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February 2016
Accommodations at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Stay in tropical paradise at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

When booking a place to stay on vacation, most people want to know what the accommodations are like. Besides the fact that it affects the price, knowing what kind of rooms are available helps you plan and choose your experience. Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica is a sustainable tourism lodge tucked into the...
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Night sky stargazing at Hacienda Guachipelin in Guanacaste Costa Rica

Stargazing in Costa Rica Night Skies

It is always fascinating to look up at a clear night sky and get lost among the stars. Anyone can enjoy stargazing, even if you can’t readily name the constellations or planets. The best places to go, of course, are where the sky is wide open and very dark, with no distracting city lights. Up...
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Sunset Atenas Costa Rica

Where is the Best Place to Buy a Home in Costa Rica?

You have decided to move to Costa Rica, or at least buy a vacation home in one of the world’s most popular places for living abroad. How do you choose where is the best place to buy a home in Costa Rica? The five most important things to consider are: lifestyle, climate and geography, infrastructure,...
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Kitesurfing Costa Rica, image by Kitecostarica.net

Papagayo winds: Time for kite surfing in Costa Rica!

Windy summer season in Guanacaste, Costa Rica means it’s time for fun wind and water sports. But why is it so windy in Costa Rica this time of year? Blame it on the Papagayo winds. NASA tells us that when it is freezing cold and snowing in North America, the cold air and high-pressure weather...
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Quakers and Conservation: Find out how the town of Monteverde was born

This ecotourism jewel in the crown of Costa Rica’s ecotourism portfolio came about due to an interesting convergence of events.  A group of Quakers and pacifists from Alabama who objected to the US’s war efforts came to Costa Rica in the 1940’s mainly inspired by the country’s recent abolition of the army. They searched for an ideal location for their community...
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Yoga instructor Nancy Goodfellow at Pranamar Villas on Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

A talk with Nancy Goodfellow: Yoga teacher, hotelier and lover of life

Nancy co-owns Pranamar Villas, along with her mother, who was the first of the two to discover the natural beauty of Costa Rica.  Native to San Diego, California, Nancy moved to Costa Rica over 20 years ago in search of a simpler life in connection with nature. With the objective of catering to needs of...
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Santa Teresa Costa Rica schoolchildren with Aprendiendo Unidos

How to give back while traveling to Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Many vacationers want to give back while traveling to the communities they visit. In Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, two top hotels share a heartfelt initiative that makes it easy for their guests to feel good about supporting the community there. Hotel Tropico Latino and Florblanca Hotel implement the “$5 Check Out Program” that allows their...
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Friends trip to Costa Rica

Go for an unforgettable fun friends vacation to Costa Rica at Portasol Living

Traveling with friends can be a lot of fun. And leave you with great memories. Not to mention the stories! Have you heard about the amazing travel experiences in Costa Rica? Why not go for a fun friends vacation to Costa Rica and enjoy the memorable times together? The hot travel destination of Costa Rica...
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Strawberry poison dart frog, Veragua

Be dazzled by rainforest frogs in Costa Rica

From real-life Kermit look-alikes to miniature candy-colored frogs, Costa Rica’s amphibians are wildlife to notice. Maybe it’s the special role they hold in fairytales – think: Prince Charming – frogs and toads seem to hold a certain appeal. They are strikingly unusual creatures that make a whole symphony of strange sounds, and are simply “ribbet-ing”....
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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Explore the Costa Rica rainforest with expert scientists

What’s better than being in the rainforest? Being in the rainforest with expert scientists who can tell you fascinating stories about the animals and plants that live there. Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica has invited celebrated U.S. scientists Howard Topoff, Ph.D. and Carol Simon, Ph.D. – both professors’ emeriti of The City University...
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Valentine's heart in the sand

Valentine’s Day & Caribbean Spring Holidays in Costa Rica

St. Valentine’s Day is not only a time for cards, flowers, candy and dinners. It also is time for romantic getaways. With spring at our doorstep, why not escape to Caribbean Costa Rica for a romantic vacation on the beach in the rainforest. With dozens of flights to Costa Rica available from the U.S., Canada...
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Bird Watchers

Monteverde, the place where birds flock around you

Put aside the playful monkeys, the chewing-gum looking frogs and the fluffy sloths by which Costa Rica is known. Then you’ll learn the country is also a paradise for bird watching enthusiasts. Any web search on that matter will confirm the country as a feathered hotspot. As of 2006, there were at least 812 vouchered...
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