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Best place to stay at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

Planning to visit Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Costa Rica? Find out what it’s like at the best place to stay at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano – Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. Article by Shannon Farley When making hotel reservations, most people want to know what the hotel is like before they make their final...
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The perfect romantic holiday destination in Costa Rica

For Valentine’s Day, your honeymoon or a romantic holiday, Costa Rica offers the ultimate in romance. Combine beach and rainforest for your romantic holiday at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. Article by Shannon Farley When you want a little “just you and me” time with your love, treat yourself to a romantic holiday in beautiful Costa...
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Rainy season beach vacations are the best

Article by Shannon Farley A rainy day at the beach is always better than a sunny day at the office. Why? Because you’re at the beach! Which means you’re on vacation and NOT working. Rainy season can be the best time of the year to take a beach vacation. It’s especially good if that beach...
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It’s Time to Log Off on a Digital Detox Vacation in Costa Rica

It’s time to disconnect to reconnect and reclaim your life on a digital detox vacation in Costa Rica at Nicuesa Lodge. Article by Shannon Farley By the very definition that this is a blog means that you are reading this article online. You’re probably using a smartphone – or, at the very least, your phone...
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Best healthy snacks for an active lifestyle

Pranamar Villas prides itself on their healthy snacks like fresh juices and smoothies. Check out their fresh, healthy menu on a visit to Santa Teresa! Article by Shannon Farley It’s pretty easy to get motivated to be healthy in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Especially at the yoga hotel Pranamar Oceanfront Villas. Warm sunshine, endless ocean,...
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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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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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Tips from Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat on Meditation

The beautiful oceanfront setting at Pranamar in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, is certainly an inspiring spot to begin a meditation practice. There are endless types of meditation and techniques, the main objective is to quiet your mind, which is easier said than done. As with most things worth doing, practice makes perfect. Be kind to...
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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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5 Favorite Places Where to Eat in Jaco, Costa Rica

Want to know where to eat in Jaco, Costa Rica? Get hooked up with these five eateries that are a favorite with locals. Jaco Beach in Costa Rica is hands-down the most favorite beach closest to the capital city of San Jose and the Central Valley. The fun-loving beach town is made for easy vacations...
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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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6 Fun Things to Do on Your Family Vacation in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

An easy flight from the U.S., Canada and Europe, the safe destination of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is a great place for your family vacation. Costa Rica is always a favorite destination for family vacations. It has a reputation for being safe, and there are plenty of direct flights from the U.S., Canada and Europe....
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Why you should visit Costa Rica during its Green Season

The rains are starting in Costa Rica, and the vegetation comes alive, becoming even more lush and verdant.  Certainly, some travelers feel weary about taking a holiday during the rainy season, known as the “Green Season”.  There are plenty of reasons to venture here May through November.  It´s less crowded and busy, you can get...
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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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Be on the lookout for these five animals in Costa Rica

  Costa Rica has done a good job of protecting areas where flora and fauna can flourish.  Here are some animals to seek out which are fun to observe and will provide great bragging rights upon your return. Sloths These slow-moving cuties have faces that make them look like they are always smiling.  They can...
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Nancy Goodfellow yoga lunge on Santa Teresa beach, photo credit nancygoodfellow108.

Get your body surfing fit before your lessons in Costa Rica

If you are already in tip top shape, you will probably be able to tackle the physical demands of paddling out on the water, catching a wave and the balance and leg strength to stand on the board.  Why not help your body prepare for the very enjoyable, yet very physically demanding sport of surfing...
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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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Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat offers romantic meals on the beach

Santa Teresa beach on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is becoming a well-known foodie destination.  Luciano Riotti, the chef at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat specializes in using fresh local ingredients to create spectacular healthy dining experiences.  Their Tiki Bar allows you to have lunch, a snack, drinks or an early dinner even...
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Learning Spanish for Living in Costa Rica

If you plan on living in Costa Rica, it’s best to learn Spanish to be able to converse with locals and enrich your experience. Learn Spanish in Atenas, Costa Rica at Su Espacio. When you travel to other countries, being able to converse with the local population opens up worlds of opportunities and experiences you...
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Meals at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Fresh, healthy & delicious dining at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

One of the most frequently asked questions when planning a vacation to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica is: What are the meals like? Given Nicuesa Lodge’s remote location in southern Costa Rica by the Osa Peninsula, this is an important question. Everyone wants to know what they are going to eat! At Nicuesa...
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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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Stretching before surf lessons, Pranamar Oceanfront Villas. Ohoto credit pranamarvillas.

A new you in the new year, 12 steps – Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

  Start working on these steps by traveling to Costa Rica and enjoying what at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat.  You can pretty much knock off all these items during one trip and reset your life into a happier, fulfilling and positive place. Connect with others. Look people in the eye, listen, smile, be...
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Helpful Tips for Mountain Biking in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Whether you want an extreme 100-mile race or an easy singletrack trail, mountain biking in Guanacaste is some of the best in Costa Rica, especially by Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Costa Rica is known around the world for superb mountain biking. Earlier this month, hundreds of international riders competed in the 24th annual La...
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Visit Costa Rica as your next culinary destination

What does the new Costa Rican cuisine look like? If Chef Randy Siles is any indication, its innovative, eco-friendly and socially conscious.  He took a recipe handed down from Colonial times, “Arroz con Leche” or Rice Pudding, and turned it into “Tico Crème Brulee Rice Cream”, served with different fresh tropical fruit like pineapple, passion...
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