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The Changing Role of Costa Rica’s National Park Rangers

[caption id="attachment_2399" align="alignleft" width="300"] Check here for more Costa Rica National Parks[/caption] Have you visited ever visited a Costa Rica National Park during your vacation? Statistics released by the Costa Rica Tourism Institute (I.C.T) show that approximately 86% of visitors…
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Pura Vida Costa Rica, Coming to a Televsion Screen Near You

[caption id="attachment_2402" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click here to learn more about Costa Rica[/caption] Would you like to know what makes Costa Rica one of the most popular eco adventure vacation destinations in the world? If you live in the U.S or…
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Costa Rica Recognized as the Best Tourist Destination for 2011

  [caption id="attachment_1859" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Manuel Antonio Vacation Rentals[/caption] Costa Rica is the top tourist destination for 2011, according to the American travel and tourism company, Apple Vacations. The winners of the people’s choice “Crystal Apple Award” for…
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Lend a helping hand with the Turtle Rescue Tour in Manuel Antonio

[caption id="attachment_1843" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Manuel Antonio[/caption] Planning a Costa Rica vacation to Manuel Antonio in the next three months and want to lend a helping hand? During these months hundreds of fledgling turtles hatch and…
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CNN “Destination Adventure” Takes a Costa Rica Vacation During Rainy Season

  [caption id="attachment_1835" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Manuel Antonio Vacation Rentals[/caption] For ten days in July, CNN reporter Andy Brook took an action packed Costa Rica vacation. Travelling the length and breadth of the country, Brook and his buddies discovered…
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Caught on Hidden Camera Fascinating Costa Rica Wildlife

  [caption id="attachment_1827" align="alignleft" width="300"] “First Global Camera Trap Mammal Study”[/caption] These are the images from hidden cameras that captured truly fascinating Costa Rica wildlife deep in the tropical rainforest. The Costa Rica wildlife photos form part of an album…
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Manuel Antonio National Park, Rated Among Best in World, According to Forbes Magazine

  [caption id="attachment_1819" align="alignleft" width="279"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Manuel Antonio[/caption] Manuel Antonio National Park has been recognized as one of the most beautiful in the world, according to the highly esteemed Forbes Magazine. Book your luxury vacation at…
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Sail into the Sunset with the Catamaran Cruise in Flamingo, Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_2410" align="alignleft" width="300"] For more information about Playa Flamingo Villa Rentals[/caption] Board a majestic luxury catamaran cruise and take in the spectacular sunset as you sail across the deep blue Pacific Ocean in Flamingo, Costa Rica.  The ultimate Costa…
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Flip Flops or Raincoat? Google Maps Now Forecasts Costa Rica’s Weather

[caption id="attachment_1800" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Manuel Antonio[/caption] Google has announced a new weather feature which will help you decide what you need to pack for your next Costa Rica vacation. Integrated into the successful Google-maps online…
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Costa Rica Tourism Helps Protect Country’s National Parks by Raising $1 Million

An innovative conservation project aimed at raising funds to help the protection of Costa Rica National Parks is celebrating its first anniversary. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="142"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Manuel Antonio[/caption] Costa Rica’s Friends of the National Parks…
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Exciting Costa Rica Volcano Tour Takes Off in September

[caption id="attachment_1781" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Arenal[/caption]For the first time in Costa Rica, you’ll be able to take an incredible aerial tour that encompasses all of the country’s volcanoes. The new Volcano Route is a 2 hour…
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Arrive in Style! Costa Rican Liberia International Airport Terminal Opens October

[caption id="attachment_1770" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in the Gulf of Papagayo[/caption]   Heading to Guanacaste, Costa Rica for your beach vacation in October?  Get ready to be welcomed in style as the new Liberia Airport Arrivals Terminal officially…
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Costa Rica Tourism Arrivals Rising

[caption id="attachment_1759" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo[/caption] The Costa Rican tourism industry received great news in August: figures showed that Costa Rica welcomed 73,155 more tourists in the first six months of the year than in the…
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New International Airport to Open in Costa Rica´s South Pacific in 2014

[caption id="attachment_1751" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Dominical[/caption] Costa Rica´s Civil Aviation Authority (Aviación Civil) is currently working on the development of a new international aerodrome to be built in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica. To…
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Supermodels, Pop Stars and Hollywood Celebs Enjoy Their Costa Rica Vacations

Want to know where the Hollywood celebs head for on their summer vacation? In recent weeks a steady stream of supermodels, pop stars and Hollywood celebs have been spotted gracing the glorious beaches of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Book the most…
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Maple Leaves in Costa Rica? Canadian Airline WestJet to Fly to Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_1732" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Activities in Costa Rica[/caption] Yet another airline has realized the massive tourism potential of the popular vacation destination, Costa Rica. On Friday, August 12th, the Canadian budget airline WestJet announced a new air transport…
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Things to Do in San Jose, Costa Rica: 21st Credomatic Music Festival

[caption id="attachment_1722" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in San Jose[/caption] Kicking off Saturday, August 13th, the 21st Credomatic Music Festival will bring a wonderful variety of sights and sounds to the streets and theaters of San Jose, Costa Rica.…
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Make a Splash! Waterfall Rappeling Tour in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_1708" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for More Manuel Antonio Activities[/caption] Grab your water shoes and a swimsuit and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime, waterfall rappelling in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica! Home to a variety of truly spectacular…
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Ten Reasons Why You Should Visit Manuel Antonio on Your Next Costa Rica Vacation!

