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Traveling on a budget

Traveling on a budget

Plan ahead and save It may seem like a no brainer but traveling on a budget is what most people do. Costa Rica, in general, is not the cheapest country you can travel to but…
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The Blue Morpho butterfly of Costa Rica

Famous Butterflies of Costa Rica

A Colorful Marvel Costa Rica has many amazing benefits to staying or living here, one of the biggest benefits is being able to see flourishing colors year round. These colors inhabit the many different animals,…
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Costa Rica bus.

The Best way to travel in Costa Rica

Where is Costa Rica? Costa Rica is a fairly small country in Central America, located between Panama to the south and Nicaragua to the North. If you wanted to you could drive from one end…
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Marina Seating Area

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…
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Poas Volcano

The Poas Volcano Reopening

Poas Volcano is certainly one of the most iconic Volcanos in Costa Rica and Latin America. This perfectly shaped Volcano was closed in April of 2017, and due to this closure caused a difficult economic situation for…
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Policia of Costa Rica

Staying Safe in Costa Rica

Safety while on vacation is a considerable concern in Costa Rica, and that dream vacation can be ruined if something silly happens. It isn’t just theft we are talking about either. It is also just…
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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’s Caribbean Coast a Top Destination, Says Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet—the world’s biggest and most successful travel guide series—ranks Costa Rica’s lush Caribbean coast as one of 2016’s best vacation destinations. The respected publication claims the region offers unbeatable value, and a taste of everything that makes Costa…
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Shopping your way through San Jose – 5 Best Spots

San Jose is the vibrant capital city of Costa Rica – the go-to destination for a memorable day of culture, arts, and theater. The city is also fantastic for a bit of retail therapy, whether you’re picking…
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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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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…
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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…
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Must Have Apps for Your Costa Rica Travels

Be prepared for every contingency with this year’s best travel apps that put critical information at your fingertips. Installing a few of these on your smartphone may prevent hassle and headaches, which nobody wants to…
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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…
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Day Trip to La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Often described as “Disney-esque” for its majestic qualities, La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a great spot to experience magnificent waterfalls and the flora and fauna of Costa Rica. Equal parts wildlife refuge,  nature park and…
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Relocating to Costa Rica? FAQs and Answers

Consistently ranked one of the happiest, greenest and healthiest places on Earth, it’s no wonder Costa Rica has evolved into one of the world’s top vacation and retirement destinations. Drawn by the country’s verdant landscapes,…
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Diving with Sharks at Cocos Island

Situated 340 miles off the coast of Costa Rica, Cocos Island is one of the world’s greatest spots for scuba diving with sharks. A 34-hour boat ride takes thrill seekers to this lush and secluded…
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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…
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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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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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Dominical Beckons with Wildlife & Adventure

Dominical’s palm-kissed beaches feel worlds away from civilization. Perched in a hammock overlooking the shore, travelers are lulled by the surging crashes of water against rock and sand. Yet this burgeoning Costa Rica vacation destination…
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Tortuguero — the Ultimate Spot for Viewing Nesting Sea Turtles

A recent feature in Forbes magazine extolls the many charms of Tortuguero, the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s northern Caribbean coast. Author Sherrie Nachman was enamored with the sloths, howler monkeys and toucans of this…
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Costa Rica Vacations – Perfect for Every Traveler

Whether looking for the perfect family vacation spot, honeymoon destination or your next girls’ getaway, Costa Rica fits the bill and then some! The relaxing, tropical ambiance of Costa Rica sets the perfect backdrop for…
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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…
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Bright and sunny Pavones one of many Costa Rica beaches

7 Reasons to Visit Costa Rica in the Green Season

Want to immerse yourself in ecotourism at its finest?  Costa Rica offers unmatched opportunities to explore the wild wonders of its tropical jungles, lowland estuaries and biodiverse cloud forests, largely in part to its extensive…
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Cano Island Costa Rica national park

Snorkeling Cano Island

Second only to Costa Rica’s Cocos Island, Cano Island (Isla del Cano) is widely considered one of the country’s top diving and snorkeling destinations. Its unspoiled beaches, rainforest spilling down to the shoreline, and lack…
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Arenal Volcano adventure activities including Canyoning

