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September 2015
Monteverde cloud forest Costa Rica

You can’t visit Costa Rica without seeing the Monteverde cloud forest

Described as being like “Jurassic Park” or a fairytale land of elves, the cloud forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica is a special place on the planet. The rare ecosystem of Monteverde in Costa Rica is part of only 1% of the planet’s global woodlands known as cloud forest. Cloud forest is rainforest up in the...
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Hammerhead shark in Costa Rica, photo by Pretoma

Saving hammerhead sharks in Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica

The “Sweet Gulf” of Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica gets a lot of attention for being a refuge for migrating endangered Pacific humpback whales. The 31-mile-long (50 km) Pacific gulf is essentially a big watery “cradle”, not only the birthplace for whales but also for dolphins and endangered hammerhead sharks.
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IKEA commercial in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica

Caribbean Coast Costa Rica big in the news in 2015

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica has been in the news a lot in 2015. The beautiful southern Caribbean Costa Rica region has received its share of media love this year as Costa Rica surges in the international news with new flights to the country, better travel opportunities, and newsworthy events happening. IKEA films Caribbean Coast Costa...
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Atenas Costa Rica views

Guide to Living in Atenas Costa Rica

Learn all there is to know about Atenas, Costa Rica in this super handy guide from Pure Life Development of Atenas. The Atenas Costa Rica realtors Dennis Easters and Gerardo Gonzalez Porras have been successfully helping customers buy and sell real estate in Costa Rica, do land development and home construction in Costa Rica for...
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Butterfly Garden at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Costa Rica

Costa Rica nature tours at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

The dry tropical forest covering the western side of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica creates an interesting ecosystem for many different animals and plants than you would see elsewhere in Costa Rica. The award-winning eco-hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, located at the base of the massive volcano, offers fun and fascinating Costa Rica...
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Sloth baby at Slothville in Costa Rica

Cute baby sloths in Costa Rica feature in PBS and BBC program

Baby animals are cute, there’s no denying it. And what could be cuter than baby sloths? The cute and cuddly sloths of Costa Rica will once again feature in international television and online programming. The award-winning production Nature will air a two-part program called Nature’s Miracle Orphans on PBS on September 23 and 30, 2015 at...
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Playa del Coco tours canopy zipline tour

10 Best things to do in Playa del Coco Costa Rica

“Coco Beach”, or Playa del Coco in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, is a fun Costa Rica beach vacation destination. Dubbed the “Costa Rica Riviera” and “Gold Coast”, the north Pacific region boasts spectacularly beautiful beaches and coastline, nearly always sunny weather, and the highest concentration of luxury accommodations in Costa Rica. There is a lot to...
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Yoga instructor Nancy Goodfellow at Pranamar Villas on Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

Go for a yoga retreat in Santa Teresa Costa Rica in 2016

Yoga retreats at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat, on award-winning Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica, draw people from all over the world. So do Pranamar Villas’ daily yoga classes with popular instructor and Pranamar yoga director, Nancy Goodfellow. Now Nancy will be holding two inspirational Costa Rica yoga retreats, called “Embracing Totality”, at...
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Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Plenty of fun things to do in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Being right on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, with warm Pacific Ocean, uncrowded white sand and shady palm trees, you may never want to leave your hammock or cushy lounge chair. However, there is a lot going on in this region of the southern Nicoya Peninsula,...
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Blue Zone Nicoya Costa Rica

Find the secret to long life in the Blue Zone Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica

Do you want to know secrets to long life in the Blue Zone Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica? Just ask the elders of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. The special place in the northwest region of Costa Rica in Central America is known as a “Blue Zone”. That means people here are more than...
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Costa Rica whale watching season in September

Costa Rica whale watching season 2015 starts in September

To kick off the 2015 whale-watching season in Costa Rica, the Festival of Whales & Dolphins starts in September at Uvita Beach in southern Costa Rica. This year’s 2015 Festival of Whales & Dolphins will be held even longer than last year – over three weekends: Sept. 4 to 6, Sept. 12 and 13, and...
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Open Water Swim Golfo Dulce 2015

Swimmers to cross Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica open water swim race

More than dolphins, humpback whales and whale sharks will be swimming in the Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica the second weekend of September 2015. The beautiful Pacific gulf in southern Costa Rica by the Osa Peninsula will receive hundreds of swimmers for the 2015 Golfo Dulce Open Water Swimming competition, called “Cruce Aguas Abiertas Golfo...
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