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Poas Volcano Lodge; Exploring Costa Rica from above

One of Costa Rica’s most iconic landmarks is definitely the Poas Volcano. According to the history books, Poas Volcano was one of Costa Rica`s first tourist spots thanks to its proximity to the capital city, the possibility to see it and feel it up close and its beauty as you wind up through its rich,...
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The Best Boutique Hotel in San Jose; the art of living

Studio Boutique Hotel sits on the edge of San Jose in the dynamic suburb of Santa Ana where the diversity of restaurants, offices, commercial centers, and local living is alive and kicking. Unlike other hotel properties in the area, the Studio Boutique Hotel is not only a great option for business or pleasure travel, but...
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The Luxury retreat with a view. La Toscana D’Atenas experience..

Nestled into a coffee plantation covered mountainside, La Toscana D’Atenas, offers the best of both worlds.  A spectacular villa that is just a short drive to the bustling city of San José and the countries main cultural and commercial center but far enough away to enjoy breathtaking views over the Central Valley, this is a...
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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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Experience Costa Rica like a local with vivacious culture, city life & gastronomy to enjoy!

From local crafts to classical concerts, urban art to creative gastronomy, Costa Rica has much more to offer than ecotourism.  The last few years have seen a boost in the cultural activities available for locals and visitors, mainly in downtown San José.  This was sparked by a couple of initiatives, the first from the Costa...
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How to get to Bocas del Toro islands in Panama

Ready to treat yourself to a Caribbean island vacation? The place to go without the crowds is the Bocas del Toro archipelago of Panama in the southern Caribbean. Called the “Living Islands”, Bocas del Toro has over 95% of the coral species found in the Caribbean Sea. This is thanks to the fact that Bocas del...
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Where is the Best Place to Buy a Home in Costa Rica?

You have decided to move to Costa Rica, or at least buy a vacation home in one of the world’s most popular places for living abroad. How do you choose where is the best place to buy a home in Costa Rica? The five most important things to consider are: lifestyle, climate and geography, infrastructure,...
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San Jose Costa Rica offers a lot as a tourist destination

If you’re coming to Costa Rica on vacation, chances are you are going to visit at least one or two of the country’s beautiful tropical beaches, possibly a volcano, and probably one or more of the proud nation’s national parks. The destination you may or may not have in your travel itinerary is the capital...
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Who is Costa Rica’s national hero Juan Santamaria?

Ever wonder who is Juan Santamaria, for whom the San Jose international airport in Costa Rica is named? This week is a good time to find out. Costa Rica will celebrate its national holiday Juan Santamaria Day on April 11. On this day, Costa Rica celebrates this drummer boy in its national army who heroically...
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Oxcarts and cultural fiestas in Atenas Costa Rica

The way Omar Arce sees it, the Costa Rica tradition of the oxcart driver and his oxen is an important cultural heritage that must be kept alive. Nowadays in his country town of Atenas, Costa Rica most roads are paved and cars zoom everywhere. But when Arce, 73, was a boy, the only way to...
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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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Hot volcanic springs at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

Liking it hot at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Costa Rica

After a big day of hiking, zip-lining, horseback riding or other adventure tours in Costa Rica, there is nearly nothing better than soaking in steamy thermal springs so hot they make you tingle all over. Your tired muscles are soon relaxed into spaghetti-like existence and the cares of the world melt away. Mineral-rich hot springs...
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Shhh, don’t tell … hidden paradise on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast

I’ve been to a lot of beaches in Costa Rica. Most of them I like, some of them I don’t. Then there are others that are so off the charts in fabulousness that I nearly don’t want to tell anyone about them. All right, I’ll tell you. I’ve discovered a hidden gem. A place I...
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Celebrate New Year’s uniquely Fiesta de los Diablitos in Costa Rica

In southern Costa Rica, the end of the year is celebrated very uniquely at the country’s biggest indigenous cultural event, the “ Fiesta de los Diablitos Costa Rica ” The four-day annual “Festival of Little Devils” takes place over the New Year’s holiday from Dec. 30 to Jan. 2 in the village of the Boruca...
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5 ideas for your family Christmas vacation to Costa Rica

This Christmas, give your family the gift of a holiday together in Costa Rica. What better present for your entire family than to share fun and adventure in the sun, and the rainforest, beaches and volcanoes of Costa Rica. It is easy and affordable to travel to the peaceful country of Costa Rica. There is...
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Nature Air Costa Rica

Costa Rica South Caribbean travel now easy with new flight to Limon

Now getting to the South Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica will be easier than ever with a new 30-minute flight between San Jose and Limon on Nature Air . Starting Dec. 1, travelers to Costa Rica can fly from San Jose and the Central Valley to the Caribbean port city of Limon on daily flights with...
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Independent travel

Travel trends: Vacation rentals are the new way to stay

Planning your next vacation? You might be used to staying in hotels and resorts, but maybe you should consider vacation rentals. More independent travelers are choosing to rent private homes and apartments these days instead of hotels, using websites like Airbnb and VRBO. Vacation rentals are often the most economic travel option for families and...
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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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Sarchi artisan town is popular San Jose, Costa Rica day tour

One of the most popular day tours from San Jose, Costa Rica, is the charming artisan town of Sarchi. Called the “cradle of Costa Rican handicrafts,” both international tourists and locals alike visit Sarchi for its more than 200 stores and small family-operated woodworking and leather workshops. It is a perfect Central Valley day tour...
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Los Suenos Resort luxury condos ocean view, Costa Rica

Costa Rica vacation rentals in paradise

Visiting Los Sueños Resort on Costa Rica’s spectacular Central Pacific Coast is an enchanting visit to a paradise that is worlds away from the fast-paced daily grind. As I sat on the balcony terrace of my luxury vacation condo, gazing out at the emerald green championship golf course, and further still to the azure waters...
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Costa Rica celebrates its culture with many festivals

Costa Rica culture shines all year in festivals

One thing about Costa Rica is the country loves a good party! Costa Ricans are known for being gregarious and fun-loving and their enthusiasm is contagious when the country celebrates its numerous fiestas, festivals and horse parades. Plan your travel to Costa Rica during these cultural events and experience first-hand the country’s rich local traditions,...
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The Pacuare River in Costa Rica is one of the best rafting trips in the world

Wet & Wild Whitewater Rafting Adventure Tours in Costa Rica

The onset of Costa Rica’s “green season” means it is whitewater rafting time! Rainwater flows into Costa Rica’s tropical rivers this time of year, making the rapids bigger and more exciting. What could be more fun than splashing down a warm-water tropical river on a hydro-powered rollercoaster? Costa Rica is one of the world’s top...
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Costa Rica offers quality medical care

Costa Rica Offers Premium Medical Care in Guanacaste

Travelers to Costa Rica’s northern province of Guanacaste – home to outstanding tropical beaches, world-class all-inclusive resorts, volcanoes and beautiful tropical forest – can rest easy knowing that Guanacaste is also home to premium medical care services. Costa Rica is an exceptionally healthy place to live, according to official information about the country. In fact,...
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New flights to Costa Rica mean more tourists

Costa Rica is favored by top airlines with new flights

For Costa Rica Tourism Minister Allan Flores, the news of more and more international airlines announcing new routes or more flights to Costa Rica shows the huge success of efforts by the Costa Rican National Tourism Board to attract more airlines and flights to the country from Costa Rica’s key international tourism markets. “This news...
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