Costa Rica, well known for its rainforest ecosystem as well as its diverse array of beaches, is now being recognized for its world class adventure environment. The 2013 Adventure Racing World Series, a premier event for extreme adventure sports including rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, trekking, inner tubing, coasteering and canyoning will be held in Costa Rica in November 2013. The Adventure Racing World Series will include approximately 90 teams from more than 10 different countries competing non-stop for eight days across a 700 km course. (more…)
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With 2011 drawing to a close, itâ€™s time to sit back and think about the most memorable moments of the past year. For Matt Ivoanni and his buddies, the memories of their Costa Rica vacation are going to last for many more years to come.
Matt and his five friends stayed in an Escape Villas vacation rental positioned just outside the top beach and sun vacation destination of Tamarindo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
â€śI had the privilege of spending a week outside of Tamarindo in a waterfront villa. It was an amazing place,â€ť explains Matt.
Costa Rica Vacation Rentals â€“ a hassle free getaway
If you are still deciding on where you want to go for your next vacation, why not try a Costa Rica vacation rental? (more…)
The Costa Rica surf bus is a great way to visit the best surfing hotspots and make some likeminded buddies along the way. If youâ€™re looking for an action packed Costa Rica adventure, jump aboard the countryâ€™s very first surf bus.
Costa Rica surf bus visits the best surfing hotspots
The world-class Costa Rica surf conditions attract avid wave riders from all over the globe and if you want to focus on tackling the waves rather than the roads the Surf Bus is the perfect mode of transportation.
If you are planning a Costa Rica surf vacation, find out more about how the surf bus can get you to the best hotspots in the country.
â€˘Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The Costa Rica surf bus offers transportation for surfers and tourists to all the main beaches on the Pacific and Caribbean Coast, with plenty of space for your trusted surfboard, free of charge!
The Costa Rican Tourism Institute (I.C.T) has joined forces with the U.S internet-based travel site Expedia.Â In a deal that is expected to attract an additional 50,000 tourists to the country in the next two years, Costa Rica will frequently feature on the popular travel and tourism website as a top beach and eco tourist vacation destination.
Costa Rica tourism figures already breaking records
The Costa Rica Expedia campaign will run from July 2011 â€“July 2012 and principally focuses on attracting U.S tourists to Costa Rica. This is significant considering that of the 2 million tourists that visited Costa Rica in 2010, a total of 252,468, 54%, were from North America. (more…)
Looking for your next Costa Rican hiking challenge? Then head for the hills and underground caves of Barra Honda National Park in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Expect rocky terrain, winding trails, tough uphill treks and limestone cave exploration in this adrenalin pumping Costa Rica hiking adventure.
The Barra Honda National Park defines the arid beauty of the Costa Rican province of Guanacaste and is home to an abundance of flora and fauna, including medicinal plants, coatis, anteaters, raccoons, capuchin and howler monkeys. A hike to the top of the Barra Honda peak reveals an expansive panoramic view of the Guanacaste landscape, but it is perhaps the hidden depths that lie beneath the Barra Honda National Park that are the most intriguing.
A Costa Rican Hiking Adventure and Caving Experience
Beneath the 984 ft high Barra Honda Peak is complex maze of 42 limestone caverns filled with calcareous formations.Â Stalactites dramatically hang from the cave ceilings while stalagmites reach up from the ground. Once part of a coral reef from 60 million years ago, these limestone creations can be found throughout the network of caves. (more…)
A challenge best left for all the Survivor and Fear Factor wannabes, this Costa Rican zip line canopy tour leaves no time for hanging about. Zoom through the tropical tree tops on one of the fastest zip-line tours in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Proving that Tamarindo is much more than just white sandy beaches and world-class surf spots, take half a day away from the waves and sign up for one of the most challenging canopy tours in Costa Rica.Â Â A fast-paced and enjoyable two hour Costa Rican zip line canopy tour, this tour boasts one of the longest zip lines in the country, measuring 500 meters (1640ft) (more…)
Costa Rica beaches offer world class surfing conditions, and attract surfers from all over the world. Surrounded by tropical greenery and offering the best breaks on the Pacific Coast, the Guanacaste beaches of Playa Grande and Tamarindo are some of the most outstanding Costa Rica surfing hotspots.
If you are planning a Costa Rica surf trip to Tamarindo and want to capture those exhilarating wave-riding moments, Matosfilms offers the perfect surf photo and video productions service in the region.
Costa Rica Surfing Photos
Youâ€™ve always wanted to learn how to surf in Costa Rica, and after a few lessons and several hours of paddling your heart out, you did it.Â Precariously standing on your rented surf board, youâ€™re wishing you had someone other than your mother standing on the shoreline to capture this momentous occasion. Â This is where Matosfilms comes to the rescue! (more…)
If youâ€™re looking for the ultimate Costa Rica white water rafting adventure tour, then this is it! Located in the heart of Guanacaste Costa Rica, a high speed white water rafting tour is best reserved for the adrenalin junkies and thrill seekers. Possibly the most exhilarating aquatic challenge you can experience during your vacation in Costa Rica, this is a high action adventure tour that is sure to get your heart pumping.
The Tenorio River White Water Rafting Tour in Costa Rica offers moderate to advanced rafters an opportunity to tackle Class III and IV river conditions, surrounded by dense tropical rainforest. Located near the Tenorio Volcano in Guanacaste, the Tenorio River offers some of the most exciting white water rafting challenges in Costa Rica. (more…)
The Liberia Airport in Guanacaste Costa Rica recently announced plans to open a new international terminal in November 2011. The announcement of the expansion at Liberia Airport is welcome news for eager tourists wanting to visit Costa Ricaâ€™s beautiful beaches on the Pacific Gold Coast of Guanacaste. With the Costa Rica Tourism Institute (Instituto Costarricense de Turismo) announcing record breaking arrival figures for the Liberia Airport in the first quarter of 2011, itâ€™s evident that this Costa Rica airport is in urgent need of expansion.
