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New educational programs in Costa Rica focus on climate change

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey that left a wake of destruction across eastern Caribbean islands, Texas, Florida and at least a half-dozen other U.S. states, climate change is on everyone’s minds. Climate change is one of the biggest concerns and challenges facing the world today. Fluctuations to the planet’s temperature and rainfall,...
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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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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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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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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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Go to the Caribbean for Best Bird-Watching in Costa Rica

Some of the world’s best bird-watching is in Costa Rica, especially in the Caribbean region at Veragua Rainforest. Christmas is a special time of year for birdwatchers. Equipped with binoculars, bird guides and checklists, avid birders throughout the Americas brave snow, wind, rain, and even tropical sun, to take part in the annual Christmas Bird...
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Christmas means coffee season in Atenas, Costa Rica!

December is peak coffee picking season in Costa Rica. El Toledo Organic Coffee Tour & Farm in Atenas, Costa Rica shows you all about coffee from bean to cup. Christmastime in Atenas, Costa Rica is always characterized for me by coffee picking season. December is the peak of coffee picking season in Costa Rica. All...
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Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica gives helping hand to neighbors

Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park in Costa Rica positively impacts local communities in Costa Rica. A decade ago the three tiny communities of Brisas de Veragua de Limon, Union of the Peje River and Rio Blanco,  in the mountains near the port of Limon on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast, subsisted solely on logging, agriculture, and working...
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Hiking at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Could you survive in the jungle if you were lost?

One moment you’re walking along a rainforest trail enjoying the incredible sounds and sights, when suddenly you spot monkeys hopping from tree to tree. You definitely want to get pictures of that, so you go off the trail following the monkeys. Before long, you’ve been so busy looking up and chasing the monkeys that now...
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Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure in Costa Rica social programs

Tourism with a heart: Veragua Rainforest betters lives in community

What does your visit to Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park in Costa Rica mean? You are helping better the lives of kids and families in local communities. A visit to Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure in Costa Rica is tourism that has meaning. Besides giving you everything you could ask for in a Costa Rica rainforest tour –...
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Incredible world open water swimming race in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

Golfo Dulce is one of the most amazing places in Costa Rica. Having the chance to swim in the pristine gulf with dolphins and whales is pure magic. That’s how it was for swimmers in the Golfo Dulce open water competition 2016 Cruce Aguas Abiertas in early September. Swimmers from all over Costa Rica had...
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What’s in a name? For Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica, 512 years of history

More than five centuries of history goes into the name of Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure in Costa Rica, dating back to the country’s first European exploration by Christopher Columbus. Unusual names of places fascinate me. For instance, the Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica. Where did the name “Veragua” come from? And what does it mean? On...
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Off-the-beaten path places to visit in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Discover off-the-beaten-path places to visit in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, all within an hour’s drive of Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin by the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Guanacaste is one of the most popular provinces in Costa Rica, especially its beaches. But if you’re willing to go exploring, you can still find many beautiful and incredible off-the-beaten-path...
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12 Ways Visiting Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Could Change Your Life

From awe-inspiring nature to the joy of slowing down, discovering magic and finding gratitude, a visit to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica just might alter your life forever! Costa Rica is a place to breathe deeply, get in tune with nature, lose yourself in the fun of adventure, and let yourself totally and completely relax from...
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Find the Secret to Long Life in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Want to know the secret to long life? Discover with us why people in Guanacaste, Costa Rica often live to well over 100 years. Everyone wants to know the secret to long life. Could it be that in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, they’ve discovered the fountain of youth? Known to be one of the world’s Blue...
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Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica

5 Best-Kept Secrets of Southern Costa Rica

Less-traveled than elsewhere in the popular country, southern Costa Rica is a beautiful and eye-opening place to vacation. But do you know its best-kept secrets? Wild, breathtakingly beautiful and incredibly bio-diverse, southern Costa Rica is not on most tourists’ itineraries. Least-explored and less-traveled than other parts of Costa Rica, the southern Pacific region is a...
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Go mountain biking in Costa Rica at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

The newest extreme mountain biking race, and thrilling one-of-a-kind Costa Rica mountain biking tours, all happen in August 2016 at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin by the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Looking for an exciting mountain biking vacation this summer? One of the spots on the planet you cannot afford to miss...
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Veragua Rainforest research lab in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s Veragua Rainforest attracts scientific research groups

Abundant scientific research opportunities at Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica have captured the attention of international university groups, who come to study the country’s wondrous biodiversity. Tramping around a damp rainforest in the dark with big rubber boots and headlamps is not the usual picture of a university spring break vacation. But for a group...
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Student groups at Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica

Veragua Rainforest for student educational trips to Costa Rica

Planning an educational trip for your students? Put Costa Rica at the top of your list. This amazing country has so much to offer students in learning experiences – more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity, multiple climactic zones, awe-inspiring natural beauty, and a fun, friendly local culture in a very safe country for travel....
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Jungle survival

Could you survive in the jungle if you were lost?

One moment you’re walking along a rainforest trail enjoying the incredible sounds and sights, when suddenly you spot monkeys hopping from tree to tree. You definitely want to get pictures of that, so you go off the trail following the monkeys. Before long, you’ve been so busy looking up and chasing the monkeys that now...
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Looking to leave if the US 2016 election ends badly? Here’s where to go and why.

If the craziness surrounding the US 2016 election has you a little anxious about the outcome, you may be looking for an easy escape route come 2017. Every election, especially a controversial one, thousands of Americans threaten to leave the United States if the “wrong” candidate becomes president. As anxieties about the outcome of 2016...
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Veragua Rainforest certified in sustainable tourism in Costa Rica

Being eco-friendly is trending as a billion-dollar business approach touching everything from appliances, cars, clothing, cosmetics and cleaning products to tourism. Eco-friendly travel and green tourism continue to be the fastest growing sectors in the tourism industry worldwide. In ecotourism pioneer Costa Rica, being eco-friendly is extremely important. The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) founded...
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