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Ecotourism

4 Iconic Places in Costa Rica You Must Visit in Guanacaste

If you like to adventure, then these iconic places in Costa Rica need to be on your travel list. See the top iconic places to visit in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. From the towering Rincon de la Vieja Volcano to an endless horizon of water birds during migration season in Palo Verde National Park, here are...
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Sustainable Tourism at its best in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Tourists from all over the world come to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica to enjoy the spectacular beaches, lush jungle and warm tropical climate. Santa Teresa beachfront hotel Tropico Latino operates as a sustainable tourism business to keep its beautiful setting as pristine as possible. Your travel choices do make a difference in the world. Join...
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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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sustainable tourism in costa rica

What does sustainable tourism really mean? Costa Rica leads the way.

The United Nations has declared 2017 the “International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development” and this year’s World Tourism Day 2017 on Sept. 27 also promotes sustainable tourism. But what does sustainable tourism really mean? Costa Rica knows a thing or two about sustainability, being a world leader in pioneering eco-tourism. That’s why the UN elected...
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Costa Rica rainforest

New educational programs in Costa Rica focus on climate change

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey that left a wake of destruction across eastern Caribbean islands, Texas, Florida and at least a half-dozen other U.S. states, climate change is on everyone’s minds. Climate change is one of the biggest concerns and challenges facing the world today. Fluctuations to the planet’s temperature and rainfall,...
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Costa Rican Cuisine Hits International Foodie Scene

Santa Teresa chef Randy Siles at Hotel Tropico Latino shows off the new style of sustainable Costa Rican cuisine to the world. Costa Rica is popular worldwide as an adventure, nature and eco-tourism destination. Lately, there is also a rich foodie culture spreading across this top vacation spot. In one of the Blue Zones of...
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Butterfly Morpho at Veragua Rainforest

See amazing butterfly species in Costa Rica at Veragua Rainforest

Butterflies are one of the more plentiful species of wildlife in Costa Rica. Approximately 17,500 species of butterflies exist in the world, according to the Smithsonian Institute. Of those, there are about 1,251 butterfly types in Costa Rica and at least 8,000 moths.
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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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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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nature vacations in costa rica

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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Frog Diane's bare-hearted glass frog (Hyalinobatrachium-dianae), image by Brian Kubicki

Discover Fascinating Frog Research in Costa Rica at Veragua Rainforest

Frog research in Costa Rica helps track climate change and conserves rainforests. Find out more on the one day tour at Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park in Caribbean Costa Rica. The thing that is so fascinating about frogs is how many different characteristics they have and the variety of species. And new species of frogs are...
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Raw Botanicals Costa Rican natural bath products

Committed to Sustainability … even our Costa Rican natural bath products!

Sustainability and being good to the planet mean everything to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, even down to their incredible Costa Rican natural bath products by Raw Botanicals. If you have stayed at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica, you’ll remember the delicious smells of their banana hair conditioner, ylang-ylang shampoo, and papaya tangerine body...
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Costa Rica: The Surfing Spots You Can’t Miss Out On

With over 300 white, golden and gray sandy beaches, warm water all year round, steady winds and some 750 miles (1,200 km) of coastline, Costa Rica is a surfing mecca and one of the best places in the world where beginners can learn to surf.  Costa Rica means ‘rich coast,’ and its delicious cuisine, vibrant nightlife and...
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Summer vacation in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Don’t miss the unbelievable savings on vacations to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Get unbeatable summer vacation deals in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica with big savings on rates at Hotel Tropico Latino. Now is the time to visit Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Take advantage of big savings at beachfront Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa of up to 40% off room rates in July and August, and 30%...
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Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

Keeping the beaches of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica clean

Hotel Tropico Latino hopes to inspire Santa Teresa businesses to join them in regular monthly cleanups to keep Santa Teresa beaches trash free. Hotel Tropico Latino wants to ignite a movement to keep the beaches of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica clean. They propose that all Santa Teresa businesses unite together to donate an hour of...
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Veragua Rainforest frog Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s Frogs Play Key Role in Climate Change

Costa Rican biologists at Veragua Rainforest are using climate change studies on frogs to help Costa Rica reduce global warming and prevent catastrophic climate change. Climate change is one of the biggest dangers and challenges facing the world today. While the world’s nations race to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, studies show that tropical forests could...
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Nature vacations in Costa Rica

Nature vacations in Costa Rica this summer

Keep World Environment Day alive. Connect with nature on vacation in Costa Rica and be kind to the planet at eco-friendly Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. It’s summer. Time to be outside enjoying everything nature has to offer us. Time for a vacation where you can disconnect in nature and slow down from the fast pace of...
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Dolphins in Golfo Dulce Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s marine protected areas help save world oceans

Costa Rica just expanded its ocean conservation to protect 15% of its marine territory. You can experience one of Costa Rica’s most pristine ocean habitats in the gulf of Golfo Dulce. In honor of World Oceans Day 2017, Costa Rica this month has expanded its protected seas and pledged to fight marine pollution in the...
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Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin Enchanting Hotels Costa Rica

The best Costa Rica hotels are Enchanting Hotels Costa Rica

Enchanting Hotels Costa Rica celebrates 10 years of the finest extraordinary hotels in the best Costa Rica vacation destinations, like Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Offering unforgettable travel experiences with exceptional charm and service, Enchanting Hotels Costa Rica celebrates 10 years of excellence in hotels in Costa Rica in 2017. The...
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Yoga at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Make this exotic Costa Rica paradise your next group retreat destination

From yoga retreats to creativity workshops, award-winning eco-lodge Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica is your ideal group retreat destination in paradise. Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in southern Costa Rica is a perfect choice for your next group retreat. The stunning tropical escape is located in the gorgeous, wild Osa Peninsula – Golfo Dulce...
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Tiger Frog at Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica Caribbean

Unique Costa Rica Caribbean nature and climate will surprise you

Totally different weather patterns from the rest of the country have made the Costa Rica Caribbean region unique for plants and animals. Explore this special ecosystem on a tour at Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park. In nearly all travel guides for Costa Rica you will read that the country has two main seasons: dry season (also...
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Tiki Bar at sunset. Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat.

Visit the Tiki Bar at Pranamar Villas for Cocktails on the beach and more

The Tiki Bar at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat offers exotic tropical versions of your favorites: Sangrias, Margaritas and Mojitos mixed with mangoes, passion fruit or pineapple in a relaxed, open atmosphere.  Relaxed Atmosphere The vibe in Santa Teresa beach is very laid back, and guests and non-guests of the Villas are welcome.  No...
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Valeria Giacomelli, one of the yoga instructors at El Establo Mountain Hotel.

El Establo Mountain Hotel in Monteverde now features a Yoga Deck

One of the reasons yoga is here to stay and not a passing fad is its accessibility. It can be done by everyone, any age, any fitness level.  Loyal followers of the practice will tell you not only about the physical benefits of the practice, but helping them find inner peace as well.  Now add...
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