February 2017
Vacation rental guest house in Atenas Costa Rica

Family Construction Business Enjoys Success in Atenas, Costa Rica

Master builders Ovidio and Rolando Perez Gonzalez share their love of construction successfully building custom luxury homes in Atenas, Costa Rica. More than just another construction company, the story of the family construction business in Atenas, Costa Rica of Rolando Perez Gonzalez and Ovidio Perez Gonzalez is a legacy of simple beginnings, hard work, family...
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Yoga at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Turn your next yoga retreat into a Costa Rica yoga vacation in paradise

For your next yoga retreat or yoga vacation, enjoy paradise at top Costa Rica yoga vacation destination Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. Imagine leaving behind the hectic fast pace of everyday life to restore your energy, strengthen your body, and relax your mind on a Costa Rica yoga vacation amid lush jungle, in the sunshine, with...
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Eco tourism in Costa Rica

Tourist Trash & Green Practices in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Ever thought about what happens to the trash you leave behind on vacation? Eco-hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica works to help its community offset tourism’s impact with environmental practices. When we go on vacation, we generate trash. It’s not something we generally think about, but it’s true. Wherever we go, we consume...
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Project Backpack Veragua Rainforest Ecoteach

USA & Costa Rican Students Share Gift of Friendship & School Supplies

Students in USA give a cross-border Valentine’s Day 2017 gift of much-needed school supplies to 52 schoolchildren in rural Caribbean Costa Rica by Veragua Rainforest. Valentine’s Day in Costa Rica is known as the “Day of Love and Friendship.” And on this Valentine’s Day 2017, students from two schools in the USA shared friendship and...
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The pool with ocean below at Parador Hotel, Manuel Antonio, Central Pacific. Photo credit hotelparadorresortspa.

Take a break from the chilly North American climate and come to Costa Rica

Snowbirds have long been flocking down to tropical Costa Rica to spend their winters, and it might be just the thing for you.  Not just because you’re tired of shoveling snow off your driveway every morning, but because the political climate has you down.  Turn off the news and book a flight to Costa Rica...
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View from El Trapiche Coffee Tour, red "cherries" in hand, photo credit brko0003.

Costa Rica’s “Golden Grain”: Coffee – Explore its history in Monteverde

Lush cloud forests and tropical biodiversity have made Monteverde, Costa Rica a must visit destination. Something else is putting it on the map these days, its coffee.  The fertile lands in the areas surrounding Monteverde, like Santa Elena and the San Luis Valley are growing the delicious bean.  You can learn about the process during...
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Dare your comfort zone on adventures at Hacienda Guachipelin Costa Rica

Dare to step out of your comfort zone on one-of-a-kind adventure tours at Hacienda Guachipelin in Guanacaste Costa Rica. Living in Costa Rica for nearly two decades, I’ve done dozens of canopy zip line tours. It’s always the same. My pulse races. The back of my neck gets sweaty. My breathing goes shallow. I check...
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Dining on the beach at Pranamar Villas, photo by lucianoriotti.

Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat offers romantic meals on the beach

Santa Teresa beach on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is becoming a well-known foodie destination.  Luciano Riotti, the chef at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat specializes in using fresh local ingredients to create spectacular healthy dining experiences.  Their Tiki Bar allows you to have lunch, a snack, drinks or an early dinner even...
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10 Romantic Things To Do in Jaco Costa Rica

Celebrate the spirit of Valentine’s Month with your love on a romantic holiday in Costa Rica at Jaco Beach. All you need is love. In February, the month of love and happiness, escape with the one you love on a romantic getaway to Jaco Beach in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is one of the best...
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Beachfront Suite at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Experience paradise at this Santa Teresa Costa Rica beachfront hotel

The thing I love the most about staying at Hotel Tropico Latino on Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica is that once you turn off the main town road into the hotel, and enter the property, the world fades away and you are in your own private paradise. It is like walking into an enchanted...
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Pool at Hotel Amapola, photo credit hotelamapola.

Complementa tu estadía en el Hotel Amapola en Jacó con actividades poco conocidas

Seguro has escuchado hablar del pueblo de Jacó, en el Pacífico costarricense. Es conocido mundialmente por sus buenas olas y los surfistas visitan sus playas a practicar este deporte. Hay muchas cosas que hacer en Jacó y sus alrededores que los locales conocen. A continuación algunas ideas de actividades que realizar para complementar su estadía...
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Santa Elena Cloud Forest, photo Wikimedia.

5 plant species to look out for in Monteverde Cloud Forest

Costa Rica is known for its biodiversity, and Monteverde is a destination to birdwatch, to see other wildlife, to have adventurous tours, or to search for plants and flowers travelers don’t get to see at home.  Whatever your expectations are, or if you have none, admiring and taking in these beautiful living organisms will add...
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