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Costa Rica Central Pacific Coast

5 Places for a Costa Rica winter getaway

Costa Rica’s summer season is beginning, just in time to beat the winter blues with affordable winter vacation destinations. Find your winter sun in Costa Rica, an easy and fun tropical getaway. Miles of beaches on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts make for great beach vacations. Rainforests, cloud forests and active volcanoes provide exciting...
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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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Horseback riding in beautiful Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Horse riding and cowboy dreams in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

It is said in Costa Rica that the best “all-terrain vehicle” for navigating the country is a horse. Costa Ricans love horses and their riding traditions – their equestrian roots coming from the Spanish who brought horses with them to Central America in the 16th century. The northwestern province of Guanacaste is the heart and...
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Adventure Race World Championships in Costa Rica

2013 Adventure Race World Championships come to Costa Rica

Imagine this Costa Rica vacation: Traverse the entire country from coast to coast and north to south, but only using mountain bikes, kayaks, rafts, zipline cables, and your feet. Sleep under the stars wherever you may be – mud, sand, grass field, rocky stream bed – but only for a few hours at a time....
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Canopy tour at Hacienda Guachipelin in Costa Rica

Top ideas for a Friends Trip to Costa Rica

Costa Rica has become a popular, easy and fun destination for Friends’ Trips for travelers from North America. This hot travel destination usually appeals to the adventurous, and certainly Costa Rica is foremost for adventure travel. Whether a bachelor or bachelorette party group, guys’ trip, girlfriend getaway, or simply a group of friends looking for...
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Geothermal energy in Costa Rica, photo by the Tico Times

Geothermal power: Costa Rica’s next clean energy solution?

Long, fat, round pipes in dark brown and off-white snake along the rust red ground through the underbrush.  They remind me of giant worms from some prehistoric setting … though not quite like that terrible 1990 movie Tremors. The pipes belong to the Pailas Geothermal Power Plant at the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in...
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Mountain biking Costa Rica, photo by Las Catalinas

100-mile mountain bike challenge set for Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica

Mountain bikers around the world: There’s a new adventure race happening in August in Costa Rica – the 100-mile Rincón de la Vieja Challenge. The mountain bike endurance race is set for Aug. 24, 2013, starting off from Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste. The 100-mile race is the first...
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Costa Rica is top family travel destination

Top 9 family vacation spots in Costa Rica

The entire country arguably could be considered one big outdoor classroom – filled to the brim with amazing nature and exciting adventure. For this reason, Costa Rica has become one of the top family vacation destinations in the world. All in one small country you can find warm tropical weather, beautiful beaches along two oceans...
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Rincon de la Vieja - Santa Maria volcanoes in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Exciting volcanic action happening at Rincon de la Vieja

With Costa Rica’s most famous active volcano – Arenal – behaving quietly for the past three years, tourists to this Central American hotspot are looking elsewhere for exciting fireworks. There are actually six active volcanoes in Costa Rica, and another 61 that are dormant or extinct. For the past 50 years, Arenal was the country’s...
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Adventure in Costa Rica

Top 10 "What to Do's" in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, there is an abundance of warm weather, glorious landscape and nature, and plenty to see and do. When planning your visit to Costa Rica, where you go depends on what you want to do. Two good tips: Note how much time you have and prioritize the main places where you’d like to...
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