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Shannon Farley
Chef Randy Siles at Hotel Tropico Latino in Costa Rica

Eco-friendly Eating Meets Avant-Garde Cuisine in Santa Teresa

All-natural and eco-friendly eating meets cutting-edge, innovative cuisine in a sustainable way at Hotel Tropico Latino on Costa Rica’s Santa Teresa Beach. Article by Shannon Farley A healthy lifestyle goes hand-in-hand with all-natural and eco-friendly eating. The key to a healthy diet is simply putting natural things into our bodies. One of Costa Rica’s top...
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Osa Peninsula is Key Site for Jaguar Conservation in Costa Rica

Conservationists and ecotourism businesses in the Osa Peninsula region have launched a new program for jaguar conservation in Costa Rica. Article by Shannon Farley The wild and remote Osa Peninsula region in southern Costa Rica is one of 90 Jaguar Conservation Sites in the world. It is currently the most important place for jaguar conservation...
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Snorkeling in Costa Rica

Golfo Dulce is the place to go snorkeling in Costa Rica

Thanks to its warm, clear water and abundant marine life, the gulf of Golfo Dulce is definitely the place to go snorkeling in Costa Rica. Article by Shannon Farley When you’re in a place like the Osa Peninsula region of Costa Rica, it’s easy to focus on only the magnificent rainforest jungle and the famous...
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Santa Teresa named one of the world’s best beaches for 2018

Make your summer beach vacation spectacular this year at one of the world’s best beaches – Santa Teresa in Costa Rica. Article by Shannon Farley Dreaming of sparkling white sand beaches, blue tropical sea, and the sound of waves crashing on the shore? We have just the travel inspiration for your next beach vacation. For...
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How to get to Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica?

How to get to Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica and Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is easy with nearly two dozen international flights arriving to the Liberia International Airport. Article by Shannon Farley The Guanacaste region is one of Costa Rica’s most popular vacation destinations – and with good reason. Its spectacular beaches, steaming volcanoes, majestic waterfalls, wildlife-rich...
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Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

9 Fabulous Health Benefits of Being near the Ocean

Now you have the perfect excuse for that beach vacation! Discover the fabulous health benefits of being near the ocean, and book your trip today. Article by Shannon Farley Spending time by the ocean is pretty good for your wellbeing, as it turns out. Research finds that there are multiple health benefits of being near...
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Butterfly Veragua Rainforest

New Species of Butterflies in Costa Rica Discovered in Veragua Rainforest

More than five new species of butterflies in Costa Rica have been discovered by the Veragua Foundation for Rainforest Research. Support their scientific research by visiting the Veragua Eco-Adventure Park. Article by Shannon Farley Butterflies in Costa Rica are a common sight. From the electric blue Morpho to delicate Glass Wing butterflies, seeing butterflies in...
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When is the Best Time to Travel to Costa Rica?

When is the best time to travel to Costa Rica? Well, that all depends on what you’re looking for. See our quick calendar guide for when and where to go. Article by Shannon Farley Just a few hours’ travel from most of the United States and easily accessible from Europe and Canada thanks to nearly...
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Manuel Antonio National Park

Why Manuel Antonio National Park Should Be on Your Costa Rica Travel List

Loaded with nature, wildlife, breathtaking gorgeous beaches and lush jungle, Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica just might be heaven on earth. Article by Shannon Farley Pure heaven. With its lush jungle, rugged coastline, picture-perfect white-sand beaches, turquoise coves, and incredible wildlife – it’s no wonder that Manuel Antonio National Park is one of...
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Make 2018 your best year ever with a healthy Costa Rica vacation

Make 2018 your year to get healthy, take care of yourself, make new friends, take up a hobby, and be a better person. Get going with it all on a healthy Costa Rica vacation at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa! Article by Shannon Farley The turn of a new year brings the opportunity to...
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5 Ways to Get Closer to Nature in 2018

Looking for ways to get closer to nature this year? Really go for it on a nature vacation in Costa Rica at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge! Article by Shannon Farley Spend any time in nature and you’ll probably notice that you feel happier. Of course, that also depends on the kind of nature you like....
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New Year 2018

