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About the Guides at Nicuesa Lodge, and why you’ll love them

Meet the guides at Nicuesa Lodge and find out why you want them with you to make your adventures in the Costa Rica rainforest and on the gulf of Golfo Dulce an extraordinary experience. Article by Shannon Farley Exuding passion for what they do, genuine friendliness, and with an incredible knowledge of nature, the guides...
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Best summer vacation idea: beachfront yoga in Santa Teresa

Come for a yoga retreat or complete your relaxing vacation with beachfront yoga in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica at Hotel Tropico Latino. Article by Shannon Farley Whether you’re an experienced yogi looking for your next yoga retreat, or just want to relax on summer vacation, beachfront yoga in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is a great...
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Yoga Shala at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Peace and yoga at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa

It’s easy to feel at peace doing yoga at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica when the Yoga Shala looks like a majestic Balinese temple. Article by Shannon Farley The sense of peace is palpable here. So is the feeling of being awestruck. It’s like walking into a majestic Balinese temple. Most visitors are...
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Why the dry tropical forest in Guanacaste, Costa Rica is so amazing

Think Costa Rica only has rainforest? Think again. Discover why the Guanacaste dry tropical forest is so amazing, and rare. Article by Shannon Farley Most people think of Costa Rica as being covered with thick, lush rainforest. You’ll probably be amazed then to find out that Costa Rica also has one of the largest areas...
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Pranamar Villas Santa Teresa Costa Rica, photo by lisahomsy

Go on vacation to boost your mental and physical health

Taking a vacation is probably more important for your mental health than anything. Costa Rica is the perfect place for a healthy vacation! Article by Shannon Farley Almost daily we are bombarded with messages in the media telling us about the importance of exercise and a healthy diet to improve or keep up our physical...
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Cowboys of Guanacaste Costa Rica at Hacienda Guachipelin

Costa Rica Cowboy Saturdays at Hacienda Guachipelin

See authentic Costa Rica cowboy traditions at the weekly Saturday Cowboy Show at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Guanacaste. Article by Shannon Farley Incredible horse riding skills, exciting bull riding, Costa Rican folkloric music, and a traditional Costa Rican oxcart – see them all on Cowboy Saturdays at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Guanacaste. Every Saturday from...
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Natural spa products so fresh you can eat them!

You’ll feel great on the outside and inside with natural spa products made from fresh ingredients at Hotel Tropico Latino’s Yoga & Spa Natural. Article by Shannon Farley There’s a lot of talk about natural ingredients in skincare products. People these days want organic products free of man-made chemicals. You can’t get more natural than...
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Pure Places on Earth: Corcovado, Piedras Blancas and the Osa Peninsula

Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park is named one of the most spectacular in the world. Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is your gateway to visiting Corcovado National Park, Piedras Blancas National Park and the Osa Peninsula. Article by Shannon Farley Long renowned by National Geographic as “the most biologically intense area in the world when it comes...
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Simbiosis Spa at Hacienda Guachipelin

Newly Revamped Simbiosis Spa Reopens at Rincon de la Vieja

Relax and rejuvenate at the newly revamped Simbiosis Spa now open at Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincon de la Vieja in Costa Rica. Article by Shannon Farley Scenically set amid the Guanacaste dry tropical forest along the banks of the bubbling Colorado River, the Simbiosis Spa in Costa Rica is the perfect relaxing space to feel...
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Best healthy snacks for an active lifestyle

Pranamar Villas prides itself on their healthy snacks like fresh juices and smoothies. Check out their fresh, healthy menu on a visit to Santa Teresa! Article by Shannon Farley It’s pretty easy to get motivated to be healthy in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Especially at the yoga hotel Pranamar Oceanfront Villas. Warm sunshine, endless ocean,...
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Chef Randy Siles at Hotel Tropico Latino in Costa Rica

Eco-friendly Eating Meets Avant-Garde Cuisine in Santa Teresa

All-natural and eco-friendly eating meets cutting-edge, innovative cuisine in a sustainable way at Hotel Tropico Latino on Costa Rica’s Santa Teresa Beach. Article by Shannon Farley A healthy lifestyle goes hand-in-hand with all-natural and eco-friendly eating. The key to a healthy diet is simply putting natural things into our bodies. One of Costa Rica’s top...
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San José, Costa Rica: a 2018 Top Destination on the rise by TripAdvisor

