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Free Cooking & Dance Lessons for Escape Villa Guests

A quick glance on TripAdvisor and you’ll understand why so many travelers rave about their Costa Rica vacation experience with Escape Villas! Luxurious ocean view homes, 24-hour concierge and friendly customer service are always top on the list of compliments,…
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Costa Rica All Inclusive: Resorts vs. Luxury Homes

Oh, decisions, decisions! When you are planning a fabulous getaway to Costa Rica, you naturally want all of the amenities you desire, without the extra hassle of booking them separately.  Creature comforts such as a swimming pool, a private chef,…
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Costa Rican style wedding at Casa Fantastica

Costa Rica Destination Weddings

Are you looking for a destination wedding that will enchant you both, and leave your guests speechless? A location as lush as gorgeous as Costa Rica can be the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding. With the tropical rain forests,…
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Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

Traveling abroad can have many known and unknown benefits.  From getting away just to relax or traveling to understand a different culture you would be amazed at what one week can do for the body and mind. When was the…
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Costa Rica Vacation Rentals, What you need to know

Costa Rica Vacation Rentals, What you need to know Sorting through the endless sites on Costa Rica Vacation Rentals can be a daunting task. Finding the right one for you and your family is even harder. Everything from how big of…
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Tips on Planning a Wedding in Costa Rica

Costa Rica remains a top destination for weddings, and with good reason! With fabulous beaches, tropical weather, friendly people and gorgeous romantic landscape, a wedding in Costa Rica can be the perfect backdrop for your special day.      …
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What is the Best Place in Costa Rica for a Wedding?

For many years, Costa Rica has been a popular destination for weddings. The country is brimming with gorgeous beaches (on both sides of the country,) and lush rainforests. Because of this, there are so many incredible spots to choose from…
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7 Tips for Planning a Wedding Destination

How to Choose and Plan a Destination Wedding in Costa Rica, 7 Tips to Success

You are committed to having a destination wedding, and you no doubt have a fabulous location already in mind. But now what? Where do you go from here? There is so much to consider, so much to plan! The easy…
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Family Reunion Vacation Rentals – The Best Option For a Gathering!

Are you looking for a new space to host your next family gathering? Family reunion vacation rentals are something to consider, for a host of reasons. Imagine having a large space, with plenty of bedrooms to hold everyone for a…
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How Many Bedrooms Do I Need For My Vacation Rental?

When you are thinking about booking a vacation rental, it’s best to be smart about it. For example, choosing the size of the vacation rental is important. No doubt you are asking yourself several questions. How many people am I…
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beachfront vacation rental in Flamingo

Beachfront Vacation Rentals When Traveling With Kids?

Do you want your family to experience the very best in a beachfront location? You’ve got kids who go ape for sand and water. But are beachfront vacation rentals really a good choice for your kids? Click here and book…
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Vacation Rentals for Honeymoons Are the Key to a Wonderful Trip

  [caption id="attachment_20935" align="aligncenter" width="517"] A love letter in the sand[/caption] A wedding, while a beautiful thing, is a huge undertaking for a couple that can take up to two years to plan. The payoff? Your wedding day is a…
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Costa Rica tropical rain forest weather changes drastically in different zones

Costa Rica Weather

Rainy or Dry Season Costa Rica is praised for its tropical climate. Which varies from 65 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the region.  Costa Rica is known for altitudinal variations from highland mountains to the low-lying coastline. The temperatures…
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Destination Costa Rica Wedding

The wedding of your dreams A destination Costa Rica wedding is every bride’s dream! Although knowing how to get married in Costa Rica is not often discussed. Enjoy the tropical paradise well known for spectacular landscape, exotic rainforest and white…
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Dental Tourism in Costa Rica.

Dental Tourism

Is Dental Tourism for you? Is dental tourism for you? A question to ask your self and we can help you answer it. You have to consider if you are up to traveling. Being able to travel physically and mentally…
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Leatherback Sea Turtle

A day in the life of a Sea Turtle

The Amazing Sea turtles of Costa Rica You may not hear much about Sea Turtles or even know the different species names but one thing is for sure they are prevalent to Costa Rica's beaches. Costa Rica has four main…
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Traveling on a budget

Traveling on a budget

Plan ahead and save It may seem like a no brainer but traveling on a budget is what most people do. Costa Rica, in general, is not the cheapest country you can travel to but is still a great option…
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The Blue Morpho butterfly of Costa Rica

Famous Butterflies of Costa Rica

A Colorful Marvel Costa Rica has many amazing benefits to staying or living here, one of the biggest benefits is being able to see flourishing colors year round. These colors inhabit the many different animals, flowers, different kinds of plants,…
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The Best way to travel in Costa Rica

Where is Costa Rica? Costa Rica is a fairly small country in Central America, located between Panama to the south and Nicaragua to the North. If you wanted to you could drive from one end of the country to the…
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Holy week in Costa Rica.

