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February 16, 2016

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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