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Atenas Costa Rica Living

8 Planning tips for building a home in Costa Rica

You’ve bought a beautiful property and now you’re building a home in Costa Rica. Maybe you’re planning to retire in Costa Rica or simply have a Costa Rica vacation home. The beginning stage of construction is the time for planning ahead for all of the features you would like in your new home – music...
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Casa Cedro, Portasol eco-community in Costa Rica

How to find affordable vacations in Costa Rica

A colleague of mine and I both traveled out of Costa Rica for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. He to Western Europe and I to the western United States. What we both found when people learned we lived in Costa Rica was surprising. Everyone said they either loved visiting Costa Rica or wanted to...
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Carnaval Puntarenas Costa Rica

Costa Rica festivals season 2016 begins!

It’s the New Year, and that means it’s party time in Costa Rica! Kicking off with the Christmas holidays, the Costa Rica festivals season sashays into full swing in January and keeps you two-stepping to April. Costa Ricans are known for their gregarious, fun-loving style; get bit by the bug when the country celebrates its...
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Conchal Beach Guanacaste Costa Rica

Guide to unforgettable Guanacaste Costa Rica beaches

The North Pacific Coast of Guanacaste, Costa Rica is known for its unforgettable beautiful beaches of white, gold, gray, black and even pink sand. Guanacaste Costa Rica beaches are preferred vacation destinations, having the sunniest climate in all of Costa Rica.
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Beach at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Your Christmas vacation in Costa Rica at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

If you are lucky, you will be spending your Christmas vacation in Costa Rica on an amazing tropical beach alongside the incredible Costa Rica rainforest at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. To help get you in the holiday spirit, here are some of the fun activities the Nicuesa Lodge staff has planned for you. There will...
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Costa Rica wildlife, coati

8 Tips to Spot Rainforest Wildlife in Costa Rica

The thrill of seeing a wild animal in its natural habitat, even if only for a moment, is unparalleled. Some animals are very nice and often stick around for a while – like monkeys. Others are so fast – wild cats, for example – that many times you’re not sure if you saw it or...
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Nature Air Costa Rica

Getting to the Costa Rica Caribbean Coast the easy way

While the drive from Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose to the Caribbean Coast beach towns of Limon, Cahuita and Puerto Viejo is very pretty driving through Braulio Carrillo National Park, and over the Sucio, Reventazon and Pacuare rivers, there is a much easier way to get to Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. Fly! It...
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Family vacation Costa Rica

Costa Rica family vacations are easy with vacation rentals

According to a top travel site, there are still travel deals to be found on flights for Thanksgiving and Christmas vacations. And with now 70 connections from destinations in North and South America and Europe, Costa Rica should be an easy choice for your family vacation. Three airlines just inaugurated new routes to Costa Rica last...
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Restaurant Gelly's Atenas Costa Rica

Guide to Restaurants in Atenas Costa Rica

Here is a sampling of some of the favorite restaurants in Atenas, Costa Rica – frequented both by native Costa Ricans and foreign residents. Although it is a small town, Atenas has a great number of restaurants to enjoy. So this is definitely not a comprehensive list, and there are many more restaurants, fast food...
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Laggus Restaurant at El Establo Hotel in Monteverde Costa Rica

Enjoy two best restaurants in Monteverde Costa Rica at Hotel El Establo

One of the great aspects about visiting the famous cloud forest in Monteverde, Costa Rica, is all of the fantastic restaurants in the area. Whether it is because so many international residents from all over the world live here, or that Monteverde is a popular tourism destination in Costa Rica, the result is the same...
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Hacienda Guachipelin restaurant grilled tilapia in avocado sauce

Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin rescues Costa Rica food traditions

Wouldn’t it be nice to dine in a restaurant that only served freshly-made meals made with locally-sourced ingredients, vegetables picked that same day, sauces that didn’t come from a jar or can, bread hot out of the oven, juices that only a moment ago were whole fruit, and desserts loving crafted by an on-site pastry...
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Things to do in El Establo Mountain Hotel

With this infographic you can read more about El Establo Mountain Hotel tours, restaurants and spa. Learn about the things to do in Monteverde, Costa Rica
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Hotel Tropico Latino restaurant cuisine

Dining in Santa Teresa Costa Rica never looked so good!

