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New culinary fusions and flavors at Nicuesa!

Imagine yourself in the middle of the rainforest, overlooking the ocean, savoring fresh, homegrown produce from an edible garden.  This is Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge!   This Enchanting Hotel property believes that when you travel, experimenting with and experiencing the local food should be a highpoint of your adventure.   So, at this magnificent property, you will have the...
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Costa Rica’s Manatees; Tortuguero’s Mermaids of the Canals

Manatus Costa Rica, Tortuguero’s best eco-luxury hotel is named after one of the most exceptional yet mysterious residents; the Costa Rican Manatees or Tortugueros “Mermaids of the Canal” as they are called.  These shy Sirenians prefer to stay out of sight but they are certainly on the mind of Manatus Costa Rica as they lead...
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Bosque del Mar, where eco-luxury, tropical forest and the beach unite.

When a beach is called “Hermosa” or Beautiful in Costa Rica, you can be 100% certain that it is as there are so many gorgeous beaches in this little paradise. Then you add a great hotel, just steps from that beautiful beach, and it is as good as it gets. This is Bosque del Mar...
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The Humpback Whales have arrived! Best place to see them in Costa Rica.

Let’s be honest here.  For nature lovers alike, the opportunity to see Humpback whales up close is an amazing experience and they have arrived!!   Their sheer size and gracefulness as they move through the warm, protected waters along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is a sight to see.   Whale Watching in Costa Rica...
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Beyond words – the jungle lodge you must visit in Costa Rica

Beautifully and uniquely designed, cabins and guest rooms at Nicuesa Lodge will impress you beyond words. Discover the magic of staying in the jungle at Nicuesa Lodge. Article by Shannon Farley When booking a hotel, most people want to know what the rooms are like before they make their reservation. At Nicuesa Lodge, comfortable and...
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Vacations with friends in Costa Rica: Where to go, what to do

Planning a vacation with friends to Costa Rica? Find out where to go and what to do for the best time on your getaway. Article by Shannon Farley Traveling with friends gives you the occasion to share amazing adventures, lasting memories, and great stories. Costa Rica is a popular place for vacations with friends, especially...
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Majestic waterfalls to visit during your stay in Guanacaste

  Waterfalls are known for being one of the most beautiful phenomenons of nature. They are commonly formed in the upper part of a river in steep mountains, and even though Guanacaste is known for its flat terrain, there are some areas with canyons that have created beautiful waterfalls. Some of them are very well...
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Actividades para toda la familia en el Hotel Amapola en Jacó

El destino que escojamos para las vacaciones de fin de año debe ofrecer actividades para satisfacer a toda la familia. En el Hotel Amapola los niños encontrarán horas de diversión en la piscina y el parque infantil, mientras los adultos pueden disfrutar del casino, bar, cancha de tenis y servicios de spa. El buen comer...
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New educational programs in Costa Rica focus on climate change

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey that left a wake of destruction across eastern Caribbean islands, Texas, Florida and at least a half-dozen other U.S. states, climate change is on everyone’s minds. Climate change is one of the biggest concerns and challenges facing the world today. Fluctuations to the planet’s temperature and rainfall,...
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Fun Water Adventures in Costa Rica for Your Vacation

Love the idea of going to a river, waterfall, or the ocean for your Costa Rica vacation? Then water adventures in Costa Rica are the thing for you. Some of the best things to do in Guanacaste, Costa Rica are water adventures. Check out six of the top Guanacaste tours you can do at rivers,...
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Commemorate National Park Day in Costa Rica

Protected areas in Costa Rica include national parks, reserves and refuges, mostly government owned but also private. The main objective of this effort which began in 1970, was to protect the biodiversity of the country’s flora and fauna. August 24th is National Park Day in Costa Rica, learn more about the importance of the conservation...
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Tropical Fruit of Costa Rica: Try it during your stay in Santa Teresa at Pranamar

Ask your hosts at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat about these delicious tropical fruits.  These colorful and healthy varieties will be included in recipes, fruit juices and cocktails. Guanábana or Soursop This very large fruit with green skin needs to be harvested carefully due to its large size and soft flesh.  It is part...
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Best one day tours in Guanacaste, Costa Rica to inspire your next vacation!