Semana Santa or Holy Week

The Holiest of weeks Holidays are a time of joyous celebration in Costa Rica, one of the biggies here is known as Semana Santa or Holy Week. This year Holy week is from April 14 - 20th, on the Easter…
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Pizza in costa rica

Where to eat the best pizza in Costa Rica

Do you like pizza? That is a silly question as so many people worldwide love pizza, each person has there favorite pizza restaurant and flavor whether it be meat lovers, vegetarian, Hawaiian, or whatever you might like. It is the…
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Races in Costa Rica

A popular sport these recent years in Costa Rica has been Triathlons, Marathons and Half Marathons. Ones come from all over the country and different parts of the world to take part. The sport has gained enormous popularity over the…
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A new Ramp at Jaco Beach

Costa Rica is really stepping up its game lately with its environmental efforts, with its recent 100 percent use of clean electricity, its new goal for total decarbonization by the year 2050, and even in the smaller things like a…
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Coffee Picker in Costa Rica

Why does Coffee taste so good here?

It might be that your in a foreign land filled with enjoyment and a mentality that everything tastes better because this is where the best Coffee comes from. Then again there is an actual process as to why the Coffee…
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A sloth in Costa Rica.

Time in Costa Rica

What time is it? It is always good to know what time is it or how much time you have. Fortunately, Costa Rica only has one-time set and that is UTC-o6: oo zone. One great thing about Costa Rica is…
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Poas Volcano

Costa Ricas Eco Friendly Initiative

Going 100 percent green Costa Rica has always been known as a country that takes pride in its wildlife and greenery. Now they are going a step further by setting the goal to become one hundred percent Emissions free by…
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Safe Travels in 2019

Staying Safe this year Safe Travel through Costa Rica is a big concern and 2018 brought a damper on whether you should visit Costa Rica or not. While most travel agencies and tourism traps will say that Costa Rica has…
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Tamales in Costa Rica

Tamales of Costa Rica

One thing that makes Costa Ricans truly happy and they spend a lot of family time doing is making Tamales. This is a very foreign thing to most North Americans and Europeans. You might have heard of the Looney Tunes version of…
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No army in Costa Rica

70 years without an Army

December 1st, 1948 was one of Costa Rica's biggest accomplishments, that of abolishing its army. This one move brought an era of peace to Costa Rica that has lasted for over seventy years. Instead of pooling its extra resources into military…
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Marina Seating Area

The Quepos Pez Vela Marina

The Pez Vela Marina located in Quepos is the largest and by far the best marina on the Central Pacific side of Costa Rica. The Marina has 195 wet slips available, 91 of them being newly added. They accommodate vessels…
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Saving the Titi Monkey

What threatens the Titi Monkey? Visiting Costa Rica you will come to see that there are four different types of Monkeys, the lengthy Spider Monkey, the Howler, the Capuchin Monkey, and of course the smallest but cutest Titi Monkey. Each…
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Trumpet umbrella plant

Flowers of Costa Rica

The Flora of Costa Rica is astonishing the number of different species of plants that live here, give a new hope for this earth and what will be happening in the near future. Costa Rica includes a whopping Nine thousand different species…
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Amazing wonders of Costa Rica

Green Flash Imagine sitting on one of Manuel Antonio's restaurant patios at sunset enjoying a refreshing beverage and cool ocean breeze when suddenly the sky turns green. It's called the green flash, a phenomenon that occurs when conditions are just…
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Costa Rica Rainforests

The Costa Rica Jungle and Costa Rica Rainforests make up the biggest part of the country. They are the reason we have national parks and such a diversity of flora and fauna. They are the reason why animals are in such…
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Facts about the Costa Rica Independence Day

196 years This year, Costa Rica celebrates its 196th year of independence from Spain on Sept. 15. The country shares its independence day with Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. All over the country from Manuel Antonio to San Jose to Limon people…
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Poas Volcano