Dining is avant-garde at the Shambala Restaurant at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Now, the restaurant section of the Hotel Tropico Latino website matches the creativity coming out of the kitchen. Large high-density images flow across the top of the restaurant webpage. Caution: the images of sample dishes may induce drooling. Photographed...
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Eco friendly travel

10 Easy & Simple Sustainable Travel Tips

Travelers can be environmentally conscious when going on vacation, and it doesn’t take much effort or time. Little things add up, and if everyone followed these sustainable travel tips, communities and the planet would benefit in amazing ways. 10 Easy & Simple Sustainable Travel Tips Re-use your hotel towels and sheets; don’t ask for new...
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Pranamar Oceanfront Villas, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Small hotels in Costa Rica offer unforgettable travel experiences

When I travel I prefer staying in smaller hotels rather than large franchise chains. Small hotels in Costa Rica offer unforgettable travel experiences. They enrich your journey with something different – history, culture, remarkable architecture, outstanding surroundings, new friends or unusual charm. If you’ve ever stayed at a small boutique or family-run hotel, you understand...
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Eco-friendly hotels in Costa Rica

Make your stay in Nosara Costa Rica eco-friendly at L’acqua Viva Resort

Eco-friendly travel and sustainable tourism are some of the top buzzwords today in the travel and tourism industry worldwide. “Go Green” is the slogan you hear most often nowadays. Planet-conscientious travelers are more frequently seeking out eco-friendly lodging wherever they travel. In ecotourism hotspot Costa Rica, L’acqua Viva Resort & Spa is a leading eco-friendly...
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World Environment Day 2015

Celebrate World Environment Day 2015 by living & traveling sustainably

Living, working and traveling sustainably have become big topics of conversation it seems everywhere. This week on June 5, the United Nations Environment Program celebrates World Environment Day 2015 (WED) and focuses this year on how we live and how it impacts the planet. This year’s theme is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with...
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San Jose Costa Rica downtown post office

San Jose Costa Rica offers a lot as a tourist destination

If you’re coming to Costa Rica on vacation, chances are you are going to visit at least one or two of the country’s beautiful tropical beaches, possibly a volcano, and probably one or more of the proud nation’s national parks. The destination you may or may not have in your travel itinerary is the capital...
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Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica restaurants amaze with variety of cuisine

10 Restaurants in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica not to miss while on vacation

The relaxed Caribbean beach town of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica not only has some of the prettiest beaches in Costa Rica, along with upscale Costa Rica boutique hotels, Puerto Viejo also is the gastronomic capital of the Costa Rica Southern Caribbean Coast. Puerto Viejo’s dining scene reflects its widely-varied international population – Caribbean, Italian, Argentinean,...
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Atenas Costa Rica living

Best sources of information about Atenas Costa Rica

Heard about Atenas, Costa Rica – a favorite place for international retirement – and want to know more information? The charming country town, strategically located between the capital city of San Jose and beautiful Pacific Coast beaches, has several sources of information to let you know what’s happening in Atenas, Costa Rica. All are available...
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Costa Rica rainy season

What you need to know about visiting Costa Rica in rainy season

Costa Rica welcomes rainy season (also called the “green season”) like a parched traveler reaching an oasis after a long, dry desert-crossing. Dry season dust is gone and Costa Rica’s landscape springs back to life with lush green vegetation, carpets of blooming flowers, and new animal life. Costa Rica in general has two major seasons...
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Pack light

Santa Teresa Costa Rica hotel asks guests to pack with a purpose

If you are a Pack Light traveler, you probably often find yourself with extra room in your luggage when you go on vacation. Have you ever thought about using that available luggage space to provide supplies to communities you visit? The desire to give back or contribute to the place people visit as tourists is...
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Costa Rica national park Corcovado

In honor of Earth Day, 4 Costa Rica National Parks you should visit

In celebration of Earth Day 2015 – celebrating its 45th anniversary on April 22, 2015 – Horizontes Nature Tours in Costa Rica asked one of their long-time naturalist guides what was his favorite element of Costa Rica nature. Costa Rica’s national parks were his answer. From a country that was nearly devastated by deforestation by...
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Airport Juan Santamaria, San Jose, Costa Rica

Travel to Costa Rica easily with dozens of daily flights

With more than 2 million visitors last year to Costa Rica, more and more airlines are adding flights to the Central American tropical paradise. Delta Airlines, United Airlines and JetBlue Airlines all increased flights to Costa Rica during peak tourist season this year, and Southwest Airlines opened new routes to Costa Rica. Costa Rica is...
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