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Westin Playa Conchal 2017 Best Hotel in Latin & South America

Written by MJ Blanco
May 8, 2017

As part of the Excellence Awards presented by the prestigious Marriott International chain, for this 2017, the Westin Playa Conchal Costa Rica was selected as Hotel of the Year in Latin America and th


The Offshore World Championship is happening since April 24th to 28th, at Marina Pez Vela, in Quepos

Written by MJ Blanco
April 26, 2017

Costa Rica has been selected for the fifth edition, as home to the most important fishing championship in the world: The Offshore World Championship


Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica

Written by MJ Blanco
March 10, 2017

Have you ever heard about the Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica? If not, we are here to introduce you to a very wonderful, and even mystic, place! 


Oscar Winner, Emma Stone, invited by the President to visit Costa Rica

Written by MJ Blanco
February 27, 2017

Costa Rica’s President, Luis Guillermo Solís, invited Oscar Winner's Emma Stone to visit the country and enjoy some Costa Rica vacations


San Jose Costa Rica Travel Guide

Written by Travel Excellence Team
February 26, 2017

This Travel Guide was created by experts of Costa Rica, you can find the best tips from where to lodge, eat, visit, party & more when vacations in San José Costa Rica


Arenal Volcano National Park and La Fortuna Vacations Travel Guide

Written by Travel Excellence Team
November 16, 2016

Arenal & La Fortuna are two famous locations in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano can be found in this region and is one of the most well-known volcanoes in Costa Rica


Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park Vacations Travel Guide

Written by Travel Excellence Team
November 15, 2016

Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most visited destinations in Costa Rica not only for its easy access, but also of its variety of services.


For the first time, Condor Airlines will fly from Costa Rica to Münich

Written by MJ Blanco
November 11, 2016

German airline Condor celebrates 25 years of flying to Costa Rica and celebrates them by expanding flights between the San Jose airport and Germany.


Guanacaste and Liberia Costa Rica Travel Guide

Written by Travel Excellence
November 7, 2016

Within this Guanacaste and Liberia Travel Guide you will discover everything you need to know about one of the most visited destinations in Costa Rica, the home to the Daniel Oduber International Airp


Air France initiates today its operations in Costa Rica

Written by MJ Blanco
November 2, 2016

This Wednesday the airline Air France will start its operations between Paris and the Juan Santamaria International Airport, the main of the airports in Costa Rica


Whales & Dolphins In The South Pacific Of Costa Rica

Written by MJ Blanco
October 23, 2016

The community of Bahía Ballena in Uvita, Dominical, is part of the great Marino Ballena National Park and this September hosted the 8th edition of the annual Whales and Dolphins Festival.


Costa Rica host the World Surf League’s Open Pro QS 3000 Tournament

Written by MJ Blanco
October 6, 2016

Surf in Costa Rica is growing up too fast. The eyes of surfing fans and events’ organizers around the world will be on Costa Rica from Oct. 5-9, when the country will host for the first time the


Costa Rica Beaches: The Best, Nicest & Most Beautiful Ones to Visit

Written by MJ Blanco
August 9, 2016

Planning vacations to Costa Rica? Travel Excellence will show you the BEST Beaches in Costa Rica you can visit. Find out travel details of what you can do in these pieces of paradise!


Costa Rica Increases Its Forests While Latin America Was Deforesting

Written by MJ Blanco
August 3, 2016

In the last years, Latin America has destroyed a great part of its forests to turn them into farmland; while Costa Rica was increasing the number of its protected forests. 


Costa Rica Beyond Senses: Visually Impaired Group Guided by Travel Excellence

Written by Travel Excellence
August 2, 2016 wants to share with you the experience lived by Giovanny Madrigal local expert guiding this awesome group of visually impaired people


Costa Rica Holidays: The Annexation of Guanacaste Day, 25th of July!

Written by MJ Blanco
July 25, 2016

The Annexation of Guanacaste Day is celebrated each year on July 25th and commemorates the annexation of the province of Guanacaste to Costa Rica.


Top 5 Reasons Why Do People Visit Costa Rica

Written by MJ Blanco
July 5, 2016

Have you ever thought about the reasons why do people visit Costa Rica? Well, if you don’t, here I will tell you some of the main facts that have made this country one of the most popular destin


Costa Rica Coffee Producers will have its own International Fair on July 9-10

Written by MJ Blanco
July 2, 2016

Expocafe Costa Rica Latam will take place on July 9 & 10, and seeks for a global projection of the Costa Rican coffee with the support from private companies and renowned educational institut


Air Canada increases from 5 to 11 the weekly frequencies on route Toronto - San Jose, Costa Rica

Written by MJ Blanco
June 22, 2016

​Air Canada decided to increase its operations to Costa Rica by adding 6 new frequencies to its current 5, for a total of 11 weekly frequencies operating the route Toronto - San Jose


Costa Rica Food: The Traditional “Casado” and More Typical Dishes & Recipes

Written by MJ Blanco
June 7, 2016

We assure you that once you try Costa Rican food you will fall in love with our gastronomic culture. Find out about our typical dishes and learn recipes in how to cook them.


The Hidden Benefit of Relocating to Costa Rica

Written by Travel Excellence
June 3, 2016

Talented millennials and retirees alike are seeking to work in locations that offer work-life balance and health benefits, and Costa Rica fits the bill. 


