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December 2014
Safari Float Penas Blancas River

Combine Costa Rica adventure tours with transfers for fun travel days

Transportation in Costa Rica, unless you’ve booked a Costa Rica vacation package that includes transfers, can sometimes be complicated and expensive. Now there is a Costa Rica transportation solution that also makes your travel days fun. Desafio Adventure Company offers Adventure Connections that take care of your transportation between vacation destinations in Costa Rica and...
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Green sea turtle swimming off Tortuguero coast

Fantastic sea turtle tours at Lirio Lodge in Caribbean Costa Rica

Thousands of visitors come to Costa Rica each year with the hope of witnessing the extraordinary phenomenon of seeing sea turtles nest and lay their eggs. These ancient reptiles have been swimming Earth’s waters for at least 150 million years, mysteriously returning to the same beach where they were born. Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast beaches...
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Playa Cocles, South Caribbean, Costa Rica

Three beaches in the Costa Rica Southern Caribbean you have to visit

Three of the prettiest beaches on the Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica are Playa Cocles, Playa Chiquita and Punta Uva. That is if you like long stretches of gorgeous picture postcard Caribbean coastline with warm turquoise ocean and graceful tall palm trees. When you are on the beach on the Costa Rica Southern Caribbean...
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New rooms at Hacienda Guachipelin 2014

Costa Rica hotel Hacienda Guachipelin presents new rooms for Christmas

Just in time for Christmas, travelers to Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, can enjoy charming new guest rooms at award-winning eco-hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. At the base of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is one of the best places to stay in Guanacaste. The eco-tourism hotel is a...
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Cycling Trails Costa Rica

Mountain biking in Costa Rica on new cycling trips

Mountain bikers, take note. Now there are Costa Rica vacations dedicated solely to mountain biking. If you are a mountain biking enthusiast looking for a training trip or a fun and challenging cycling vacation, now Cycling Trails Costa Rica has partnered with Horizontes Nature Tours to offer exceptional Costa Rica Cycling Tours. Known for its...
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Pranamar Villas sunsets

See fabulous Santa Teresa Costa Rica sunsets from Pranamar Villas’ beachfront bar

Sunsets in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica are some of the most spectacular I’ve seen, especially if it is low tide. When the Pacific Ocean recedes from the long coastline of this stretch of the Nicoya Peninsula – Playa Carmen, Playa Santa Teresa and Playa Hermosa – the setting sun reflects its fiery colors in millions...
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Portasol Casa Frondosa

Costa Rica property for sale in rainforest eco-community Portasol

Always wanted to live in the rainforest by a tropical beach? Or are you looking for a vacation home in a warm climate? The special eco-community of Portasol Rainforest & Ocean View Living in Costa Rica is an excellent option. Strategically located on the Costa Rica Central Pacific Coast between Manuel Antonio National Park and...
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Festival of the Yeguita dance, image by Voice of Guanacaste

Christmas legend of La Yeguita in Nicoya, Costa Rica

What do a little black mare and the Virgin of Guadalupe have to do with Christmas traditions in Costa Rica? One of the more interesting Christmastime festivals held in Costa Rica is the Festival of “La Yeguita” (the little mare) on December 12. Held annually on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, the celebration combines...
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Boruca festival Costa Rica

Celebrate New Year’s uniquely Fiesta de los Diablitos in Costa Rica

In southern Costa Rica, the end of the year is celebrated very uniquely at the country’s biggest indigenous cultural event, the “ Fiesta de los Diablitos Costa Rica ” The four-day annual “Festival of Little Devils” takes place over the New Year’s holiday from Dec. 30 to Jan. 2 in the village of the Boruca...
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Poinsettia for Christmas

Bright ideas for Christmas plants from Costa Rica

To your holiday decorations this year, add some pretty Christmas plants for a living touch of good cheer. Surprisingly, many holiday plants are tropical in origin, which means that you care for them like a houseplant if you live in a cold climate. The Else Kientzler Botanical Garden in Sarchi, Costa Rica, has several fun...
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Christmas in Central America

Fascinating Christmas Celebrations in Central America

Some of the most elaborate traditional Christmas celebrations take place in the seven countries of Central America. Read on for more about each country’s unique festivity. Christmas Celebrations in Central America Panama The Panama City Christmas Parade is the big festivity here. Decorated floats, marching bands and dancers in traditional costumes parade through Panama City...
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Nosara holiday art fair 2014

Holiday Art Fair brings Christmas cheer to Nosara Costa Rica

Looking to shop for unique Christmas gifts this year? Combine Christmas shopping with a holiday in Costa Rica and go to the Holiday Art Fair in Playa Guiones by Nosara on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. More than 35 talented international and national artists will be selling handmade art and products at the third annual Holiday...
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Atenas Costa Rica home for sale

Is it a good time to buy real estate in Costa Rica?

Is it a good time to buy real estate in Costa Rica? According to real estate experts, it is. Costa Rica – one of the hottest real estate markets in the Americas in the early 2000s – is coming back stronger than ever after the economic slump throughout the United States and Latin America. “Costa...
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Edible Landscape Photo Contest at Nicuesa Lodge

Win a trip to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica with cookbook photo contest

Whenever I travel anywhere that serves delicious meals, I always think, “How can I recreate this at home and enjoy it again?” In the case of Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica, now I can. The Costa Rica rainforest lodge by the Osa Peninsula has released a free PDF downloadable Edible Landscape Garden Cookbook...
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Else Kientzler gardens Costa Rica

Fascinating facts about plants of Costa Rica

The fascinating fact about plants and trees in Costa Rica is that each one has a story, or a folk tradition or a specific use. There is much more than meets the eye in this tropical paradise. Ovido Esquivel, director of the Else Kientzler Botanical Garden in Sarchi, Costa Rica, uncovered the mystique of some...
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