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Georgia Atkin

The Luxury retreat with a view. La Toscana D’Atenas experience..

Nestled into a coffee plantation covered mountainside, La Toscana D’Atenas, offers the best of both worlds.  A spectacular villa that is just a short drive to the bustling city of San José and the countries main cultural and commercial center but far enough away to enjoy breathtaking views over the Central Valley, this is a...
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Canopy tour at El Establo Hotel in Monteverde Costa Rica

Zip lining tour in the Cloud Rainforest at Monteverde

Nestled up in the highlands overlooking the Gulf of Nicoya on the Pacific Coast, you will find a verdant gem in the form of a quaint, alternative living town in what is best known as Monteverde.  Here, you can fly through the forest canopy on a zip lining tour in the Cloud Rainforest and El...
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Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel at Puerto Viejo is turning 10; a festivity of flavors

A melting pot of cultures in the laid back town of Puerto Viejo, where the jungle meets the sea and the tree branches dance with the waves like whimsical lovers.  The upscale, Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel sways to the beat of this world-renowned corner of Costa Rica where the focus is on serenity and nature....
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Spa treatments at Santa Teresa; nurture your mind, body, and soul by the sea

Pranamar Villas offers an idyllic seaside backdrop for spa treatments at Santa Teresa beach.   Santa Teresa is synonymous with wellness, beautiful beaches, foodies heaven, surfers paradise, yoga retreats, spa treatments, endless summers and sunsets that rival the best in the world. This quaint little laid-back beach town is nestled in the far corner of Costa Rica’s Nicoya...
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Explore Costa Rica by Electric Bike

Electric bikes are a great way to explore international destinations. This is especially true when you aren’t comfortable with driving a car around high traffic areas in a place that you are unfamiliar with or if there is a lot of terrain that you want to cover in a short amount of time. When visiting...
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Explore Rincon de la Vieja, Guanacaste on Mountain Bike

Come explore the network of paths and trails in the surrounding areas of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It is the ideal mountain biking destination, with its lush flora and fauna and temperate climate. Be active during your vacation Get the heart pumping on climbs and descents and return...
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ProImagen presents Costa Rica´s 2017 Highlights

From hosting worldwide important events, to launching new strategies, to milestones in renewable energy usage, 2017 was an important year for the tourism industry and sustainability efforts in Costa Rica. Some important highlights: Launch of “essential Costa Rica, My Choice, Naturally” campaign by the ICT (Costa Rican Tourism Board) This advertising campaign’s goal is to...
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Actividades para toda la familia en el Hotel Amapola en Jacó

El destino que escojamos para las vacaciones de fin de año debe ofrecer actividades para satisfacer a toda la familia. En el Hotel Amapola los niños encontrarán horas de diversión en la piscina y el parque infantil, mientras los adultos pueden disfrutar del casino, bar, cancha de tenis y servicios de spa. El buen comer...
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Ali Matt Retreat at Pranamar Villas January 2018

Perfect way to start new year: A Yoga Retreat in Pranamar Villas, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

What are your resolutions for 2018? To be healthier, more active, more spiritual? Maybe removing toxicity from your life in all its forms? Those are all intentions that can be given a positive head start during a yoga retreat. Come to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica and participate in one of the yoga retreats Pranamar Oceanfront...
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Spend your holidays in Costa Rica and create unique memories

The holidays can be a stressful time. Decorating, shopping, cooking, cleaning and managing family dynamics can be overwhelming. Travel to Costa Rica during the holidays this year. Escape to a warmer latitude, learn about new cultures, be active and create new and exciting memories. Family reunions Traveling during Thanksgiving, Christimas and New Year’s doesn’t mean...
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Birdwatching in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Its endless beaches are probably Guanacaste’s top attraction, and there are varied topographies and activities to enjoy. Birdwatching is certainly one of them. There are national parks and reserves protecting habitats and nesting grounds of important bird species. Read on for details and contact Guanacaste Tours for a personalized, and you can observe marine birds...
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Calming pool surrounded by Villas at Pranamar in Santa Teresa. Photo credit Jennifer Harter.

Why should you spend your holidays in Pranamar, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica?

During the holidays, we concern ourselves with preparing the perfect meal, being a graceful host, choosing the ideal presents for each of our loved ones and decorating like a professional. Thanksgiving is around the corner and by the time New Year’s comes around we are exhausted. Break the cycle and escape Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and...
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Prepare your meditation space with objects that inspire you, photo credit #teamsivalya.

Tips from Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat on Meditation

The beautiful oceanfront setting at Pranamar in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, is certainly an inspiring spot to begin a meditation practice. There are endless types of meditation and techniques, the main objective is to quiet your mind, which is easier said than done. As with most things worth doing, practice makes perfect. Be kind to...
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Trogon Lodge in San Gerardo de Dota. Photo credit #trogonlodge.

