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Sloths: Lazy cuties you can spot in Monteverde

Their name in Spanish is “Perezoso” which literally translates to lazy.  Why are sloths one of the must-see animals on most visitors’ lists?  Their furry bodies and seemingly smiling faces have made them popular on the web as well as on television. Lucky for you, El Establo Mountain Hotel in Monteverde is a place where...
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The North Face Endurance Challenge Returns to Costa Rica

Ultra-trail running race The North Face Endurance Challenge Costa Rica happens May 27, 2017 at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin by Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. For its fifth year, the intense ultra-endurance trail running race The North Face Endurance Challenge Costa Rica returns in May to the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica....
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Costa Rica Ocean Trash Goes Vogue in New H&M Conscious Collection

Exclusive clothing collection by H&M is created from Bionic Yarn, made in part from plastic ocean trash collected on beaches in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Plastic ocean trash washing up on the beaches in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is hitting high-fashion runways in the form of the new 2017 Conscious Exclusive Collection by famous clothing...
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Earth Day 2017: Costa Rica Guides World in Environmentalism

This month’s Earth Day on April 22 calls on the world to take positive action for a clean environment. Costa Rica and eco-friendly Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge lead by example in environmentalism and sustainable tourism. Earth Day calls on everyone in the world to take action for a clean, healthy, sustainable environment. Held every April...
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Costa Rica’s Veragua Rainforest embraces Earth Day all year

Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park in Costa Rica shares in the Earth Day 2017 commitment to environmental education every day of the year. Earth Day 2017 focuses on educating the world about environmental protection in its campaign for Environmental and Climate Literacy. “Education is the foundation for progress. We need to build a global citizenry, which...
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3 Top Reasons Expats in Costa Rica Love Atenas Living

What is it about the town of Atenas that leads expats in Costa Rica to relocate here? Location, weather and friendly community. “When we look out at sunrise from our terrace over the beautiful Atenas countryside, we know the meaning of gratitude,” said U.S. expats Michael and Karen Elder about living in Atenas, Costa Rica. “Living...
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Costa Rica wildlife at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

See Costa Rica Wildlife in the Jungle at Nicuesa Lodge

Surrounded by the Piedras Blancas National Park, Golfito National Wildlife Refuge, Corcovado National Park, and gulf of Golfo Dulce, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is one of the best places to see Costa Rica wildlife. There are few places in the world where you can feel like you’ve entered a National Geographic wildlife documentary in person....
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Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure in Costa Rica

Ultimate Costa Rica Rainforest Experience at Veragua Eco-Adventure

In Costa Rica’s Caribbean region, experience the best of the Costa Rica rainforest on a unique eco-friendly tour at Veragua Eco-Adventure Park. Visiting Costa Rica’s Caribbean region for a one-day shore excursion during your cruise? Or traveling to Costa Rica’s Caribbean beaches? While there, you don’t want to miss the ultimate Costa Rica rainforest experience...
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Tourist Trash & Green Practices in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Ever thought about what happens to the trash you leave behind on vacation? Eco-hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica works to help its community offset tourism’s impact with environmental practices. When we go on vacation, we generate trash. It’s not something we generally think about, but it’s true. Wherever we go, we consume...
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USA & Costa Rican Students Share Gift of Friendship & School Supplies

Students in USA give a cross-border Valentine’s Day 2017 gift of much-needed school supplies to 52 schoolchildren in rural Caribbean Costa Rica by Veragua Rainforest. Valentine’s Day in Costa Rica is known as the “Day of Love and Friendship.” And on this Valentine’s Day 2017, students from two schools in the USA shared friendship and...
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The pool with ocean below at Parador Hotel, Manuel Antonio, Central Pacific. Photo credit hotelparadorresortspa.

Take a break from the chilly North American climate and come to Costa Rica

Snowbirds have long been flocking down to tropical Costa Rica to spend their winters, and it might be just the thing for you.  Not just because you’re tired of shoveling snow off your driveway every morning, but because the political climate has you down.  Turn off the news and book a flight to Costa Rica...
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Dare your comfort zone on adventures at Hacienda Guachipelin Costa Rica

Dare to step out of your comfort zone on one-of-a-kind adventure tours at Hacienda Guachipelin in Guanacaste Costa Rica. Living in Costa Rica for nearly two decades, I’ve done dozens of canopy zip line tours. It’s always the same. My pulse races. The back of my neck gets sweaty. My breathing goes shallow. I check...
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Beachfront Suite at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Experience paradise at this Santa Teresa Costa Rica beachfront hotel

The thing I love the most about staying at Hotel Tropico Latino on Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica is that once you turn off the main town road into the hotel, and enter the property, the world fades away and you are in your own private paradise. It is like walking into an enchanted...
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Santa Elena Cloud Forest, photo Wikimedia.

