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Poas Volcano Lodge; Exploring Costa Rica from above

One of Costa Rica’s most iconic landmarks is definitely the Poas Volcano. According to the history books, Poas Volcano was one of Costa Rica`s first tourist spots thanks to its proximity to the capital city, the possibility to see it and feel it up close and its beauty as you wind up through its rich,...
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New culinary fusions and flavors at Nicuesa!

Imagine yourself in the middle of the rainforest, overlooking the ocean, savoring fresh, homegrown produce from an edible garden.  This is Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge!   This Enchanting Hotel property believes that when you travel, experimenting with and experiencing the local food should be a highpoint of your adventure.   So, at this magnificent property, you will have the...
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Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge at Golfo Dulce is sustainable tourism at its best.

Did you know that the far southern Pacific coast of amazing Costa Rica boasts 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity?  Pretty impressive to say the least as is Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge that takes sustainable tourism to a whole new level in so many ways.  This is sustainable tourism at its best and where better than a...
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Five ways to explore the beauty of Golfo Dulce from Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

On the far southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, you will find the Golfo Dulce.  This tranquil body of water and the lush jungle that envelopes it is one of the few tropical fjords in the world. This little corner of beautiful Costa Rica is rich in wildlife and ocean adventures.  Let´s look at five...
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The Humpback Whales have arrived! Best place to see them in Costa Rica.

Let’s be honest here.  For nature lovers alike, the opportunity to see Humpback whales up close is an amazing experience and they have arrived!!   Their sheer size and gracefulness as they move through the warm, protected waters along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is a sight to see.   Whale Watching in Costa Rica...
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Canopy tour at El Establo Hotel in Monteverde Costa Rica

Zip lining tour in the Cloud Rainforest at Monteverde

Nestled up in the highlands overlooking the Gulf of Nicoya on the Pacific Coast, you will find a verdant gem in the form of a quaint, alternative living town in what is best known as Monteverde.  Here, you can fly through the forest canopy on a zip lining tour in the Cloud Rainforest and El...
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Spa treatments at Santa Teresa; nurture your mind, body, and soul by the sea

Pranamar Villas offers an idyllic seaside backdrop for spa treatments at Santa Teresa beach.   Santa Teresa is synonymous with wellness, beautiful beaches, foodies heaven, surfers paradise, yoga retreats, spa treatments, endless summers and sunsets that rival the best in the world. This quaint little laid-back beach town is nestled in the far corner of Costa Rica’s Nicoya...
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Have a relaxing vacation in Costa Rica at Nicuesa Lodge

Do you usually need a vacation from your vacation when you get home? Maybe it’s time for a holiday where you really relax. Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica is just the place. Article by Shannon Farley There’s a tendency sometimes when we go on vacation to pack in so much activity that when...
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The rich coasts of Costa Rica: A surfing paradise in Santa Teresa

Indulge your love of surfing in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica with a vacation at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat. Article by Shannon Farley Even though there wasn’t much gold to be found, Columbus was on to something when he named Costa Rica the “rich coast.” With more than 700 miles of beautiful beaches on...
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Golfo Dulce Dolphin Tour

See wild dolphins and whales on a Golfo Dulce Dolphin Tour

In southern Costa Rica, one of the best places to see wild dolphins and migrating humpback whales is the gulf of Golfo Dulce, on a Golfo Dulce Dolphin Tour with Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. Article by Shannon Farley The gulf of Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica is one of the best places to see...
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Favorite things to do in Santa Teresa – tidepool snorkeling

Only appearing at low tide, the huge tidepool in Santa Teresa is a favorite spot for swimming and snorkeling. Besides surfing and yoga, it is one of the favorite things to do in Santa Teresa. Article by Shannon Farley One of my favorite things to do in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, when I visit Pranamar...
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Explore Costa Rica by Electric Bike

Electric bikes are a great way to explore international destinations. This is especially true when you aren’t comfortable with driving a car around high traffic areas in a place that you are unfamiliar with or if there is a lot of terrain that you want to cover in a short amount of time. When visiting...
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Water element

