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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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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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Guanacaste Beach Named One of the World’s Most Beautiful

Described as lovely, secluded and tropical by TripAdvisor reviews, Playa Nacoscolo is one of four eye-catching beaches within the Papagayo Gulf. What makes this section of Guanacaste shoreline so notable are its crystal-clear waters, isolation…
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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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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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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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Costa Rican Luxury Hotels Receive Million Dollar Investments, Demonstrate Strength of the Costa Rica Tourism Industry

According to the Costa Rica Minister of Tourism, Allan Flores, million dollar investments in Costa Rica luxury hotel developments are a clear indication that the country’s tourism industry is going from strength to strength. Flores…
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Liberia Airport in Guanacaste Costa Rica to Open New International Terminal in November

The Liberia Airport in Guanacaste Costa Rica recently announced plans to open a new international terminal in November 2011. The announcement of the expansion at Liberia Airport is welcome news for eager tourists wanting to…
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Caving in Costa Rica at Barra Honda National Park

Amazing Caves in Costa Rica Offer True Caving Experiences

Caving in Costa Rica is an extreme adventure sport on the rise. While many adventure tours in Costa Rica like white water rafting and hiking tours are extremely popular, caving, or spelunking, is a growing…
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Amor de Temporada Boardwalk Construction at Playas del Coco

Boardwalk in Playas del Coco Costa Rica Opening April 2012

For an exciting beach vacation in Costa Rica, Playas del Coco, located along the Gulf of Papagayo, is well on its way to becoming one of the best beaches to visit in Guanacaste. In recent…
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Costa Rica Rafting & Wildlife Adventure Tour

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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Costa Rica’s Renewable Energy Drive

The company Ju Wi inaugurated a new wind farm located in Guanacaste at the end of April helping Costa Rica to achieve its goal of sourcing 100% of its energy from renewable sources.  Completed in…
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Costa Rica's national bird, the quetzal

Costa Rica Offers Best Bird Watching in the World

Costa Rica represents over 8% of the world’s bird species boasting an amazing 850 species that can be found within the national borders. This figure is higher than the amount of birds that can be…
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