Waterfall at Rincon de la Vieja National Park, photo credit afortuna2cr.

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...
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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...
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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...
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Starfruit, known as Carambola in Costa Rica. Photo credit @_gastronomics

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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