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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge gets top rating for sustainable tourism in Costa Rica

If eco-friendly travel and staying at sustainable tourism eco-hotels is a priority when you go on vacation, you’ll want to pay attention to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica. The Costa Rica eco-hotel was awarded the highest level rating of the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) program last month for the second consecutive year....
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Veragua Rainforest canopy tour

Best Limon Costa Rica shore excursions at Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure

For cruise ship passengers arriving to the Port of Limon, Costa Rica on the Caribbean Coast, a top Costa Rica shore excursion that lets you experience the Costa Rica rainforest and its exotic wildlife is Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure. Costa Rica is famous for its rainforests, nature, diverse wildlife and adventure tours. Veragua’s all-in-one rainforest adventure...
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Portasol Rainforest Community sunset

Is it time to escape stressful living to move to Costa Rica?

Have you ever been driving down the highway in totally stop-and-go rush hour traffic, and thought, “Why the (bleep) am I doing this?” It just took 10 minutes to go 2 miles. And this is nothing unusual. It’s every day – to work, home from work …. Know what I’m talking about? You have deadlines...
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Chocolate

Love chocolate? Go to the Chocolate Festival in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica

Don’t you just love chocolate? There’s something about its creamy, gooey, mouth-melting goodness that fills us with sweetness and lifts our spirits. Chocolate has held an irresistible allure for cultures worldwide over the past 4,000 years. Get your fill of chocolate at the Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival 2015 on the Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa...
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Monteverde cloud forest Costa Rica

You can’t visit Costa Rica without seeing the Monteverde cloud forest

Described as being like “Jurassic Park” or a fairytale land of elves, the cloud forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica is a special place on the planet. The rare ecosystem of Monteverde in Costa Rica is part of only 1% of the planet’s global woodlands known as cloud forest. Cloud forest is rainforest up in the...
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Hammerhead shark in Costa Rica, photo by Pretoma

Saving hammerhead sharks in Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica

The “Sweet Gulf” of Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica gets a lot of attention for being a refuge for migrating endangered Pacific humpback whales. The 31-mile-long (50 km) Pacific gulf is essentially a big watery “cradle”, not only the birthplace for whales but also for dolphins and endangered hammerhead sharks.
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IKEA commercial in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica

Caribbean Coast Costa Rica big in the news in 2015

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica has been in the news a lot in 2015. The beautiful southern Caribbean Costa Rica region has received its share of media love this year as Costa Rica surges in the international news with new flights to the country, better travel opportunities, and newsworthy events happening. IKEA films Caribbean Coast Costa...
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Butterfly Garden at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Costa Rica

Costa Rica nature tours at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

The dry tropical forest covering the western side of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica creates an interesting ecosystem for many different animals and plants than you would see elsewhere in Costa Rica. The award-winning eco-hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, located at the base of the massive volcano, offers fun and fascinating Costa Rica...
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Sloth baby at Slothville in Costa Rica

Cute baby sloths in Costa Rica feature in PBS and BBC program

Baby animals are cute, there’s no denying it. And what could be cuter than baby sloths? The cute and cuddly sloths of Costa Rica will once again feature in international television and online programming. The award-winning production Nature will air a two-part program called Nature’s Miracle Orphans on PBS on September 23 and 30, 2015 at...
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Playa del Coco tours canopy zipline tour

10 Best things to do in Playa del Coco Costa Rica

“Coco Beach”, or Playa del Coco in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, is a fun Costa Rica beach vacation destination. Dubbed the “Costa Rica Riviera” and “Gold Coast”, the north Pacific region boasts spectacularly beautiful beaches and coastline, nearly always sunny weather, and the highest concentration of luxury accommodations in Costa Rica. There is a lot to...
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Yoga instructor Nancy Goodfellow at Pranamar Villas on Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

Go for a yoga retreat in Santa Teresa Costa Rica in 2016

Yoga retreats at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat, on award-winning Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica, draw people from all over the world. So do Pranamar Villas’ daily yoga classes with popular instructor and Pranamar yoga director, Nancy Goodfellow. Now Nancy will be holding two inspirational Costa Rica yoga retreats, called “Embracing Totality”, at...
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Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Plenty of fun things to do in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Being right on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, with warm Pacific Ocean, uncrowded white sand and shady palm trees, you may never want to leave your hammock or cushy lounge chair. However, there is a lot going on in this region of the southern Nicoya Peninsula,...
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Blue Zone Nicoya Costa Rica

Find the secret to long life in the Blue Zone Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica

