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Georgia Atkin

A conversation with Ruth Campbell

Who had the vision that Monteverde could become a mecca for tourists, biologists and conservationists? It took a convergence of fortuitous events for this place to become what it is today, and Ruth Campbell, member of the family who owns El Establo Mountain Hotel, was a part of it from the time she was only a...
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Playa Nicuesa in Costa Rica

Who was Spanish explorer Diego de Nicuesa?

Playa Nicuesa is an unusual name for a beach. The picturesque little cove in the Pacific gulf of Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica takes its name auspiciously from the Spanish conquistador and explorer, Diego de Nicuesa (1464 – 1511). His name further lives on in Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, a beautiful ecotourism and nature...
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Tips for travelling to Costa Rica

Have you ever been to a Spanish speaking country? How about learning a few key phrases before you arrive? Costa Ricans are very friendly and helpful and will try to assist in any way they can, but knowing some of the native language will go a long way towards empathy and communication. Where to eat...
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What to do in Santa Teresa?

Santa Teresa is a beach on the Nicoya Peninsula best know for its beaches and surfing, but what else is there to do there? Activities in the area range from the adventurous to the relaxed.  Renting an ATV  or going on a horseback tour are both good options to explore the beaches, rivers and mountains...
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Quakers and Conservation: Find out how the town of Monteverde was born

This ecotourism jewel in the crown of Costa Rica’s ecotourism portfolio came about due to an interesting convergence of events.  A group of Quakers and pacifists from Alabama who objected to the US’s war efforts came to Costa Rica in the 1940’s mainly inspired by the country’s recent abolition of the army. They searched for an ideal location for their community...
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Yoga instructor Nancy Goodfellow at Pranamar Villas on Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

A talk with Nancy Goodfellow: Yoga teacher, hotelier and lover of life

Nancy co-owns Pranamar Villas, along with her mother, who was the first of the two to discover the natural beauty of Costa Rica.  Native to San Diego, California, Nancy moved to Costa Rica over 20 years ago in search of a simpler life in connection with nature. With the objective of catering to needs of...
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Bird Watchers

Monteverde, the place where birds flock around you

Put aside the playful monkeys, the chewing-gum looking frogs and the fluffy sloths by which Costa Rica is known. Then you’ll learn the country is also a paradise for bird watching enthusiasts. Any web search on that matter will confirm the country as a feathered hotspot. As of 2006, there were at least 812 vouchered...
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Stay In Costa Rica Dream Vacations

Only an hour and a half drive away from San José and 10 minutes before Downtown Jaco, in the exclusive 1,100-acre oceanfront resort Los Sueños in Herradura, located on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast, is Stay In Costa Rica. Stay in Costa Rica is one of the most exclusive and extravagant vacation rentals in the...
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New direct flight between UK and Costa Rica

New direct flight between UK and Costa Rica

For the first time the distinguished airline British Airways will add a new route to its operations between United Kingdom and Costa Rica, which is really positive news for Costa Rica. Costa Rica will be the UK’s first Central American destination, with a new direct flight between London and San Jose starting May 4th, 2016....
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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge bungalow

La magia de Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

La aventura comienza desde el viaje en avioneta, donde se aprecia la tierra perfectamente detallada desde arriba; la erosión de las montañas forman caminos en la tierra como ver enaguas gigantes, los diferentes tonos de verdes en los arboles, los colores cálidos en la tierra con los reflejos del sol. Cuando se vuela sobre la...
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National Geographic Flag

The National Geographic Flag in Manatus Hotel

This is the only hotel in Central America that displays this special flag with a lot of pride. It was given due to the participation in the research to protect the manatees in Tortuguero, Costa Rica. This project was managed by National Geographic’s researchers back in the ’90s.  And they stayed and took the premises as...
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Le Caméléon 5th Anniversary.

Le Caméléon 5th Anniversary.

We are thrilled to celebrate 5 years of vacations with you! 25% off in Superior Room 20% off for all the other Rooms And suites Additional person $30 + tax per night (not available for superior Rooms) Maximum two guests per room Until May, 2014
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Hacienda Guachipelin offers

Season Special in Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín

Costa Rica Travel Deals in Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín Season Special May, June September & October 2014 Special
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Your Costa Rica Vacation Is A Matter of Taste

Costa Rica is an amazing country with lush mountains, dense rain forests, pristine beaches and wild rivers, which make this country the ultimate paradise. Who wouldn’t like to be at a place where you can breathe fresh air secluded in a warm place with a perfect view to the beach? This beautiful country of Central...
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It´s 5:04 p.m. at Monteverde – What to Do with the Family?

Starting at 5:45 p.m. every day the real Cloud Forest’s biodiversity will capture you, the Night Walk at El Establo Mountain Hotel is an unique tour that your family must do on your vacation. Lead by experienced guides who respect and conserve the beautiful wilderness, you will be amazed by everything you will know by...
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Love Like Lava

Give a new meaning to love Every time you look for a romantic getaway things could get complicated or you could feel misunderstood, just like any relationship. We are not specialists in matter of love but, we know a special place close to Rincon de la Vieja – one of the most amazing volcanoes in...
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OFERTA TEMPORADA VERDE 4 X 3

OFERTA TEMPORADA VERDE 4 X 3

PLAYA NICUESA RAINFOREST LODGE Golfo Dulce, Pacífico Sur, Golfito, Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica OFERTA TEMPORADA VERDE 4 X 3 EN CUALQUIER CATEGORÍA DE HABITACIÓN PAGUE TRES NOCHES Y DISFRUTE DE LA CUARTA TOTALMENTE GRATIS Un Lodge prístino, único, exclusivo, que abraza la conservación y la armonía con la naturaleza ofreciendo la mezcla perfecta de confort...
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Enchanting Hotels Map

Where are Located our Enchanting Hotels?

We are a collection of small, charming, exclusive and boutique-style romantic hotels and lodges in Costa Rica, each featuring its own original character and style – special, different, with first class services conceived for a demanding upscale tourist. Where are Located Our Enchanting Hotels?
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Descuento 30% Cristal Ballena Resort

Oferta Especial en Cristal Ballena Resort

Oferta especial para sus vacaciones en Costa Rica hospedándose en el Hotel Cristal Ballena.
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ofertas de temporada verde

Ofertas de Temporada Verde

Ofertas de temporada verde para sus vacaciones en Costa Rica en los Enchanting Hotels Collection.
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Summer Getaway Packages

Amazing Yoga Vacation Packages in Santa Teresa Costa Rica. VALID: July 5th through August 8th, 2014
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Jaguar at Corcovado

Guided visits at Corcovado National Park

If you want to visit Corcovado National Park now it must be with a local guide expert accredited by the office of the protected area.  As the Osa Peninsula Conservation Area informed, this measure entered into force in February 1st. “By its topography, scenic beauty, extreme adventure and degree of difficulty, its trails are class...
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