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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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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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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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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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Costa Rica Weather FAQs

Costa Rica is praised for its tropical clime, which varies from 65 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the region.  Due to its altitudinal variations from highland mountains to low-lying coastline, temperatures can fluctuate as…
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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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Dominical Prepares for Envision Festival 2015

Mark your calendars, folks, the fifth annual Envision Festival in Costa Rica’s lush Southern Pacific Coast starts February 26 and runs through March 1, 2015. Equal parts music festival and eco-conscious gathering, the event is expected…
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December – April: Prime Costa Rica Sportfishing Months

There’s a reason why Manuel Antonio and Quepos are the most popular sportfishing destinations in Costa Rica – a country lauded for its rich ocean diversity and 570+ IGFA world records. The Central Pacific coast…
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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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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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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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Testing the Waters Before You Move to Costa Rica

It’s tempting for many to dive right into a real estate purchase, especially after a series of fabulous Costa Rica vacations. But before plunking down your hard-earned cash on the property of your dreams, it’s…
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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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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…
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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…
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Take a tour to the Nauyaca waterfalls in Playa Dominical Costa Rica

Dominical Costa Rica Great For Family Vacation

Dominical is located in the province of Puntarenas, on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Mainly known for its great surf, this exotic paradise has waves that can reach 10 feet high thus it…
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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…
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Costa Rica Humpback whale and calf (Megaptera novaeangliae), South Pacific

Whale Watching Season Begins in the South Pacific, Costa Rica

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 arrive in the warm waters of…
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A Costa Rican Sport Fishing Hook Up in Playa Dominical

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 day that you don’t…
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Costa Rica Turtle

Heros in a Half Shell – Costa Rica Turtles Tracked By Satellite

Costa Rica turtles have been fitted with tracking devices to monitor their movements in the warm pacific waters…
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Costa Rica Whales at Marino Ballena National Park

Costa Rica’s 2nd Festival of the Arrival of Whales and Dolphins

  The 2nd Festival of the Arrival of Whales and Dolphins takes you and your family on an amazing adventure tour in Costa Rica to witness this amazing spectacle of wildlife! Let the advendure travel begin! Located…
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Dominical Tourism, Costa Rica, Dolphin & Whale Watching Tour

A Dominical Adventure Tour That Amazes: Whale Watching in Costa Rica

No family vacation in Costa Rica would be complete without an eco adventure tour to see something truly spectacular. Nowadays, it seems that not only humans have fallen in love with the tropical paradise of Costa…
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Sunset Yoga in Dominical, Costa Rica, by Bamboo Yoga

Playa Dominical Costa Rica Offers Relaxing Sunset Yoga

No beach vacation in Costa Rica would be complete without an invigorating yoga session, especially if you enjoy surfing. If you are looking for some serious relaxation after a long day of battling the surf, then what better…
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Dominical Nauyuca Waterfalls in Central Pacific Costa Rica

Costa Rica Adventure Tour: Horseback Riding Through Nauyaca Waterfalls in Dominical

Dominical is home to the some of the most beautiful sites in Costa Rica and the Nauyaca Waterfalls are of no exception. If you are looking for a relaxing nature tour in Costa Rica then…
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