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Women surfers in Costa Rica

Girls Rule: Women-only surf retreats in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

There are women-only professional clubs, women-only gyms, women’s athletic events, and girls also rule at Pura Vida Adventures surf retreats in Costa Rica. Founded 10 years ago by surfer Tierza Eichner, Pura Vida Adventures brings women from the U.S. and other countries to the pristine beaches and rocking waves of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica for...
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Pranamar Villas yoga Santa Teresa Costa Rica

An oasis of serenity at Pranamar Villas yoga studio in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

I am never the same person walking into a yoga studio as when I leave. Usually I am always rushing to get to class, arriving just in the nick of time to get my mat laid out, and frantically trying to breathe my way into calm, poised relaxation. After an hour or so of stretching,...
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Cabuya Island at low tide

2 Fun and easy day trips from Santa Teresa Costa Rica

There are many attractions on the southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, but few visitors explore the tiny fishing village and mysterious island of Cabuya. Cabuya is known as the gateway to the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve, Costa Rica’s first privately protected reserve at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Seven kilometers after...
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Olive Ridley turtles arrive in Ostional Costa Rica

The turtle beaches of Nosara and Ostional, Costa Rica

There are plenty of beaches covered with shells in Costa Rica. The beaches near Nosara Costa Rica, however, are spread with a different kind of shell – that of nesting sea turtles. This time of year, from July to December, hundreds of thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles swim to these remote beaches of the...
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Bali style at L'acqua Viva Resort and Spa, Nosara, Costa Rica

Visiting Nosara Costa Rica, is easy with seasonal travel deals

Recommended as one of the best places to go in 2014 by CNN and National Geographic, Nosara Costa Rica is now easier and more affordable to visit than ever. Leading luxury hotel in Nosara, L’acqua Viva Resort & Spa, is currently offering special green season rates to all guests who make direct reservations with the...
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Waterkeepers clean water

Keeping water clean in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

“Without water, there can be no life. Without clean water, there can be no healthy life.” This is the driving force behind the worldwide environmental organization Waterkeeper Alliance. Based in the United States, the Waterkeeper Alliance aspires to protect every major watershed around the world, to advocate for every person’s right to clean water and...
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Standup Paddle Boarding Santa Teresa

Go Stand-Up Paddling in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

One of the best places in Costa Rica for Stand-Up Paddle Boarding is in Santa Teresa Costa Rica on the Nicoya Peninsula. SUP (Stand-up paddling) is a great all-body workout, is relatively easy to learn, and is lots of fun. Surfers started using Hawaiian-style stand-up paddle boarding as a way to keep fit when there...
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Hotel Punta Islita designed by Ronald Zurcher, Costa Rica

Five favorite eco hotels in Costa Rica

The lush rainforest, beautiful unspoiled beaches, and towering volcanoes of Costa Rica are some of the biggest draws for visitors to this Central American eco-paradise. But while being eco-friendly, travelers who visit Costa Rica don’t have to sacrifice comfort to enjoy nature and Costa Rica adventure tours. Here are five favorite eco-hotels that have teamed...
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Wedding destination Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Santa Teresa is top place for Costa Rica destination weddings

Why is Costa Rica one of the most popular places in the world to have a destination wedding? According to the experts, it’s due to affordability, great weather, natural scenic beauty, ease of travel, and first-class services. Approximately two million people in the United States get married each year, according to The Huffington Post, and...
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Nosara Tour - Miss Sky Canopy Tour

Five fun things to do in Nosara Costa Rica

Nosara, Costa Rica is renowned for some of the best surfing in Costa Rica, and for being a yoga paradise. But there are plenty of other exciting adventure and nature tours to do as well on this string of beautiful beaches along the Nicoya Peninsula. Here are five fun tours to try during your visit...
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Costa Rica national surf competition set for Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa waves star in Costa Rica surf competition

Santa Teresa’s awesome waves will be in the limelight once again as top Costa Rica surfers roll into the Pacific Coast town at the end of April for the fifth 2014 Olympus National Surfing Circuit competition. The COPA Unit tournament will be held April 26 and 27 at the spectacular beach of Santa Teresa, Costa...
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Jazz Saxophone

Jazz brightens tropical nights at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

“Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life.” — Art Blakey The clear tones of Miles Davis to the eclectic mix of Herbie Hancock can be heard weekly emanating from the Balinese-style Buddha Eyes Restaurant at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat on Santa Teresa Beach. If you think a remote tropical beach in Costa...
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Beachfront Hotel Tropico Latino at Santa Teresa

Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa Costa Rica refines a new image

Reinventing a business is a process not every company takes the time to tackle. It is like soul-searching. Who are we? What are we about? What are we doing and why? And it is the most urgently talked about business concept over the past five years. After 15 years in business, Hotel Tropico Latino at...
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Yoga at Nosara Costa Rica

In Nosara Costa Rica, it’s all about yoga and surfing

Look up anything about Nosara Costa Rica, and you are going to find mention of yoga and surfing. First surfing, and then yoga, has been a magnet for four decades to the quiet stretch of sand, ocean and tropical dry forest on the Pacific’s Nicoya Peninsula. Starting in the 1970s, pioneering expats from the U.S....
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Buddha statue at Pranamar Villas

Meditation and yoga on the beach in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

In today’s busy world, being centered, balanced and at peace are much sought-after elements. People in seriously busy places are turning to the timeless Eastern practices of meditation and yoga to help them get there. People have different reasons for wanting to meditate, but those who do so regularly say it greatly enriches their lives....
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Malpais - Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Costa Rica surfing paradise: Malpaís and Santa Teresa

Long swaths of gold and light beige sand, warm, clear aquamarine water, world-class surf conditions and spectacular sunsets – the Pacific beaches of Santa Teresa and Malpaís in Costa Rica consistently win recognition for being the best beaches in Central America. Both top Costa Rica beach destinations are found on the western coast of the...
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Big surf at Playa Guiones, image by VisitNosara.com

Surf, beaches make Nosara Costa Rica a world’s best travel destination 2014

The waves were big, and so were the national surfers who came to Playa Guiones at Nosara Costa Rica for the third competition in the 2014 Olympus National Surfing Circuit. Costa Rican pros like Gilberth Brown, Jair Perez, Lisbeth Vindas and Nataly Bernold descended on the top Costa Rica surfing beach for the tournament, held...
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Nosara, Costa Rica is a world’s best travel destination 2014

The pristine beaches of Nosara, Costa Rica have caught people’s attention a lot lately. In December, National Geographic Magazine chose Nosara as one of the best winter trips for 2014. Then, Cable News Network (CNN) selected Nosara as one of its 11 Places to Go Worldwide for 2014. Nosara also was listed as one of...
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Pranamar yoga on the beach at Santa Teresa

Costa Rica yoga retreats 2014 in Santa Teresa

Costa Rica summer is yoga season at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat on Santa Teresa Beach. Pranamar is offering 14 exceptional yoga retreats between February and June 2014. Whether you are looking to deepen your yoga practice, or try yoga for the first time, a yoga retreat is an excellent opportunity for both. Retreats...
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Nosara, Costa Rica is an artsy, eclectic community

Nosara, Costa Rica, is a fascinating, eclectic beach community. Remotely located on the Pacific Coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, Nosara has become a haven for local and international residents who sought to “get away from it all.” Many came to surf the wild side-by-side beaches of Playa Pelada and Playa Guiones, two of Costa Rica’s...
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Costa Rica Central Pacific Coast

5 Places for a Costa Rica winter getaway

Costa Rica’s summer season is beginning, just in time to beat the winter blues with affordable winter vacation destinations. Find your winter sun in Costa Rica, an easy and fun tropical getaway. Miles of beaches on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts make for great beach vacations. Rainforests, cloud forests and active volcanoes provide exciting...
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Ocean pollution kept at bay on Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

I’ve been reading about ocean pollution, and the facts are really quite shocking. Apparently, it was once a common practice to “get rid of trash” by dumping it into the ocean, and there was even a positive catchphrase: “The solution to pollution is dilution.” People assumed that the oceans were so vast and deep that...
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Holiday blessings and the meaning of Christmas

I drove through the city of San Jose last weekend. Everywhere the streets were clogged with traffic and shoppers, rushing around to cash in on Christmas deals and sales. Besides making a mental note to avoid the traffic until after Christmas, the scene made me adamantly think how much I do not want that chaos...
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Spa Natural at Hotel Tropico Latino

Beachfront bliss at Hotel Tropico Latino's Spa Natural in Costa Rica

When you finally arrive to your destination on vacation, there is no better way to slip into full relax mode than with a massage. It really is amazing what a professional therapist can do in 60 or 90 minutes to make your muscles and body loosen up and bring you bliss and well-being. Massage therapy...
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