Do you want to know secrets to long life in the Blue Zone Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica? Just ask the elders of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. The special place in the northwest region of Costa Rica in Central America is known as a “Blue Zone”. That means people here are more than...
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Costa Rica whale watching season in September

Costa Rica whale watching season 2015 starts in September

To kick off the 2015 whale-watching season in Costa Rica, the Festival of Whales & Dolphins starts in September at Uvita Beach in southern Costa Rica. This year’s 2015 Festival of Whales & Dolphins will be held even longer than last year – over three weekends: Sept. 4 to 6, Sept. 12 and 13, and...
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Open Water Swim Golfo Dulce 2015

Swimmers to cross Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica open water swim race

More than dolphins, humpback whales and whale sharks will be swimming in the Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica the second weekend of September 2015. The beautiful Pacific gulf in southern Costa Rica by the Osa Peninsula will receive hundreds of swimmers for the 2015 Golfo Dulce Open Water Swimming competition, called “Cruce Aguas Abiertas Golfo...
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Cultural festival at Nicuesa Lodge in Costa Rica

Costa Rica cultural festival held at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Guests lucky enough be staying at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge at the end of July were treated to a fun event celebrating the art and culture of Costa Rica. In honor of the national holiday, Annexation of Guanacaste Day on July 25, Nicuesa Lodge invited local artisans and a folkloric dance group to entertain hotel...
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Caribbean Costa Rica - Puerto Viejo

Costa Rica Caribbean vacation packages for Caribbean summer

The start of Caribbean Summer in Costa Rica is the time for Costa Rica Vacation Packages . The climate on the Caribbean Coast varies from the rest of Costa Rica. Most of the year, the Caribbean Coast maintains its forever green landscape from regular tropical rain showers. Then, when the rest of Costa Rica enters...
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Pacifico condos in Playa del Coco Costa Rica

Costa Rica vacation condo rentals in Playa del Coco

Pay per night for a hotel room, with maybe breakfast included? Or, enjoy a private spacious condo or beach house that lets you have your own, comfortable “home away from home” while on vacation? Over the past 10 years, vacation rentals in Costa Rica have become very popular, and it’s no wonder. Vacation rentals can...
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Ostional National Wildlife Refuge, photo by Daniel Chavarria

Time for sea turtles at Ostional National Wildlife Refuge in Costa Rica

They arrive literally in waves, slowly hauling their heavy bodies out of the ocean and up the beach. They wait for the high tide at night, using the high surf to propel them farther up the sand, and the protection of darkness against predators to dig their nests and lay their eggs. Thousands upon thousands,...
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Visiting Santa Teresa Costa Rica: How to get there?

Santa Teresa Costa Rica has become a very popular place during the past years.  As it has been mentioned several times, beautiful beaches, great surf conditions, wide variety of yoga services, tropical gardens and nice vibe make it a favorite among the off the beaten path destinations. Even though, the trip to this area is quite...
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Rappelling at Hacienda Guachipelin

Ultimate fun day of adventure tours in Guanacaste Costa Rica

For the best things to do in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, you need to go to Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin by the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Put simply, you can have the best day of adventure tours in Guanacaste Costa Rica that you can dream of all in one place. Matter of fact, there are so many...
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Marcia Gay Harden & Oscar Jaenada in After Words movie filmed at Portasol in Costa Rica

“After Words” Hollywood movie filmed at Portasol Living in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the darling of the international news media lately. The popular tropical vacation destination is being featured in everything from news articles to cute commercials to now a Hollywood blockbuster film. Costa Rica’s famous stunning landscapes of rainforest and gorgeous tropical beaches, along with the country’s culture and relaxed enjoyment of life, feature...
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U.S. cellist Justin Koga to perform in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

U.S. prodigy cellist to perform benefit concert at Pranamar Villas in Costa Rica

For Southern California cellist Justin Koga, the youth orchestra at the School of Music in Cobano, Costa Rica, is not only a continent away from his home in Orange County, but a world away. Yet this is the second year the highly accomplished 16-year-old prodigy cellist has volunteered with the school in the small rural...
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Yoga in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

In Santa Teresa Costa Rica, a yoga & spa vacation is the way to go

Finding your bliss is easy on a Costa Rica beach vacation at Hotel Tropico Latino. With inspiring daily yoga classes, Costa Rica yoga retreat vacations, and the marvelous natural spa at the beachfront hotel in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, there is no better way to relax. Imagine having a soothing massage or relaxing in a...
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