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Typical neighborhood, selling handmade lanterns and tortillas for Independence Day. Photo credit @vecinosactivoscarpio.

How Ticos Celebrate Costa Rica´s Independence Day

Don´t be startled by marching bands and banging drums, Independence Day is commemorated in Costa Rica on September 15th. Read on and learn how you can join the celebration during one of the country´s most important holidays. History Before its Independence in 1821, Costa Rica was Spanish territory. Guatemala was the regional government for the...
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Costa Rican Cuisine Hits International Foodie Scene

Santa Teresa chef Randy Siles at Hotel Tropico Latino shows off the new style of sustainable Costa Rican cuisine to the world. Costa Rica is popular worldwide as an adventure, nature and eco-tourism destination. Lately, there is also a rich foodie culture spreading across this top vacation spot. In one of the Blue Zones of...
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Jaco Beach Costa Rica

Summer vacation in Costa Rica at Jaco Beach

Go for a Pura Vida summer vacation in Costa Rica on the beach in Jaco at Hotel Amapola! Are you ready for a Pura Vida summer vacation in Costa Rica? The famous Costa Rican saying, Pura Vida, means “pure life” and that’s what it’s like here. Pure fun. Pure friendly people. Pure adventure. Pure nature...
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Best Place to Stay for Guanacaste Day 2017 in Costa Rica

Celebrate Guanacaste culture and traditions on Costa Rica’s big holiday of Guanacaste Day at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. Guanacaste Day, Costa Rica’s big holiday celebrating the annexation of its northwest province, is coming up at the end of July. To celebrate Guanacaste culture and traditions, the best place to stay is Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. Guanacaste Day...
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Raw Botanicals Costa Rican natural bath products

Committed to Sustainability … even our Costa Rican natural bath products!

Sustainability and being good to the planet mean everything to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, even down to their incredible Costa Rican natural bath products by Raw Botanicals. If you have stayed at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica, you’ll remember the delicious smells of their banana hair conditioner, ylang-ylang shampoo, and papaya tangerine body...
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Wellness Costa Rica

Costa Rican Tourism Board launches new strategy “Wellness Pura Vida.”

Why have we been hearing more and more about Wellness Tourism in the past few years?  Wikipedia defines it as “Travel for the purpose of promoting health and well-being through physical, psychological or spiritual activities.” A new Tourism strategy was revealed this month focused on Wellness and cleverly it to the country’s favorite saying and...
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Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin Enchanting Hotels Costa Rica

The best Costa Rica hotels are Enchanting Hotels Costa Rica

Enchanting Hotels Costa Rica celebrates 10 years of the finest extraordinary hotels in the best Costa Rica vacation destinations, like Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Offering unforgettable travel experiences with exceptional charm and service, Enchanting Hotels Costa Rica celebrates 10 years of excellence in hotels in Costa Rica in 2017. The...
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Yoga at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Make this exotic Costa Rica paradise your next group retreat destination

From yoga retreats to creativity workshops, award-winning eco-lodge Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica is your ideal group retreat destination in paradise. Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in southern Costa Rica is a perfect choice for your next group retreat. The stunning tropical escape is located in the gorgeous, wild Osa Peninsula – Golfo Dulce...
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Family vacation Santa Teresa Costa Rica

6 Fun Things to Do on Your Family Vacation in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

An easy flight from the U.S., Canada and Europe, the safe destination of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is a great place for your family vacation. Costa Rica is always a favorite destination for family vacations. It has a reputation for being safe, and there are plenty of direct flights from the U.S., Canada and Europe....
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Why you should visit Costa Rica during its Green Season

The rains are starting in Costa Rica, and the vegetation comes alive, becoming even more lush and verdant.  Certainly, some travelers feel weary about taking a holiday during the rainy season, known as the “Green Season”.  There are plenty of reasons to venture here May through November.  It´s less crowded and busy, you can get...
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Valeria Giacomelli, one of the yoga instructors at El Establo Mountain Hotel.

El Establo Mountain Hotel in Monteverde now features a Yoga Deck

One of the reasons yoga is here to stay and not a passing fad is its accessibility. It can be done by everyone, any age, any fitness level.  Loyal followers of the practice will tell you not only about the physical benefits of the practice, but helping them find inner peace as well.  Now add...
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Two fingered sloth. photo credit Wikimedia.

