October 2014
Lirio Lodge Tortuguero Costa Rica

Put Tortuguero on your Costa Rica bucket list

The incredibly biodiverse area of Tortuguero should definitely be on your “bucket list” of places to see in Costa Rica. Called the “Little Amazon” of Costa Rica, Tortuguero on the northern Caribbean Coast is an untamed stretch of wild jungle and desolate beaches. You have swamp, lagoons, canals, marshy islands, dense rainforest, black sand beaches,...
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Else Kientzler Botanic Garden

Top place to go in Costa Rica: Else Kientzler Botanic Garden

One of the top places to go in Costa Rica, in the Central Valley, is the spectacular Else Kientzler Botanical Garden in Sarchi, Costa Rica. The flourishing Costa Rica botanical garden showcases more than 2,000 species of exotic tropical plants from around the globe in its 11 gardens on seven hectares (17.3 acres). The popular...
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Rincon de la Vieja Challenge, official photo

Rincon de la Vieja mountain bike race makes U.S. National Ultra Endurance Series

Called by pro mountain bikers the “most extreme 100-miler in the world,” the Rincon de la Vieja Challenge 100-mile mountain bike race at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica recently upped its status to become the first international chapter of the National Ultra Endurance Series (NUE). The NUE is a series of...
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Surfing in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Learn how to surf in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Learning how to surf can change your life. Maybe it’s the powerful rush of catching a wave and the feeling of flying on water as you race across the wave’s face. Or that it doesn’t matter how old or young you are, whether you are a beginner or a pro, the thrill of being out in...
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Squirrel monkey Manuel Antonio, photo by Titi Conservation Alliance

Manuel Antonio National Park residents help save Costa Rica squirrel monkeys

Cute, clever, playful and tiny, the Grey Crowned Central American Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri oerstedii citrinellus) known as the Mono Titi in Spanish, is the smallest primate in Costa Rica. Measuring only 9.8 to 14 inches in height and weighing 1.7 to 2.4 pounds, these little monkeys are sadly threatened with extinction due to loss of...
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Spa benefits, image by

Top 10 Spa Benefits in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

Ever dream of escaping every so often, even if it’s just for a few hours? With so many things competing for our attention in today’s fast-paced world, it’s common to want to get away. Visiting a day spa helps you switch off and relax, disconnect from the world, and restore your mind, body and spirit....
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Yoga at Playa Nicuesa in Costa Rica

Giving thanks on a Thanksgiving yoga retreat in Costa Rica

This year, why not spend the Thanksgiving holidays giving thanks for all that is good in life on a revitalizing yoga retreat in Costa Rica. Imagine taking a break from the busyness of everyday life to relax and restore your energy in the rainforest, with 80-degree warm gulf waters at your doorstep and monkeys, Scarlet...
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Air travel to Costa Rica

New flights make Costa Rica travel easy for holiday season

Four U.S.-based international airlines have confirmed new routes and increased flights to Costa Rica, making travel to Central America now easier than ever. The flight increases coincide with the approaching 2014-15 high tourist season (December to April) and holiday season in Costa Rica. Nonstop flights on United Airlines to Costa Rica will increase from the...
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Maquenque Eco-lodge bungalows

Quick fall break for romance & adventure in Costa Rica

Looking to get away for a quick fall break or Thanksgiving vacation? Maybe a romantic adventure holiday? If you are into nature and wildlife, Costa Rica is the place to go. A good Costa Rica vacation deal for the fall is the Romance and Natural Adventure Costa Rica Vacation Package at Maquenque Eco-Lodge in the...
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Nosara River Safari, photo by Nosara River Safari

Fun Nosara River Safari Tour is best for wildlife in Nosara Costa Rica

The transition from rainy season to summer season in Costa Rica is a time of abundant wildlife. Rivers, streams, lakes and ponds are full of water, vegetation is lush, and settings are ideal for capturing Costa Rica’s exotic wildlife on camera. This is especially true on a river trip. In the Nosara Costa Rica area...
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Carnival Limon Costa Rica, photo by La Nacion, Marcela Bertozzi

Celebrate Costa Rica Cultures Day & Carnival on Caribbean Coast

While Christopher Columbus is remembered in the USA in the upcoming October holiday, many other countries take a much broader perspective for their celebrations. The USA observes Oct. 12 (or the Monday closest to it) as Columbus Day for the date that explorer Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas in 1492. Spain commemorates Oct. 12...
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Dry tropical forest in Costa Rica

Phoenix rising: How Costa Rica’s tropical dry forest was saved

The northwestern province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica has one of the largest dry tropical forest areas in the Americas. Dry tropical forests are unique with many deciduous broad-leaf trees and vegetation that survive with much less water than a tropical rainforest. It endures a dry season lasting approximately eight months, yet is still home...
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Golf in Costa Rica

Where to go golfing near Atenas Costa Rica

Whether you are thinking to live in Atenas, Costa Rica, are visiting Atenas in one of the many vacation homes, or have already moved to Costa Rica, you can find many things to do. Within an hour’s drive of Atenas, you can enjoy a round of nine or 18 holes of golf in Costa Rica...
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Lake Arenal and Volcano Arenal Costa Rica

Adventures on Lake Arenal Costa Rica

Stretching like a long finger pointing at the Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal in Costa Rica is one of the country’s most scenic points of interest. Green rolling hills of forest and pastureland surround the deep blue lake, with the near-perfect conical symmetry of Arenal Volcano framing the skyline to the east. It is the country’s...
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