8 Ways to Be Certain You Achieve Your Goals in 2018

Want to get healthier, travel, be more connected and feel great for your goals in 2018? Make 2018 a year to remember on a yoga vacation or yoga retreat in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica at Pranamar Villas. Article by Shannon Farley As we embark on a new year, if you’re like most people, you’ve been thinking...
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Cowboys and Volcanoes – the Fascinating History of Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

The rising popularity of a remote volcano and Costa Rica’s ranching traditions merge in the fascinating history of Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. Article by Shannon Farley Costa Rica’s Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in 1982 was a wild place. Only 9 years prior, the largest volcano in the Guanacaste province had been declared the country’s eighth...
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Get to Know the Staff at Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Meet the staff at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge responsible for your delicious meals while on vacation in Costa Rica. Article by Shannon Farley Nothing says hospitality like the staff that makes your hotel visit a memorable experience. That’s certainly true of the kitchen staff at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica. These men and...
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Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin Celebrates the Best of 2017

It was a year of big happenings and enduring memories. Find out what happened at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Costa Rica in 2017. Article by Shannon Farley 2017 was a big year at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Costa Rica. New additions, added tours, anniversaries and big events; and through it all guests gave high praise...
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Santa Teresa Resort Now Offers Luxury Glamping in Costa Rica

Luxury glamping in Costa Rica now available on Santa Teresa Beach at Hotel Tropico Latino – an extraordinary experience in a tropical paradise. Article by Shannon Farley The way people like to travel has changed. They no longer want a generic, one-size-fits-all vacation. People want to explore the world on their own terms, and that...
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Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica

Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica inspires cutting-edge biomimicry product design

Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica uses biomimicry seminars with Veritas University to inspire innovative, sustainable product design development. Article by Shannon Farley Did you know that NASA engineered a new kind of adhesive based on gecko feet? Or that the Shinkansen Bullet Train in Japan corrected a design problem by remodeling the front-end of the...
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Tropico Latino Hotel culinary team

Costa Rican cuisine with global seasoning highlights Tropico Latino Hotel

Chef Randy Siles travels the world looking for new culinary experiences to bring home to Tropico Latino Hotel in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Article by Shannon Farley Most people when they travel like to bring home souvenirs. In the case of Chef Randy Siles Leandro, he tours the world to bring back “culinary keepsakes” to...
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Find your bliss at the newest luxury boutique hotel in Costa Rica

Three Sixty Boutique Hotel in Ojochal hits the stage in January 2018 as the newest luxury boutique hotel in Costa Rica –– an exotic paradise certain to turn your head. Article by Shannon Farley Starting in January 2018, the newest luxury boutique hotel in Costa Rica – Three Sixty Boutique Hotel in Ojochal – will...
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Disposable plastic

Costa Rica joins global fight to eliminate disposable plastic

Join the global movement to eliminate disposable plastic along with Costa Rica and Costa Rican tourism businesses like Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. Article by Shannon Farley Costa Rican businesses and the Costa Rican government have pledged this year to eliminate disposable plastic use in the country. Known as the natural and adventure gem of Central...
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I’m Dreaming of … Christmas in Costa Rica

It may not be your typical winter wonderland, yet Christmas in Costa Rica is definitely fun and festive. The holidays seem happier under bright sun and blue skies! Article by Shannon Farley As chilly winter weather frosts the United States, Canada and Europe, you are not alone if you are dreaming about a sunny tropical...
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Fun times at Jaco Beach casinos

One of the best Jaco Beach casinos is at Hotel Amapola, offering a low-key, safe and comfortable modern gaming facility in Costa Rica. Article by Shannon Farley Costa Rica is not a Las Vegas, or even a Monte Carlo. Most people visit Costa Rica for the exotic nature, dazzling beaches and impressive rainforest. But if...
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Best Costa Rica Family Vacation in the Rainforest

Looking for an extraordinary Costa Rica family vacation? Enjoy the best of Costa Rica at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. Looking for a Costa Rica family vacation that is not your typical all-inclusive resort? A vacation where you can enjoy adventure, nature, and real authentic experiences? That lets you have that quality family time together that...
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Why should you do a volcanic mud bath?

What is it about volcanic mud baths that is so good for you? Go for the experience at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin by Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Costa Rica. Who would have thought that smothering yourself all over with thick gray mud would be a good thing? What is it about volcanic mud baths...
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