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August 2016
Blue Zone happy long life

Find the Secret to Long Life in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Want to know the secret to long life? Discover with us why people in Guanacaste, Costa Rica often live to well over 100 years. Everyone wants to know the secret to long life. Could it be that in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, they’ve discovered the fountain of youth? Known to be one of the world’s Blue...
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Red eyed Tree Frog at Veragua Rainforest

Possibly the Best Costa Rica Rainforest Night Walk Tour Ever

Braving the fear of creepy-crawlies and things that will eat you in the dark, our writer discovers cute rainforest frogs, fascinating insects, and even a cuddly sloth on one of the best Costa Rica rainforest night walk tours at Veragua Rainforest Adventure Park. The sun set at least two hours ago, and it is pitch...
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Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica

5 Best-Kept Secrets of Southern Costa Rica

Less-traveled than elsewhere in the popular country, southern Costa Rica is a beautiful and eye-opening place to vacation. But do you know its best-kept secrets? Wild, breathtakingly beautiful and incredibly bio-diverse, southern Costa Rica is not on most tourists’ itineraries. Least-explored and less-traveled than other parts of Costa Rica, the southern Pacific region is a...
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El Establo Mountain Hotel aerial view. Monteverde, Costa Rica.

El Establo Mountain Hotel in Monteverde, Costa Rica, from breathtaking views to beds that wrap you up at night

There are many factors that make a hotel stay an exceptional one.  One of them, as they say in real estate is location, location, location. For El Establo Mountain Hotel in Monteverde, Costa Rica, the sheer expansiveness of their grounds (52 hectares, equivalent to 128 acres) is one of their greatest features.  You can stay...
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Luciano Riotti, Executive chef at Luc’s Seafood Grill & Chapa, Restaurant at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, Photo credit lucianoriotti

A talk with Luciano Riotti: Executive chef at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat as well as adventurer and TV personality!

“Luc’s Seafood Grill & Chapa” is Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat’s new restaurant in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.  Their executive chef Luciano tells us a bit about his inspiration for the menus, his background, and the benefits of working at such a magnificent location.   Where does the concept for “Luc’s Seafood Grill & Chapa”...
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Costa Rican people and visitors enjoying the Paseo Gastronomico La Luz, photo credit quepoaa.

Experience Costa Rica like a local with vivacious culture, city life & gastronomy to enjoy!

From local crafts to classical concerts, urban art to creative gastronomy, Costa Rica has much more to offer than ecotourism.  The last few years have seen a boost in the cultural activities available for locals and visitors, mainly in downtown San José.  This was sparked by a couple of initiatives, the first from the Costa...
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Beach sand footprints

10 Essentials you need for a fashionable beach vacation in Costa Rica

The end of summer doesn’t mean an end to beach vacations, if you think tropical. Head south this time of year for great deals on a beach vacation in Costa Rica. It’s nearing the end of summer. But that doesn’t mean it’s the end for beach vacations. When temperatures start to nosedive at home, think...
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Coopeatenas logo in Atenas Costa Rica

Atenas, Costa Rica celebrates city birthday & oldest business

Atenas, Costa Rica celebrates two important birthdays in August 2016: the town’s 148th birthday; and the 47th anniversary of Atenas’ oldest and largest business CoopeAtenas. Two big birthdays are celebrated in Atenas, Costa Rica in August. Atenas celebrates this month the 148th anniversary of its founding on Aug. 7, 1868. The town and region have...
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Veragua Rainforest canopy tour in Costa Rica

Silent as a sloth: the Veragua stealth canopy tour in Costa Rica

Experience the exhilaration of one of the only “stealth” canopy tours in Costa Rica at Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park in the Caribbean mountains by Limon. What worry me most are not the huge bullet ants, as big as my little finger, crawling all over the trees. Although if one were to bite me, that would...
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Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Why Santa Teresa Costa Rica in rainy season is pure bliss

Rainy season is the best vacation time to have Costa Rica beaches all to yourself. You can get great deals and there’s still plenty of sunshine. See 9 reasons why visiting Santa Teresa Costa Rica in rainy season is pure bliss. If you’ve heard this time of year is rainy season in Costa Rica, and...
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Vacation rental Atenas Costa Rica homes

Why Costa Rica homes are good for vacation rental investments

Thinking about retiring in Costa Rica? Or, being able to vacation there frequently? Learn how buying Costa Rica homes for vacation rentals can be an investment in your future, and let you make money when you’re not there. You’ve discovered Costa Rica, a place millions of tourists come to every year on vacation. You’ve found...
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Culinary options in Monteverde

Culinary options in Monteverde What food are you craving? Would you like to be adventuresome and try Fusion Cuisine, or you’d like some comfort food like pasta or pizza?  The Monteverde-Santa Elena area has a surprising variety of restaurants for visitors to enjoy.  If you’d like some reasonably priced local fare, you can try a...
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