This year, San José, the capital of Costa Rica, was ranked 6th of the World’s Top Destinations “on the rise”, announced by the travel site Tripadvisor and according to the 2018 Travelers’ Choice awards. San José is the only city in Latin America that appears on the list. Article by Tamara Rivera.
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Snorkeling in Costa Rica

Golfo Dulce is the place to go snorkeling in Costa Rica

Thanks to its warm, clear water and abundant marine life, the gulf of Golfo Dulce is definitely the place to go snorkeling in Costa Rica. Article by Shannon Farley When you’re in a place like the Osa Peninsula region of Costa Rica, it’s easy to focus on only the magnificent rainforest jungle and the famous...
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Santa Teresa named one of the world’s best beaches for 2018

Make your summer beach vacation spectacular this year at one of the world’s best beaches – Santa Teresa in Costa Rica. Article by Shannon Farley Dreaming of sparkling white sand beaches, blue tropical sea, and the sound of waves crashing on the shore? We have just the travel inspiration for your next beach vacation. For...
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How to get to Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica?

How to get to Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica and Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is easy with nearly two dozen international flights arriving to the Liberia International Airport. Article by Shannon Farley The Guanacaste region is one of Costa Rica’s most popular vacation destinations – and with good reason. Its spectacular beaches, steaming volcanoes, majestic waterfalls, wildlife-rich...
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Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

9 Fabulous Health Benefits of Being near the Ocean

Now you have the perfect excuse for that beach vacation! Discover the fabulous health benefits of being near the ocean, and book your trip today. Article by Shannon Farley Spending time by the ocean is pretty good for your wellbeing, as it turns out. Research finds that there are multiple health benefits of being near...
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When is the Best Time to Travel to Costa Rica?

When is the best time to travel to Costa Rica? Well, that all depends on what you’re looking for. See our quick calendar guide for when and where to go. Article by Shannon Farley Just a few hours’ travel from most of the United States and easily accessible from Europe and Canada thanks to nearly...
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Manuel Antonio National Park

Why Manuel Antonio National Park Should Be on Your Costa Rica Travel List

Loaded with nature, wildlife, breathtaking gorgeous beaches and lush jungle, Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica just might be heaven on earth. Article by Shannon Farley Pure heaven. With its lush jungle, rugged coastline, picture-perfect white-sand beaches, turquoise coves, and incredible wildlife – it’s no wonder that Manuel Antonio National Park is one of...
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Make 2018 your best year ever with a healthy Costa Rica vacation

Make 2018 your year to get healthy, take care of yourself, make new friends, take up a hobby, and be a better person. Get going with it all on a healthy Costa Rica vacation at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa! Article by Shannon Farley The turn of a new year brings the opportunity to...
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5 Ways to Get Closer to Nature in 2018

Looking for ways to get closer to nature this year? Really go for it on a nature vacation in Costa Rica at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge! Article by Shannon Farley Spend any time in nature and you’ll probably notice that you feel happier. Of course, that also depends on the kind of nature you like....
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New Year 2018

8 Ways to Be Certain You Achieve Your Goals in 2018

Want to get healthier, travel, be more connected and feel great for your goals in 2018? Make 2018 a year to remember on a yoga vacation or yoga retreat in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica at Pranamar Villas. Article by Shannon Farley As we embark on a new year, if you’re like most people, you’ve been thinking...
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Cowboys and Volcanoes – the Fascinating History of Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

The rising popularity of a remote volcano and Costa Rica’s ranching traditions merge in the fascinating history of Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. Article by Shannon Farley Costa Rica’s Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in 1982 was a wild place. Only 9 years prior, the largest volcano in the Guanacaste province had been declared the country’s eighth...
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Get to Know the Staff at Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Meet the staff at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge responsible for your delicious meals while on vacation in Costa Rica. Article by Shannon Farley Nothing says hospitality like the staff that makes your hotel visit a memorable experience. That’s certainly true of the kitchen staff at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica. These men and...
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Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin Celebrates the Best of 2017

It was a year of big happenings and enduring memories. Find out what happened at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Costa Rica in 2017. Article by Shannon Farley 2017 was a big year at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Costa Rica. New additions, added tours, anniversaries and big events; and through it all guests gave high praise...
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