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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…
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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…
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Costa Rica at a Glance – Interesting Stats & Facts

In the context of memorable vacations, Costa Rica evokes images of palm-fringed beaches, sultry rainforests brimming with wildlife, and the delighted yips of zip-line adventurers as they hurl their bodies from one platform to the next. But did you know that…
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Arenal Volcano adventure activities including Canyoning

5 Classic Arenal Adventures

The adventure town of Arenal aims to please with no shortage of opportunities to get your heart racing. When you’re not rocketing above the treetops or plunging into the depths of a 5 million year-old…
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Costa Rica Ranks First for Best Family Vacation Destination

Costa Rica’s unspoiled jungles and pristine beaches can make for the family vacation of a lifetime, say travel experts at U.S. News.  Among Central and South American holiday destinations, Costa Rica was rated number one…
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Summer is Here! Costa Rica’s Dry Season Means More Glorious Sunshine

Cool trade winds are blasting through the Central Valley and afternoon showers have long since abated – a sure sign that summer has arrived here in Costa Rica.  January marks the real beginning of the…
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Helpful Costa Rica Vacation Planning Tips

Planning a romantic escape or family vacation to Costa Rica and need a bit of help from those in the know?  Avoid common traveler pitfalls with these pointers so you can enjoy a smooth and…
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Day Trip to La Fortuna’s Cerro Chato

Up for a challenging but very rewarding hike that offers stunning views and private swimming in a volcanic lagoon? Chato Volcano (Cerro Chato) is one of La Fortuna’s best kept secrets for intrepid travelers who…
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Arenal Volcano National Park Ranked Among the 35 Best on Earth

What’s the best way to experience our planet’s amazing and curious natural wonders? Huff Post Travel suggests that one look no further than our national parks – those rambling tracts of wilderness (both well-traveled and…
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Costa Rica’s Enchanting Butterfly Gardens

A visit to Costa Rica’s enchanting butterfly farms and gardens is a wonderful way to learn about these mythological creatures that have captivated humans for ages. A symbol of freedom, beauty, peace and love, butterflies…
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Traveler Tips: Understanding Costa Rica Directions

Veteran travelers to Costa Rica know that local directions are just a wee bit different than those you’d use back home. Forget street names or numbered buildings… in the land of Pura Vida this type…
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Our Favorite Hiking Spots in Costa Rica

With hundreds of national parks and reserves to choose from, Costa Rica is a dream for hiking enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.  Well-tread footpaths through primary rainforest, rugged mountain passes, and sandy ocean-side trails…
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Meet the Curious Coatimundi

Most Costa Rica vacations promise spectacular wildlife encounters – perhaps none more exciting than the nation’s highly acrobatic primate species. When not marveling over the throaty roars of howler monkeys or amusing antics of capuchins,…
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Hotel vs. Vacation Rentals: Which offers more bang for your buck?

One of the biggest factors in vacation planning is where you’ll stay – do you opt for hotel or a vacation rental? This all-important choice will affect how and where you’ll dine during the duration…
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Canopy Tours in Costa Rica: 10 Useful Zip-line Tips

Boasting hundreds of miles of zip-line cables zigzagging above the forest, Costa Rica is often referred to as the home of the original canopy tour. Visitors to Monteverde, Tamarindo, Jaco, Arenal and Manuel Antonio will…
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Costa Rica – An Eco Paradise Vacation

In a country that forged the concept of eco-travel, Costa Rica offers many thrilling ways to immerse yourself in nature. Whether relaxing in volcanic hot springs, trekking amid highland cloud forests, or watching sea turtles…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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Will Smith Enjoys a Beach Vacation

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.   Fresh Prince and His Entourage Check Out…
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Hot Air Ballooning Over Arenal Volcano: A Costa Rica Adventure Tour of Epic Heights

Want your vacation in Costa Rica to reach new heights? Then check out the truly unique hot air ballooning adventure tour near Arenal. This Costa Rica adventure tour is unlike any other, soaring high above the rainforest…
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