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Domestic flights make it easy to travel in Costa Rica

Come Fly with Me: Getting around Costa Rica by Air

Costa Rica’s amazing natural attractions make it an incomparable vacation destination. You’re in paradise here in the tropics with lush rainforest, active volcanoes, spectacular mountain ranges and valleys, and endless beaches on both Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Domestic flights are the perfect option for travelers who want to visit as many places in Costa Rica...
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Costa Rica boasts world-class golf like this course at Hacienda Pinilla

Golf Vacations are World-class in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s fabulous year-round sunshine, balmy weather and remarkable championship golf courses are fast earning the country the reputation as an “ace” place for world-class golf. The best part? Located just a few hours’ flight away from North America, Costa Rica’s weather is best when all points north are frozen in winter’s icy grip. Missing...
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San Jose, Costa Rica's Parade of Lights kicks off the holiday season

Holidays Spotlight San Jose’s Rich Cultural Life

Christmas carols, traditional ballet, concerts, art tours and exhibits, and the magnificent annual Parade of Lights are all coming to town this holiday season in San José, Costa Rica. The vibrant capital city is looking very festive these days in preparation for Christmas, New Year’s, and the kick-off to the summer “fiesta” season for 2013....
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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is a poster example of Costa Rica's eco-tourism fame

Costa Rica Tops the World in Eco-Tourism

Tourism all over the world is on the upswing. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) statistics show that the number of international tourists around the world grew nearly 5% during the first six months of 2012, as compared to the same period in 2011. Despite lingering worries over the global economy, international tourism is bouncing back. A...
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Costa Rica's capital of San Jose has much to offer on a city tour

City Tour of San Jose Offers Hidden Gems

Most tourists to Costa Rica never see San Jose. They are whisked off from the Juan Santamaria International Airport outside the city to the “pretty” sights of the country; or they fly into the northern Guanacaste international airport at Liberia and don’t go anywhere near the Central Valley. That’s too bad. San Jose has a...
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Costa Rican Art Museum painting by Pedro Arrieta

Art lovers delight in San Jose, Costa Rica

For art lovers, there is a museum in downtown San Jose that you won’t want to miss. Unique in its history, it used to be the terminal of Costa Rica’s old international airport, at the east end of where Sabana Park is today. The Costa Rican Art Museum (Museo de Arte Costarricense) is housed in...
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Cabo Blanco at the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula

Cabo Blanco – hidden gem of national parks

Exploring the little-known gems of Costa Rica’s national parks and reserves leads me to the very tip of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, to Cabo Blanco. Officially named the Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve, this small park is spectacularly picturesque with tropical forest, pure white-sand beaches, warm aquamarine sea, waterfalls and rivers and hundreds of natural...
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South Korean artists are featured performers

International arts festival lights up San Jose

Giant puppet horses, giraffes on stilts, reggaeton superstars, Korean musicians and dancers, British rock legends and a host of other artists, musicians, dancers and actors will enliven San Jose . Costa Rica’s capital city transforms this week into a giant stage, playing host to more than 2,000 artists from 28 countries in the 13th annual...
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