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Vintage Costa Rican rail travel on the Monteverde Cloud Forest Train

Revisit Costa Rica´s railway history on the Monteverde Cloud Forest Train

As with anything, it begins with a story. A small Central American nation yearning to grow from subsistence farming to being a world player with agricultural exports chooses to think big. Costa Rica is the country, and coffee is its most valuable commodity. The year is 1871. This is the decade of enormous world industrial,...
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Nicaragua - Land of Lakes and Volcanoes

Visit enchanting Nicaragua easily from Costa Rica

Just across the border, to Costa Rica’s north, lies the enchanting country of Nicaragua. The “Land of Lakes and Volcanoes,” as it is called, is easily reached by day trip or a longer weekend journey from Costa Rica. The civil war ended more than 20 years ago, and today, Nicaragua is one of the safest...
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Stand Up Paddle Boarding hot new sport

Stand Up Paddle Boarding makes a big splash worldwide

What’s all the buzz about Stand Up Paddle Surfing? It’s one of the fastest emerging global water sports, that’s what. Also called Stand Up Paddle Boarding, or SUP for short, the sport is popular with surfers as a way to keep fit when surf is low and also as another way to catch waves. Because...
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Recharge at a yoga retreat on Costa Rica's Santa Teresa Beach

Yoga Retreats Restore Your Mind, Body & Spirit

“Keep close to Nature’s heart … and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” ~ John Muir Leaving everything you are familiar with and going to a new destination could be the recipe for any manner of trip. Add in a...
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Experience the romance of steam train travel

Experience the romance of old-fashioned train travel in Monteverde’s Cloud Forest

The romance of traveling by train never fades. Trains mean a journey. The feeling of travel while sitting on a train is unique. The scenery flows past in a way not like from an airplane or in a car – especially if you’re the one driving and you can’t sightsee, but also because a train...
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Valle Dorado Tours Costa Rica - Tubing on Rio Negro

Top one-day tours in Costa Rica

If you are like a lot of travelers – I included – you generally tend to plan where you are going on any trip, as far as location is concerned, and probably also where you will stay. And unless you are going somewhere for a specific activity, or on a planned itinerary holiday, you tend...
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Del Mar Surfing Academy Kids' Surf Club in Costa Rica

Kids' Surf Club is perfect Saturday fun!

If you live anywhere near the ocean, even if you don’t surf, teaching your kids to surf is a great confidence booster that lets them learn a fantastic sport that brings enjoyment to all who do it. In surfing hotspot Costa Rica, at Jaco Beach on the Central Pacific Coast, Del Mar Surfing Academy is...
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Spectacular Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica

Santa Teresa Beach wins #1 award

Costa Rica wins top tourism honors again! Costa Rica nabbed 12 out of 25 spots for “Top 25 Destinations in Central America” in the 2012 Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Awards. The internationally renowned travel web site gave Costa Rican establishments 11 awards for “Top 25 Hotels in Central America.” And coming in at Number One...
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Costa Rican Art Museum painting by Pedro Arrieta

Art lovers delight in San Jose, Costa Rica

For art lovers, there is a museum in downtown San Jose that you won’t want to miss. Unique in its history, it used to be the terminal of Costa Rica’s old international airport, at the east end of where Sabana Park is today. The Costa Rican Art Museum (Museo de Arte Costarricense) is housed in...
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Del Mar Surfing Academy Costa Rica teen camps

Make cool summer memories at surf camp!

One of my favorite quotes about summer is … “The things we did last summer, I’ll remember all winter long.” Teens and kids, summer is almost here! What memories are you going to make to last all winter long? How about a really cool surfing camp vacation in Costa Rica with Del Mar Surfing Academy! Head...
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Train adventure

See the cloud forest uniquely by old-fashioned train

Sure, Costa Rica has plenty of gorgeous beaches, and they are a big draw for visitors. On the other hand, the country’s interior is bursting with amazing tropical landscape, sights to see and things not to miss. There are active volcanoes, towering rugged mountains, lush valleys, rushing rivers, waterfalls, and breathtaking rainforest and cloud forest....
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Enjoy your honeymoon in Costa Rica!

Costa Rica is a top honeymoon destination

The best part about all of the effort to make your wedding day the most memorable occasion is what comes next … the honeymoon, of course! There’s no better way to finish celebrating a lifetime commitment than with a trip of a lifetime. Wishing for sand and surf, sunny days, palm trees, lounging in hammocks,...
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Del Mar Surf Camp All-Inclusive Surf Vacations in Costa Rica

All-inclusive surf vacations thrill adventurers!