Costa Rica: Mountain Destinations for Nature Lovers

Pack comfortable walking shoes, long pants, raingear, and a sweater for chilly evenings, and enjoy destinations in Costa Rica where a cup of hot cocoa by the fire in the evening will be the perfect way to relax and relive the mountain experiences of the day. Monteverde Visit the cloud forest while still enjoying breathtaking...
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Bridge over rainforest at Sensoria, photo credit guanacastetourscr.

Immerse yourself in Nature with Guanacaste Tours  

The varied topography of the province of Guanacaste holds natural wonders on its coast, such as the arrivals of turtles en masse, to active volcanoes, to islands where thousands of migratory birds arrive on their journeys north or south. These are a few options of nature immersive experiences offered by Guanacaste Tours.  Land of Senses:...
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¿Por qué nos llamamos Hotel La Amapola?

Uno de los propietarios del Hotel Amapola, al darse los inicios del emprendimiento, recorría sus jardines en busca de inspiración. Los abundantes arbustos llenos de amapolas de diversos colores crecían naturalmente, y decidió llamar así al este proyecto hotelero en la zona de Jacó, Costa Rica. Amapolas comunes en Costa Rica Las amapolas que conocemos...
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Calming pool surrounded by Villas at Pranamar in Santa Teresa. Photo credit Jennifer Harter.

Pranamar Oceanfront Villas in Santa Teresa is the ideal location for a solo vacation

Traveling solo   Solo travel has its own appeal. For one, instead of focusing on your travel companion, you are more open and aware of your surroundings in your new environment. This can lead to situations and conversations you never thought you’d find yourself in. Santa Teresa What once was a small fishing village in...
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Typical neighborhood, selling handmade lanterns and tortillas for Independence Day. Photo credit @vecinosactivoscarpio.

How Ticos Celebrate Costa Rica´s Independence Day

Don´t be startled by marching bands and banging drums, Independence Day is commemorated in Costa Rica on September 15th. Read on and learn how you can join the celebration during one of the country´s most important holidays. History Before its Independence in 1821, Costa Rica was Spanish territory. Guatemala was the regional government for the...
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Variety of birds enjoying the wetlands, photo credit Rancho Humo.

Avistamiento de aves en Rancho Humo en tour tipo safari

¿Estás buscando una actividad educativa inmersa en la Naturaleza para ti y tu familia?  Imagínate a bordo de un Land Rover 4×4 modificado, con sillas altas para mejor visibilidad, observando un paisaje de bosque tropical seco con toda variedad de aves en los humedales.  El Safari Tour de Estancia Rancho Humo te espera en Nicoya....
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Class at Pranamar Villas' Yoga Shala, photo credit pranamarvillas.

All-women’s yoga retreat at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas in Santa Teresa

The setting is the lovely Santa Teresa beach on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, a town known for its golden sunsets, surfing, some of the best dining options in the country, and of course, yoga. Read on and find out why you need to be a part of this all-women’s retreat in February 2018...
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Una escapada al Parque Nacional Carara durante su estadía en el Hotel Amapola

A sólo poco más de una hora de San José y a unos 15 minutos de Jacó, el Parque Nacional Carara en el Cantón de Garabito es una zona protegida que incluye el Río Tárcoles, tiene flora y fauna muy atractiva para quienes lo recorren. Visítalo durante tu próxima estadía en el Hotel Amapola en...
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Waterfall at Rincon de la Vieja National Park, photo credit afortuna2cr.

Commemorate National Park Day in Costa Rica

Protected areas in Costa Rica include national parks, reserves and refuges, mostly government owned but also private. The main objective of this effort which began in 1970, was to protect the biodiversity of the country’s flora and fauna. August 24th is National Park Day in Costa Rica, learn more about the importance of the conservation...
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Starfruit, known as Carambola in Costa Rica. Photo credit @_gastronomics

Tropical Fruit of Costa Rica: Try it during your stay in Santa Teresa at Pranamar

Ask your hosts at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat about these delicious tropical fruits.  These colorful and healthy varieties will be included in recipes, fruit juices and cocktails. Guanábana or Soursop This very large fruit with green skin needs to be harvested carefully due to its large size and soft flesh.  It is part...
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What does the Annexation of Nicoya mean to Costa Rica’s traditions and history?

Explore the area of Nicoya, Guanacaste, and learn about the history and traditions of this region and how they have permeated throughout the country of Costa Rica. The annexation of Guanacaste to Costa Rica from Nicaragua is celebrated in July.   A commemoration of the day in 1824 when the inhabitants of Nicoya voted in favor...
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