How the water element is essential to your yoga practice

Learn how balancing the water element in your yoga practice teaches your body to flow and can greatly enhance your emotions, creativity, intuition, passion and pleasure. Article by Shannon Farley Without water, there wouldn’t be any you, me, my cute cat sitting next to me, or the tall green trees out my window. Water is...
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Beat the Costa Rica summer heat on a fun water adventure

Article by Shannon Farley It’s hot out there! Costa Rica summer is in full swing and under the sizzling sun in Guanacaste, a great way to cool off is on a water adventure at Hacienda Guachipelin. From river tubing to waterfall rappelling and swimming in refreshing waterfall pools, Hacienda Guachipelin has plenty of fun water...
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Yoga on the beach in Costa Rica t Pranamar Villas

9 Reasons why yoga on the beach is so good for you

Article by Shannon Farley From improving your well-being, boosting your energy, getting an extra workout for your muscles, and enjoying blissful peace, doing yoga on the beach is really good for you. Studies show that being by the ocean has multiple positive effects on your health and well-being. It’s not a coincidence that doctors for...
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Do something different in 2019, go for an adventure vacation

Don’t waste precious vacation days doing the same old kinds of things in boring places. Make your time off in 2019 really memorable with a Costa Rica adventure vacation. Article by Shannon Farley Precious vacation days shouldn’t be wasted on ho-hum places and doing the same old kinds of things. Instead, make 2019 the year...
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The perfect spot for Birdwatching

Costa Rica is a colorful country, especially when it’s about birds: definitely a birdwatchers paradise. With over 900 species of birds, Costa Rica is one of the world’s top destinations for birding.   The Rincon de la Vieja Volcano is replete with birdwatching opportunities due to its diverse ecosystems. Over 300 different species have been...
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Mountain biking tours at Hacienda Guachipelin.

Fulfill your adventure wish list on a Costa Rica adventure vacation

End 2018 on a high note with thrilling adventure tours on an adventure vacation at Hacienda Guachipelin in Costa Rica. Article by Shannon Farley Live life to its fullest and check off some of the big items on your adventure wish list before the end of 2018 with an adventure vacation at Hacienda Guachipelin in...
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Hiking at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Finish 2018 and Start 2019 Right on a Costa Rica Multisport Vacation

You’ve done your best to be good all year. Celebrating your success in 2018, and kick off the New Year with a multisport vacation in Costa Rica. Article by Shannon Farley You’ve done your best to be good all year. Diligently counted your steps. Watched your calories. Kept up your fitness plan. Even tried to...
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Horseback riding on Santa Teresa Beach Costa Rica

Fun things to do in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Article by Shannon Farley Santa Teresa may be known for its beaches and surfing, but there are plenty of other things to do that will fill your vacation with fun. On your next visit to this renowned Costa Rica beach destination, check out these tours and activities in Santa Teresa. Horseback riding See the other...
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Costa Rica zip line tours at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Guanacaste

Add adventure to your life on Costa Rica zip line tours!

Costa Rica zip line tours are the all-time favorite adventure vacation in Costa Rica. Try it out at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin by the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Article by Shannon Farley Standing on the wooden platform on the edge of the wide canyon, I can’t even see where the thick, steel cable ends. It...
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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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Hacienda Ario tour

See Santa Teresa’s other side on the best Costa Rica horseback riding tour

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica might be known for its epic surfing waves and jungle-fringed beaches, but there’s a lesser known side to the cosmopolitan tropical paradise. Rolling green hills, shady tree-lined dirt roads, clear running streams, and verdant pastures populated by long-eared Brahman cows – all can be explored on a thrilling horseback riding tour...
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Humpback Whales in Costa Rica Return to Golfo Dulce

Hundreds of humpback whales in Costa Rica return to the gulf of Golfo Dulce from July through September. See them when you stay at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. Article by Shannon Farley To the delight of tourists and locals, hundreds of humpback whales in Costa Rica are now returning to the remote and pristine southern...
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