Offering easy access to popular vacation destinations on the Pacific coast including the many beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Papagayo, it is estimated that Liberia Airport will receive 10% more tourist arrivals to Costa Rica this year in comparison to 2010.Â In January of 2011, a record amount of 31,600 tourist arrivals were registered, 26% more than in the same month of 2010.Â Â Of the two international airports in Costa Rica, Liberia Airport, otherwise known as Daniel Oduber International Airport, is experiencing the most rapid growth. It is evident that international tourists to Guanacaste Costa Rica are opting for convenience, avoiding the lengthy drive from the international airport in San Jose. (more…)
Costa Rica is home to many wonderful beach resorts, but few all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica can hold a candle to the magnificence of Hacienda Pinilla Beach Resort near Tamarindo. Located on the white sand beach of Playa Avellanas in Guanacaste on Costa Rica’s Northern Pacific Gold Coast,Â Hacienda Pinilla Beach Resort is an all-inclusive vacation paradise perfect for beachfront weddings, honeymoons, family vacations, and most especially, golfers!
Hacienda Pinilla Beach Resort features an absolutely stunning beachfront championship golf course on Playa Avellanas.Â Designed by virtuoso Mike Young, who has designed some of the best golf courses in the world, this incredible verdant golf course at Hacienda Pinilla rolls and sprawls across a 6,800 meter field that features Costa Ricaâ€™s gorgeous flora and fauna. This expertly designed golf course was created to showcase the stunning environment, and each hole accommodates the natural slopes and movements of the Guanacaste landscape, while offering many challenges to each golfer. (more…)
Although nearly half of tourists visiting Costa Rica choose to rent a car,Â many are now opting for domestic flights to reduce their travel time. The availability of internal flights in Costa Rica has increased dramatically in the past few years. Demand has grown as more travelers recognize the benefits of considerably reduced travel times to the country’s top beach vacation destinations.Â For many people, domestic flights are becoming the most convenient alternative, especially if you want to travel to different areas of Costa Rica during your vacation. (more…)
If Costa Rica is your 2011 vacation destination and you love wildlife, then head down to Las Baulas Marine National Park just outside of the bustling beach town of Playa Tamarindo! Las Baulas Marine National Park is one of the most important nesting areas for Giant Leather Back turtles in the world and is located on Playa Grande along Costa Rica’s Pacific Gold Coast in the province of Guanacaste.
For those who have always wanted to see giant sea turtles nesting, Costa Rica is one of the few places in the world that offers the opportunity to witness one of natureâ€™s most spectacular miracles. The Giant Leather Back turtle nesting season at Las Baulas National Park on Playa Grande extends from October through to February with hundreds of turtles coming ashore to dig out nests with their flippers and lay up to 100 of their eggs, a process that can often take up to three hours. (more…)
Looking for a Costa Rica tour that will get your heart racing? Take to the skies on this fantastic Costa Rica adventure in Playa Tamarindo. Flying over nearby towns and beaches, with the mountains and jungle as your backdrop this is an adrenalin pumping Costa Rica adventure of epic heights.Â Get ready for the exhilarating Costa Rica gyrocopter tour.
Up and away with the Costa Rica Gyrocopter Tour
Taking off from Tamarindo airport youâ€™ll rapidly gain altitude. Look out over the pacific coastline as you fly over world famous beaches including Playa Flamingo as well as the Bay of Potrero, Playa Conchal and Playa Las Piratas. Look beyond and youâ€™ll (more…)
If the thought of shuttling your way down Costa Ricaâ€™s white water rapids while holding on for dear life turns your stomach, then how does a pleasant glide through the calm waters of the Corobici River in Guanacaste sound? Intense Class V whitewater rafting tours in Costa Rica are best left to the adrenalin junkies. Even the finest anti-shutter technology on your camera wonâ€™t help when youâ€™re whizzing past some of the worldâ€™s most fascinating wildlife! For real wildlife photo opportunities while on a family vacation in Costa Rica the Corobici Floating River Adventure Tour will not disappoint. This is quite possibly one of the calmest rafting adventure tours in Costa Rica. (more…)
The beautiful beach vacation destination of Tamarindo Costa Rica is perhaps one of the best places in the world to practice yoga. With spectacular sunsets, an endless white sandy beach and sparkling waters, Playa Tamarindo in Northern GuanacasteÂ offers the most relaxing setting for a balanced combination of body and mind relaxation.Â
Playa Tamarindo is a popular surf vacation destination locatedÂ on the Gold Coast of the Nicoya Peninsula.Â Â After an exhilarating day of surfing in Tamarindo, take a relaxing yoga class to calm the mind and center the body. Imagine practicing yoga at Playa Tamarindo, surrounded by what can only be described as a true tropical paradise. A yogaÂ retreat with the backtrop of Costa Rica’s stunning rainforest is an opportunity for tired bodies to rechargeÂ beforeÂ heading back out for another day of surfing in Tamarindo.Â (more…)
If you know anything about surfing then youÂ know aboutÂ Costa Rica’s Gold Coast of prime surfing hotspots. Located close to Playa Tamarindo, Witches Rock and Ollie’s Point are the stuff of surfing legends. These secluded Costa Rica surfÂ spots are only accessible by boat, so leave the crowds behind and jump aboard the Witches Rock Surf Tour! (more…)