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TripAdvisor Survey Reveals Vacation Rental Benefits

The latest travel survey on TripAdvisor asked participants which they’d prefer:  a vacation rental or hotel?  According to the results published on April 10, 49% of respondents have already stayed in or are planning to vacation in a house rental…
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Enjoy the Road Less Traveled in Costa Rica

For a country the size of West Virginia, Costa Rica never fails to impress visitors with its diverse ecosystems, microclimates and stunning terrain. From rolling green mountains and misty cloud forests to sultry beaches lined with coconut palms – there’s…
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Why More People are Moving to Costa Rica

Rated the “Greenest, Happiest Country in the World,” Costa Rica is fast becoming the retirement destination of choice for thousands of North Americans. There are myriad reasons why hordes of baby boomers – and an increasing number of 30-somethings –…
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Taste Sensation: Unique Tropical Fruits of Costa Rica

Praised for its verdant rainforests and unspoiled beaches, Costa Rica offers yet another exotic temptation – a colorful and tasty array of tropical fruits. And the best part is you can enjoy these succulent delights any time of year. Stop…
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Surf’s Up in Costa Rica – Best Beaches to Hang Ten

Whether you’re a total beginner or a seasoned pro, there’s no shortage of stellar choices when it comes to surfing in Costa Rica. Straddled by the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, the country has over 800 miles of gorgeous shoreline, and…
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Top 5 Reasons For Your Costa Rica Vacation During the Green Season

[caption id="attachment_2523" align="alignleft" width="300"] Check here for more on Costa Rica beaches[/caption] The green season: one of the numerous aliases for Costa Rica’s wetter months of May through November. It’s also known as the low tourism period, the rainy season…
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Traveling to Costa Rica facts

Costa Rica Travel FAQ and Answers

Are you in the midst of planning your Costa Rica vacation and need some quick answers to commonly asked questions? From entry requirements to local driving conditions and drinking water, here’s what you need to know before packing your bags.…
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Marlin one of the Sport Fish to go for while in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Sportfishing Epic Year Round

You don’t have to been a seasoned angler to appreciate Costa Rica’s epic sportfishing. Rain or shine, Atlantic coast or Pacific, the fishing is truly phenomenal any time of year. Cast your line inshore for red snapper, roosterfish and snook,…
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Costa Rica local cuisine the Casado

Eat Like a Local in Costa Rica

The cuisine in Costa Rica offers a kaleidoscope of tastes, flavors and textures – from the national dish of “gallo pinto,” to its succulent array of tropical fruits. Translated as “spotted rooster,” gallo pinto is a savory combination of rice,…
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Luxury Dominical Vacation rental in Costa Rica

Dominical Vacation Rentals are on the Rise

Searching for the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure on your next vacation, but want to avoid the tourist crowds? Look no further than Playa Dominical, a peaceful beach town prized by surfers and sun-lovers alike. A quick 30-minute jaunt…
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Zoo Ave great family vacation activity located in San Jose Costa Rica

Zoo Ave Makes Headlines for Wildlife Conservation

If the Central Valley is part of your upcoming Costa Rica vacation itinerary, be sure to include a visit to Alajuela’s Zoo Ave. While literally translated as “Bird Zoo,” this unique attraction is much more than a sanctuary for our…
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Gorgeous Tamarindo beach front villa rentals great for family vacations

Top 5 Reasons to Vacation in Tamarindo

One of the sun-kissed beaches along Guanacaste’s famed Gold Coast, Tamarindo is an eclectic mix of outdoor pursuits, vibrant nightlife and creature comforts. The surf Mecca attracts thousands of tourists each year with its epic waves, laid-back ambiance and wide…
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Pan-American highway Passes through all of Costa Rica

Helpful Tips for Driving in Costa Rica

You’ve been planning the ultimate Costa Rica vacation for months, and now the time is finally here! Whether your itinerary includes the more popular beach destinations such as Flamingo, Tamarindo or Jaco – or places off-the-beaten-path – your trip will…
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One of the many species of monkeys in Costa Rica wildlife

Costa Rica’s Most Popular Wildlife

Did you know that Costa Rica is home to nearly five percent of the planet’s total biodiversity? For a country the size of West Virginia that equals thousands of species and a paradise for animal lovers. From coast to coast,…
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Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s Two International Airports Offer More Options for Travelers

Home to two international airports, Costa Rica welcomes more than two million tourists annually. The country has witnessed a huge boom in eco-tourism over the past decade and visitor numbers have been steadily climbing, with an anticipated 2.3 million travelers…
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One of several Manuel Antonio white sand beaches

Sun Lovers and Wildlife Enthusiasts Flock to Manuel Antonio

More than 250,000 tourists visit Manuel Antonio National Park every year, and considering its powdery white-sand beaches and incredible biodiversity, it’s not hard to understand why. This popular attraction is just one of several in the stunning surfside town of…
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Costa Rica La Fortuna Waterfall great activity for whole family