[caption id="attachment_1691" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Manuel Antonio[/caption] If you are planning a vacation to Costa Rica and are not sure which areas provide the best activities, then its time you found out a little more about…
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Not Wanting to Be Left Out, Delta Airlines Offers Nonstop Flights to Liberia International Airport

[caption id="attachment_1682" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in the Gulf of Papagayo[/caption] If you live in the United States, it seems you’ll have few excuses not to take a vacation to Costa Rica thanks to the growing list of…
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Will Smith Enjoys a Beach Vacation

[caption id="attachment_1615" align="alignleft" width="240"] Click for Vacation Rentals Near Arenal Volcano[/caption]With rumors abound and reported sightings throughout Costa Rica, the Immigration office have confirmed the Hollywood celebrity Will Smith is currently enjoying a vacation in Costa Rica. Book the most…
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Things to Do in San Jose: Costa Rica International Jazz Festival

  [caption id="attachment_1598" align="alignleft" width="180"] Click for Vacation Rentals in San Jose[/caption] Thanks to last year’s successful musical event, the immensely popular Costa Rican International Jazz Festival has returned in 2011.  San Jose will be filled with the sweet tunes…
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Costa Rica Sport Event Copa Triatlon Coming to Playa Jaco July 30th

[caption id="attachment_1584" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Info About Jaco Beach[/caption] Get ready for an action-packed weekend of Costa Rica sporting events in Playa Jaco— the third leg of the Copa Triatlon 2011 is coming to town! Click here and book…
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Things To Do in San Jose Costa Rica: Urban Night Tour

[caption id="attachment_1573" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in San Jose[/caption] Looking for fun things to do in San Jose, Costa Rica? Looking for a cheap and exciting evening out? Then how about signing up for the $4 San Jose…
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Concerts in Costa Rica—Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam to Play in San Jose

  [caption id="attachment_1561" align="alignleft" width="240"] Click for Vacation Rentals in San Jose[/caption] It looks like San Jose, Costa Rica is the place to be!  The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam have announced their plans to rock out the…
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New Crater Appears in Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano

[caption id="attachment_1551" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for More Costa Rica Volcanoes[/caption] Located within the Central Volcanic range of Costa Rica, Turrialba Volcano has a new addition to its topography. The Costa Rican Volcano and Seismic Observation Center (Ovsicori-UNA) confirmed that a…
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Parasailing Tour in Manuel Antonio: An Elevating Costa Rican Adventure

[caption id="attachment_1542" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for More About Manuel Antonio[/caption] Buckle up your life jacket and hook up your harness, you’re ready for a fearless adventure of incredible elevation, parasailing in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Book your vacation rental TODAY!…
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Whale Watching Season Begins in the South Pacific, Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_1534" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Playa Dominical[/caption] Have you always wanted to see a hump back whale? Well here’s your chance.  After travelling an incredible 8000 kilometers, these beautiful creatures of the deep have begun to…
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Jet Blue Announces Special Fare Non-stop Flights to Costa Rica’s Liberia International Airport

[caption id="attachment_1529" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo[/caption] Another week and another airline is adding its name to the rapidly expanding list of companies that offer flights to the Liberia International Airport in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. On the…
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Touring Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibition Opens in San Jose, Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_1517" align="alignleft" width="179"] Click for Vacation Rentals in San Jose[/caption] Da Vinci: The Genius Exhibition opened on the 8th of July at the Old Aduana in Costa Rica’s capital San Jose, to a crowd of expectant enthusiasts. If you…
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Country’s Foreign Investment Increases Thanks to Costa Rican Tourism

[caption id="attachment_1509" align="alignleft" width="266"] Click for More Tours in Costa Rica[/caption] Costa Rica’s income from direct foreign investment and tourism has increased in the first three months of 2011, according to a report released by Costa Rica’s Central Bank (Banco…
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Expedia Deal Expected to Boost Costa Rica Tourism

[caption id="attachment_1503" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo[/caption] The Costa Rican Tourism Institute (I.C.T) has joined forces with the U.S internet-based travel site Expedia.  In a deal that is expected to attract an additional 50,000 tourists to the…
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Costa Rican Safari, Africa Mia, in Guanacaste Welcomes Newborns

[caption id="attachment_1497" align="alignleft" width="253"] Click for Vacation Rentals Near Africa Mia[/caption] It seems like the stork has been busy delivering at the Africa Mia Safari Park in Guanacaste Costa Rica these past few months. A giraffe and four wildebeest are…
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Costa Rica National Park Funding Approved by Costa Rican Parliament

