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August 16, 2016
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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