Visiting Costa Rica’s Most Stunning Waterfalls

Dozens of free-flowing rivers carve a path through Costa Rica’s terrain culminating in breathtaking waterfalls that invite travelers for a day of swimming, nature watching and relaxation. When planning your next vacation, consider a tour to one of these majestic…
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Arenal Volcano most active in Costa Rica and makes great Eco tour for family of all ages

Costa Rica’s Must See Volcanoes While on Vacation

Boasting more than 200 volcanic formations, Costa Rica’s dramatic landscapes and eco attractions lure more than two million tourists every year. In total, the country has six volcanoes that are considered active – Arenal, Rincon de la Vieja, Poas, Turrialba,…
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Aerial view Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve Costa rica Central America

Taking A Tour To Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve In Costa Rica

The Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve is located at the southern point of the Nicoya Peninsula. It was actually the first protected area of this country and is considered today to be one the most beautiful Nature Reserves of Costa Rica.…
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Monteverde cloud forest sky walk surrounded by Costa Rica nature

Costa Rica Eco Tour To The Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is a major destination for the tourists who are coming to explore Costa Rica and its splendid wonders of Nature. The mysterious jungle is famous for being one of the best spots where you…
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Popular Surf destination in Central America is Costa Rica

Surfing In Costa Rica Is Very Popular

Over these last two decades, Costa Rica has become a top surf destination, attracting avid surfers and beginners alike. It has a choice of two coasts which include the Pacific and the Caribbean. Each ocean has its legendary breaks on…
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Take a tour to the Nauyaca waterfalls in Playa Dominical Costa Rica

Dominical Costa Rica Great For Family Vacation

[caption id="attachment_2320" align="alignleft" width="300"] Learn more of our many Dominical home rentals we offer in the area[/caption] Dominical is located in the province of Puntarenas, on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Mainly known for its great surf, this…
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Costa Rica zip line canopy tours offered through out central america

Zip line Canopy Tours of Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_2309" align="alignleft" width="300"] Check out more Costa Rica activities here[/caption] Canopy Tours have become exceedingly popular in Costa Rica as they provide the tourists with a unique perspective when visiting the cloud and rain forests. The canopy is where…
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Curu Wildlife Refuge located in Costa Rica great eco tour

Curu Wildlife Refuge

The Curu Wildlife Reserve is located in the province of Puntarenas, in the Nicoya Peninsula, by the little village of Curu. It became a protected forest in 1981 and the Curu National Wildlife Refuge was finally created in 1983. The…
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Cano Island Costa Rica located of the Osa Peninsula in the Southern Pacific

Day Trip To Cano Island

[caption id="attachment_2280" align="alignleft" width="300"] Check here for Dominical vacation rentals[/caption] Cano Island is located in the southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, off the coast of the Osa Peninsula. The Cano Island Biological Reserve mostly consists of the marine life.…
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Marino Ballena National Park Costa Rica Central America

Tour of the Marino Ballena National Park

The Marino Ballena is located on the southern pacific coast of Costa Rica, in the Osa Peninsula. It is part of the Area of Conservation of the Osa Peninsula and it was officially named a National Park in 1989 to…
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Costa Rica Wildlife 2 Scarlet Macaws

Ecotourism in Costa Rica

Over these last 20 years, Costa Rica has passed from being a virtually unknown country to one of the top destinations for tourism and now ecotourism. This small Central American country attracts more people year after year for its glorious…
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Eco Rafting in Costa Rica popular event

Costa Rica to Host 2013 Adventure Racing World Series

[caption id="attachment_2197" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rafting tours also available for travelers. Check out our Tamarindo vacation rentals[/caption] Costa Rica, well known for its rainforest ecosystem as well as its diverse array of beaches, is now being recognized for its world class…
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Playa Flamingo Calling! Check out this Amazing Costa Rica Vacation Rental

This amazing villa has breathtaking ocean views with beautifully landscaped tropical gardens. The private pool is 20x40 ft and is also located right on the shores of Potrero Bay. One can take a dip in the pool, take a walk…
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The Sweet Sounds of Playa Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Playa Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, one of the country’s best kept secrets.  This is top surfing destination that is far removed from the hustle and bustle of the more populated beaches to the north of Guanacaste. The Santa Teresa community…
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This months top pick – Stunning Costa Rica Vacation Rental

If you’re looking to get away from it all and escape to paradise, this beautiful Manuel Antonio rental home is the place you want to be in Costa Rica. This 4-bedroom, 4-bath villa is a one of a kind property…
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Discovery of Costa Rica stone spheres

Costa Rican National Museum announces new discovery of pre-Columbian stone spheres

Discovery of three new stone spheres announced by Costa Rican National Museum at Batambal archeological site in the Southern Region.
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Manuel Antonio vacation rental swimming pool

Life can’t get any better than this! Discover Costa Rica luxury vacationing at Casa Fantastica, Manuel Antonio