Get inspired for your next vacation! See the best one day tours in Guanacaste, Costa Rica you don’t want to miss. With dozens of things to do in Guanacaste, it is one of the best places to visit in Costa Rica. There’s something for everyone in this amazing corner of Costa Rica on one of...
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Discover Fascinating Frog Research in Costa Rica at Veragua Rainforest

Frog research in Costa Rica helps track climate change and conserves rainforests. Find out more on the one day tour at Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park in Caribbean Costa Rica. The thing that is so fascinating about frogs is how many different characteristics they have and the variety of species. And new species of frogs are...
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Committed to Sustainability … even our Costa Rican natural bath products!

Sustainability and being good to the planet mean everything to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, even down to their incredible Costa Rican natural bath products by Raw Botanicals. If you have stayed at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica, you’ll remember the delicious smells of their banana hair conditioner, ylang-ylang shampoo, and papaya tangerine body...
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Costa Rica: The Surfing Spots You Can’t Miss Out On

With over 300 white, golden and gray sandy beaches, warm water all year round, steady winds and some 750 miles (1,200 km) of coastline, Costa Rica is a surfing mecca and one of the best places in the world where beginners can learn to surf.  Costa Rica means ‘rich coast,’ and its delicious cuisine, vibrant nightlife and...
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Costa Rica’s Frogs Play Key Role in Climate Change

Costa Rican biologists at Veragua Rainforest are using climate change studies on frogs to help Costa Rica reduce global warming and prevent catastrophic climate change. Climate change is one of the biggest dangers and challenges facing the world today. While the world’s nations race to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, studies show that tropical forests could...
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Costa Rica’s marine protected areas help save world oceans

Costa Rica just expanded its ocean conservation to protect 15% of its marine territory. You can experience one of Costa Rica’s most pristine ocean habitats in the gulf of Golfo Dulce. In honor of World Oceans Day 2017, Costa Rica this month has expanded its protected seas and pledged to fight marine pollution in the...
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Wellness Costa Rica

Costa Rican Tourism Board launches new strategy “Wellness Pura Vida.”

Why have we been hearing more and more about Wellness Tourism in the past few years?  Wikipedia defines it as “Travel for the purpose of promoting health and well-being through physical, psychological or spiritual activities.” A new Tourism strategy was revealed this month focused on Wellness and cleverly it to the country’s favorite saying and...
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Why Use a Corporation to Buy Real Estate in Costa Rica?

Do you know why foreigners use corporations to buy real estate in Costa Rica? Find out the ins and outs of buying property in Costa Rica with Pure Life Development of Atenas. While clear and uncomplicated, procedures for buying real estate in Costa Rica can be different from what many foreigners are used to in...
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Sloths: Lazy cuties you can spot in Monteverde

Their name in Spanish is “Perezoso” which literally translates to lazy.  Why are sloths one of the must-see animals on most visitors’ lists?  Their furry bodies and seemingly smiling faces have made them popular on the web as well as on television. Lucky for you, El Establo Mountain Hotel in Monteverde is a place where...
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Beautiful Atenas, Costa Rica Showcased in New Photo Book

Expat photographer, Charlie Doggett, publishes a new photo book about Atenas, Costa Rica showing off the beautiful nature and happy life in his adopted hometown. Charlie Doggett moved to Atenas, Costa Rica to retire. But the 77-year-old from Tennessee fell in love so much with Costa Rica’s nature that he’s busier than ever publishing books...
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The benefits of yoga for the entire family

Parents working, kids in school, housework and homework all blend together into a comfortable yet sometimes crazy routine. Incorporating yoga into your family life can provide an activity for you to do together, and the practice can provide benefits ranging from stress management to increased self-confidence. A trip to Costa Rica’s Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga...
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Be on the lookout for these five animals in Costa Rica

  Costa Rica has done a good job of protecting areas where flora and fauna can flourish.  Here are some animals to seek out which are fun to observe and will provide great bragging rights upon your return. Sloths These slow-moving cuties have faces that make them look like they are always smiling.  They can...
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