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A person kite surfing on the beautiful caribbean coast of Costa Rica

Wind and Kite surfing Wonders in Costa Rica

As the sun sets over the Pacific horizon in Costa Rica, casting a warm glow across the sandy beaches of Costa Rica, I find myself drawn of Windsurfing Wonders crashing waves and the promise of a thrilling dance with the…
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The congregation of whale sharks in Costa Rica, affectionately called "shark whales."

Whale Sharks in Costa Rica

Along the country's Pacific coast, there exists an astonishing spectacle that attracts visitors from around the globe: the congregation of whale sharks, affectionately called "shark whales."A nation renowned for its extraordinary biodiversity and breathtaking landscapes, also presents a remarkable opportunity…
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scuba diving and snorkeling in Costa Rica

Scuba Diving in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, often celebrated for its lush rainforests, diverse wildlife, and stunning beaches, has gradually emerged as a scuba diving haven over the years. The country's Pacific and Caribbean coastlines provide a rich tapestry of underwater wonders that beckon divers…
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10 great watersport activities of Costa Rica

Costa Rica, often referred to as the "Rich Coast," is a Central American paradise known for its lush rainforests, diverse wildlife, and stunning coastlines. Beyond its terrestrial wonders, Costa Rica offers a vibrant array of watersport activities that beckon adventure…
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The Green Season in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, a small but diverse country in Central America, is renowned for its incredible biodiversity, lush rainforests, and stunning landscapes even in the rainy season or green season. While it's a year-round destination for travelers, there's one particular season…
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Wildlife of Manuel Antonio

Costa Rica, a small country in Central America, is often celebrated for its incredible biodiversity of wildlife and lush landscapes. One of the jewels in its ecological crown is Manuel Antonio National Park, a captivating destination that boasts a stunning…
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Costa Rica climate

Nestled in the heart of Central America and boasts a multitude of climate zones. , Costa Rica is a land of stunning natural beauty and unparalleled biodiversity. Its relatively small size is deceiving, as within its borders, the country boasts…
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Discover costa rica in the rainy season

Costa Rica's rainy season, typically from May to November, is often considered the country's "green season." While it might not be the traditional peak tourist time, this period offers its own unique charm. Rain showers transform the landscapes into lush…
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Whales of Costa Rica

Costa Rica, renowned for its stunning biodiversity and pristine natural wonders, offers a remarkable opportunity for enthusiasts of marine life to embark on an awe-inspiring adventure: whale watching. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, this Central American…
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vegan and vegetarian foods in Costa Rica

Vegan and Vegetarian food

Costa Rica, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and commitment to sustainability, has become a haven for individuals seeking a plant-based lifestyle. With its abundance of fresh produce, cultural diversity, and environmental consciousness, the nation has embraced veganism and vegetarianism as…
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Amazing sun sets in Dominical

Dominical Beaches

Nestled along Costa Rica's stunning Pacific coast, Playa Dominical and its surrounding towns are a hidden gem waiting to be explored. This idyllic region boasts a wealth of natural wonders, vibrant local culture, and a plethora of outdoor activities. In…
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Beaches of Costa Rica

Costa Rica, a small country located in Central America, is known for its diverse landscapes, rich biodiversity, and stunning beaches. The country is home to two coastlines, the Pacific and Caribbean, each offering a unique beach experience. In this article,…
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Beaches of Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio is a beautiful coastal town located in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica. Known for its lush rainforests, exotic wildlife, and stunning beaches, Manuel Antonio is a paradise for nature lovers and beachgoers alike. In this article,…
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Water Activities in Costa Rica

Everything you need to know about Costa Rica water sports Costa Rica offers plenty of opportunities to take part in water sports on both sea and land. Recommendations include surfing and stand up paddle boarding, which are both among the…
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Surf Paradise Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a Surfers Paradise Costa Rica is a popular destination for surfers from all over the world. What's not to love about warm water and consistent waves? But Costa Rica is so much more than just a surfing…
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Our Favorite Costa Rica National Parks

Did you know that more than 25 percent of Costa Rica’s terrain has been designated a national park, biological reserve or wildlife refuge? Encompassing rainforests, wetlands, cloud forest, beaches and mangrove estuaries, these diverse areas protect some of the country’s…
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Costa Rica Holidays

Events in Costa Rica - Independence Day Costa Rica is a lush tropical paradise in Central America.  Its location and plentiful natural resources made it appealing to other countries as well, and the local people have been conquered more than…
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Celebs in Costa Rica

Tom and Gisele Brady at a table next to you having dinner? The couple, along with Mel Gibson, are in fact, actual home owners in Costa Rica. The Queen herself… (the one from the States) Beyonce was seen snapping photos…
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Nightlife of Manuel Antonio

So your favorite team is playing and you want to get a front row seat while on vacation ? Bar Jolly Roger is a one stop shop for fun featuring several big screen TVs, billiard tables and the only casino…
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How to Tip in Costa Rica

Your driver or transportation - there are “red taxis” which are the local taxis for the area. Tipping in this instance is not necessary but you do however want to offer a tip to a driver that has been arranged…
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Skydive Costa Rica , professional service

Our community of Quepos/Manuel Antonio is a destination where people from all over the world come to witness the lush jungle that meets the marveled ocean and the unparalleled wildlife. There is a plethora of beach and water activities to…
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Manuel Antonio National Park

The second outstanding quality of this unique national park is its pristine beaches. The area is already blessed with Playa Espadilla and Playa Biesanz outside the park. The beaches in the park are another level of beautiful! The park entrance fee is worth…
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Stunning Marina Pez Vela

The iconic Marina Pez Vela offers a unique experience with its beautiful modern plaza and stunning sunsets into the Pacific. Luxury, comfort and amazing service meets authentic  Costa Rica / Manuel Antonio in the bars, restaurants and shopping experiences available…
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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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wedding in Costa Rica

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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best place in Costa Rica for a wedding

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 rental for honeymoons

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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Costa Rica bus.

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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