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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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Six reasons to keep traveling

Six Reasons to Keep Traveling and Stay Young at Heart

We all love things that make us feel young (or remember our youth), feel free and be happy. Traveling is almost always in the top 10 – even if only to an old neighborhood where we once lived. Why? 1. Traveling opens up our world. In today’s world, where emails and smart phones often replace...
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Hotel Punta Islita ocean-view suite, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Hotel Punta Islita wins four top travel awards in 2013

Hotel Punta Islita on the Nicoya Peninsula, one of Costa Rica‘s most awarded hotels, recently gained yet another feather in its cap by being inducted into the travel world’s prestigious “Autograph Collection” by Marriott International. The Costa Rica boutique hotel is the 50th luxury hotel in the world, and the first in Central America, to...
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L'acqua Viva Resort and Spa pool, at Nosara, Costa Rica

L'acqua Viva Resort in Costa Rica sets off exotic Bali style

Thatched-roof pavilions in jungle gardens, hidden courtyards reflecting pools and temple carvings, covered open-air walkways, wide verandas and smooth wooden decks, living spaces that invite the landscape inside … these are all elements of the world-wide architectural phenomenon known as “Bali Style.” The mere mention of Bali evokes thoughts of tropical paradise. Bali is more...
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Flor Blanca Resort at Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

Costa Rica beach vacation dreaming

I think Jimmy Buffet said it best: “With these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes, nothing remains quite the same.” There is a definite change in attitude traveling to Costa Rica on vacation. A slow in the pace, relax of the heartbeat, and a desire to kick back and soak in the sun on a...
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What to do in Nosara, Costa Rica: 3 top nature tours

Talk about Nosara, Costa Rica, and you actually mean a stretch of several beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula – from Playa Ostional to Playa Nosara, Playa Pelada and Playa Guiones. This remote area of Guanacaste, just north of Samara in the country’s north Pacific, is known for long wide beaches, fantastic surfing, peace and quiet,...
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Zuma Tours boat taxi from Jaco to Montezuma on the Nicoya Peninsula

Boat taxi is fast alternative to get to Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica

Although it is one of Costa Rica’s most spectacular destinations – for its gold and white sand beaches, world-class surfing, warm blue Pacific Ocean, and lush rainforest – the southern Nicoya Peninsula stays off the beaten tourist path. The reason is the region’s remote location. Going by ferry is the traditional way to get to...
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Santa Teresa, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Development, Dust, and an Iconic Tropical Paradise

Santa Teresa is one of those iconic Costa Rica tourism spots. Paradise found for so many international and Costa Rican tourists who “discovered” Santa Teresa’s pristine beaches, world-class surf breaks and lushly forested coastline. Yet as more and more travelers flock to experience these beautiful treasures, the isolation bubble stretches to the max, bringing with...
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Lapa Rios eco lodge in the Costa Rica rainforest

5 Reasons to visit Costa Rica now in off-season, and where to go

I love traveling in off-season. High season travelers and summer vacationers are gone. Back to school and back to work, which means better travel opportunities for me and you. Off-season is when crowds disappear and prices drop, as hotels, tour operators and airlines look to attract travelers with deep discounts. Granted, it’s not the low...
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Superfoods, photo by Chicago Now

Superfoods you need to know about for healthy living

What do a tomato, blueberry, onion and dark chocolate have in common? They are “superfoods,” so-called by doctors and nutrition and health experts for their amazing beneficial properties that can help you keep the right weight, fight off heart disease and cancer, live longer, and even put you in a better mood. You don’t need...
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