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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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The new Spa Vacation: Hot Springs in Costa Rica

I have just had the most ultimate fun day of adventure. I’ve surged my adrenaline zip lining through the rainforest, gone horseback riding like a real cowboy, splashed down tropical river rapids in a rafting tube, and all at the foot of a huge, live volcano in Costa Rica’s Rincon de la Vieja region. Now,...
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10 Best things to do in Playa del Coco Costa Rica

“Coco Beach”, or Playa del Coco in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, is a fun Costa Rica beach vacation destination. Dubbed the “Costa Rica Riviera” and “Gold Coast”, the north Pacific region boasts spectacularly beautiful beaches and coastline, nearly always sunny weather, and the highest concentration of luxury accommodations in Costa Rica. There is a lot to...
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Pacifico condos in Playa del Coco Costa Rica

Costa Rica vacation condo rentals in Playa del Coco

Pay per night for a hotel room, with maybe breakfast included? Or, enjoy a private spacious condo or beach house that lets you have your own, comfortable “home away from home” while on vacation? Over the past 10 years, vacation rentals in Costa Rica have become very popular, and it’s no wonder. Vacation rentals can...
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Rappelling at Hacienda Guachipelin

Ultimate fun day of adventure tours in Guanacaste Costa Rica

For the best things to do in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, you need to go to Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin by the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Put simply, you can have the best day of adventure tours in Guanacaste Costa Rica that you can dream of all in one place. Matter of fact, there are so many...
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Guanacaste Day celebrations in Costa Rica

Costa Rica celebrates Guanacaste Day 2015

Guanacaste – the northwest province of Costa Rica – is known for its rolling grassy plains, “Gold Coast” beaches, towering mountains and volcanoes, sunny dry climate and unique dry tropical forest. For generations “Guanacastecos,” as the residents here are called, have been dedicated to farming, cattle and horse ranching. The “sabanero” (cowboy) traditions, folklore, music...
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Molasses on Nosara streets, photo by Andrea Crossan

The sweet smell of Nosara Costa Rica in the summer

Article by Shannon Farley In the easy-going surf and yoga town of Playa Guiones, Costa Rica, there is a very strange smell in the air this time of year. Besides the fresh scent of the ocean, from January to April, it smells like a giant stack of maple syrup covered pancakes. What is that gingerbread...
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May & June 2014 Special at Le Cameleon Hotel.

Best Guanacaste tour for visiting the Costa Rica rainforest

Walking through the rainforest in Costa Rica is an experience not to be missed. Towering trees stretch to the heavens, every inch covered in vines, bromeliads, mosses and orchids. Giant roots reach out across the forest floor carpeted with leaves and smaller trees, plants and shrubs. Every living thing competes for space and light in...
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Visit the sunny side of Costa Rica in Guanacaste.

Guanacaste is known as the “sunny side” of Costa Rica. The northwestern province is named after Costa Rica’s national tree, the Guanacaste. The nearly-always sunny climate is dry and hot, which creates its unique dry tropical forest habitat. Vast rolling plains, foothills, low coastal mountains and the towering Cordillera de Guanacaste mountain range create an...
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Meeting and conference venue in San Jose Costa Rica, image by CR Convention Bureau

Costa Rica is leading destination for incentive travel

I met a woman and her husband in the airport recently, while we were waiting to board our flight out of Costa Rica. They were tanned and relaxed, and had been enjoying the country’s beaches and rainforest … all for free! They had won a work contest to sell the most furniture for their company...
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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is a poster example of Costa Rica's eco-tourism fame

Costa Rica Tops the World in Eco-Tourism

Tourism all over the world is on the upswing. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) statistics show that the number of international tourists around the world grew nearly 5% during the first six months of 2012, as compared to the same period in 2011. Despite lingering worries over the global economy, international tourism is bouncing back. A...
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