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Natural spa products so fresh you can eat them!

You’ll feel great on the outside and inside with natural spa products made from fresh ingredients at Hotel Tropico Latino’s Yoga & Spa Natural. Article by Shannon Farley There’s a lot of talk about natural ingredients in skincare products. People these days want organic products free of man-made chemicals. You can’t get more natural than...
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Pure Places on Earth: Corcovado, Piedras Blancas and the Osa Peninsula

Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park is named one of the most spectacular in the world. Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is your gateway to visiting Corcovado National Park, Piedras Blancas National Park and the Osa Peninsula. Article by Shannon Farley Long renowned by National Geographic as “the most biologically intense area in the world when it comes...
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Newly Revamped Simbiosis Spa Reopens at Rincon de la Vieja

Relax and rejuvenate at the newly revamped Simbiosis Spa now open at Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincon de la Vieja in Costa Rica. Article by Shannon Farley Scenically set amid the Guanacaste dry tropical forest along the banks of the bubbling Colorado River, the Simbiosis Spa in Costa Rica is the perfect relaxing space to feel...
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Costa Rican kids get needed school supplies from Veragua Rainforest

Veragua Rainforest and EcoTeach Travel make a difference for rural elementary schoolchildren in Costa Rica by gifting needed school supplies to start the new school year. Article by Shannon Farley  For the second consecutive year, the Veragua Foundation for Education & Rainforest Research in Costa Rica along with EcoTeach Foundation and EcoTeach Travel in the...
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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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San José, Costa Rica: a 2018 Top Destination on the rise by TripAdvisor

This year, San José, the capital of Costa Rica, was ranked 6th of the World’s Top Destinations “on the rise”, announced by the travel site Tripadvisor and according to the 2018 Travelers’ Choice awards. San José is the only city in Latin America that appears on the list. Article by Tamara Rivera.
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Majestic waterfalls to visit during your stay in Guanacaste

  Waterfalls are known for being one of the most beautiful phenomenons of nature. They are commonly formed in the upper part of a river in steep mountains, and even though Guanacaste is known for its flat terrain, there are some areas with canyons that have created beautiful waterfalls. Some of them are very well...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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