passed the bill making the endangered Caribbean mammal a national symbol; the honor had been proposed by two school children from the region of Limón after they learned about Manatees in school. Also known as...
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Manuel Antonio National Park

Know where to stay in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the country for its abundant beauty, wildlife and adventure tours. It is also exceedingly popular for hotels. Knowing where to stay is the key in this famous location on the Central Pacific Coast – named one of the 2014 Top 25 Beaches...
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Cocoon hotel in San Jose Costa Rica

Fall in love with San Jose Costa Rica

Often dismissed by Costa Rica vacationers as a place to avoid, or to endure only for a layover night, the vibrant capital city of San José, Costa Rica in actuality has a lot to offer visitors. It is a city of contrasts blending the old world and modern times; expressing its history and culture in...
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Family travel in Costa Rica

Bring the kids to Costa Rica on a family vacation

Families who travel to Costa Rica know that Costa Rica is a fun, easy and safe family vacation destination. In fact, Costa Rica is this year’s most recommended travel hotspot in the world! Positioned between Nicaragua and Panama, Costa Rica is easily accessible from North America and Europe with numerous daily flights. It is one...
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Atenas Costa Rica

Is it true? Does Atenas Costa Rica have the best climate in the world?

Saying that you have “The Best Climate in the World” is quite a claim. The little town of Atenas Costa Rica, nevertheless has stepped up and asserted that it has the best climate in the world. The motto is plastered across the backs of all buses in Atenas, on a few billboards, and even graces...
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Cabuya Island at low tide

2 Fun and easy day trips from Santa Teresa Costa Rica

There are many attractions on the southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, but few visitors explore the tiny fishing village and mysterious island of Cabuya. Cabuya is known as the gateway to the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve, Costa Rica’s first privately protected reserve at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Seven kilometers after...
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Catamaran sailing tour Guanacaste

Best things to do in Guanacaste Costa Rica

Guanacaste – known as the “sunny side” of Costa Rica – is a preferred Costa Rica vacation destination and popular place to live for its famous Pacific Coast beaches. Known as the “Gold Coast” or “Costa Rica’s Riviera,” here you can find everything from wild, completely deserted tropical beaches to booming, buzzing beach towns full...
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Rincon de la Vieja Challenge, official photo

Costa Rica Rincón de la Vieja Challenge mountain bike race 2014

The thrilling Rincón de la Vieja Challenge 2014 100-mile mountain bike race is again on track for August in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Set for Aug. 23, 2014, the competition is a unique adventure race – the only 100-mile mountain bike race in Latin America, and the only race in the world to circumnavigate an active...
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Olive Ridley turtles arrive in Ostional Costa Rica

The turtle beaches of Nosara and Ostional, Costa Rica

There are plenty of beaches covered with shells in Costa Rica. The beaches near Nosara Costa Rica, however, are spread with a different kind of shell – that of nesting sea turtles. This time of year, from July to December, hundreds of thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles swim to these remote beaches of the...
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Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Northern Plains and Arenal Volcano are hot spots to visit

Two must-see destinations on your Costa Rica vacation are the Arenal Volcano and Northern Plains of Costa Rica. The tall, impressive Arenal Volcano rises 5,437 feet above the verdant rainforest and neighboring Lake Arenal, framing the skyline with its near perfect cone shape. The spectacular live volcano is easily one of the most photographed landscapes...
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Humpback Whale breaching in Golfo Dulce

Having a whale of a time in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

Starting in August, the tranquil blue waters of the Golfo Dulce, between the Piedras Blancas National Park and the Osa Peninsula in southern Costa Rica, will witness one of the most amazing spectacles in the animal kingdom – the thousands-of-miles-long migration of Pacific Humpback Whales. The annual migration of endangered Pacific Humpback Whales is a...
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Stone sphere in Osa Costa Rica, photo by La Nacion

World Cup and Stone Spheres put Costa Rica in the news

While all eyes are on Costa Rica’s national football team in the World Cup 2014 in Brazil, the country of Costa Rica also is getting attention from the United Nations. At the end of June 2014, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added four pre-Colombian historic sites located in the southern region...
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Yoga beachfront at Hotel Tropico Latino

Not sure about yoga? Get hooked on a Costa Rica yoga vacation.

When you think of yoga, the image that comes to mind is probably a petite 20-something young woman who can do the splits in the air while lying on her back. It’s true, that person does exist; a girl like that came to my yoga class once. Despite what you may think, however, that stereotype...
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