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Portasol Casa Frondosa

Costa Rica property for sale in rainforest eco-community Portasol

Always wanted to live in the rainforest by a tropical beach? Or are you looking for a vacation home in a warm climate? The special eco-community of Portasol Rainforest & Ocean View Living in Costa Rica is an excellent option. Strategically located on the Costa Rica Central Pacific Coast between Manuel Antonio National Park and...
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Portalon School children

Costa Rica sustainable development helps schools, youth, turtles & monkeys

A torrential thunderstorm provided the dramatic background for a small group gathered last Friday night at Portasol Rainforest & Ocean View Living in Costa Rica for a charity dinner to benefit their local Portalon Elementary School. A 5-star gourmet 4-course dinner, created by visiting award-winning chef Randy Siles of Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa...
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Whale & Dolphin Festival in Costa Rica

Don’t miss the Whale & Dolphin Festival 2014 in Costa Rica!

The Festival of Whales & Dolphins is once again making a splash at Uvita Beach in Southern Costa Rica at the beginning of September. You definitely don’t want to miss the 6th annual festival marking the peak of the annual migration of Pacific Humpback Whales to the Ballena National Marine Park in Costa Rica. This...
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Portasol wildlife - Ocelot

The secret life of a Costa Rica rainforest

What goes on in the rainforest when we’re not there? At Portasol Rainforest & Ocean View Living community in Costa Rica, they’re finding out with the help of a few hidden camera traps. Camera traps placed in the rainforest at Portasol – located on the Central Pacific Coast between Manuel Antonio and Dominical – have...
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Quepos sportfishing tournament

World Offshore Fishing Championship comes to Quepos 6-11 April

Big-game anglers from around the world are in Costa Rica for the annual World Offshore Fishing Championship in Quepos, from April 6 to 11, 2014. Teams from more than 60 countries – who had to qualify to receive an invitation to the event – will compete for the largest number of record-setting game fish caught...
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Copa Marley Dominical Costa Rica 2014

Marley Cup Costa Rica surf competition comes to Dominical

Costa Rica’s fourth 2014 Olympus National Surfing Circuit competition is coming March 15 and 16 to the beautiful south Pacific beach of Dominical. The Marley Cup will be held in front of the well-known Tortilla Flats beachfront restaurant and bar at Dominical. The competition is named for principal sponsor House of Marley, which sells earth-friendly...
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Envision Festival Costa Rica 2014

Envision Festival 2014 comes to Costa Rica’s south Pacific

Returning for its fourth year to Costa Rica’s southern Pacific Coast at Uvita, the Envision Festival will transform the rainforest into a global village of art, music, yoga and spirituality. Envision 2014 will be held Feb. 20–23 at Rancho La Merced in Uvita, Costa Rica, home of the renowned Ballena Marine National Park, an important...
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Boruca diablitos camouflaged with banana leaves and masks

Fiesta de los Diablitos celebrates Boruca indigenous history in Costa Rica

The end of the year in southern Costa Rica is time for one of the country’s biggest indigenous cultural events. This is when the native Boruca community celebrates their traditional “Fiesta de los Diablitos”, or the Festival of Little Devils. The four-day annual event happens from Dec. 30 to Jan. 2 in the village of...
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Olive Ridley Turtle baby returning to the sea at Matapalo, Costa Rica

It’s sea turtle season at Matapalo Beach, Costa Rica

We set out down the beach under a leaden sky stuffed with clouds. It was 8:00 at night, close to my bedtime (I know, I’m on Costa Rica “country” time). At first it was hard to see, with the nearly full moon sliding in and out of clouds; but soon our eyes adjusted to the...
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Sloth at Portasol in Costa Rica is protected by environmental law

Costa Rica leads the Americas in environmental performance

The world’s environmental grades have been posted by Yale University. So, which countries are really “walking the talk” with their national environmental policies and actions? European nations are at the top of the world class, with a lone contender from the Americas – Costa Rica, placing 5th best in the world for its environmental performance,...
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Jungle LIving at Portasol - Casa Mono Loco vacation rental, Costa Rica

Jungle living – Portasol, Costa Rica

Melodious bubbling of the river below combines with the metallic “clink” of Common Tink Frogs and the hum of crickets to lull me to sleep. My soft, cushy bed in my modern, comfortable bungalow is just steps from the wild Costa Rican rainforest. I make out the dark outline of large vine-covered trees out the...
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