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Shannon Farley

Arenal-Fortuna: the absolute destination in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica you can find a big number of places to visit, those are usually divided by tourist regions; among the most popular can be found Monteverde, Manuel Antonio and La Fortuna. This time let´s focus on La Fortuna – Arenal area. The history of the area began around the 1930´s, when the first...
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Summer adventure in Costa Rica!

Teen camps are very popular among different countries around the world. They usually take place during summer time, which is the longest school break of the year in many places. These camps are supervised programs either for children or teenagers, where different activities such as hiking, canyoning and campfires take place.The main objective of these...
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Body and mind in balance: Yoga!

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years by many people around the world. Etymologically Yoga means union, trying to connect the absolute principle with the conscience. Yoga is an empirical science that helps to purifies body and mind giving a number of benefits, providing a balance on the physical and mental conditions of people....
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Passion for football!!

People in Costa Rica love football!! This is not just a phrase; actually it has been a passion of crowds for many years. From the local championships to the international events like the CONCACAF Gold Cup, all are follow by many Costa Ricans, cheering Costa Rica´s team or just enjoying the adrenaline and passion that...
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More adventure in Costa Rica!!

Canyoning also known as canyoneering mainly in the U.S, is an outdoor activity that consists in going down the canyons using different techniques such as hiking, swimming, abseiling, climbing and scrambling. The ideals canyons for canyoning are often cut into the bedrock stone, forming narrow gorges with numerous drops, sculpted walls and in some cases...
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A top wedding destination: Costa Rica!!

Costa Rica is a very popular touristic destination within the Americas and the world. During the past few years it has been gaining important spots in different markets, thanks to all the richness and beauty offered by the country. This popularity has increased in specific markets, for example, the weddings and honeymoon tourism, which is...
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Biodiversity in Costa Rica: Birds!!

Costa Rica is such as small country in size, but very big and rich in nature, fact that has been proved and experienced by nature lovers from over the world, over and over again. The large range of species of both flora and fauna, gives the real essence and charm to this beautiful country. If...
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Rafting: An unforgettable adventure!!

White water rafting is an adventurous activity that uses inflatable rafts to pass through the river, which is practiced on white water or different degrees of rough water, producing excitement and adrenaline on the passengers. This activity is called a leisure sport, and nowadays important events are being held all around the world in order...
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A historical jewel: National Theatre

San Jose downtown is a city full of contrasts, with the regular hustle of a capital city, it stills keeping a unique essence on its surroundings. The top attractions within the area are mainly based in cultural activities, like museums, theatres and historical architecture. And is actually the historical and cultural richness what brings visitors...
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A dream beach destination!!

Costa Rica’s tropical paradise gives a large range of options to enjoy and get immersed in an unforgettable experience, staying out of the typical tourist traps. Trying to find off the beaten track beach destinations, Santa Teresa beach came to my mind. Unlike most other beach towns in the country, this town has the charm...
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Rafting Championship at Pacuare River

In October will be held the World Rafting Championship in Costa Rica. This event will take place at Pacuare river, one of the top ten rivers to white water raft in the world!! Explornatura is proudly sponsoring the activity. This event will be full of adrenaline and adventure, autentic characteristics of this amazing river. Check...
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A nice getaway: Turrialba Volcano!!

Volcanoes can be defined scientifically as fissures on the surface (usually in a mountainous form) with a magma chamber attached to the mantle of a planet, periodically erupting forth lava and volcanic gases onto the surface. However, they are much more than just geological formations. They are part of beautiful scenarios and landscapes throughout the...
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Yoga Retreat!!

A good amount of relaxation at the beach!!! Great package for the yoga enthusiast! Yoga classes in the oceanfront deck surrounded by lush tropical gardens… You can spend your days diving into your yoga practice, enjoying the spa, or just swaying in the breeze in one of our hammocks. Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa beach!!!
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Nature´s Lovers Paradise!

As I have been talking on previous posts, Costa Rica is a country full of nature and biodiversity. If we start counting the number of attractive and natural resources within its area, the list would none finish. From volcanoes and beaches to rainforests and rivers, plus the number of habitats for thousands of flora and...
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Things to do near San Jose!

Following the last topic about San Jose, regarding things to do in the area, the following list gives a detail description on different activities within the Central Valley: • Lankester Gardens: This place has a world class orquids collection of nearly a thousand varieties. You can enjoy all the varieties of orchids, bromeliads, cacti and...
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Getting to Turrialba!

Turrialba is a beautiful town located around one hour and 30 minutes from San Jose. Is a city in the province of Cartago, which has been developing in different areas, one of which is tourism, thanks to its many natural attractions. Because of this, during the past years the number of tourists visiting the area...
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Surfing in Paradise!

During the past few years Costa Rica has become one of the world´s top surf destinations, is has been called ¨The Hawai of Latin American surfing¨. This position has been gained for many reasons, like warm water, consistent year round surf, affordable prices, easy access to breaks, over 700 miles of coastline, both Pacific and...
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Rancho Humo, natural experience

Rancho Humo, Natural Experience Protected and Nature Conservancy Reserve in Guanacaste Costa Rica. Rancho Humo is a private reserve of 2640 acres located at the heart of a major conservation area, which includes Palo Verde National Park. Here you can experience numerous ecosystems: mangrove, wetlands, dry tropical rainforest, pastures, a large variety of flora and...
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Hotel Tropico Latino

Relaxation is the word to describe Tropico latino, yoga, spa, amazing beach and stunning surroundings!! Just take a look to this journey… Hotel trópico Latino Slideshow: Hotel’s trip from Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica to Santa Teresa was created by TripAdvisor. 
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San Jose, a small look!

San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica, a city with history, that has been changing throughout the years, whether for good or for bad. Leaving aside the reasons why the city is considered unpleasant and unsafe, this place has several points in its favor, and its never late to stand them out. As any...
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Culture and art all around Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a well known country, for its diversity in flora and fauna, ecotourism and sustainability, everything in the same equation. However, there are a number of characteristics that   might not be signature features in a global level, but are important elements of the real Costa Rica, which open a big amount of options to...
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Rafting at Pacuare river

Pacuare river offers you class III and IV rapids along with a breathtaking scenary of Costa Rica and a variety of tropical flora and fauna!! Rafting combines the adrenaline and adventure all in one tour!! Explornatura will give you all of this, what are you waiting for!!
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Adventure and nature in one word: Pacuare!

The Pacuare river is one of the most important rivers in Costa Rica, with approximately 108 km long, it is originated in “Cordillera de Talamanca”. Surrounded by a rainforest that housed a variety of exotic animals such as jaguars, monkeys and a very large number of birds. This river is divided in different sections, each...
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Costa Rica´s National Stadium Big Opening

The National Stadium has been a really important piece in the history of Costa Rica, not only in the sports, but in other areas such as culture, politics and society. Originally founded in 1924, popularly known as “La tacita de plata”, this place housed some of the highlights of Costa Rican football, as well as...
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