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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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costa rica summer River Tubing Adventure at Hacienda Guachipelin

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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Yoga instructor Nancy Goodfellow at Pranamar Villas in Costa Rica

Discover the Benefits of a Yoga Lifestyle

Learn how to adopt a yoga lifestyle for more balance and clarity in everything you do while on a yoga retreat at Pranamar Villas in Costa Rica. Article by Shannon Farley What is a yoga lifestyle? Those who are familiar with yoga’s 5,000-year-old history as an ancient Indian philosophy know that yoga is a complete...
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About the Guides at Nicuesa Lodge, and why you’ll love them

Meet the guides at Nicuesa Lodge and find out why you want them with you to make your adventures in the Costa Rica rainforest and on the gulf of Golfo Dulce an extraordinary experience. Article by Shannon Farley Exuding passion for what they do, genuine friendliness, and with an incredible knowledge of nature, the guides...
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beachfront Yoga in Santa Teresa Cosa Rica

Best summer vacation idea: beachfront yoga in Santa Teresa

Come for a yoga retreat or complete your relaxing vacation with beachfront yoga in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica at Hotel Tropico Latino. Article by Shannon Farley Whether you’re an experienced yogi looking for your next yoga retreat, or just want to relax on summer vacation, beachfront yoga in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is a great...
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Why the dry tropical forest in Guanacaste, Costa Rica is so amazing

Think Costa Rica only has rainforest? Think again. Discover why the Guanacaste dry tropical forest is so amazing, and rare. Article by Shannon Farley Most people think of Costa Rica as being covered with thick, lush rainforest. You’ll probably be amazed then to find out that Costa Rica also has one of the largest areas...
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Cowboys of Guanacaste Costa Rica at Hacienda Guachipelin

Costa Rica Cowboy Saturdays at Hacienda Guachipelin

See authentic Costa Rica cowboy traditions at the weekly Saturday Cowboy Show at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Guanacaste. Article by Shannon Farley Incredible horse riding skills, exciting bull riding, Costa Rican folkloric music, and a traditional Costa Rican oxcart – see them all on Cowboy Saturdays at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Guanacaste. Every Saturday from...
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Natural spa products so fresh you can eat them!

You’ll feel great on the outside and inside with natural spa products made from fresh ingredients at Hotel Tropico Latino’s Yoga & Spa Natural. Article by Shannon Farley There’s a lot of talk about natural ingredients in skincare products. People these days want organic products free of man-made chemicals. You can’t get more natural than...
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Simbiosis Spa at Hacienda Guachipelin

Newly Revamped Simbiosis Spa Reopens at Rincon de la Vieja

Relax and rejuvenate at the newly revamped Simbiosis Spa now open at Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincon de la Vieja in Costa Rica. Article by Shannon Farley Scenically set amid the Guanacaste dry tropical forest along the banks of the bubbling Colorado River, the Simbiosis Spa in Costa Rica is the perfect relaxing space to feel...
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Snorkeling in Costa Rica

Golfo Dulce is the place to go snorkeling in Costa Rica

Thanks to its warm, clear water and abundant marine life, the gulf of Golfo Dulce is definitely the place to go snorkeling in Costa Rica. Article by Shannon Farley When you’re in a place like the Osa Peninsula region of Costa Rica, it’s easy to focus on only the magnificent rainforest jungle and the famous...
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Butterfly Veragua Rainforest

New Species of Butterflies in Costa Rica Discovered in Veragua Rainforest

More than five new species of butterflies in Costa Rica have been discovered by the Veragua Foundation for Rainforest Research. Support their scientific research by visiting the Veragua Eco-Adventure Park. Article by Shannon Farley Butterflies in Costa Rica are a common sight. From the electric blue Morpho to delicate Glass Wing butterflies, seeing butterflies in...
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Manuel Antonio National Park

Why Manuel Antonio National Park Should Be on Your Costa Rica Travel List

Loaded with nature, wildlife, breathtaking gorgeous beaches and lush jungle, Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica just might be heaven on earth. Article by Shannon Farley Pure heaven. With its lush jungle, rugged coastline, picture-perfect white-sand beaches, turquoise coves, and incredible wildlife – it’s no wonder that Manuel Antonio National Park is one of...
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Make 2018 your best year ever with a healthy Costa Rica vacation

Make 2018 your year to get healthy, take care of yourself, make new friends, take up a hobby, and be a better person. Get going with it all on a healthy Costa Rica vacation at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa! Article by Shannon Farley The turn of a new year brings the opportunity to...
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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

5 Ways to Get Closer to Nature in 2018

Looking for ways to get closer to nature this year? Really go for it on a nature vacation in Costa Rica at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge! Article by Shannon Farley Spend any time in nature and you’ll probably notice that you feel happier. Of course, that also depends on the kind of nature you like....
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