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October 2015
Playa Prieta Guanacaste Costa Rica

Costa Rica beach rentals Villas Estival are ideal vacation getaway

The North Pacific Coast of Guanacaste, Costa Rica is known for beautiful beaches. You can pretty much find it all here – white sand, gold sand, gray and black sand, and even pink sand. Some beaches are rocky; others wide and sandy. Some are bustling beach towns, and others are so untouched it may seem...
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Laggus Restaurant at El Establo Hotel in Monteverde Costa Rica

Enjoy two best restaurants in Monteverde Costa Rica at Hotel El Establo

One of the great aspects about visiting the famous cloud forest in Monteverde, Costa Rica, is all of the fantastic restaurants in the area. Whether it is because so many international residents from all over the world live here, or that Monteverde is a popular tourism destination in Costa Rica, the result is the same...
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Coral reef in Golfo Dulce Costa Rica

Protecting the coral reefs in Golfo Dulce Costa Rica

Coral reefs are considered one of the most diverse and complex ecosystems that exist on the planet. Perhaps one quarter of all ocean species depend on these unique marine ecosystems, teeming with life, for food and shelter. For this reason, coral reefs are often called the “rainforests of the sea”. They grow in shallow, clear...
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Hacienda Guachipelin restaurant grilled tilapia in avocado sauce

Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin rescues Costa Rica food traditions

Wouldn’t it be nice to dine in a restaurant that only served freshly-made meals made with locally-sourced ingredients, vegetables picked that same day, sauces that didn’t come from a jar or can, bread hot out of the oven, juices that only a moment ago were whole fruit, and desserts loving crafted by an on-site pastry...
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Montezuma Waterfall, image by Jonathan Greeley

Visit the beautiful Montezuma Waterfalls in Costa Rica

A fun day trip from Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is to visit the Montezuma waterfalls. It is an easy 40-minute drive from Santa Teresa to get to the picturesque beach village of Montezuma on the southeastern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. The bohemian, artsy community is known for its beautiful beaches,...
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Yoga pose half forward bend

10 Yoga Stretches for Travel to Help Relieve Back Pain

Whether you are traveling for a couple of days, a few weeks, or even months, all of that sitting, standing, carrying and hefting luggage does a number on your body and especially your back and neck. You may even have been suffering from back and neck pain before your trip from stress, tension, overworking, etc....
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Home building Atenas Costa Rica swimming pool

Helpful tropical climate tips for building a home in Costa Rica

Building in Costa Rica is very different from North America and most of Europe. Located between 9 and 11 degrees latitude above the equator, Costa Rica’s tropical climate comes with its own special considerations. There are four constants in Costa Rica: sun, rain, wind, and … more sun, rain and wind! Unlike Northern Hemisphere homes...
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Things to do in El Establo Mountain Hotel

With this infographic you can read more about El Establo Mountain Hotel tours, restaurants and spa. Learn about the things to do in Monteverde, Costa Rica
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Playa Nicuesa Lodge bungalow

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge gets top rating for sustainable tourism in Costa Rica

If eco-friendly travel and staying at sustainable tourism eco-hotels is a priority when you go on vacation, you’ll want to pay attention to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica. The Costa Rica eco-hotel was awarded the highest level rating of the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) program last month for the second consecutive year....
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Veragua Rainforest canopy tour

Best Limon Costa Rica shore excursions at Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure

For cruise ship passengers arriving to the Port of Limon, Costa Rica on the Caribbean Coast, a top Costa Rica shore excursion that lets you experience the Costa Rica rainforest and its exotic wildlife is Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure. Costa Rica is famous for its rainforests, nature, diverse wildlife and adventure tours. Veragua’s all-in-one rainforest adventure...
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Portasol Rainforest Community sunset

Is it time to escape stressful living to move to Costa Rica?

Have you ever been driving down the highway in totally stop-and-go rush hour traffic, and thought, “Why the (bleep) am I doing this?” It just took 10 minutes to go 2 miles. And this is nothing unusual. It’s every day – to work, home from work …. Know what I’m talking about? You have deadlines...
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Chocolate

Love chocolate? Go to the Chocolate Festival in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica

Don’t you just love chocolate? There’s something about its creamy, gooey, mouth-melting goodness that fills us with sweetness and lifts our spirits. Chocolate has held an irresistible allure for cultures worldwide over the past 4,000 years. Get your fill of chocolate at the Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival 2015 on the Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa...
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