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A Santa Teresa Beach Wellness Experience is Paradise!

Welcome to Pranamar Retreat,  a Santa Teresa Beach wellness experience is paradise in beautiful Costa Rica. Wellness tourism is when your vacation is dedicated to your health and well-being.   This translates to days of relaxation, fresh, healthy food, spa treatments, walks along the beach, some spiritual and creative enlightening and living new experiences to expand...
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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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What to do in Santa Teresa?

Santa Teresa is a beach on the Nicoya Peninsula best know for its beaches and surfing, but what else is there to do there? Activities in the area range from the adventurous to the relaxed.  Renting an ATV  or going on a horseback tour are both good options to explore the beaches, rivers and mountains...
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Santa Teresa Costa Rica schoolchildren with Aprendiendo Unidos

How to give back while traveling to Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Many vacationers want to give back while traveling to the communities they visit. In Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, two top hotels share a heartfelt initiative that makes it easy for their guests to feel good about supporting the community there. Hotel Tropico Latino and Florblanca Hotel implement the “$5 Check Out Program” that allows their...
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Surf classes at Pranamar Villas

Why you should make your next vacation in 2016 a surf yoga retreat in Costa Rica

If learning to surf is on your life wish list and you enjoy yoga – or vice versa – it’s time to make your next vacation in 2016 a surfing and yoga retreat in Costa Rica. From the rush of catching your first wave to the complete blissful relaxation of yoga on the beach at...
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Smoothies at Buddha Eyes Restaurant , Pranamar Villas, Costa Rica

8 Super healthy smoothies from Pranamar Villas in Costa Rica

Healthy fruit and vegetable smoothies are awesome liquid fuel for your body. Smoothies provide important vitamins and minerals from nutritious ingredients like fresh fruit, raw vegetables, Maca Root, chia seeds, protein powder, spirulina and coconut oil. Start your morning, or have an afternoon snack, with one of these quick, delicious and healthy blended smoothie drink...
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Montezuma Waterfall, image by Jonathan Greeley

Visit the beautiful Montezuma Waterfalls in Costa Rica

A fun day trip from Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is to visit the Montezuma waterfalls. It is an easy 40-minute drive from Santa Teresa to get to the picturesque beach village of Montezuma on the southeastern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. The bohemian, artsy community is known for its beautiful beaches,...
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Yoga pose half forward bend

10 Yoga Stretches for Travel to Help Relieve Back Pain

Whether you are traveling for a couple of days, a few weeks, or even months, all of that sitting, standing, carrying and hefting luggage does a number on your body and especially your back and neck. You may even have been suffering from back and neck pain before your trip from stress, tension, overworking, etc....
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Yoga instructor Nancy Goodfellow at Pranamar Villas on Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

Go for a yoga retreat in Santa Teresa Costa Rica in 2016

Yoga retreats at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat, on award-winning Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica, draw people from all over the world. So do Pranamar Villas’ daily yoga classes with popular instructor and Pranamar yoga director, Nancy Goodfellow. Now Nancy will be holding two inspirational Costa Rica yoga retreats, called “Embracing Totality”, at...
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Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Plenty of fun things to do in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Being right on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, with warm Pacific Ocean, uncrowded white sand and shady palm trees, you may never want to leave your hammock or cushy lounge chair. However, there is a lot going on in this region of the southern Nicoya Peninsula,...
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U.S. cellist Justin Koga to perform in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

U.S. prodigy cellist to perform benefit concert at Pranamar Villas in Costa Rica

For Southern California cellist Justin Koga, the youth orchestra at the School of Music in Cobano, Costa Rica, is not only a continent away from his home in Orange County, but a world away. Yet this is the second year the highly accomplished 16-year-old prodigy cellist has volunteered with the school in the small rural...
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Buddha Eyes Restaurant at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Santa Teresa Costa Rica restaurant masters fresh, novel cuisine

It’s a simple recipe: Fresh, good food. The Buddha Eyes Restaurant at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica has that recipe down to perfection. Now it’s even better. Known in the popular beach town for its fresh, healthy, innovative cuisine, Buddha Eyes Restaurant recently changed its dinner menu to bring...
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Playa Guiones beach in Nosara, Costa Rica

Fascinating history of Nosara Costa Rica reveals unusual beginning

The history of a place can tell you a lot about its people, culture and environment, and what makes everything tick. In the case of Nosara, Costa Rica, its unusual and unlikely history strongly influenced how the area developed and how its communities live and thrive today. Nosara, and its beaches of Playa Guiones, Playa...
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Costa Rica Surfing Team 2015 world champions, photo by Alfredo Barquero

