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Christmas on Costa Rica's Santa Teresa Beach is a unique winter wonderland

Christmas wonderland sparkles on Playa Santa Teresa

Walking in a winter wonderland is just a tad different on Costa Rica’s Santa Teresa Beach. Rather than the traditional “white Christmas” and “snow glistening in the lane” scene, it is closer to Frosty the Snowman’s situation … “The sun was hot that day. So he said, let’s run and we’ll have some fun now...
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Boutique hotels in Costa Rica offer beauty and warm intimacy

Boutique Hotels Win Acclaim in Costa Rica

Personally, I prefer staying in small boutique hotels. Large chain hotels have their function, though I rather like when the receptionist remembers my name and is personable enough to care how I am and how my stay is going. I like waiters who remember I favor water without ice and that my mid-afternoon coffee is...
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Eco-friendly hotels skyrocket to success

Is Eco-friendly Hospitality Really Green?

Do you like to work out in your hotel’s gym when you’re away? If you happen to be staying in Denmark’s Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, keeping fit while traveling will help generate the hotel’s electricity and earn you meal vouchers in their restaurant. The flagship eco-hotel is the first hotel in Denmark to generate all...
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Costa Rica has fantastic snorkeling spots off the Nicoya Peninsula

Snorkeling in Costa Rica is Magical off the Nicoya Peninsula

One of the most amazing things I’ve learned how to do is scuba dive. It’s the closest thing to flying I’ve ever felt, and given my fear of heights (or, rather, falling from them), it feels a whole lot safer. When you get your buoyancy worked out right, being weightless under water, drifting here and...
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The latest surf fashions & gear for your Costa Rica surf vacation

Trending now: Surf Wear and Gear for Costa Rica's Summer Season

While the rest of the northern surfing world is gearing up for snowboarding for the winter, Costa Rica is heating up for the 2012-2013 summer season. Sunny days, blue skies and dry trade winds are soon headed our way … ideal for surf vacations! Look your best and get the most stoke with the latest...
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Healthy, long life thriving on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula

I want to be part of a Blue Zone. What is a “Blue Zone,” you ask? It is a place where people live happily and healthily for a very long time. The term was popularized by author-educator-explorer Dan Buettner in his 2008 book, “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from People Who’ve Lived the...
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Costa Rica's Santa Teresa Beach is a surfer's dream

Surf Vacation Paradise Found at Costa Rica's Santa Teresa Beach

The buzz is true – Costa Rica is a surfer’s paradise. There are hundreds and hundreds of beach towns, from little villages to bustling cosmopolitan centers, and just as many surf breaks. The country counts more than 700 miles of coastline between both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. With warm tropical water, long rolling waves,...
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Earthquakes are normal in Costa Rica's dynamic environment

Earthquakes in Costa Rica, like the rest of the Americas and Asia along the “Ring of Fire,” happen all the time. Of course, most usually aren’t as strong as yesterday’s 7.6-magnitude earthquake that occurred at 8:42 a.m. along the Pacific Coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. The quake’s epicenter was 6.3 kilometers (almost four miles) south...
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Stress relief is a matter of life or death

Relax! It's Only a Matter of Life or Death.

A quick Google search on “the importance of relaxing” yields 49,100,000 results in 0.30 seconds. Apparently, a lot of people, everywhere, think it really is important. I know what you’re thinking, “I already know this.” The thing is we all do. And yet, most of us don’t heed the wisdom. We work, do, be in...
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Top Costa Rican surfers to compete in national championships

Competition intense for Costa Rica National Surfing Finals

This year’s Costa Rica National Surfing Championship Finals promises to be one of the hottest surfing events of the year. For the first time ever, seven of Costa Rica’s top male surfers – all of whom are very close in points so far for the season – are vying board to board for the national...
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Costa Rican surfer girls with Del Mar Surf Camp

All Chicas’ Surf Trip Inspires Fun & Camaraderie!

