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September 2016

Why stopping in Monteverde is a must in Costa Rica

Why stopping in Monteverde is a must in Costa Rica Whether you like to have all of your vacation days planned out in advance, or you like to go with the flow and see where the wind takes you, definitely add Monteverde to your list of places to visit. Why, do you ask? Here are...
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What Makes Expat Residents in Atenas, Costa Rica So Happy?

Costa Rica is one of the most popular expat destinations in the world. And in Costa Rica’s central highlands, Atenas is a favorite place for international living. So, what makes expats in Atenas, Costa Rica so happy? Over the past decade, Costa Rica consistently has ranked very high in international surveys about retiring and living...
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What’s in a name? For Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica, 512 years of history

More than five centuries of history goes into the name of Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure in Costa Rica, dating back to the country’s first European exploration by Christopher Columbus. Unusual names of places fascinate me. For instance, the Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica. Where did the name “Veragua” come from? And what does it mean? On...
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Yoga and sunsets at Santa Teresa beach, photo credit @nancygoodfellowyoga.

Top Ten Must Dos in Santa Teresa while staying at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

Be as adrenaline filled or as laid back as you like while visiting Santa Teresa beach community on the Costa Rican Pacific Coast.  Here is our list of top ten must dos during your stay at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat.    Yoga The area is known for its yoga retreats, and certified and experienced...
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Martin the Kinkajou, photo credit Rony Castro, naturalist guide.

Nightwalk Tour at El Establo Mountain Hotel must not be missed

Walk through the forest at nighttime, lovely brisk air, moonlight guiding our way, listening to the sounds of nature, encountering insects, amphibians and mammals and realizing, this is the cloud forest that never sleeps! During a very recent visit to El Establo Mountain Hotel, I was reminded of all the activities available to guests while...
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Off-the-beaten path places to visit in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Discover off-the-beaten-path places to visit in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, all within an hour’s drive of Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin by the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Guanacaste is one of the most popular provinces in Costa Rica, especially its beaches. But if you’re willing to go exploring, you can still find many beautiful and incredible off-the-beaten-path...
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12 Ways Visiting Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Could Change Your Life

From awe-inspiring nature to the joy of slowing down, discovering magic and finding gratitude, a visit to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica just might alter your life forever! Costa Rica is a place to breathe deeply, get in tune with nature, lose yourself in the fun of adventure, and let yourself totally and completely relax from...
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Humpback Whale leaping out of the water, Photo Credit Wikipedia.

Green Season in Costa Rica, come visit and observe migratory wildlife

Some animal species travel long distances in search of food, some migrate to breed or to nest.  Costa Rica’s location means that whales will come to warmer waters to give birth, turtles will lay their eggs and some birds will look for food sources not available in colder climates.  Some of these migrations coincide with...
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