5 Classic Arenal Adventures

The adventure town of Arenal aims to please with no shortage of opportunities to get your heart racing. When you’re not rocketing above the treetops or plunging into the depths of a 5 million year-old…
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Six Compelling Reasons to Plan a Costa Rica Vacation

Adventure. Romance. Wildlife. Volcanoes. Hot springs. Waterfalls. Beaches. These are some of the hallmarks of travel in Costa Rica, a place where you can get back to nature, rev up your adrenaline, and savor the…
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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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Day Tripping to Cano Island

Part archeological site, part diving and snorkeling paradise – the 740 acre Cano Island is worth a visit during your Costa Rica travels. Conveniently accessed from the central or southern Pacific, Cano Island is situated…
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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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Scarlet Macaws of Costa Rica

Scarlet macaws, known as lapas in Costa Rica, are among the world’s largest and most colorful Neotropical parrots. Noted for its brilliant plumage and ear-piercing call, the scarlet macaw ranges from southern Mexico through Brazil…
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10 Awesome Reasons to Visit Costa Rica

Why should you treat your family or loved ones to a vacation in paradise? Known throughout the Americas for its world-class beaches, nature tours and spectacular scenery, Costa Rica attracts millions of tourists each year,…
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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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Adventure Tours in Costa Rica

Consistently rated one of the world’s top ecotourism and adventure destinations, Costa Rica has garnered praise for its wild and breathtaking terrain, tropical weather and ubiquitous wildlife. Lauded for its world-class outdoor offerings, this Central…
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River Rafting in Costa Rica

Looking for adventure and hair-raising fun during your upcoming Costa Rica vacation? If paddling down churning Class III -IV rapids amid explosive white water sounds exciting, then have we got some choices for you! Costa…
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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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Nat Geo Lists Nosara among World’s 20 Best Surf Towns

Trusted by travelers the world over, National Geographic recently issued its list  of “20 Best Surf Towns in the World,”  in which Guanacaste’s Nosara beach ranked fourth place! The magazine heaps praise on the secluded…
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Enjoy Costa Rica’s Chocolate Tours

You don’t have to be a choco-holic to appreciate one of Costa Rica’s famed cacao tours, which provide a behind-the-scenes look at how this ancient food is grown, harvested and transformed into delightful, organic creations.…
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Carara National Park Highlights

Want to get off the beaten track while communing with nature? Look no further than Carara National Park – a lightly tread reserve that boasts just as much wildlife as neighboring Manuel Antonio, but with…
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Manuel Antonio Tour Guide – Adventure and Romance

Situated on the picturesque central Pacific coast, Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica’s most sought-after beach vacation destinations, and for good reason. Lowland rainforest meets the sea in this tropical hamlet, which is treasured…
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Save Money on a Costa Rica Medical Vacation

Medical tourism in Costa Rica is growing by leaps and bounds, and for good reason.  Last year nearly 40,000 medical tourists took advantage of the nation’s internationally-accredited hospitals, highly-trained health care professionals and affordable prices.…
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Top Adventure Tours in Costa Rica

No Costa Rica vacation is complete without at least one hair-raising adventure – and with ample adrenaline-pumping tours on offer, the hardest part is often narrowing down your choices. Canopy zip-line tours, waterfall rappelling, parasailing,…
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Sea Turtle Nesting in Tortuguero

The green season has arrived in Costa Rica, and with those warm tropical showers come plenty of perks – from fantastic low season specials on vacation rentals and hotels to magnificent wildlife watching opportunities. Some…
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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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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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Top 5 Reasons For Your Costa Rica Vacation During the Green Season

The green season: one of the numerous aliases for Costa Rica’s wetter months of May through November. It’s also known as the low tourism period, the rainy season and “invierno,” which translates as winter.  While…
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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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Popular Surf destination in Central America is Costa Rica

Surfing In Costa Rica Is Very Popular

Over these last two decades, Costa Rica has become a top surf destination, attracting avid surfers and beginners alike. It has a choice of two coasts which include the Pacific and the Caribbean. Each ocean…
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