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View from El Trapiche Coffee Tour, red "cherries" in hand, photo credit brko0003.

Costa Rica’s “Golden Grain”: Coffee – Explore its history in Monteverde

Lush cloud forests and tropical biodiversity have made Monteverde, Costa Rica a must visit destination. Something else is putting it on the map these days, its coffee.  The fertile lands in the areas surrounding Monteverde, like Santa Elena and the San Luis Valley are growing the delicious bean.  You can learn about the process during...
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Beachfront Suite at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Experience paradise at this Santa Teresa Costa Rica beachfront hotel

The thing I love the most about staying at Hotel Tropico Latino on Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica is that once you turn off the main town road into the hotel, and enter the property, the world fades away and you are in your own private paradise. It is like walking into an enchanted...
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Escape on a Romantic Holiday in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

There are simply some places that make us fall in love. Discover romantic holidays in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica at Hotel Tropico Latino. In one of the most romantic places on the planet – Santa Teresa, Costa Rica – a romantic getaway at Santa Teresa’s top hotel Tropico Latino will melt your heart and leave...
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Meditation overlooking the beach during a moonlit night at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat

A full moon meditation overlooking the beach at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat will bring you closer with Nature, a sense of community, and more importantly, a sense of self-awareness. The moon follows an elliptical path around the Earth, closer or farther away from us as it follows its path.  The ocean’s tides are...
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Worldwide News Articles set sights on Costa Rica as the place to be in 2017

Still putting off a visit to Costa Rica? Or you visited years ago and checked it off your list?  Read these recent international news articles about Costa Rica, ranging in topics from effective healthcare, ethical travel and natural beauty, and let them inspire you to leave that cubicle behind and book your trip today. From...
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What Makes This Costa Rica Adventure Park So Award-Winning?

Rated No. 1 of Things to Do in the Port of Limon, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence … the list of awards is long for Costa Rica’s Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park. What makes Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park in Costa Rica so award-winning? Is it the incredible nature and adventure attractions? From rainforest and waterfalls, to abundant...
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Meals at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Fresh, healthy & delicious dining at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

One of the most frequently asked questions when planning a vacation to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica is: What are the meals like? Given Nicuesa Lodge’s remote location in southern Costa Rica by the Osa Peninsula, this is an important question. Everyone wants to know what they are going to eat! At Nicuesa...
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Summer Escape! Women-only surf and yoga vacations in Costa Rica

What do you do when you get laid off from your job? Polish your resume? Start job hunting? Most people wouldn’t take off on an eight-month surfing vacation to Central America, Hawaii and Mexico. But that’s exactly what Tierza Eichner did in 2001 when laid off from her high-powered dot-com job. At the time, the...
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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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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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Christmas means coffee season in Atenas, Costa Rica!

December is peak coffee picking season in Costa Rica. El Toledo Organic Coffee Tour & Farm in Atenas, Costa Rica shows you all about coffee from bean to cup. Christmastime in Atenas, Costa Rica is always characterized for me by coffee picking season. December is the peak of coffee picking season in Costa Rica. All...
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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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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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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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Hammock time at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat, photo credit pranamarvillas.

Are Yoga Retreats for you? Some common misconceptions clarified!

  Do you have friends who rave about how good a yoga retreat it has made them feel, not just physically but spiritually? What is keeping you from joining in? A yoga retreat at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas in the Pacific beach of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, might be just want you need to kick start...
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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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One of the lines through the cloud forest at Tree Top Canopy at El Establo Mountain Hotel

Experience the Tree Top Canopy Tour at El Establo Mountain Hotel

You are flying through the cloud forest, with your arms outstretched, feeling the brisk air on your face, a bird’s eye view to the lush forest below.  You’re not dreaming, you’re doing the Superman cable, the last one of 16 zip lines at the Tree Top Canopy Tour inside El Establo Mountain Hotel.  During a...
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