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Why you should visit Costa Rica during its Green Season

The rains are starting in Costa Rica, and the vegetation comes alive, becoming even more lush and verdant.  Certainly, some travelers feel weary about taking a holiday during the rainy season, known as the “Green Season”.  There are plenty of reasons to venture here May through November.  It´s less crowded and busy, you can get...
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Valeria Giacomelli, one of the yoga instructors at El Establo Mountain Hotel.

El Establo Mountain Hotel in Monteverde now features a Yoga Deck

One of the reasons yoga is here to stay and not a passing fad is its accessibility. It can be done by everyone, any age, any fitness level.  Loyal followers of the practice will tell you not only about the physical benefits of the practice, but helping them find inner peace as well.  Now add...
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Costa Rica Ocean Trash Goes Vogue in New H&M Conscious Collection

Exclusive clothing collection by H&M is created from Bionic Yarn, made in part from plastic ocean trash collected on beaches in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Plastic ocean trash washing up on the beaches in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is hitting high-fashion runways in the form of the new 2017 Conscious Exclusive Collection by famous clothing...
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Earth Day 2017: Costa Rica Guides World in Environmentalism

This month’s Earth Day on April 22 calls on the world to take positive action for a clean environment. Costa Rica and eco-friendly Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge lead by example in environmentalism and sustainable tourism. Earth Day calls on everyone in the world to take action for a clean, healthy, sustainable environment. Held every April...
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Chef Randy Siles Turns Up the Heat on Costa Rica Food and Travel

Is Costa Rica the new foodies’ travel destination? Chef Randy Siles takes the world by surprise showing off the creative diversity of Costa Rica food and travel. Find out just who is this rising star celebrity chef from Costa Rica. Award-winning and gaining international celebrity status in his role as Costa Rica’s Ambassador of National...
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Costa Rica wildlife at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

See Costa Rica Wildlife in the Jungle at Nicuesa Lodge

Surrounded by the Piedras Blancas National Park, Golfito National Wildlife Refuge, Corcovado National Park, and gulf of Golfo Dulce, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is one of the best places to see Costa Rica wildlife. There are few places in the world where you can feel like you’ve entered a National Geographic wildlife documentary in person....
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Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure in Costa Rica

Ultimate Costa Rica Rainforest Experience at Veragua Eco-Adventure

In Costa Rica’s Caribbean region, experience the best of the Costa Rica rainforest on a unique eco-friendly tour at Veragua Eco-Adventure Park. Visiting Costa Rica’s Caribbean region for a one-day shore excursion during your cruise? Or traveling to Costa Rica’s Caribbean beaches? While there, you don’t want to miss the ultimate Costa Rica rainforest experience...
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Sunset from El Establo Mountain hotel, photo credit elestablomonteverde.

Monteverde, the destination for travelers seeking adventure or relaxation

Are you an adventurous traveler? Do you enjoy being very active during your vacations, scheduling adrenaline rushes for every day of your stay? Monteverde is a place where you can be as relaxed or as adventurous as you like.  Zipping through the air with the wind in your face enjoying the scenery, or sitting on...
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Eco tourism in Costa Rica

Tourist Trash & Green Practices in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Ever thought about what happens to the trash you leave behind on vacation? Eco-hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica works to help its community offset tourism’s impact with environmental practices. When we go on vacation, we generate trash. It’s not something we generally think about, but it’s true. Wherever we go, we consume...
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Canopy zip line tour at Hacienda Guachipelin in Costa Rica

Dare your comfort zone on adventures at Hacienda Guachipelin Costa Rica

Dare to step out of your comfort zone on one-of-a-kind adventure tours at Hacienda Guachipelin in Guanacaste Costa Rica. Living in Costa Rica for nearly two decades, I’ve done dozens of canopy zip line tours. It’s always the same. My pulse races. The back of my neck gets sweaty. My breathing goes shallow. I check...
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Dining on the beach at Pranamar Villas, photo by lucianoriotti.

Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat offers romantic meals on the beach

Santa Teresa beach on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is becoming a well-known foodie destination.  Luciano Riotti, the chef at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat specializes in using fresh local ingredients to create spectacular healthy dining experiences.  Their Tiki Bar allows you to have lunch, a snack, drinks or an early dinner even...
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10 Romantic Things To Do in Jaco Costa Rica

Celebrate the spirit of Valentine’s Month with your love on a romantic holiday in Costa Rica at Jaco Beach. All you need is love. In February, the month of love and happiness, escape with the one you love on a romantic getaway to Jaco Beach in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is one of the best...
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Beachfront Suite at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Experience paradise at this Santa Teresa Costa Rica beachfront hotel

The thing I love the most about staying at Hotel Tropico Latino on Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica is that once you turn off the main town road into the hotel, and enter the property, the world fades away and you are in your own private paradise. It is like walking into an enchanted...
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Santa Elena Cloud Forest, photo Wikimedia.

5 plant species to look out for in Monteverde Cloud Forest

Costa Rica is known for its biodiversity, and Monteverde is a destination to birdwatch, to see other wildlife, to have adventurous tours, or to search for plants and flowers travelers don’t get to see at home.  Whatever your expectations are, or if you have none, admiring and taking in these beautiful living organisms will add...
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Honeymoon in Costa Rica

Celebrate your love in paradise on a Costa Rica honeymoon

For your Costa Rica honeymoon, go south to the Pacific gulf paradise of Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge on a wildly romantic Costa Rica honeymoon package. After the whirlwind of your wedding, your honeymoon should be a magical, romantic time for just the two of you. You want a honeymoon destination to create memories of a...
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Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Escape on a Romantic Holiday in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

There are simply some places that make us fall in love. Discover romantic holidays in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica at Hotel Tropico Latino. In one of the most romantic places on the planet – Santa Teresa, Costa Rica – a romantic getaway at Santa Teresa’s top hotel Tropico Latino will melt your heart and leave...
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Yoga and sunsets at Santa Teresa beach, photo credit @nancygoodfellowyoga.

Meditation overlooking the beach during a moonlit night at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat

A full moon meditation overlooking the beach at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat will bring you closer with Nature, a sense of community, and more importantly, a sense of self-awareness. The moon follows an elliptical path around the Earth, closer or farther away from us as it follows its path.  The ocean’s tides are...
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Veragua CST certification 2016

What Makes This Costa Rica Adventure Park So Award-Winning?

Rated No. 1 of Things to Do in the Port of Limon, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence … the list of awards is long for Costa Rica’s Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park. What makes Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park in Costa Rica so award-winning? Is it the incredible nature and adventure attractions? From rainforest and waterfalls, to abundant...
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Meals at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Fresh, healthy & delicious dining at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

One of the most frequently asked questions when planning a vacation to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica is: What are the meals like? Given Nicuesa Lodge’s remote location in southern Costa Rica by the Osa Peninsula, this is an important question. Everyone wants to know what they are going to eat! At Nicuesa...
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Pura Vida Adventures surf retreats in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Summer Escape! Women-only surf and yoga vacations in Costa Rica

What do you do when you get laid off from your job? Polish your resume? Start job hunting? Most people wouldn’t take off on an eight-month surfing vacation to Central America, Hawaii and Mexico. But that’s exactly what Tierza Eichner did in 2001 when laid off from her high-powered dot-com job. At the time, the...
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Escape to Jaco Beach for Your Costa Rica Winter Sun Vacation

It’s time to escape winter cold to warm, endless summer in Jacó Beach on a Costa Rica winter sun vacation. As chilly winter weather freezes the north heading into Christmas, you are not alone if you are dreaming about a winter sun holiday in a warm climate. After months of having only a gray sky...
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Waterfall Oropendula at Rincon de la Vieja

Hacienda Guachipelin Opens New Year 2017 with New Attractions

The Costa Rica hotel Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano kicks off the new year of 2017 with new rooms and new improvements. It’s the New Year 2017, and Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Costa Rica is celebrating with new enhancements. New Guest Rooms at Hacienda Guachipelin To...
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Why TripAdvisor Helps You Find the Best Hotels in Costa Rica

These days most people check TripAdvisor, Facebook, Yelp or other public forums before booking a hotel, going to a restaurant, or taking a tour. See how TripAdvisor helps you find the best hotels in Costa Rica, and find out what people are saying about Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. When you’re...
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Spectacular sunset view of the Gulf of Nicoya from El Establo Mountain Hotel, Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Why Monteverde Costa Rica should be on your Bucket Lis

Monteverde is in the Tilaran mountain range, about a four-hour drive from the Central Valley.  The cloud forest covers about 180 square miles and it was named one of the seven wonders of Costa Rica.  These are only a few reasons why a trip up this gorgeous mountain is a must on your next visit....
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