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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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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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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Costa Rica Weather FAQs

Costa Rica is praised for its tropical clime, which varies from 65 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the region.  Due to its altitudinal variations from highland mountains to low-lying coastline, temperatures can fluctuate as…
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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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Top 5 Things to Do in Tamarindo

A world-class destination for surfers, adventure lovers and nature enthusiasts, Tamarindo features a seemingly endless list of outdoor excursions and eco-tours, sure to keep you busy from sunrise to sunset. How do you whittle down…
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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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Marlin one of the Sport Fish to go for while in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Sportfishing Epic Year Round

You don’t have to been a seasoned angler to appreciate Costa Rica’s epic sportfishing. Rain or shine, Atlantic coast or Pacific, the fishing is truly phenomenal any time of year. Cast your line inshore for…
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Top 5 Reasons to Vacation in Tamarindo

One of the sun-kissed beaches along Guanacaste’s famed Gold Coast, Tamarindo is an eclectic mix of outdoor pursuits, vibrant nightlife and creature comforts. The surf Mecca attracts thousands of tourists each year with its epic…
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Costa Rica to Host 2013 Adventure Racing World Series

Costa Rica, well known for its rainforest ecosystem as well as its diverse array of beaches, is now being recognized for its world class adventure environment. The 2013 Adventure Racing World Series, a premier event…
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A Costa Rica Vacation to Remember – Escape to Paradise with Your Buddies

A Costa Rica vacation to remember in Playa Tamarindo, Guanacaste…
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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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Expedia Deal Expected to Boost Costa Rica Tourism

The Costa Rican Tourism Institute (I.C.T) has joined forces with the U.S internet-based travel site Expedia.  In a deal that is expected to attract an additional 50,000 tourists to the country in the next two…
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Costa Rican Hiking Adventure Tour in Barra Honda National Park

Looking for your next Costa Rican hiking challenge? Then head for the hills and underground caves of Barra Honda National Park in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Expect rocky terrain, winding trails, tough uphill treks and limestone…
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Costa Rican Canopy Tour in Tamarindo, Guanacaste: An Exhilarating Eco-Adventure Tour

A challenge best left for all the Survivor and Fear Factor wannabes, this Costa Rican zip line canopy tour leaves no time for hanging about. Zoom through the tropical tree tops on one of the…
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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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Costa Rica White Water Rafting—The Ultimate Adventure Tour!

If you’re looking for the ultimate Costa Rica white water rafting adventure tour, then this is it! Located in the heart of Guanacaste Costa Rica, a high speed white water rafting tour is best reserved…
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Liberia Airport in Guanacaste Costa Rica to Open New International Terminal in November

The Liberia Airport in Guanacaste Costa Rica recently announced plans to open a new international terminal in November 2011. The announcement of the expansion at Liberia Airport is welcome news for eager tourists wanting to…
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Beachfront Golf at All Inclusive Resort in Costa Rica

Hacienda Pinilla Beach Resort Near Tamarindo: A Golfing Dream in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is home to many wonderful beach resorts, but few all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica can hold a candle to the magnificence of Hacienda Pinilla Beach Resort near Tamarindo. Located on the white sand…
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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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Playa Grande Sea Turtles

Witness Giant Leatherback Turtles Nesting on Playa Grande Costa Rica!

If Costa Rica is your 2011 vacation destination and you love wildlife, then head down to Las Baulas Marine National Park just outside of the bustling beach town of Playa Tamarindo! Las Baulas Marine National…
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Costa Rica Gyrocopter Tour flying of Playa Tamarindo

An elevating Costa Rica tour – Light aircraft adventure in Playa Tamarindo

Exciting Costa Rica tour of epic heights. The Costa Rica gyrocopter tour takes you along the pacific coastline setting off from Playa Tamarindo and visiting Playa Flamingo, Playa Conchal and Playa Las Piratas.…
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Costa Rica Rafting & Wildlife Adventure Tour

Rio Corobici Floating River Wildlife & Adventure Tour in Costa Rica

If the thought of shuttling your way down Costa Rica’s white water rapids while holding on for dear life turns your stomach, then how does a pleasant glide through the calm waters of the Corobici…
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Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica Yoga – Beachfront Yoga Classes

The beautiful beach vacation destination of Tamarindo Costa Rica is perhaps one of the best places in the world to practice yoga. With spectacular sunsets, an endless white sandy beach and sparkling waters, Playa Tamarindo…
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Witches Rock Surf Camp, Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica

Experience the Ultimate Costa Rica Surf at Witches Rock Tamarindo

  If you know anything about surfing then you know about Costa Rica’s Gold Coast of prime surfing hotspots. Located close to Playa Tamarindo, Witches Rock and Ollie’s Point are the stuff of surfing legends. These secluded…
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