The Poas Volcano Reopening

Poas Volcano is certainly one of the most iconic Volcanos in Costa Rica and Latin America. This perfectly shaped Volcano was closed in April of 2017, and due to this closure caused a difficult economic situation for residents and store owners. Click…
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Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

Affordable trails of Costa Rica

Costa Rica has many great trails and paths for walking adventures, here are just a few. Manuel Antonio One trail you will enjoy is through the Manuel Antonio National park. There are several kilometers of trail you can enjoy a beautiful…
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Fruit in Costa Rica

The Different Fruits and vegetables of Costa Rica

Visiting Tropical Countries is a unique pleasure, Especially with visiting Costa Rica. This country, in particular, produces the majority of its own fruits and vegetables and the varieties may surprise you. The different shapes, sizes, tastes, and textures give you…
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Costa Rica earthquake early warning system.

Costa Rica Earthquake Early Warning System

Keeping safe is of top priority when you are traveling, and Costa Rica is in the works of making you even safer while visiting here.  The Volcanology and Seismology Research Institute (OVSICORI) stated the inception of a test run to implement…
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Costa Rica Music

Music in Costa Rica

There are many styles of music which are famous in Latin America. Thanks to its shared language and history. Parts of culture such as music flow freely across the region with borders being no limit. When an artist or kind…
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Policia of Costa Rica

Staying Safe in Costa Rica

Safety while on vacation is a considerable concern in Costa Rica, and that dream vacation can be ruined if something silly happens. It isn't just theft we are talking about either. It is also just as important to keep your…
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Bird Watching while on your National Park Tour

Famous birds of Costa Rica

Wings of paradise Costa Rica is possibly the number one eco spot to visit worldwide. This country is amazing for its diversity and one of the biggest attractions is Birding or Bird watching. With so many different species this is…
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Isla del Coco side view.

40 years of Isla Del Coco

Isla del Coco National Park located about as far away as an island can get from Costa Rica in the Pacific. This stunning piece of beauty is celebrating 40 years of amazing achievements including the ecological blue flag for beaches,…
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Several Costa Rica beach areas offered by Escape Villas

Attractive areas for Expats to live in Costa Rica

Costa Rica boasts so many wonderful things, including a green initiative, animal conservation, no army, a true democracy, and many other things. This makes it an ideal country to live in if you are an expat. Pura Vida is the…
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3 toed sloth very common in Costa Rica wildlife

The New Universal trail at Manuel Antonio National Park

The Manuel Antonio national park has been an iconic nature preserve in Costa Rica for years. This is because of how accessible it is to the public. Being located just outside of Quepos on the Pacific side of the Country. In…
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Facts about the Red-Eyed Tree Frog

The Red-Eyed Tree Frog is a favorite among many people all over the world this is especially true of us here in Manuel Antonio. This is because of their unique coloration and beautiful big eyes. Check out some of the…
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The la Paz waterfall gardens in Costa Rica

Top Waterfalls of Costa Rica

There are so many waterfalls in Costa Rica, almost too many to count. They come in all shapes and sizes ranging from hundreds of feet tall to having colorful pools below the cascading falls. We have reviewed some of the finest…
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Flamingo Beach Costa Rica

Five of our favorite Beaches

Costa Rica holds so many different beaches to have fun in the sun. Literally, thousands of Kilometers of the beautiful coast for you to sit back relax and enjoy a beach day. We have some favorites to, and to give…
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Money of Costa Rica

Top Things to pack for Costa Rica

So you made the decision, you have all your money saved up, and you are ready to visit Costa Rica. That is why we have put a list together of things you will need when you come here. Well, let's…
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Jaguar sitting in Jungle

Our Favorite Animals of Costa Rica

With the travel season just ramping up, you will be looking forward to planning that next trip to Costa Rica. There are so many questions that come to mind when we travel, but one of the most fun ones is…
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Our response to COVID-19

Dear Guest,

Please note that we have adapted and are currently following the WHO and Costa Rican Ministry of Health guidelines on sanitation and social distancing

  1. Our host receiving you will always practice social distancing.
  2. There will always be alcohol in the gel by the front door entrance for you to use at any time.
  3. All of our housekeeping and maintenance staff will always be wearing facemasks.
  4. The home is completely disinfected right before guests arrive and just after guests leave.
  5. The villa is private for just your group, you will not be sharing any spaces with strangers.

Have a SAFE vacation

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