Sloths: Lazy cuties you can spot in Monteverde

Their name in Spanish is “Perezoso” which literally translates to lazy.  Why are sloths one of the must-see animals on most visitors’ lists?  Their furry bodies and seemingly smiling faces have made them popular on the web as well as on television. Lucky for you, El Establo Mountain Hotel in Monteverde is a place where...
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Earth Day 2017: Costa Rica Guides World in Environmentalism

This month’s Earth Day on April 22 calls on the world to take positive action for a clean environment. Costa Rica and eco-friendly Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge lead by example in environmentalism and sustainable tourism. Earth Day calls on everyone in the world to take action for a clean, healthy, sustainable environment. Held every April...
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Chef Randy Siles, Hotel Tropico Latino, Costa Rica fod and travel

Chef Randy Siles Turns Up the Heat on Costa Rica Food and Travel

Is Costa Rica the new foodies’ travel destination? Chef Randy Siles takes the world by surprise showing off the creative diversity of Costa Rica food and travel. Find out just who is this rising star celebrity chef from Costa Rica. Award-winning and gaining international celebrity status in his role as Costa Rica’s Ambassador of National...
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Costa Rica wildlife at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

See Costa Rica Wildlife in the Jungle at Nicuesa Lodge

Surrounded by the Piedras Blancas National Park, Golfito National Wildlife Refuge, Corcovado National Park, and gulf of Golfo Dulce, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is one of the best places to see Costa Rica wildlife. There are few places in the world where you can feel like you’ve entered a National Geographic wildlife documentary in person....
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Nancy Goodfellow yoga lunge on Santa Teresa beach, photo credit nancygoodfellow108.

Get your body surfing fit before your lessons in Costa Rica

If you are already in tip top shape, you will probably be able to tackle the physical demands of paddling out on the water, catching a wave and the balance and leg strength to stand on the board.  Why not help your body prepare for the very enjoyable, yet very physically demanding sport of surfing...
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Sandra Cauffman photo credit meme17cr

Iconic Costa Rican women blazing trails, past, present and future

In Costa Rica, women have played important roles in literature, science, politics, sports and more.  Here are just a few of them and their stories. María Isabel Carvajal, best known as Carmen Lyra, her pseudonym, was a writer, teacher and political activist.  She became well known for her children´s stories, including “Cuentos de Tía Panchita”,...
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Hacienda Guachipelin is Your Vacation Spot after Ironman Costa Rica 2017

After Ironman Costa Rica 2017 you need a vacation at ultimate adventure hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Coming to Costa Rica for Ironman 70.3 Costa Rica in June 2017? Why not plan to extend your trip after Ironman with a much-deserved vacation at the ultimate adventure hotel in Guanacaste, Costa Rica – Hacienda Guachipelin?...
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Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure in Costa Rica

Ultimate Costa Rica Rainforest Experience at Veragua Eco-Adventure

In Costa Rica’s Caribbean region, experience the best of the Costa Rica rainforest on a unique eco-friendly tour at Veragua Eco-Adventure Park. Visiting Costa Rica’s Caribbean region for a one-day shore excursion during your cruise? Or traveling to Costa Rica’s Caribbean beaches? While there, you don’t want to miss the ultimate Costa Rica rainforest experience...
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Sunset from El Establo Mountain hotel, photo credit elestablomonteverde.

Monteverde, the destination for travelers seeking adventure or relaxation

Are you an adventurous traveler? Do you enjoy being very active during your vacations, scheduling adrenaline rushes for every day of your stay? Monteverde is a place where you can be as relaxed or as adventurous as you like.  Zipping through the air with the wind in your face enjoying the scenery, or sitting on...
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Vacation rental guest house in Atenas Costa Rica

Family Construction Business Enjoys Success in Atenas, Costa Rica

Master builders Ovidio and Rolando Perez Gonzalez share their love of construction successfully building custom luxury homes in Atenas, Costa Rica. More than just another construction company, the story of the family construction business in Atenas, Costa Rica of Rolando Perez Gonzalez and Ovidio Perez Gonzalez is a legacy of simple beginnings, hard work, family...
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Yoga at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Turn your next yoga retreat into a Costa Rica yoga vacation in paradise

For your next yoga retreat or yoga vacation, enjoy paradise at top Costa Rica yoga vacation destination Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. Imagine leaving behind the hectic fast pace of everyday life to restore your energy, strengthen your body, and relax your mind on a Costa Rica yoga vacation amid lush jungle, in the sunshine, with...
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Eco tourism in Costa Rica

Tourist Trash & Green Practices in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Ever thought about what happens to the trash you leave behind on vacation? Eco-hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica works to help its community offset tourism’s impact with environmental practices. When we go on vacation, we generate trash. It’s not something we generally think about, but it’s true. Wherever we go, we consume...
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The pool with ocean below at Parador Hotel, Manuel Antonio, Central Pacific. Photo credit hotelparadorresortspa.

Take a break from the chilly North American climate and come to Costa Rica

Snowbirds have long been flocking down to tropical Costa Rica to spend their winters, and it might be just the thing for you.  Not just because you’re tired of shoveling snow off your driveway every morning, but because the political climate has you down.  Turn off the news and book a flight to Costa Rica...
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