5 plant species to look out for in Monteverde Cloud Forest

Costa Rica is known for its biodiversity, and Monteverde is a destination to birdwatch, to see other wildlife, to have adventurous tours, or to search for plants and flowers travelers don’t get to see at home.  Whatever your expectations are, or if you have none, admiring and taking in these beautiful living organisms will add...
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Yoga and sunsets at Santa Teresa beach, photo credit @nancygoodfellowyoga.

Meditation overlooking the beach during a moonlit night at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat

A full moon meditation overlooking the beach at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat will bring you closer with Nature, a sense of community, and more importantly, a sense of self-awareness. The moon follows an elliptical path around the Earth, closer or farther away from us as it follows its path.  The ocean’s tides are...
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Escape to Jaco Beach for Your Costa Rica Winter Sun Vacation

It’s time to escape winter cold to warm, endless summer in Jacó Beach on a Costa Rica winter sun vacation. As chilly winter weather freezes the north heading into Christmas, you are not alone if you are dreaming about a winter sun holiday in a warm climate. After months of having only a gray sky...
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Why TripAdvisor Helps You Find the Best Hotels in Costa Rica

These days most people check TripAdvisor, Facebook, Yelp or other public forums before booking a hotel, going to a restaurant, or taking a tour. See how TripAdvisor helps you find the best hotels in Costa Rica, and find out what people are saying about Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. When you’re...
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Spectacular sunset view of the Gulf of Nicoya from El Establo Mountain Hotel, Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Why Monteverde Costa Rica should be on your Bucket Lis

Monteverde is in the Tilaran mountain range, about a four-hour drive from the Central Valley.  The cloud forest covers about 180 square miles and it was named one of the seven wonders of Costa Rica.  These are only a few reasons why a trip up this gorgeous mountain is a must on your next visit....
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Go to the Caribbean for Best Bird-Watching in Costa Rica

Some of the world’s best bird-watching is in Costa Rica, especially in the Caribbean region at Veragua Rainforest. Christmas is a special time of year for birdwatchers. Equipped with binoculars, bird guides and checklists, avid birders throughout the Americas brave snow, wind, rain, and even tropical sun, to take part in the annual Christmas Bird...
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Costa Rica added to PGA World Tour for the first time in 2017.

Five Reasons why you should visit Costa Rica in 2017

Eco-friendly destination: Costa Rica managed to run on renewable energy for 76 straight days, and a total of 150 days during 2016.  The goal for 2017 is to add megawatts from wind power, as well as energy from a private solar plant, to work towards improving these numbers.  Costa Rican Christiana Figueres founded and became...
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New hydroponic garden at eco-hotel Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Dine off the land at sustainable Costa Rica eco-lodge, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, with fresh produce from their hydroponic and traditional gardens. A new hydroponic garden is being developed at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in southern Costa Rica to grow more fresh vegetables and herbs for innovative, original meals served at the Costa Rica eco-lodge....
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Top Places to Visit in Costa Rica: Jaco Beach

From being one of the world’s top surfing destinations to its small surf town vibe, Jaco Beach is one of the top places to visit in Costa Rica. The Central Pacific Coast is one of the top places to visit in Costa Rica, and Jacó Beach is at the center of it all. Here the...
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Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica gives helping hand to neighbors

Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park in Costa Rica positively impacts local communities in Costa Rica. A decade ago the three tiny communities of Brisas de Veragua de Limon, Union of the Peje River and Rio Blanco,  in the mountains near the port of Limon on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast, subsisted solely on logging, agriculture, and working...
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Quetzal at Monteverde, Costa Rica, photo courtesy of Rony Castro, naturalist guide at El Establo Mountain Hotel.

Birding at El Establo Mountain Hotel in Monteverde, Costa Rica

If you’re learning more about birding, or already an avid birdwatcher wanting to check a few more species off your list, Monteverde is the place for you. What better place to enjoy this activity than in a tropical cloud forest, where you may combine birding with nightwalks, ziplines through nature, butterfly parks, spa treatments and...
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