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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 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…
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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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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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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…
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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…
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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…
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Costa Rican Safari, Africa Mia, in Guanacaste Welcomes Newborns

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 the newest editions to Liberia’s very…
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Costa Rica Horseback Riding Tour in Playa Nosara: A Sunset Canter Along the Beach

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 year, then this is…
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Your Costa Rica Surfing Adventures Captured: Matosfilms Surf Photos and Video Productions

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 beaches of Playa Grande…
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Haunted Costa Rica Ruins of Cartago

Haunted Costa Rica: Ghost Stories & Urban Legends

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 Hunters International and Paranormal State have…
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Flights in Costa Rica

Internal flights in Costa Rica Prove a Popular Travel Alternative

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 flights in Costa Rica has increased…
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Isla Del Coco Costa Rica: The Legend of The Hidden Treasure

Click Image for Costa Rica Vacation Rentals According 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…
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Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, Rainforest Zip Line Canopy Tour

Playa Samara Canopy Tour: A Rainforest Adventure For Your Family Vacation In Costa Rica

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 paradise to new heights! A rainforest canopy tour…
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Playa Santa Teresa Surf Tournament, Costa-Rica

Playa Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, Prepares for Extreme Surf Tournament

Surfers travel and vacation in Costa Rica because of the world class waves that this paradise has to offer. If you love to surf and are up for a challenge then make your way down to the gorgeous Costa…
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Viktoras Kulvinskas Speaking at the Montezuma Concious Community

Costa Rica Montezuma Conscious Community Inspired by Viktoras Kulvinskas

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 launch of the organization. Kulvinskas, who…
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