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Five ways to explore the beauty of Golfo Dulce from Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

On the far southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, you will find the Golfo Dulce.  This tranquil body of water and the lush jungle that envelopes it is one of the few tropical fjords in the world. This little corner of beautiful Costa Rica is rich in wildlife and ocean adventures.  Let´s look at five...
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Stretching before surf lessons, Pranamar Oceanfront Villas. Ohoto credit pranamarvillas.

A new you in the new year, 12 steps – Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

  Start working on these steps by traveling to Costa Rica and enjoying what at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat.  You can pretty much knock off all these items during one trip and reset your life into a happier, fulfilling and positive place. Connect with others. Look people in the eye, listen, smile, be...
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Yoga and sunsets at Santa Teresa beach, photo credit @nancygoodfellowyoga.

Top Ten Must Dos in Santa Teresa while staying at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

Be as adrenaline filled or as laid back as you like while visiting Santa Teresa beach community on the Costa Rican Pacific Coast.  Here is our list of top ten must dos during your stay at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat.    Yoga The area is known for its yoga retreats, and certified and experienced...
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Yoga instructor Nancy Goodfellow at Pranamar Villas on Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

A talk with Nancy Goodfellow: Yoga teacher, hotelier and lover of life

Nancy co-owns Pranamar Villas, along with her mother, who was the first of the two to discover the natural beauty of Costa Rica.  Native to San Diego, California, Nancy moved to Costa Rica over 20 years ago in search of a simpler life in connection with nature. With the objective of catering to needs of...
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Yoga for surfers, photo by Yoga Journal

10 yoga stretches to improve your surfing

As a surfer, wouldn’t you like to be able to surf for longer without getting tired, have more strength and flexibility and better balance, get a quicker pop-up, relax your breathing and sharpen your mental focus? Yoga can help you do this. Pro surfers know that yoga keeps their performance constantly improving and aids in...
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Pranamar yoga on the beach at Santa Teresa

Costa Rica yoga retreats 2014 in Santa Teresa

Costa Rica summer is yoga season at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat on Santa Teresa Beach. Pranamar is offering 14 exceptional yoga retreats between February and June 2014. Whether you are looking to deepen your yoga practice, or try yoga for the first time, a yoga retreat is an excellent opportunity for both. Retreats...
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Del Mar Surf Camp family surf vacations in Costa Rica are lots of fun

Try a Family Surf Vacation for Unique Summer Fun!

Summer break, for all of those in the north, is nearly here. This year, do something really unique and different for your family vacation! Go on a family surfing vacation in warm, tropical Costa Rica. Really get away from your daily routine of life, have fun on an adventure, experience new places, make new friends,...
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Personal coaching & surfing in Costa Rica makes for an adventure to success

Personal Coaching Becomes an Adventure While Surfing in Costa Rica

Any Olympic athlete or professional athlete, or high school or university athlete, or even a child on a sports team for that matter, has a coach. Actors have coaches. Singers and dancers have coaches or trainers. Over the past decades, executives and businesspersons have joined the ranks of seeking coaching for success. In today’s modern...
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Costa Rica Surfing Champion Nataly Bernold

Costa Rica Surfing Champion Shares Her Passion, Gives Advice to Teens

It’s been a good year so far for Nataly Bernold. The 19-year-old from Jaco Beach, Costa Rica, was just crowned Costa Rica’s National Surfing Champion in the Women’s division in August (2012), making it her third national surfing title. In May, she won the Quicksilver Cup on the Olympus National Surfing Circuit in Dominical, placing...
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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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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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Del Mar Surfing Academy in Costa Rica teaches kids to surf

Surfing is kids' play in Costa Rica

Did you know that kids have an actual right to play? Article 31 of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child states that “… the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural...
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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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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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Exciting Costa Rican surf vacations with Del Mar Surfing Academy

Summer vacation's here and surf's up!

Summer’s here and school’s out in North America and Europe! In Costa Rica, only a few more weeks until July vacations! SURF’S UP! Make your vacation memorable in Costa Rica with Del Mar Surfing Academy! Del Mar’s pro staff is ready to help you have the time of your life on one of their 7-night...
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Stand Up Paddle Boarding hot new sport

Stand Up Paddle Boarding makes a big splash worldwide

What’s all the buzz about Stand Up Paddle Surfing? It’s one of the fastest emerging global water sports, that’s what. Also called Stand Up Paddle Boarding, or SUP for short, the sport is popular with surfers as a way to keep fit when surf is low and also as another way to catch waves. Because...
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