Surfer girls are cool. They’ve got that fit, sunkissed, water-tousled hair, smiling, laid back style that makes them so irresistible. Who wouldn’t want to be a surfer girl? Surfing is outrageously fun. You’ve got the challenge and freedom of riding the incredible power of the ocean; the feeling of dancing with sunshine sparkling on the...
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Sustainable Tourism is a driving force in world travel

Sustainable tourism is changing the face of world travel

It’s big business, this ecotourism. It drives entire economies of countries like Kenya, Botswana, Belize, South Africa, Laos, and especially here in Costa Rica. Ecotourism is top of the list as to why millions of travelers from around the world come to Costa Rica’s tropical paradise each year to see its wondrous landscapes and exuberant...
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Experience the adventure at exotic Pranamar Villas

Adventure rules at Playa Santa Teresa in Costa Rica

At Pranamar Oceanfront Villas on Costa Rica’s Playa Santa Teresa, it’s all about the adventure. To start with, it’s an adventure getting there! Santa Teresa is on the outer edge on the Pacific just above the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. The roads are not paved here, and you must either come by way of...
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Costa Rica is a surfer's paradise

Surfing paradise found in Costa Rica

Sometimes called the “Hawaii of Latin American surfing,” Costa Rica is positively one of the world’s top surfing destinations. Add up warm water, consistent surf year-round, over 700 miles of coastline between both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, literally thousands of beach breaks with easy access, and friendly people, and you get paradise! Costa Rica’s...
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Recharge at a yoga retreat on Costa Rica's Santa Teresa Beach

Yoga Retreats Restore Your Mind, Body & Spirit

“Keep close to Nature’s heart … and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” ~ John Muir Leaving everything you are familiar with and going to a new destination could be the recipe for any manner of trip. Add in a...
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Spectacular Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica

Santa Teresa Beach wins #1 award

Costa Rica wins top tourism honors again! Costa Rica nabbed 12 out of 25 spots for “Top 25 Destinations in Central America” in the 2012 Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Awards. The internationally renowned travel web site gave Costa Rican establishments 11 awards for “Top 25 Hotels in Central America.” And coming in at Number One...
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Enjoy your honeymoon in Costa Rica!

Costa Rica is a top honeymoon destination

The best part about all of the effort to make your wedding day the most memorable occasion is what comes next … the honeymoon, of course! There’s no better way to finish celebrating a lifetime commitment than with a trip of a lifetime. Wishing for sand and surf, sunny days, palm trees, lounging in hammocks,...
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Del Mar Surf Camp All-Inclusive Surf Vacations in Costa Rica

All-inclusive surf vacations thrill adventurers!

Looking for the ultimate surf vacation and a great adventure? Costa Rica is the place for you! Chase some perfect waves and have the time of your life at Del Mar Surf Camp’s Co-Ed All-Inclusive Surf Camp. Ideal for both men and women, beginner & advanced surfers, Del Mar Surf Camp offers the best surf...
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Shambala Restaurant’s fusion cuisine stars in gourmet magazine

Congratulations to Costa Rican Chef Randy Siles and the staff at Hotel Tropico Latino in Playa Santa Teresa! The star chef and the hotel’s Shambala Restaurant were featured in a key article  edition of Costa Rica’s important cuisine magazine “Sabores.” The full-page article features Siles’ fusion style called “Author’s Cuisine” – a free-style way of...
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Guanacaste beaches of Costa Rica

Guanacaste Gold Coast is paradise!

Fly into the airport and be at a dazzling tropical paradise beach in less than 1 hour! Where? The Guanacaste beaches of Costa Rica! The Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia receives flights from all over the world, and is perfectly positioned for visiting the northern Pacific beaches of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province. The Northern...
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Cabo Blanco at the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula

Cabo Blanco – hidden gem of national parks

Exploring the little-known gems of Costa Rica’s national parks and reserves leads me to the very tip of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, to Cabo Blanco. Officially named the Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve, this small park is spectacularly picturesque with tropical forest, pure white-sand beaches, warm aquamarine sea, waterfalls and rivers and hundreds of natural...
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Say "I Do" in Costa Rica

A crimson sun slowly dips into the violet-blue sea. Streamers of pink and orange streak across the wide, deepening blue sky. Coconut palms bow lightly in the breeze. You and your beloved are there on the soft sand promising your love and commitment, exchanging rings and kisses. Sound like your dream wedding? It easily can...
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Tortuga Island – your picture-perfect paradise!

Looking for that picture-perfect “tropical paradise” tour in Costa Rica? You can’t miss a one-day tour to Tortuga Island in the Pacific’s Nicoya Gulf. Famous for its sugary white sand beaches lined with tall swaying coconut palms, Tortuga Island has crystal clear turquoise waters with no ocean currents which make this an ideal place for...
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Tropical fruit of Costa Rica

Tantalizing organic cuisine stars at Pranamar Villas

One of the best things about living in a tropical country is all of the fresh fruits and vegetables. Even better is if you live near the ocean for fresh fish as well! In Costa Rica we enjoy year-round fresh produce thanks to the myriad of tropical micro-climates in our mountainous country. Organic produce and...
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