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January 2016
Yoga in Costa Rica

Where do those funny names for yoga poses come from?

Have you ever wondered where those funny names for yoga poses come from? For example, what is Adho Mukha Svanasana? And how do you pronounce it! Yoga postures – asanas – are given traditionally in the ancient language of Sanskrit. For more than 2,000 years, Sanskrit has been a classic literary language of India and...
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Orchid at Casa Orquideas Botanical Garden Golfo Dulce Costa Rica

Incredible Osa Peninsula Costa Rica nature tour: Casa Orquideas Botanical Garden

If you plan to visit the Golfo Dulce/ Osa Peninsula region on your Costa Rica vacation, one of the most wonderful day tours you can take is to Casa Orquideas Botanical Garden. Casa Orquideas is one of the oldest and most interesting botanical gardens in the southern Costa Rica region. Especially phenomenal is their collection...
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Horseback riding Hacienda Guachipelin Costa Rica

Costa Rica cowboys and ranch life at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

It’s 5:45 a.m. The sun is already shining, and I am gingerly making my way through the cow corral, being careful not to step in anything I shouldn’t nor get too close to the long-horned cows. I’m headed to the cow barn at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica, to see...
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Talamanca Glass Frog at Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica

Amazing Costa Rica biodiversity discovered at Veragua Rainforest

It’s one thing to boast about having some of the greatest biodiversity in Costa Rica – a country renowned for its legendary fantastic amount of plants and animals. It’s quite another to have plenty of scientific research to back up the claim. Not only is the rainforest in the Costa Rica Talamanca Mountains around Veragua...
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Santa Teresa Costa Rica lifeguards

Lifeguards & ocean safety in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Summertime in the popular beach town of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica means it’s time to hang out on the beach soaking in the sun and playing in the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean. It’s a great time to have fun with family and friends on a Costa Rica beach vacation. On the southern Nicoya Peninsula, Santa...
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Atenas Costa Rica Living

8 Planning tips for building a home in Costa Rica

You’ve bought a beautiful property and now you’re building a home in Costa Rica. Maybe you’re planning to retire in Costa Rica or simply have a Costa Rica vacation home. The beginning stage of construction is the time for planning ahead for all of the features you would like in your new home – music...
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Casa Cedro, Portasol eco-community in Costa Rica

How to find affordable vacations in Costa Rica

A colleague of mine and I both traveled out of Costa Rica for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. He to Western Europe and I to the western United States. What we both found when people learned we lived in Costa Rica was surprising. Everyone said they either loved visiting Costa Rica or wanted to...
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Carnaval Puntarenas Costa Rica

Costa Rica festivals season 2016 begins!

It’s the New Year, and that means it’s party time in Costa Rica! Kicking off with the Christmas holidays, the Costa Rica festivals season sashays into full swing in January and keeps you two-stepping to April. Costa Ricans are known for their gregarious, fun-loving style; get bit by the bug when the country celebrates its...
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Surfing Costa Rica Caribbean, image by Costa Rica Escapades

Costa Rica surfing circuit 2016 opens in Caribbean at end January

While there may not be 70-foot point break waves like in the movies, Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast still sports some of the top surf spots in the country and will bring Costa Rica’s best surfers to the region at the end of January for the first national surf competition of the 2016 season.
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