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Wildlife of Manuel Antonio

Costa Rica, a small country in Central America, is often celebrated for its incredible biodiversity of wildlife and lush landscapes. One of the jewels in its ecological crown is Manuel Antonio National Park, a captivating destination that boasts a stunning…
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Costa Rica climate

Nestled in the heart of Central America and boasts a multitude of climate zones. , Costa Rica is a land of stunning natural beauty and unparalleled biodiversity. Its relatively small size is deceiving, as within its borders, the country boasts…
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Whales of Costa Rica

Costa Rica, renowned for its stunning biodiversity and pristine natural wonders, offers a remarkable opportunity for enthusiasts of marine life to embark on an awe-inspiring adventure: whale watching. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, this Central American…
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Vegan and Vegetarian food

Costa Rica, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and commitment to sustainability, has become a haven for individuals seeking a plant-based lifestyle. With its abundance of fresh produce, cultural diversity, and environmental consciousness, the nation has embraced veganism and vegetarianism as…
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Dominical Beaches

Nestled along Costa Rica's stunning Pacific coast, Playa Dominical and its surrounding towns are a hidden gem waiting to be explored. This idyllic region boasts a wealth of natural wonders, vibrant local culture, and a plethora of outdoor activities. In…
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Beaches of Costa Rica

Costa Rica, a small country located in Central America, is known for its diverse landscapes, rich biodiversity, and stunning beaches. The country is home to two coastlines, the Pacific and Caribbean, each offering a unique beach experience. In this article,…
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Beaches of Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio is a beautiful coastal town located in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica. Known for its lush rainforests, exotic wildlife, and stunning beaches, Manuel Antonio is a paradise for nature lovers and beachgoers alike. In this article,…
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Water Activities in Costa Rica

Everything you need to know about Costa Rica water sports Costa Rica offers plenty of opportunities to take part in water sports on both sea and land. Recommendations include surfing and stand up paddle boarding, which are both among the…
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Surf Paradise Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a Surfers Paradise Costa Rica is a popular destination for surfers from all over the world. What's not to love about warm water and consistent waves? But Costa Rica is so much more than just a surfing…
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Costa Rica Holidays

Events in Costa Rica - Independence Day Costa Rica is a lush tropical paradise in Central America.  Its location and plentiful natural resources made it appealing to other countries as well, and the local people have been conquered more than…
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Celebs in Costa Rica

Tom and Gisele Brady at a table next to you having dinner? The couple, along with Mel Gibson, are in fact, actual home owners in Costa Rica. The Queen herself… (the one from the States) Beyonce was seen snapping photos…
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Nightlife of Manuel Antonio

So your favorite team is playing and you want to get a front row seat while on vacation ? Bar Jolly Roger is a one stop shop for fun featuring several big screen TVs, billiard tables and the only casino…
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How to Tip in Costa Rica

Your driver or transportation - there are “red taxis” which are the local taxis for the area. Tipping in this instance is not necessary but you do however want to offer a tip to a driver that has been arranged…
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Our community of Quepos/Manuel Antonio is a destination where people from all over the world come to witness the lush jungle that meets the marveled ocean and the unparalleled wildlife. There is a plethora of beach and water activities to…
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The Green Season in Costa Rica

Specifically Manuel Antonio / Costa Roca, has been named one of the top vacation destinations in the world for many years. In 2021, Manuel Antonio won “Mexico and Central America's Leading Destination” by the World Travel Awards.The area’s “High Season”…
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Manuel Antonio National Park

The second outstanding quality of this unique national park is its pristine beaches. The area is already blessed with Playa Espadilla and Playa Biesanz outside the park. The beaches in the park are another level of beautiful! The park entrance fee is worth…
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Stunning Marina Pez Vela

The iconic Marina Pez Vela offers a unique experience with its beautiful modern plaza and stunning sunsets into the Pacific. Luxury, comfort and amazing service meets authentic  Costa Rica / Manuel Antonio in the bars, restaurants and shopping experiences available…
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Vacation Rentals for Honeymoons Are the Key to a Wonderful Trip

  [caption id="attachment_20935" align="aligncenter" width="517"] A love letter in the sand[/caption] A wedding, while a beautiful thing, is a huge undertaking for a couple that can take up to two years to plan. The payoff? Your wedding day is a…
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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 the low-lying coastline. The temperatures…
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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 gained enormous popularity over the…
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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 thing about Costa Rica is…
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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 newly added. They accommodate vessels…
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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 but cutest Titi Monkey. Each…
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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 a whopping Nine thousand different species…
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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 many different species this is…
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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 expat. Pura Vida is the…
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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 side of the Country. In…
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Our Favorite Animals of Costa Rica

With the travel season just ramping up, you will be looking forward to planning that next trip to Costa Rica. There are so many questions that come to mind when we travel, but one of the most fun ones is…
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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 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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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 Pacific coast. The venue, located…
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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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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 and individuals – both residents…
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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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Top 5 Activities in Manuel Antonio

Need inspiration planning your Manuel Antonio beach vacation? From wildlife watching and jet skiing to sipping fruity cocktails at sunset, there’s no shortage of things to do and see in this dreamy beach town. And if you’re searching for a…
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Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Costa Rica

Stand up Paddle (SUP) boarding is making waves in Costa Rica, where this burgeoning sport has proven an excellent way to explore scenic waterways while improving your balance. If you’re new to SUP, don’t fear. Paddle boarding is a fun…
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Ceviche Festival Returns to Manuel Antonio This November

A memorable weekend bash will celebrate the many flavors and varieties of ceviche this November, in the second annual Ceviche Festival. The event is scheduled to take place November 13 – 15 at the Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, where…
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Costa Rica Garners Accolades as Top Travel, Honeymoon Destination

Featuring lush landscapes, smoking volcanos and exceptional beaches, Costa Rica is one of Central America’s most visited vacation destinations. Mysterious caves, majestic cloud forests, mineral-rich hot springs, virgin rainforests and rugged mountains are just some of the natural wonders travelers…
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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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5 Reasons We Love Manuel Antonio

Costa Rica is one of the world’s hottest ecotourism destinations, and within its tropical bounds Manuel Antonio ranks among its most popular spots for a family vacation or romantic escape. Among the myriad incentives to explore this enchanting part of…
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TripAdvisor Rates Manuel Antonio among World’s Top 25 Beaches

TripAdvisor’s eagerly awaited 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards are out, and Costa Rica has once again received accolades for its spectacular beaches.  Trusted for their honest reviews posted by travelers for travelers, the website published its ranking of the World’s Top…
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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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Our Favorite Hiking Spots in Costa Rica

With hundreds of national parks and reserves to choose from, Costa Rica is a dream for hiking enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.  Well-tread footpaths through primary rainforest, rugged mountain passes, and sandy ocean-side trails beckon thousands of travelers each…
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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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