Looking for the ultimate surf vacation and a great adventure? Costa Rica is the place for you! Chase some perfect waves and have the time of your life at Del Mar Surf Camp’s Co-Ed All-Inclusive Surf Camp. Ideal for both men and women, beginner & advanced surfers, Del Mar Surf Camp offers the best surf...
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Shambala Restaurant’s fusion cuisine stars in gourmet magazine

Congratulations to Costa Rican Chef Randy Siles and the staff at Hotel Tropico Latino in Playa Santa Teresa! The star chef and the hotel’s Shambala Restaurant were featured in a key article  edition of Costa Rica’s important cuisine magazine “Sabores.” The full-page article features Siles’ fusion style called “Author’s Cuisine” – a free-style way of...
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Guanacaste beaches of Costa Rica

Guanacaste Gold Coast is paradise!

Fly into the airport and be at a dazzling tropical paradise beach in less than 1 hour! Where? The Guanacaste beaches of Costa Rica! The Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia receives flights from all over the world, and is perfectly positioned for visiting the northern Pacific beaches of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province. The Northern...
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Adventure in Costa Rica

Top 10 "What to Do's" in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, there is an abundance of warm weather, glorious landscape and nature, and plenty to see and do. When planning your visit to Costa Rica, where you go depends on what you want to do. Two good tips: Note how much time you have and prioritize the main places where you’d like to...
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Cabo Blanco at the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula

Cabo Blanco – hidden gem of national parks

Exploring the little-known gems of Costa Rica’s national parks and reserves leads me to the very tip of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, to Cabo Blanco. Officially named the Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve, this small park is spectacularly picturesque with tropical forest, pure white-sand beaches, warm aquamarine sea, waterfalls and rivers and hundreds of natural...
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Say "I Do" in Costa Rica

A crimson sun slowly dips into the violet-blue sea. Streamers of pink and orange streak across the wide, deepening blue sky. Coconut palms bow lightly in the breeze. You and your beloved are there on the soft sand promising your love and commitment, exchanging rings and kisses. Sound like your dream wedding? It easily can...
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South Korean artists are featured performers

International arts festival lights up San Jose

Giant puppet horses, giraffes on stilts, reggaeton superstars, Korean musicians and dancers, British rock legends and a host of other artists, musicians, dancers and actors will enliven San Jose . Costa Rica’s capital city transforms this week into a giant stage, playing host to more than 2,000 artists from 28 countries in the 13th annual...
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Costa Rica

What to know to travel to Costa Rica?

Costa Rica. You’ve probably heard of it. The tiny Central American country is big in tourism news. You may even know someone who’s been there. When you hear the name, you probably think of beautiful tropical beaches, rainforest, surfing, volcanoes, hot and steamy jungle. But what’s important to know so you can plan a visit?...
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Tortuga Island – your picture-perfect paradise!

Looking for that picture-perfect “tropical paradise” tour in Costa Rica? You can’t miss a one-day tour to Tortuga Island in the Pacific’s Nicoya Gulf. Famous for its sugary white sand beaches lined with tall swaying coconut palms, Tortuga Island has crystal clear turquoise waters with no ocean currents which make this an ideal place for...
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Monteverde, Costa Rica

Explore the jewel of cloud forests at Monteverde

Located in Costa Rica’s Central Highlands in the Tilaran Mountain Range, the lofty, cloud-wreathed mountaintop of Monteverde is one of Costa Rica’s main tourism destinations. Cloud forest comprises only 1% of the planet’s global woodlands. Monteverde’s rare ecosystem is internationally famous as one of the most extensive cloud forests in Central America and a “jewel...
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Tropical fruit of Costa Rica

Tantalizing organic cuisine stars at Pranamar Villas

One of the best things about living in a tropical country is all of the fresh fruits and vegetables. Even better is if you live near the ocean for fresh fish as well! In Costa Rica we enjoy year-round fresh produce thanks to the myriad of tropical micro-climates in our mountainous country. Organic produce and...
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Nosara Beach, my Family Vacation

Nosara Beach is a beautiful beach destination sitting on the north pacific coast of Costa Rica, enclosed by sea on one side and tropical forest on the other. Nosara, a beach Village of Guanacaste Province is actually a base camp for experienced surfers, a hidden place for honeymooners and there are many adventure tours for...
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