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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 a rental do we…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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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…
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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.…
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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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Foodie Destination in Guanacaste

Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province makes up the northwest region of the country and is famed for its many Pacific Ocean resorts. In many coastal communities around the world, once-sleepy areas beloved by locals, surfers, and…
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Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast a Top Destination, Says Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet—the world’s biggest and most successful travel guide series—ranks Costa Rica’s lush Caribbean coast as one of 2016’s best vacation destinations. The respected publication claims the region offers unbeatable value, and a taste of everything that makes Costa…
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Shopping your way through San Jose – 5 Best Spots

San Jose is the vibrant capital city of Costa Rica – the go-to destination for a memorable day of culture, arts, and theater. The city is also fantastic for a bit of retail therapy, whether you’re picking…
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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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Costa Rica Ranked Among Top Whale-Watching Destinations

Costa Rica has garnered numerous accolades for its earth-friendly policies, pristine beaches and incredible biodiversity. 2016 is shaping up to be another banner year for this popular eco-tourism haven. According to a recent article in…
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Wildlife Photography Tips from the Pros

Opportunities for amazing nature photography abound in Costa Rica – whether you’re trekking through Manuel Antonio National Park or meandering the dark river canals of Tortuguero. Follow these tips and tricks to ensure plenty of…
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Annual Envision Festival Epitomizes Costa Rican Pura Vida

Seeking an Enlightenment of Consciousness Since 2011, the Envision Festival, set to kick off February 25th, has brought thousands of people seeking an enlightenment of consciousness mixed with fun and excitement to Costa Rica’s southern…
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Souvenir Shopping in Costa Rica

Your Costa Rica vacation is everything you’d ever hoped for, but what about some keepsakes for friends and family back home…or a little token to remind yourself of the Pura Vida you enjoyed.   You will…
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Responsible Travel in Costa Rica

Costa Rica aims to become the first carbon-neutral nation by balancing its carbon dioxide (CO2) inputs and emissions. This lofty goal, which is set for 2021, will undoubtedly require cooperation by industry officials, the government…
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Must Have Apps for Your Costa Rica Travels

Be prepared for every contingency with this year’s best travel apps that put critical information at your fingertips. Installing a few of these on your smartphone may prevent hassle and headaches, which nobody wants to…
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5 Tips for Whitewater Rafting in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s frothing, wild rivers have been rated among the best in the world for whitewater rafting and kayaking.  Whether you’re tackling Class IV rapids on the Pacuare River or taking a more leisurely paddle…
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Recipe for Sweet Plantains, a Costa Rican Favorite

A larger and starchier cousin of the banana, plantains are a staple in most Central American homes. In Costa Rica, plantains are enjoyed in a number of ways, and at different levels of ripeness. One…
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Day Trip to La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Often described as “Disney-esque” for its majestic qualities, La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a great spot to experience magnificent waterfalls and the flora and fauna of Costa Rica. Equal parts wildlife refuge,  nature park and…
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