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Desmonte Waterfalls by Atenas Costa Rica

Fun things to do in Atenas, Costa Rica in rainy season

Discover & enjoy waterfalls, a coffee tour, farmer’s market, book browsing & a wildlife rescue center – all fun things to do in Atenas, Costa Rica during rainy season. One of the things I love about living in Atenas, Costa Rica is that within a short 20 minutes, I can be in the middle of...
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Costa Rica family travel is fun at Hacienda Guachipelin

Looking for family summer vacation ideas? Costa Rica is the place to go this year! Not only is it one of the safest places to travel in 2016, it’s also perfect for family vacations. A notable stop on your Costa Rica family vacation for unforgettable adventure tours is Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. Costa Rica is always...
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Owl at Hacienda Guachipelin

Birdwatching in Costa Rica – an Introduction

Birdwatching in Costa Rica – an Introduction Birdwatching has become one of the most important tourist activities worldwide, with approximately nine million people registered as members of international organizations specialized in this niche, and many millions more enjoying this activity on a regular basis.  Costa Rica is a favorite place for birdwatchers due to its...
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Montezuma waterfall view from forest

Day trip adventure to visit Montezuma waterfalls

Day trip adventure to visit Montezuma waterfalls during your stay at Pranamar Villas Montezuma town, a short drive from Pranamar Villas, offers visitors the opportunity to hike up a river ending in beautiful waterfalls and to bathe in fresh water while enjoying the surrounding forest.  Another option is El Chorro, an impressive jet of water...
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Humpback Whale in Golfo Dulce, photo by Lenin Oviedo of CEIC

Nicuesa Lodge welcomes whale watching in Costa Rica

Starting in July, the tranquil blue waters of the Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica will receive the astounding phenomenon of the thousands-of-miles-long migration of Pacific humpback whales. See whales in the wild on a whale watching tour from Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. A spray of water erupted from the placid blue-green water a few...
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Whale shark in Golfo Dulce

Whale sharks in Costa Rica give hotel guests surprise thrill

Sometimes it’s monkeys, or a sloth. Or maybe Scarlet Macaws or toucans. Or possibly even dolphins or a humpback whale. When travelers come to Costa Rica – the eco-capital of Latin America with nearly 6 percent of the world’s biodiversity – they often want to see certain animals. Maybe it is a favorite animal they...
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Student groups at Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica

Veragua Rainforest for student educational trips to Costa Rica

Planning an educational trip for your students? Put Costa Rica at the top of your list. This amazing country has so much to offer students in learning experiences – more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity, multiple climactic zones, awe-inspiring natural beauty, and a fun, friendly local culture in a very safe country for travel....
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Spa at Pranamar Villas – Gaia Bodywork and Wellness

What does the term wellness really mean? Dictionary defines it as “the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal”, but if you ask around, it will mean something different to everyone. Sebastian Campanile‘s studies have taken him to Argentina, Colombia and most recently Peru, where he studied Cranio...
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Wedding at Hacienda Guachipelin, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Unique Costa Rica destination wedding location: Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

  When people think of having a destination wedding, the usual locations that come to mind are picture-perfect beaches in some exotic tropical setting. But what if you and your betrothed, or your family and friends, are not really beach people? Sure, the palm trees, turquoise-colored ocean and fiery sunsets are romantic. Then again, so...
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Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

Essential insider’s tips for Costa Rica vacation planning

Costa Rica is one of the hottest holiday destinations of 2016. Especially since it was named one of the safest places to visit around the world in 2016. Planning a vacation to Costa Rica, however, can be overwhelming given the seemingly endless choices of what to do, and where to go and stay. A simple...
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Chef Randy Siles at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

World eye on Costa Rican food for new culinary travel destination

Whenever I travel back to the States on vacation, people always ask me, “What is Costa Rican food like?” Usually I quip: “Rice and beans” for a quick answer. Rice and beans certainly is a staple of Costa Rican cuisine – what tourist can forget the customary breakfast of gallo pinto (rice and beans) served...
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Culinary options in Monteverde

Culinary options in Monteverde What food are you craving? Would you like to be adventuresome and try Fusion Cuisine, or you’d like some comfort food like pasta or pizza?  The Monteverde-Santa Elena area has a surprising variety of restaurants for visitors to enjoy.  If you’d like some reasonably priced local fare, you can try a...
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Jungle survival

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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US elections 2016

Looking to leave if the US 2016 election ends badly? Here’s where to go and why.

