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Hacienda Guachipelin Opens New Year 2017 with New Attractions

The Costa Rica hotel Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano kicks off the new year of 2017 with new rooms and new improvements. It’s the New Year 2017, and Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Costa Rica is celebrating with new enhancements. New Guest Rooms at Hacienda Guachipelin To...
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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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Spectacular sunset view of the Gulf of Nicoya from El Establo Mountain Hotel, Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Why Monteverde Costa Rica should be on your Bucket Lis

Monteverde is in the Tilaran mountain range, about a four-hour drive from the Central Valley.  The cloud forest covers about 180 square miles and it was named one of the seven wonders of Costa Rica.  These are only a few reasons why a trip up this gorgeous mountain is a must on your next visit....
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Feel Great on a Healthy Fitness Retreat Vacation in Costa Rica

Feel great and get fit on vacation on an all-inclusive I Breath Fitness retreat in Costa Rica at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa. Imagine coming back from your Costa Rica vacation feeling relaxed, fit, healthy, and on fire with life. This is what you get when you hook up with a very passionate fitness...
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Five Reasons why you should visit Costa Rica in 2017

Eco-friendly destination: Costa Rica managed to run on renewable energy for 76 straight days, and a total of 150 days during 2016.  The goal for 2017 is to add megawatts from wind power, as well as energy from a private solar plant, to work towards improving these numbers.  Costa Rican Christiana Figueres founded and became...
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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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New hydroponic garden at eco-hotel Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Dine off the land at sustainable Costa Rica eco-lodge, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, with fresh produce from their hydroponic and traditional gardens. A new hydroponic garden is being developed at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in southern Costa Rica to grow more fresh vegetables and herbs for innovative, original meals served at the Costa Rica eco-lodge....
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Top Places to Visit in Costa Rica: Jaco Beach

From being one of the world’s top surfing destinations to its small surf town vibe, Jaco Beach is one of the top places to visit in Costa Rica. The Central Pacific Coast is one of the top places to visit in Costa Rica, and Jacó Beach is at the center of it all. Here the...
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New airline routes open Costa Rica to Latin America travel

Starting in December 2016, Costa Rica is the new hub for low-cost flights to explore other destinations in Latin America. When you live in Costa Rica, or come for an extended stay, there are so many interesting things to do and see here that you can easily spend all of your free time traveling in...
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Quetzal at Monteverde, Costa Rica, photo courtesy of Rony Castro, naturalist guide at El Establo Mountain Hotel.

Birding at El Establo Mountain Hotel in Monteverde, Costa Rica

If you’re learning more about birding, or already an avid birdwatcher wanting to check a few more species off your list, Monteverde is the place for you. What better place to enjoy this activity than in a tropical cloud forest, where you may combine birding with nightwalks, ziplines through nature, butterfly parks, spa treatments and...
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Top Five Hotels in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica: Hotel Tropico Latino

Lauded by guests as their “favorite place in Costa Rica”, Hotel Tropico Latino gets rave reviews on TripAdvisor. Find out why Tropico Latino is a Top 5 Hotel in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. With more than 190 “Excellent” reviews on TripAdvisor, Hotel Tropico Latino is now rated one of the Top Five Hotels in Santa...
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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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It’s an Adventure Getting to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica!

Half the adventure of visiting Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is getting to the award-winning Costa Rica ecolodge near the Osa Peninsula. Flying down the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica toward the Osa Peninsula and southern region is incredible. Morning hours give us clear visibility as we leave San Jose and the Central Valley, rising above...
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Yoga class by Nancy Goodfellow at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Combine perfect vacation with a Yoga Certification, what could be better?

Whether you want to dedicate yourself to teaching yoga, or you´d like to elevate your knowledge of the practice, this Yoga Teacher Training is for you. Nancy Goodfellow, owner of Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat, has teamed up with Esteban Salazar, owner of Krama Studio in San José, to teach this exciting instructor training...
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Hiking at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Could you survive in the jungle if you were lost?

One moment you’re walking along a rainforest trail enjoying the incredible sounds and sights, when suddenly you spot monkeys hopping from tree to tree. You definitely want to get pictures of that, so you go off the trail following the monkeys. Before long, you’ve been so busy looking up and chasing the monkeys that now...
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These are the Places to visit in Costa Rica for a first-timer

Your friends and family have been raving about their holidays in Costa Rica.  You’ve finally decided to make the trip, and you have a limited time to explore the country.  Where should you go?  These tips will make your first foray to this tiny but amazing country a very satisfying one, and more importantly, they...
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Costa Rica Culture & Tradition Flourish at Hacienda Guachipelin

In Costa Rica’s land of cowboys, Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin by Rincon de la Vieja Volcano is the place to experience pure nature, adventure, and rich traditions. Dating all the way back to 1880, the rich traditions of ranching and cowboy life in Guanacaste, Costa Rica are deeply rooted at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. Uniquely situated next...
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Tourism with a heart: Veragua Rainforest betters lives in community

What does your visit to Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park in Costa Rica mean? You are helping better the lives of kids and families in local communities. A visit to Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure in Costa Rica is tourism that has meaning. Besides giving you everything you could ask for in a Costa Rica rainforest tour –...
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Top TripAdvisor GreenLeader Award Given to Costa Rica Eco-Lodge

Your eco-friendly vacation in Costa Rica starts here: at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, awarded the prestigious TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Platinum Status. Choosing to stay at eco-friendly hotels when you travel is a great way to help the planet. Now there is a simply way to make greener travel choices. The popular travel review website TripAdvisor has...
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Why stopping in Monteverde is a must in Costa Rica

Why stopping in Monteverde is a must in Costa Rica Whether you like to have all of your vacation days planned out in advance, or you like to go with the flow and see where the wind takes you, definitely add Monteverde to your list of places to visit. Why, do you ask? Here are...
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What’s in a name? For Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica, 512 years of history

More than five centuries of history goes into the name of Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure in Costa Rica, dating back to the country’s first European exploration by Christopher Columbus. Unusual names of places fascinate me. For instance, the Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica. Where did the name “Veragua” come from? And what does it mean? On...
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Yoga and sunsets at Santa Teresa beach, photo credit @nancygoodfellowyoga.

Top Ten Must Dos in Santa Teresa while staying at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

Be as adrenaline filled or as laid back as you like while visiting Santa Teresa beach community on the Costa Rican Pacific Coast.  Here is our list of top ten must dos during your stay at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat.    Yoga The area is known for its yoga retreats, and certified and experienced...
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Martin the Kinkajou, photo credit Rony Castro, naturalist guide.

Nightwalk Tour at El Establo Mountain Hotel must not be missed

Walk through the forest at nighttime, lovely brisk air, moonlight guiding our way, listening to the sounds of nature, encountering insects, amphibians and mammals and realizing, this is the cloud forest that never sleeps! During a very recent visit to El Establo Mountain Hotel, I was reminded of all the activities available to guests while...
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12 Ways Visiting Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Could Change Your Life

From awe-inspiring nature to the joy of slowing down, discovering magic and finding gratitude, a visit to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica just might alter your life forever! Costa Rica is a place to breathe deeply, get in tune with nature, lose yourself in the fun of adventure, and let yourself totally and completely relax from...
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