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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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An Enchanting Hotel member brings us new landscapes and backroads…

Welcome, Ecolirios Boutique Hotel & Spa to the Enchanting Hotels family of luxury boutique properties in the most beautiful places in Costa Rica.  This new member brings us new landscapes and new backroads to a secluded yet spectacular corner of the country that will take your breath away. Ecolirios can be found on the lower...
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Costa Rica’s Manatees; Tortuguero’s Mermaids of the Canals

Manatus Costa Rica, Tortuguero’s best eco-luxury hotel is named after one of the most exceptional yet mysterious residents; the Costa Rican Manatees or Tortugueros “Mermaids of the Canal” as they are called.  These shy Sirenians prefer to stay out of sight but they are certainly on the mind of Manatus Costa Rica as they lead...
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Bosque del mar

Bosque del Mar, where eco-luxury, tropical forest and the beach unite.

When a beach is called “Hermosa” or Beautiful in Costa Rica, you can be 100% certain that it is as there are so many gorgeous beaches in this little paradise. Then you add a great hotel, just steps from that beautiful beach, and it is as good as it gets. This is Bosque del Mar...
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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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Manatus Tortuguero – Sustainable Tourism to a T..

It is only fitting that in the far north Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica covered in rainforest and Amazonian like water canals, is where sustainable tourism is defined. The small town of Tortuguero is tucked in between the open sea and the beauty of the jungle laden waterways and is spectacular beyond words.  Without a...
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Why the mountain town of Atenas, Costa Rica wins hearts

by Shannon Farley Most international visitors come to Costa Rica and head straight for the beaches, looking to find their perfect paradise on one of the country’s two coasts — Pacific or Caribbean. While Costa Rica’s beaches certainly are spectacular, I’ll take my mountain town of Atenas any day over the beach. In fact, my...
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The Best Boutique Hotel in San Jose; the art of living

Studio Boutique Hotel sits on the edge of San Jose in the dynamic suburb of Santa Ana where the diversity of restaurants, offices, commercial centers, and local living is alive and kicking. Unlike other hotel properties in the area, the Studio Boutique Hotel is not only a great option for business or pleasure travel, but...
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Tortuguero Costa Rica; where digital detox is preferred..

Manatus Hotel at Tortuguero has all the characteristics to make you want to digital detox for a few days. This small sanctuary offers a rainforest experience where you won’t find cars as the highways are jungle laden waterways and the sounds are the orchestra of animal noises that inhabit this magnificent paradise. Tortuguero in Costa...
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Pranamar Villas has the perfect family and friends getaway…

How special is a family or a friends getaway to a tropical paradise where you can create new memories having lots of fun on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world!! Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula is where and Pranamar Villas has the perfect place for you to stay by the beach...
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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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The Luxury retreat with a view. La Toscana D’Atenas experience..

Nestled into a coffee plantation covered mountainside, La Toscana D’Atenas, offers the best of both worlds.  A spectacular villa that is just a short drive to the bustling city of San José and the countries main cultural and commercial center but far enough away to enjoy breathtaking views over the Central Valley, this is a...
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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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Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel at Puerto Viejo is turning 10; a festivity of flavors

A melting pot of cultures in the laid back town of Puerto Viejo, where the jungle meets the sea and the tree branches dance with the waves like whimsical lovers.  The upscale, Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel sways to the beat of this world-renowned corner of Costa Rica where the focus is on serenity and nature....
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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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Costa Rica ecolodge shows how to be sustainable with water on World Water Day

In honor of World Water Day on March 22, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge shares how it sustainably cares for its water resources and encourages everyone to do the same. Article by Shannon Farley Playa Nicesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica is passionate about conservation and being in harmony with the natural environment. In honor of...
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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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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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Beyond words – the jungle lodge you must visit in Costa Rica

Beautifully and uniquely designed, cabins and guest rooms at Nicuesa Lodge will impress you beyond words. Discover the magic of staying in the jungle at Nicuesa Lodge. Article by Shannon Farley When booking a hotel, most people want to know what the rooms are like before they make their reservation. At Nicuesa Lodge, comfortable and...
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