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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 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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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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Costa Rica’s Snorkeling and Scuba Diving Hotspots

Framed by more than 800 miles of picturesque coastline, Costa Rica features ample opportunities for underwater explorations. Swim among graceful sea turtles, vibrant parrotfish and spotted eagle rays as you investigate the country’s living coral…
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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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Save Money on a Costa Rica Medical Vacation

Medical tourism in Costa Rica is growing by leaps and bounds, and for good reason.  Last year nearly 40,000 medical tourists took advantage of the nation’s internationally-accredited hospitals, highly-trained health care professionals and affordable prices.…
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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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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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Playa Flamingo sunset catamaran tour in Costa Rica

Sail into the Sunset with the Catamaran Cruise in Flamingo, Costa Rica

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 Rica catamaran adventure is a fitting nautical…
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Expedia Deal Expected to Boost Costa Rica Tourism

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 country in the next two…
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Costa Rican Hiking Adventure Tour in Barra Honda National Park

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 trails, tough uphill treks and limestone…
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Costa Rica White Water Rafting—The Ultimate Adventure Tour!

If you’re looking for the ultimate Costa Rica white water rafting adventure tour, then this is it! Located in the heart of Guanacaste Costa Rica, a high speed white water rafting tour is best reserved…
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Costa Rica Gyrocopter Tour flying of Playa Tamarindo

An elevating Costa Rica tour – Light aircraft adventure in Playa Tamarindo

Exciting Costa Rica tour of epic heights. The Costa Rica gyrocopter tour takes you along the pacific coastline setting off from Playa Tamarindo and visiting Playa Flamingo, Playa Conchal and Playa Las Piratas.…
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Playa Flamingo Costa Rica Catamaran Tour

Jump Aboard Playa Flamingo Catamaran Tour in Costa Rica

If you are looking for a sailing adventure during your vacation in Playa Flamingo then why not embark upon a luxury catamaran tour? This amazing catamaran eco-tour in Guanacaste visits some of the most beautiful,…
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Rio Corobici Floating River Wildlife & Adventure Tour in Costa Rica

If the thought of shuttling your way down Costa Rica’s white water rapids while holding on for dear life turns your stomach, then how does a pleasant glide through the calm waters of the Corobici…
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Africa Mia Safari: Wildlife Adventure Tour in Guanacaste Costa Rica

The arid landscape of Guanacaste is the perfect setting for Africa Mia, Costa Rica’s most unique tourist attraction. The 250 acre wildlife sanctuary is home to over 150 animals including native monkeys, wild rabbits, tropical…
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Avatar Creators Support Project in Costa Rica

With the lights on and the 3D glasses thrown to the side the end of Avatar meant a return to reality and the realization that environmental effects of exploiting our own ecosystems cannot possibly have…
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