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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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Statistics Indicate another Banner Year for Costa Rica Tourism

The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) reports that tourism is up this year, with 4.4 percent more visitors arriving in the country’s two international airports during the first six months of 2015. The bulk of…
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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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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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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 Rica Eco Tour To The Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is a major destination for the tourists who are coming to explore Costa Rica and its splendid wonders of Nature. The mysterious jungle is famous for being one of…
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Costa Rica Wildlife – Sharks Abundant in Isla de Coco

Costa Rica Widllife - White Tip Reef Sharks are abundant in the Isla de Coco, Punatrenas. One of the finest examples of Costa Rica nature, there are a total of 206 White Tip Reef Sharks…
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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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Costa Rica Sport Fishing highlighted by Los Suenos Signature Billfish Series

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 leg of the 8th annual…
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Puntarenas Costa Rica Swimming Pool Complex $3 Million

Puntarenas Costa Rica Promotes Tourism with $3 Million Swimming Pool Complex

The city of Puntarenas Costa Rica is about to get a large addition—a new swimming pool complex! With the hope of encouraging more tourism to the port town of Puntarenas, this 1.5 billion colon beachfront…
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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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An Eco Tour to Remember: Exploring Isla Tortuga, Costa Rica, By Catamaran

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 honeymoon in paradise by experiencing the…
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Costa Rica Shark Diving Ecotourism on Isla de Coco

Costa Rica Scuba Diving Shark Tour on Isla de Coco, Puntarenas

Costa Rica’s Isla de Coco, Puntarenas, has been listed as one of the top ten places to go scuba diving with sharks.  In an article from the Spanish newspaper, El Pais, marine photographer Manú San Felix…
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