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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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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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Hot springs Rio Negro Hacienda Guachipelin

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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Costa Rica vacation packing essentials

Costa Rica is a top 2016 vacation destination for warm tropical sunshine and seas, beautiful beaches, rainforest adventures, and affordable travel. It is one of the safest countries in Latin America and easy to get around since English is widely spoken. For easy, affordable accommodations, stay in Costa Rica vacation rentals. In Guanacaste, Costa Rica...
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Night sky stargazing at Hacienda Guachipelin in Guanacaste Costa Rica

Stargazing in Costa Rica Night Skies

It is always fascinating to look up at a clear night sky and get lost among the stars. Anyone can enjoy stargazing, even if you can’t readily name the constellations or planets. The best places to go, of course, are where the sky is wide open and very dark, with no distracting city lights. Up...
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Horseback riding Hacienda Guachipelin Costa Rica

Costa Rica cowboys and ranch life at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

It’s 5:45 a.m. The sun is already shining, and I am gingerly making my way through the cow corral, being careful not to step in anything I shouldn’t nor get too close to the long-horned cows. I’m headed to the cow barn at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica, to see...
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Hacienda Guachipelin canopy tour in Costa Rica

Top Costa Rica canopy zip line tour at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

Ever since the first commercial canopy zip line tour came into being in Costa Rica in 1997, the zip line industry has soared quickly into big business with dozens of zip lines all over the country and across the world. I recently took a friend, who is a bit of an anomaly, on her first-ever...
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Playa Prieta Guanacaste Costa Rica

Costa Rica beach rentals Villas Estival are ideal vacation getaway

The North Pacific Coast of Guanacaste, Costa Rica is known for beautiful beaches. You can pretty much find it all here – white sand, gold sand, gray and black sand, and even pink sand. Some beaches are rocky; others wide and sandy. Some are bustling beach towns, and others are so untouched it may seem...
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Hacienda Guachipelin restaurant grilled tilapia in avocado sauce

Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin rescues Costa Rica food traditions

Wouldn’t it be nice to dine in a restaurant that only served freshly-made meals made with locally-sourced ingredients, vegetables picked that same day, sauces that didn’t come from a jar or can, bread hot out of the oven, juices that only a moment ago were whole fruit, and desserts loving crafted by an on-site pastry...
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Playa del Coco tours canopy zipline tour

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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Playa del Coco Costa Rica

The fun never stops in Playa del Coco Costa Rica

For me, there’s nothing better than the sound of waves on the beach, the smell of salty sea air, fresh breezes and sunshine. The ocean has a way of relaxing us and giving us a sense of bliss and peace. Nearly all of Costa Rica’s two million-plus tourists each year visit at least one beach...
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Buddha Eyes Restaurant at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Santa Teresa Costa Rica restaurant masters fresh, novel cuisine

It’s a simple recipe: Fresh, good food. The Buddha Eyes Restaurant at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica has that recipe down to perfection. Now it’s even better. Known in the popular beach town for its fresh, healthy, innovative cuisine, Buddha Eyes Restaurant recently changed its dinner menu to bring...
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Playa Guiones beach in Nosara, Costa Rica

Fascinating history of Nosara Costa Rica reveals unusual beginning

The history of a place can tell you a lot about its people, culture and environment, and what makes everything tick. In the case of Nosara, Costa Rica, its unusual and unlikely history strongly influenced how the area developed and how its communities live and thrive today. Nosara, and its beaches of Playa Guiones, Playa...
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Caricaco Music Festival in Nosara Costa Rica, courtesy of Caricaco

2015 Caricaco Music Festival April 16-18 in Nosara, Costa Rica

The vibrant beach area of Nosara, Costa Rica will welcome one of the country’s most important music festivals from April 16 to 18, 2015. You won’t want to miss the 2015 Caricaco Music Festival in Costa Rica. Located on the Nicoya Peninsula in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, the Nosara area includes the town...
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Beach at Nosara Costa Rica

5 travel tips you need for your stay in Nosara Costa Rica

Like all travelers, when you plan a vacation to an unfamiliar location, you want to have an idea of what to expect. TripAdvisor is a great resource for getting insider information about a place from guests who have been there. Here are 5 great travel tips for your stay in Nosara Costa Rica. from guests...
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Nosara holiday art fair 2014

Holiday Art Fair brings Christmas cheer to Nosara Costa Rica

Looking to shop for unique Christmas gifts this year? Combine Christmas shopping with a holiday in Costa Rica and go to the Holiday Art Fair in Playa Guiones by Nosara on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. More than 35 talented international and national artists will be selling handmade art and products at the third annual Holiday...
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Rincon de la Vieja Challenge, official photo

Rincon de la Vieja mountain bike race makes U.S. National Ultra Endurance Series

Called by pro mountain bikers the “most extreme 100-miler in the world,” the Rincon de la Vieja Challenge 100-mile mountain bike race at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica recently upped its status to become the first international chapter of the National Ultra Endurance Series (NUE). The NUE is a series of...
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Planting trees on Playa Guiones, image by BarriGuiones Coastal Reforestation Project

Bringing the trees back to Playa Guiones, Costa Rica

Like many beaches in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Playa Guiones doesn’t have much shade. The coastline is lined with long grasses, shrubbery, very-low-to-the-ground stubby trees and some tall palm trees here and there. A nonprofit NGO in Costa Rica is working to change that. The Green Coasts Conservation Association (La Asociación Conservacionista Costas Verdes) is dedicated...
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Celebrate Costa Rica Independence Day 2014 in Guanacaste

Parades, lantern ceremonies, traditional music and dancing will take place all over Costa Rica this weekend to mark the day that Costa Rica and four other Central American nations gained their independence from Spain. Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are all celebrating 193 years of independence from Spain on Sept. 15. On this...
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Waterfall Chorreras at Rincon de la Vieja

Rincon de la Vieja National Park waterfalls show off in Costa Rica green season

Green season in Guanacaste, Costa Rica is when the waterfalls at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano really show off. Near Rincon de la Vieja hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, four waterfalls flow, and all of them have pools where you can swim. Getting to the waterfalls is an adventure on its own – either by hiking or...
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Family travel in Costa Rica

Bring the kids to Costa Rica on a family vacation

Families who travel to Costa Rica know that Costa Rica is a fun, easy and safe family vacation destination. In fact, Costa Rica is this year’s most recommended travel hotspot in the world! Positioned between Nicaragua and Panama, Costa Rica is easily accessible from North America and Europe with numerous daily flights. It is one...
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Catamaran sailing tour Guanacaste

Best things to do in Guanacaste Costa Rica

Guanacaste – known as the “sunny side” of Costa Rica – is a preferred Costa Rica vacation destination and popular place to live for its famous Pacific Coast beaches. Known as the “Gold Coast” or “Costa Rica’s Riviera,” here you can find everything from wild, completely deserted tropical beaches to booming, buzzing beach towns full...
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