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March 2016

A conversation with Ruth Campbell

Who had the vision that Monteverde could become a mecca for tourists, biologists and conservationists? It took a convergence of fortuitous events for this place to become what it is today, and Ruth Campbell, member of the family who owns El Establo Mountain Hotel, was a part of it from the time she was only a...
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Surfing in Santa Teresa and Malpais Costa Rica

A chill vibe and hot surfing in Malpais Costa Rica

When you visit Malpais Costa Rica, on the southern Nicoya Peninsula, be prepared to relax and unwind. This area of the country is so laid-back, that when you’re there it feels as if you’ve left the rest of the world off somewhere else, vaguely in the background. And that’s a good thing. Besides being simply...
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Playa Nicuesa in Costa Rica

Who was Spanish explorer Diego de Nicuesa?

Playa Nicuesa is an unusual name for a beach. The picturesque little cove in the Pacific gulf of Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica takes its name auspiciously from the Spanish conquistador and explorer, Diego de Nicuesa (1464 – 1511). His name further lives on in Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, a beautiful ecotourism and nature...
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Travel luggage

Costa Rica vacation packing essentials

Costa Rica is a top 2016 vacation destination for warm tropical sunshine and seas, beautiful beaches, rainforest adventures, and affordable travel. It is one of the safest countries in Latin America and easy to get around since English is widely spoken. For easy, affordable accommodations, stay in Costa Rica vacation rentals. In Guanacaste, Costa Rica...
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Envision Festival: recorrido de arte, naturaleza, música y yoga.

Vivir la experiencia del Envision Festival en Rancho La Merced por primera vez, fue sorprendente para Yoga Costa Rica. La riqueza cultural que encierra el evento, motiva a seguir siendo parte de esta gran fiesta en cada edición. El sol brilló todo el día, así como la propuesta: compartir y renovar el espíritu en un...
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Hotel Le Cameleon, Puerto Viejo Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s innovative Hotel Le Cameleon keeps it fresh

Innovative and chic, Caribbean Costa Rica Hotel Le Cameleon keeps it fresh. Like a chameleon, the hip yet relaxed Costa Rica luxury hotel spices up life by changing its colors every day. Decorated in impeccable white, striking dashes of tropical colors around the hotel switch every day. Seat cushions. Paintings. Flower vases. Restaurant napkins. Staff...
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Casa de Paz home for sale Portasol Costa Rica

Shockingly Easy Ways to Buy Rainforest Properties in Costa Rica

Once again, the Central American nation of Costa Rica is the best country to retire, according to the 2016 Best Countries rankings. And Costa Rica is a top option for a healthy, comfortable retirement as stated in International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index. A lot of people from other countries invest in real estate in Costa...
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Atenas Costa Rica homes 750,000-1 million

Atenas Costa Rica home prices & what you get for your money

Once again, Costa Rica is the best country to retire and also ranked highly for a healthy, comfortable retirement, according to the 2016 Best Countries rankings and Annual Global Retirement Index. Atenas, Costa Rica is not only a top place for international living, but also a popular vacation destination for its ideal location, halfway between...
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Tips for travelling to Costa Rica

Have you ever been to a Spanish speaking country? How about learning a few key phrases before you arrive? Costa Ricans are very friendly and helpful and will try to assist in any way they can, but knowing some of the native language will go a long way towards empathy and communication. Where to eat...
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What to do in Santa Teresa?

Santa Teresa is a beach on the Nicoya Peninsula best know for its beaches and surfing, but what else is there to do there? Activities in the area range from the adventurous to the relaxed.  Renting an ATV  or going on a horseback tour are both good options to explore the beaches, rivers and mountains...
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Solar energy system at Veragua Rainforest

Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure uses clean energy in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has always taken pride in its efforts to rely mostly on renewable energy sources. According to the Costa Rica Electricity Institute, the Central American nation was powered 285 days in 2015 fossil fuel-free. Solar is the clean energy of the future, and more and more homes and businesses in Costa Rica are installing...
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North Face Endurance Challenge in Costa Rica

North Face Endurance Challenge Costa Rica 2016 preview

For its fourth year, the intense ultra-trail running endurance race The North Face Endurance Challenge Costa Rica returns to the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. On Saturday, May 28, 2016, hundreds of runners from all over the world will challenge themselves and each other in four endurance trail-running races of 10...
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