If the craziness surrounding the US 2016 election has you a little anxious about the outcome, you may be looking for an easy escape route come 2017. Every election, especially a controversial one, thousands of Americans threaten to leave the United States if the “wrong” candidate becomes president. As anxieties about the outcome of 2016...
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Howler monkey at Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica

Veragua Rainforest certified in sustainable tourism in Costa Rica

Being eco-friendly is trending as a billion-dollar business approach touching everything from appliances, cars, clothing, cosmetics and cleaning products to tourism. Eco-friendly travel and green tourism continue to be the fastest growing sectors in the tourism industry worldwide. In ecotourism pioneer Costa Rica, being eco-friendly is extremely important. The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) founded...
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Hot springs Rio Negro Hacienda Guachipelin

The new Spa Vacation: Hot Springs in Costa Rica

I have just had the most ultimate fun day of adventure. I’ve surged my adrenaline zip lining through the rainforest, gone horseback riding like a real cowboy, splashed down tropical river rapids in a rafting tube, and all at the foot of a huge, live volcano in Costa Rica’s Rincon de la Vieja region. Now,...
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Yoga Retreats at Pranamar Villas

Picture waking up to the sound of the ocean’s waves breaking on the shore.  You open your eyes to a villa decorated with colorful fabrics and Indonesian furniture, you look out your window to lush gardens, pools and bamboo structures.  You have chosen well, a retreat not just to practice yoga, but also to disconnect...
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Tropical home design in Costa Rica by Richard Muller

Cool Designs for Tropical Architecture in Costa Rica

Besides amazing style, tropical architecture design is all about working with the elements of nature. Tropical design brings the outside world in for an ambiance of openness and naturalness. Architects are in constant pursuit of breezes, cross-ventilation and shade for cooling effects, and sunlight for warmth, energy and light. Costa Rican architect Richard Muller, head...
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A conversation with Ruth Campbell

Who had the vision that Monteverde could become a mecca for tourists, biologists and conservationists? It took a convergence of fortuitous events for this place to become what it is today, and Ruth Campbell, member of the family who owns El Establo Mountain Hotel, was a part of it from the time she was only a...
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Surfing in Santa Teresa and Malpais Costa Rica

A chill vibe and hot surfing in Malpais Costa Rica

When you visit Malpais Costa Rica, on the southern Nicoya Peninsula, be prepared to relax and unwind. This area of the country is so laid-back, that when you’re there it feels as if you’ve left the rest of the world off somewhere else, vaguely in the background. And that’s a good thing. Besides being simply...
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Travel luggage

Costa Rica vacation packing essentials

Costa Rica is a top 2016 vacation destination for warm tropical sunshine and seas, beautiful beaches, rainforest adventures, and affordable travel. It is one of the safest countries in Latin America and easy to get around since English is widely spoken. For easy, affordable accommodations, stay in Costa Rica vacation rentals. In Guanacaste, Costa Rica...
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Hotel Le Cameleon, Puerto Viejo Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s innovative Hotel Le Cameleon keeps it fresh

Innovative and chic, Caribbean Costa Rica Hotel Le Cameleon keeps it fresh. Like a chameleon, the hip yet relaxed Costa Rica luxury hotel spices up life by changing its colors every day. Decorated in impeccable white, striking dashes of tropical colors around the hotel switch every day. Seat cushions. Paintings. Flower vases. Restaurant napkins. Staff...
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Casa de Paz home for sale Portasol Costa Rica

Shockingly Easy Ways to Buy Rainforest Properties in Costa Rica

Once again, the Central American nation of Costa Rica is the best country to retire, according to the 2016 Best Countries rankings. And Costa Rica is a top option for a healthy, comfortable retirement as stated in International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index. A lot of people from other countries invest in real estate in Costa...
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