[caption id="attachment_1488" align="alignleft" width="240"] Click for More Costa Rica National Parks[/caption] It’s only taken five years, but additional funding to maintain Costa Rica’s National Parks has been approved by members of the Asamblea Nacional, the Costa Rican Parliament, on the…
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Costa Rican Currency Gets a Facelift – New Banknotes Introduced

If you are planning a vacation to Costa Rica, then look out for the shiny new banknotes. The colorful ¢1.000 and ¢2.000 bank notes were put into circulation by the Central Bank of Costa Rica on Monday, June 20th 2011.…
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Costa Rican Wildlife Update: New Species of Crab Found on Coco Island

[caption id="attachment_1466" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for More Costa Rican Nature[/caption] Costa Rica wildlife is known for being some of the most fascinating in the world.  The latest discovery of a land-based crab on Coco Island, located on the extreme southern…
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Escape Villas Announces Their Social Media Based Photography Contest!

[caption id="attachment_1455" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click to Go to Our Facebook Page[/caption] Greetings, everyone! We at Escape Villas are excited to announce that we will be holding a photography contest during the month of July! We are looking for great photos…
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Costa Rican Hiking Adventure Tour in Barra Honda National Park

[caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="200"] Click for More Costa Rica National Parks[/caption] 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…
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Costa Rican Canopy Tour in Tamarindo, Guanacaste: An Exhilarating Eco-Adventure Tour

[caption id="attachment_1434" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for More Costa Rica Canopy Tours[/caption] 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…
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Sun Country Airlines Announces Non-Stop Flights to Costa Rica for 2012 High Season

[caption id="attachment_1427" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo[/caption] Shortly following the announcement that AirBerlin will begin transatlantic flights to Guanacaste Costa Rica in November, Sun Country Airlines has confirmed it has added non-stop flights to Costa Rica to…
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Costa Rica on TV: 3 Different Looks at the Popular Vacation Destination

Over the next few months, Costa Rica will be featured in several worldwide travel and tourism television programs. With more television documentaries about Costa Rica airing throughout June and July, many would agree that this Central American country continues to…
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Reach for the sky with the Flying Boat Tour, in Quepos, Manuel Antonio

[caption id="attachment_1400" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for More Tours in Costa Rica[/caption] Is it a bird, is it a plane? No…. it’s a flying boat, in-fact, the only flying boat in Costa Rica.  Buckle up and get ready for the journey…
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Jaco Beach to Open Movie Theater and Entertainment Complex in July 2011

[caption id="attachment_1304" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Jaco[/caption] Jaco beach is not just famous for its world class surfing conditions.  Known for being one of the busiest surfer towns in Costa Rica, with an action packed nightlife, Playa…
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Costa Rica to Receive 2 Hard Rock Café Restaurants!

[caption id="attachment_1297" align="alignleft" width="180"] Click for Things to Do in Costa Rica[/caption] Welcome news for rock and roll enthusiasts in Costa Rica—the world famous Hard Rock Café has announced that it will be opening its first two restaurants in Costa…
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Popular British Journalist Enjoys a Manuel Antonio Villa Vacation

[caption id="attachment_1287" align="alignleft" width="267"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Manuel Antonio[/caption] The British television presenter Penny Smith travelled to Manuel Antonio and Quepos in the Central Pacific, Costa Rica as part of a beach vacation review for the best selling…
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A Costa Rican Sport Fishing Hook Up in Playa Dominical

[caption id="attachment_1279" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Costa Rica Tours[/caption] Costa Rican sportfishing is truly a world class sport, and one of the best locations for eager anglers is the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Are you longing for the…
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Costa Rica Horseback Riding Tour in Playa Nosara: A Sunset Canter Along the Beach

[caption id="attachment_1270" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Costa Rica Tours[/caption] This exhilarating Nosara beach horseback riding tour lets  you saddle up and ride off into the sunset! If you are heading down to the popular vacation destination of Playa Nosara this…
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Destination Weddings in Costa Rica—A Growing Industry

[caption id="attachment_1248" align="alignleft" width="284"] Click for Wddings in Costa Rica[/caption] Costa Rica’s growing popularity as a top beach wedding destination was mentioned recently in the Proa supplement of La Nacion, on Sunday the 15th of May. The two page article…
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A Costa Rican Eco Adventure: The Playa Ostional Sea Turtle Tour

[caption id="attachment_1240" align="alignleft" width="220"] Click for More Costa Rica National Parks[/caption] If you have always wanted to see turtles come ashore to nest, then plan your next Costa Rica vacation for Nosara. The Southern Nicoya Peninsula is home to the…
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Do You Know the Way to San Jose? The Drive to Increase Travel and Tourism in Costa Rica’s Capital City

[caption id="attachment_1228" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for More Info About San Jose[/caption] San Jose, Costa Rica is launching an online campaign to increase travel and tourism to the area. The country’s vibrant capital wants tourists to spend more time learning about…
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