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Several Costa Rica beach areas offered by Escape Villas

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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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 reviewed some of the finest…
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Foodie Destination in Guanacaste

Costa Rica's Guanacaste province makes up the northwest region of the country and is famed for its many Pacific Ocean resorts. In many coastal communities around the world, once-sleepy areas beloved by locals, surfers, and a few ex-pats "in the…
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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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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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Taking A Tour To Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve In Costa Rica

The Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve is located at the southern point of the Nicoya Peninsula. It was actually the first protected area of this country and is considered today to be one the most beautiful Nature Reserves of Costa Rica.…
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Curu Wildlife Refuge located in Costa Rica great eco tour

Curu Wildlife Refuge

The Curu Wildlife Reserve is located in the province of Puntarenas, in the Nicoya Peninsula, by the little village of Curu. It became a protected forest in 1981 and the Curu National Wildlife Refuge was finally created in 1983. The…
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Costa Rica Surf Bus

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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Costa Rican Safari, Africa Mia, in Guanacaste Welcomes Newborns

[caption id="attachment_1497" align="alignleft" width="253"] Click for Vacation Rentals Near Africa Mia[/caption] It seems like the stork has been busy delivering at the Africa Mia Safari Park in Guanacaste Costa Rica these past few months. A giraffe and four wildebeest are…
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Costa Rica Horseback Riding Tour in Playa Nosara: A Sunset Canter Along the Beach

[caption id="attachment_1270" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Costa Rica Tours[/caption] This exhilarating Nosara beach horseback riding tour lets  you saddle up and ride off into the sunset! If you are heading down to the popular vacation destination of Playa Nosara this…
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Your Costa Rica Surfing Adventures Captured: Matosfilms Surf Photos and Video Productions

[caption id="attachment_1198" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click for Costa Rica Surfing[/caption] Costa Rica beaches offer world class surfing conditions, and attract surfers from all over the world. Surrounded by tropical greenery and offering the best breaks on the Pacific Coast, the Guanacaste…
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Haunted Costa Rica Ruins of Cartago

Haunted Costa Rica: Ghost Stories & Urban Legends

[caption id="attachment_884" align="alignleft" width="239"] Click Picture for More Costa Rica Attractions[/caption] Like all places in the world, even popular vacation destinations like tropical Costa Rica have ghost stories and urban legends. In fact, American ghost tracker TV shows including Ghost…
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Flights in Costa Rica

Internal flights in Costa Rica Prove a Popular Travel Alternative

[caption id="attachment_821" align="alignleft" width="240"] Click Image for Nicoya Peninsula Vacation Rentals[/caption] Although nearly half of tourists visiting Costa Rica choose to rent a car,  many are now opting for domestic flights to reduce their travel time. The availability of internal…
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Isla Del Coco Costa Rica: The Legend of The Hidden Treasure

Click Image for Costa Rica Vacation RentalsAccording to legend, Costa Rica may really be the coast of riches. Historians have confirmed there is evidence to suggest that what is now Parque Nacional Isla del Coco (Coco Island National Park) was used by pirates in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries to store valuable loot that they had pillaged from passing Spanish cargo ships. Many Costa Rica locals believe that the Isla del Coco, Puntarenas still holds many secrets including the location of a hidden treasure.
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Playa Samara Canopy Tour: A Rainforest Adventure For Your Family Vacation In Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_325" align="alignright" width="240"] Click Picture for Nosara Vacation Rentals[/caption] Ever wondered what it feels like to glide through the trees of the rainforest canopy like Tarzan? Well, Costa Rica's Wingnuts Canopy Tour in Playa Samara will take your family vacation in…
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Viktoras Kulvinskas Speaking at the Montezuma Concious Community

Costa Rica Montezuma Conscious Community Inspired by Viktoras Kulvinskas

[caption id="attachment_35" align="alignright" width="300"] Click Picture for Nicoya Peninsula Vacation Rentals[/caption] Costa Rica's latest nondenominational spiritual group, the Montezuma Conscious Community, was honored to have the distinguished health and yoga guru, Viktoras Kulvinskas, speak at their intimate gathering to celebrate the…
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Our response to COVID-19

Dear Guest,

Please note that we have adapted and are currently following the WHO and Costa Rican Ministry of Health guidelines on sanitation and social distancing

  1. Our host receiving you will always practice social distancing.
  2. There will always be alcohol in the gel by the front door entrance for you to use at any time.
  3. All of our housekeeping and maintenance staff will always be wearing facemasks.
  4. The home is completely disinfected right before guests arrive and just after guests leave.
  5. The villa is private for just your group, you will not be sharing any spaces with strangers.

Have a SAFE vacation