Costa Rica at a Glance – Interesting Stats & Facts

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Costa Rica at a Glance – Interesting Stats & Facts

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 Costa Rica is also a…
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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 National Geographic magazine, Costa Rica’s…
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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 captivating wildlife shots during your…
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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 find great Costa Rican souvenirs…
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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 down the tamer Sarapiqui, you’re…
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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 for its kid-friendly attractions and…
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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 country’s dry season – a…
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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 features phenomenal fishing year-round, but…
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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 stress-free holiday without any surprises.…
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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 of information is useless mostly…
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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 reefs, mysterious caves and fascinating…
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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, you may find yourself entranced…
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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 of your visit, privacy levels…
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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 smart to test drive a…
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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 have no shortage of options…
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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 vacation in a house rental…
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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 miles of gorgeous shoreline, and…
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All aboard the Costa Rica Surf Bus – Taking you to the best Costa Rica surfing hotspots!

The Costa Rica surf bus is a great way to visit the best surfing hotspots and make some likeminded buddies along the way. If you’re looking for an action packed Costa Rica adventure, jump aboard the country’s very first surf…
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An extended Costa Rica vacation – relocating to paradise!

Costa Rica is not only a popular beach and sun vacation destination, escaping the concrete jungle may be a dream for many, but the “Pura Vida” life has become a reality for a lucky few. An article published in PROA…
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Costa Rica Sport Event Copa Triatlon Coming to Playa Jaco July 30th

[caption id="attachment_1584" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Info About Jaco Beach[/caption] Get ready for an action-packed weekend of Costa Rica sporting events in Playa Jaco— the third leg of the Copa Triatlon 2011 is coming to town! Click here and book…
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Jaco Beach to Open Movie Theater and Entertainment Complex in July 2011

[caption id="attachment_1304" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Jaco[/caption] Jaco beach is not just famous for its world class surfing conditions.  Known for being one of the busiest surfer towns in Costa Rica, with an action packed nightlife, Playa…
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Costa Rica Sport Fishing highlighted by Los Suenos Signature Billfish Series

[caption id="attachment_1073" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Vacation Rentals in Puntarenas[/caption] Costa Rica continues to rein supreme as a top sport  fishing vacation destination, as one of the world’s most popular deep sea fishing tournaments in Costa Rica comes to a close.  The second…
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Playa Jaco Costa Rica ATV Adventure Tour

A FOUR WHEEL ADVENTURE – TAKE AN ATV TOUR IN PLAYA JACO

[caption id="attachment_533" align="alignright" width="300"] Click Picture for Playa Jaco Vacation Rentals[/caption] If you love adventure travel and extreme sports then look no further! Find an adrenaline infused adventure tour while on vacation in Costa Rica with an exciting ATV tour…
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Golf Costa Rica: Course at Los Suenos Resort in Jaco Truly Amazes!

[caption id="attachment_413" align="alignright" width="291"] Click Picture for Jaco Vacation Rentals[/caption] If playing golf is your passion then Costa Rica is a golfer’s delight! At Los Suenos Resort, you will find one of the best championship golf course designs not only…
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An Eco Tour to Remember: Exploring Isla Tortuga, Costa Rica, By Catamaran

[caption id="attachment_352" align="alignleft" width="177"] Click Picture for Manuel Antonio Vacation Rentals[/caption] Enjoy Costa Rica’s world famous golden coasts and turquoise waters while cruising the Gulf of Nicoya aboard a luxury catamaran. Add that little "extra something" to your family vacation, destination wedding or…
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Jaco Wildlife Tour: An Adventure with Costa Rica’s Crocodile Man

[caption id="attachment_290" align="alignright" width="224"] Click Picture for Jaco Vacation Rentals[/caption] Crocodiles aren’t exactly known for being a man’s best friend, but it seems that the Rio Grande de Tarcoles, located about a half an hour outside of Playa Jaco, Costa Rica,…
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