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An Enchanting Hotel member brings us new landscapes and backroads…

Welcome, Ecolirios Boutique Hotel & Spa to the Enchanting Hotels family of luxury boutique properties in the most beautiful places in Costa Rica.  This new member brings us new landscapes and new backroads to a secluded yet spectacular corner of the country that will take your breath away. Ecolirios can be found on the lower...
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New culinary fusions and flavors at Nicuesa!

Imagine yourself in the middle of the rainforest, overlooking the ocean, savoring fresh, homegrown produce from an edible garden.  This is Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge!   This Enchanting Hotel property believes that when you travel, experimenting with and experiencing the local food should be a highpoint of your adventure.   So, at this magnificent property, you will have the...
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Costa Rica’s Manatees; Tortuguero’s Mermaids of the Canals

Manatus Costa Rica, Tortuguero’s best eco-luxury hotel is named after one of the most exceptional yet mysterious residents; the Costa Rican Manatees or Tortugueros “Mermaids of the Canal” as they are called.  These shy Sirenians prefer to stay out of sight but they are certainly on the mind of Manatus Costa Rica as they lead...
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Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge at Golfo Dulce is sustainable tourism at its best.

Did you know that the far southern Pacific coast of amazing Costa Rica boasts 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity?  Pretty impressive to say the least as is Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge that takes sustainable tourism to a whole new level in so many ways.  This is sustainable tourism at its best and where better than a...
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Manatus Tortuguero – Sustainable Tourism to a T..

It is only fitting that in the far north Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica covered in rainforest and Amazonian like water canals, is where sustainable tourism is defined. The small town of Tortuguero is tucked in between the open sea and the beauty of the jungle laden waterways and is spectacular beyond words.  Without a...
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The Best Boutique Hotel in San Jose; the art of living

Studio Boutique Hotel sits on the edge of San Jose in the dynamic suburb of Santa Ana where the diversity of restaurants, offices, commercial centers, and local living is alive and kicking. Unlike other hotel properties in the area, the Studio Boutique Hotel is not only a great option for business or pleasure travel, but...
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Five ways to explore the beauty of Golfo Dulce from Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

On the far southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, you will find the Golfo Dulce.  This tranquil body of water and the lush jungle that envelopes it is one of the few tropical fjords in the world. This little corner of beautiful Costa Rica is rich in wildlife and ocean adventures.  Let´s look at five...
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Tortuguero Costa Rica; where digital detox is preferred..

Manatus Hotel at Tortuguero has all the characteristics to make you want to digital detox for a few days. This small sanctuary offers a rainforest experience where you won’t find cars as the highways are jungle laden waterways and the sounds are the orchestra of animal noises that inhabit this magnificent paradise. Tortuguero in Costa...
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The Humpback Whales have arrived! Best place to see them in Costa Rica.

Let’s be honest here.  For nature lovers alike, the opportunity to see Humpback whales up close is an amazing experience and they have arrived!!   Their sheer size and gracefulness as they move through the warm, protected waters along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is a sight to see.   Whale Watching in Costa Rica...
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The Luxury retreat with a view. La Toscana D’Atenas experience..

Nestled into a coffee plantation covered mountainside, La Toscana D’Atenas, offers the best of both worlds.  A spectacular villa that is just a short drive to the bustling city of San José and the countries main cultural and commercial center but far enough away to enjoy breathtaking views over the Central Valley, this is a...
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The rich coasts of Costa Rica: A surfing paradise in Santa Teresa

Indulge your love of surfing in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica with a vacation at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat. Article by Shannon Farley Even though there wasn’t much gold to be found, Columbus was on to something when he named Costa Rica the “rich coast.” With more than 700 miles of beautiful beaches on...
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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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How Ticos Celebrate Costa Rica´s Independence Day

Don´t be startled by marching bands and banging drums, Independence Day is commemorated in Costa Rica on September 15th. Read on and learn how you can join the celebration during one of the country´s most important holidays. History Before its Independence in 1821, Costa Rica was Spanish territory. Guatemala was the regional government for the...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Sloths: Lazy cuties you can spot in Monteverde

Their name in Spanish is “Perezoso” which literally translates to lazy.  Why are sloths one of the must-see animals on most visitors’ lists?  Their furry bodies and seemingly smiling faces have made them popular on the web as well as on television. Lucky for you, El Establo Mountain Hotel in Monteverde is a place where...
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