Casa Fantastica is located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica and is known for being one of the most beautiful vacation rentals in the country. A large estate designed for families and destination weddings, Casa Fantastica is an 8 bedroom, 8 full and 3 half bathrooms.
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Costa Rica Vacation Tamarindo

A Costa Rica Vacation to Remember – Escape to Paradise with Your Buddies

A Costa Rica vacation to remember in Playa Tamarindo, Guanacaste
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Costa Rica Nature Blue Jean Frog

Costa Rica Nature Continues to Amaze – New study reveals unique habits of Poison Dart Frogs

Costa Rica nature continues to amaze with the publication of the latest study of posion dart frogs.
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Costa Rica Destination Wedding

Canadian couple jet in for Costa Rica Destination Wedding in Manuel Antonio

Amanda Street and Dave Moore are having a Costa Rica Destination Wedding in Manuel Antonio. Congratulations to the happy couple!
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Costa Rica Wildlife Monkey

UNESCO awards Costa Rica Wildlife Reserve

UNESCO has awarded Costa Rica Wildlife Reserve amongst the top 28 in the world. Home to an abudance of Costa Rica nature this reserve is located in the north of the country.
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Costa Rica Surf Bus

All aboard the Costa Rica Surf Bus – Taking you to the best Costa Rica surfing hotspots!

The Costa Rica surf bus is a great way to visit the best surfing hotspots and make some likeminded buddies along the way. If you’re looking for an action packed Costa Rica adventure, jump aboard the country’s very first surf…
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An extended Costa Rica vacation – relocating to paradise!

Costa Rica is not only a popular beach and sun vacation destination, escaping the concrete jungle may be a dream for many, but the “Pura Vida” life has become a reality for a lucky few. An article published in PROA…
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Costa Rica Wildlife, check out these creepy crawlies – Halloween special

Yes, it’s true, not all Costa Rica wildlife is cute and cuddly, but in a country with 5% of the world’s biodiversity each of these little critters serves a special purpose, so try not to take your flip flop to…
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Costa Rica Wildlife Isla de Coco

Costa Rica Wildlife – Sharks Abundant in Isla de Coco

Costa Rica Widllife - White Tip Reef Sharks are abundant in the Isla de Coco, Punatrenas. One of the finest examples of Costa Rica nature, there are a total of 206 White Tip Reef Sharks in this area. Investigative biologists confirmed that this means there is a healthy population of sharks in the Isla de Coco, Costa Rica.
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Costa Rica Spanish iphone Application

Costa Rica Spanish made easy with new iphone App

A Costa Rica Spanish Idiom iphone Application was launched in September 2011. The perfect companion for your Costa Rica vacation.
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U.S Airlines set to triple flights to Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_1952" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo[/caption] With the Costa Rica tourism high season fast approaching, United and Continental Airlines have announced they will triple their flights to this popular beach and sun vacation destination. Book your…
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Looking for a Little Happiness? Costa Rica Tourism Board Launches Million Dollar Travel Prize Giveaway

  [caption id="attachment_1946" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Manuel Antonio[/caption] In a bid to attract even more tourists from North America, the Costa Rican Tourism Board (I.C.T) has launched an innovative million dollar prize giveaway. The advertising campaign…
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Costa Rica Hotels Support Sport Fishing Tourism

  [caption id="attachment_1940" align="alignleft" width="296"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Jaco[/caption] Costa Rica sport fishing represents approximately 27% of the country’s income generated through tourism.  Recognizing the importance of the Costa Rica’s sustainable tourism initiative, several hotels have agreed to…
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Win a One Week Stay at an Escape Villas Costa Rica Luxury Vacation Rental

Always wanted to stay in a luxury Costa Rica vacation rental? How about Casa Fantastica or Vista Azul in Manuel Antonio? Help raise funds for an incredibly important cause this October 22nd and participate in the online auction for a…
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First Green Costa Rica Flights Arrive from Mexico

  [caption id="attachment_1928" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo[/caption] With all the announcements of the many airlines that will either begin or increase their flights to Costa Rica, it's great to hear that one airline has gone green.…
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Costa Rica medical tourism

Popularity of Costa Rica Medical Tourism Continues to Grow

[caption id="attachment_2385" align="alignleft" width="300"] Check here for San Jose Vacation Rentals[/caption] Aside from being a popular beach and sun vacation destination Costa Rica is also known for medical tourism. Offering high quality medical services, Costa Rica has successfully positioned itself…
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Costa Rica Celebrates World Tourism Day

[caption id="attachment_1903" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Manuel Antonio[/caption] World Tourism Day was celebrated on the 27th September. On this day the world tourism organization announced that there have been over 440 million worldwide tourist visits in the…
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Costa Rica flights with Emirates Airlines

UAE Signs Open Skies Air Services Agreement with Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_2391" align="alignleft" width="300"] Check here for MAnuel Antonio Vacation Rentals[/caption] The United Arab Emirates represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority signed an Open Skies agreement with Costa Rica on the 22nd September 2011. Click here and book your…
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