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15 Patriotic Facts about Costa Rica Independence Day

Costa Rica Independence Day on Sept. 15 celebrates 196 years of freedom. Learn 15 interesting patriotic facts about Costa Rica and celebrate with the nation! Costa Rica celebrates its Mes de la Patria, or “Month of the Nation” in September, centered around Costa Rica’s Independence Day on Sept. 15. It is a festive time full...
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Electric mountain bike tours

Electric mountain bike in Costa Rica | Guanacaste Biking Tours

New electric mountain bikes in Costa Rica make the sport of mountain biking accessible to everyone. Try electric mountain bike tours in Guanacaste at Hacienda Guachipelin. In Costa Rica, Guanacaste is a big place for biking tours. Especially mountain biking. With plenty of rugged terrain, mountains and volcanoes, mountain bike tours in Guanacaste are extremely...
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Catamaran sailing tour Guanacaste

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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Costa Rican Cuisine Hits International Foodie Scene

Santa Teresa chef Randy Siles at Hotel Tropico Latino shows off the new style of sustainable Costa Rican cuisine to the world. Costa Rica is popular worldwide as an adventure, nature and eco-tourism destination. Lately, there is also a rich foodie culture spreading across this top vacation spot. In one of the Blue Zones of...
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Humpback Whale Golfo Dulce costa rica

See Whales and Costa Rica Wildlife by the Osa Peninsula

Now is the time to visit the gulf of Golfo Dulce by the Osa Peninsula to see migrating humpback whales and abundant Costa Rica wildlife. The remote Osa Peninsula region is an amazing place to see Costa Rica wildlife. This southern Pacific area is special because it holds 2.5% of the biodiversity of the entire...
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Class at Pranamar Villas' Yoga Shala, photo credit pranamarvillas.

All-women’s yoga retreat at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas in Santa Teresa

The setting is the lovely Santa Teresa beach on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, a town known for its golden sunsets, surfing, some of the best dining options in the country, and of course, yoga. Read on and find out why you need to be a part of this all-women’s retreat in February 2018...
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Jaco Beach Costa Rica

Summer vacation in Costa Rica at Jaco Beach

Go for a Pura Vida summer vacation in Costa Rica on the beach in Jaco at Hotel Amapola! Are you ready for a Pura Vida summer vacation in Costa Rica? The famous Costa Rican saying, Pura Vida, means “pure life” and that’s what it’s like here. Pure fun. Pure friendly people. Pure adventure. Pure nature...
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5 Favorite Places Where to Eat in Jaco, Costa Rica

Want to know where to eat in Jaco, Costa Rica? Get hooked up with these five eateries that are a favorite with locals. Jaco Beach in Costa Rica is hands-down the most favorite beach closest to the capital city of San Jose and the Central Valley. The fun-loving beach town is made for easy vacations...
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rafting one day tour in Guanacaste

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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nature vacations in costa rica

What does the Annexation of Nicoya mean to Costa Rica’s traditions and history?

Explore the area of Nicoya, Guanacaste, and learn about the history and traditions of this region and how they have permeated throughout the country of Costa Rica. The annexation of Guanacaste to Costa Rica from Nicaragua is celebrated in July.   A commemoration of the day in 1824 when the inhabitants of Nicoya voted in favor...
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Frog Diane's bare-hearted glass frog (Hyalinobatrachium-dianae), image by Brian Kubicki

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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Best Place to Stay for Guanacaste Day 2017 in Costa Rica

Celebrate Guanacaste culture and traditions on Costa Rica’s big holiday of Guanacaste Day at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. Guanacaste Day, Costa Rica’s big holiday celebrating the annexation of its northwest province, is coming up at the end of July. To celebrate Guanacaste culture and traditions, the best place to stay is Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. Guanacaste Day...
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Raw Botanicals Costa Rican natural bath products

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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Summer vacation in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Don’t miss the unbelievable savings on vacations to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Get unbeatable summer vacation deals in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica with big savings on rates at Hotel Tropico Latino. Now is the time to visit Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Take advantage of big savings at beachfront Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa of up to 40% off room rates in July and August, and 30%...
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Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

Keeping the beaches of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica clean

Hotel Tropico Latino hopes to inspire Santa Teresa businesses to join them in regular monthly cleanups to keep Santa Teresa beaches trash free. Hotel Tropico Latino wants to ignite a movement to keep the beaches of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica clean. They propose that all Santa Teresa businesses unite together to donate an hour of...
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Nature vacations in Costa Rica

Nature vacations in Costa Rica this summer

Keep World Environment Day alive. Connect with nature on vacation in Costa Rica and be kind to the planet at eco-friendly Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. It’s summer. Time to be outside enjoying everything nature has to offer us. Time for a vacation where you can disconnect in nature and slow down from the fast pace of...
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Dolphins in Golfo Dulce Costa Rica

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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Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin Enchanting Hotels Costa Rica

The best Costa Rica hotels are Enchanting Hotels Costa Rica

Enchanting Hotels Costa Rica celebrates 10 years of the finest extraordinary hotels in the best Costa Rica vacation destinations, like Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Offering unforgettable travel experiences with exceptional charm and service, Enchanting Hotels Costa Rica celebrates 10 years of excellence in hotels in Costa Rica in 2017. The...
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Yoga at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Make this exotic Costa Rica paradise your next group retreat destination

From yoga retreats to creativity workshops, award-winning eco-lodge Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica is your ideal group retreat destination in paradise. Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in southern Costa Rica is a perfect choice for your next group retreat. The stunning tropical escape is located in the gorgeous, wild Osa Peninsula – Golfo Dulce...
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Tiger Frog at Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica Caribbean

Unique Costa Rica Caribbean nature and climate will surprise you

Totally different weather patterns from the rest of the country have made the Costa Rica Caribbean region unique for plants and animals. Explore this special ecosystem on a tour at Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park. In nearly all travel guides for Costa Rica you will read that the country has two main seasons: dry season (also...
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Family vacation Santa Teresa Costa Rica

6 Fun Things to Do on Your Family Vacation in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

An easy flight from the U.S., Canada and Europe, the safe destination of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is a great place for your family vacation. Costa Rica is always a favorite destination for family vacations. It has a reputation for being safe, and there are plenty of direct flights from the U.S., Canada and Europe....
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Tiki Bar at sunset. Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat.

Visit the Tiki Bar at Pranamar Villas for Cocktails on the beach and more

The Tiki Bar at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat offers exotic tropical versions of your favorites: Sangrias, Margaritas and Mojitos mixed with mangoes, passion fruit or pineapple in a relaxed, open atmosphere.  Relaxed Atmosphere The vibe in Santa Teresa beach is very laid back, and guests and non-guests of the Villas are welcome.  No...
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