Costa Rica celebrates International Surfing Day as world champions

Costa Rica is celebrating International Surfing Day on June 20 big this year. Costa Rica’s surfing “dream team” made national history on June 7 when they were crowned 2015 World Surfing Champions. Costa Rica’s team won the overall gold medal in the International Surfing Association (ISA) 2015 World Surfing Games held at Playa Popoyo, Nicaragua, competing...
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Eco-friendly hotels in Costa Rica

Make your stay in Nosara Costa Rica eco-friendly at L’acqua Viva Resort

Eco-friendly travel and sustainable tourism are some of the top buzzwords today in the travel and tourism industry worldwide. “Go Green” is the slogan you hear most often nowadays. Planet-conscientious travelers are more frequently seeking out eco-friendly lodging wherever they travel. In ecotourism hotspot Costa Rica, L’acqua Viva Resort & Spa is a leading eco-friendly...
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Playa Hermosa Costa Rica tidepool

The swimming pool in the ocean at Santa Teresa Costa Rica

I slipped from the rocks into the cool placid water, refreshing even at 7:00 a.m. compared to the heat and humidity beginning to rise from the beach and rainforest. I couldn’t believe how clear and still the water was, especially when big, frothing waves pounded only a dozen or so yards away. I was swimming...
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Playa Guiones at Nosara, Costa Rica

Pro surfers come to top Costa Rica surfing beach Playa Guiones for June national tournament

Long-favored as a site for Costa Rica national surfing competitions, the white sandy beach of Playa Guiones at Nosara will host the sixth tournament of the Costa Rica National Surfing Circuit kölbi 2015 in June. Presented by Adrenaline Rush, the Beach Club Tournament will be held June 13-14 at Playa Guiones. The important competition is...
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Santa Teresa Beach at Pranamar Villas

Santa Teresa Costa Rica beach communities win Ecological Blue Flag

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead Walk down the Pacific beaches of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica and you’re likely to see long, empty stretches of white sand, beautiful blue rolling waves, multicolored crushed seashells and interesting rocks...
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Costa Rica National SUP Team member Rolando Herrera, photo by Carlos Arias

Costa Rica SUP, Masters & Longboard Surfing competition in Malpais

The Costa Rica National Circuit of Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP), Masters and Longboard Surfing will come to Malpaís for the third competition in the 2015 season on May 23 and 24. On Costa Rica’s southern Nicoya Peninsula, the beaches of Malpaís and Santa Teresa attract visitors from all over the world who come to surf, do...
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Santa Teresa Costa Rica hotel asks guests to pack with a purpose

If you are a Pack Light traveler, you probably often find yourself with extra room in your luggage when you go on vacation. Have you ever thought about using that available luggage space to provide supplies to communities you visit? The desire to give back or contribute to the place people visit as tourists is...
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Caricaco Music Festival in Nosara Costa Rica, courtesy of Caricaco

2015 Caricaco Music Festival April 16-18 in Nosara, Costa Rica

The vibrant beach area of Nosara, Costa Rica will welcome one of the country’s most important music festivals from April 16 to 18, 2015. You won’t want to miss the 2015 Caricaco Music Festival in Costa Rica. Located on the Nicoya Peninsula in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, the Nosara area includes the town...
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Surfer Leilani McGonagle of Costa Rica, image by FB

Costa Rica National Surfing Cup in Santa Teresa, April 18-19

Surfing hotspot of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica will be in the spotlight again next weekend, April 18 and 19, for the season’s fourth 2015 Costa Rica National Surfing Cup competition. Sponsored by ISAW Action Cameras of Australia, the ISAW Cup will be held on the spectacular beach of Santa Teresa in front of the Banana...
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Yoga on the beach at Santa Teresa Hotel Tropico Latino

After the Costa Rica national yoga festival, escape to yoga hotspot Santa Teresa Beach

Yoga lovers will definitely not want to miss the National Yoga Festival in Costa Rica in April. The capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica will host the 7th annual National Festival of Yoga from April 16 to 19, 2015 at the National Culture Center (CENAC). The festival is promoted by the Costa Rican Association...
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Beach at Nosara Costa Rica

5 travel tips you need for your stay in Nosara Costa Rica

Like all travelers, when you plan a vacation to an unfamiliar location, you want to have an idea of what to expect. TripAdvisor is a great resource for getting insider information about a place from guests who have been there. Here are 5 great travel tips for your stay in Nosara Costa Rica. from guests...
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