“World’s happiest goalie” Keylor Navas in the new promotional campaign of the ICT

Written by MJ Blanco
May 23, 2016

The world famous goalkeeper from Real Madrid C.F. Keylor Navas is now the protagonist of a new advertising campaign of the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) which pretends to attract European tourists


Costa Rica Airports: New Flights Opening this 2016

Written by MJ Blanco
May 23, 2016

For first time in the history of Costa Rica, the Juan Santamaria International Airport welcomed on April 27th the first direct flight of British Airways from London.


2015: A Great Year for the Tourism Industry in Costa Rica

Written by María José Blanco
May 9, 2016

Costa Rica is a great destination for all those who are wondering to experience a real contact with nature as the same time that enjoy a remarkable service


Costa Rica: First place of Latin America in the 2016 World Happiness Report

Written by María José Blanco
April 21, 2016

In its fourth edition, the World Happiness Report gave Costa Rica the first position of Latin America.


Costa Rica will host the “Offshore World Championship 2016”

Written by María José Blanco
April 20, 2016

Marina Pez Vela will host the 17th Annual Offshore World Championship (OWC) tournament on April 2016. More than 67 teams are expected for this year.


Costa Rica: Best Tourist Stand of America and the world in ITB, Germany

Written by María José Blanco
April 20, 2016

9th to 13th of March 2016, it took place the tourism fair ITB in Berlin, Germany, the biggest and most important touristic events all around the planet


Costa Rica Will Host 2016 ISA World Surfing Games

Written by Guido Garita
April 11, 2016

The International Surfing Association (ISA) confirmed Costa Rica as host of the 2016 ISA World Surfing Games. 


Costa Rica: One of the Coolest Destinations to Travel in 2016

Written by Angie Vargas
January 25, 2016

What makes Costa Rica one of the coolest destinations to travel in 2016 are its rainforests, nature trails, belching volcanoes, and deserted beaches. 


Costa Rica a Haven for Family Vacations

Written by Angie Vargas
January 25, 2016

Planning your next family vacation? Come to Costa Rica and discover why this paradise is a very family friendly place to enjoy with your beloved ones.


All Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica

Written by Angie Vargas
January 23, 2016

Travel Excellence offers a list of the top best resorts in Costa Rica including All-Inclusive resorts. From Luxury to family resorts and their location maps.


Best Places To Visit In Costa Rica During Vacations

Written by Angie Vargas
January 11, 2016

Costa Rica has endless destinations and attractions to see, and even when planning a vacation package is not difficult, it may take you a long time if you are not sure of what you want to see and do o


Recommended Costa Rica hotels for honeymoons

Written by Travel Excellence
December 16, 2015

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort and Hotel Nayara Hotel  Spa & Gardens, are recommended options for your honeymoon vacations in Costa Rica.


New options to come to Costa Rica!

Written by Angie Vargas
November 4, 2015

Costa Rica has never been so close to you as it is now! Several airlines have confirmed new and more flights to both international airports of the country in recent months, and this means that more co


5 Reasons Why Costa Rica is a Surfing Paradise

Written by Angie Vargas
June 20, 2015

Surfing is one of the most amazing and extreme sports for me. You know, everybody loves the beach and everybody enjoys the sea; lying on the sand under the shining sun, with the waves touching your fe


Whale watching season is here

Written by Angie Vargas
June 20, 2015

Between May and June begins the whale watching season in many parts of the world, and Costa Rica is no exception. These incredible creatures come to our Pacific Coast looking for w


Best Travel Tips for an Unforgettable Family Vacations

Written by Angie Vargas
April 21, 2015

If you are planning family vacations, we are sure you are having a lot of questions and concerns about everything you need to prepare. That’s why we’ve created this guide with some tr


The new Costa Rica hotels for your 2015 holidays

Written by Angie Vargas
March 19, 2015

Costa Rica’s Green Season is around the corner, and that means that the best travel dealswill be available shortly, in case you are you are waiting for them to start planning a visit to our coun


Adventure and Relaxation Vacations at Playa Cativo, Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

Written by Travel Excellence
January 29, 2015

This testimonial was sent by a happy couple who decided to share their unforgettable experience in their Costa Rica Vacations. Mary Ann Chase were here from November 6th to 10th, and TravelExcellence.


5 Reasons Why Traveling to Costa Rica Will Change Your Life

Written by Angie Vargas
December 29, 2014

Traveling is amazing, you get to see unbelievable places and unforgettable people! No matter where you travel to, you always learn something and those experiences make you a better person


Costa Rica Save The Americans Campaign

Written by Angie Vargas
December 18, 2014

This is the main theme of the advertising campaign developed by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) for the US and Canada markets. The campaign is called "Save The Americans&qu


New 30-minutes internal flight to Limón

Written by Angie Vargas
November 27, 2014

Since next December 1st, Limon will be just 30 minutes away from San José thanks to the most recent daily route of Nature Air. The airline, which offers 74 daily flights to 15 different Co


New 5 star all-inclusive hotel is opening in Guanacaste

Written by Angie Vargas
November 25, 2014

Dreams Las Mareas Resort and Spa is the newest resort built in the pristine beaches of Guanacaste. Specifically, the hotel is in Jobo Beach, a peaceful and isolated white sand beach surround


Le Cameleon Hotel a luxury Resort in the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica

Written by Isabella Anderson
November 13, 2014

The Caribbean is a beautiful place to visit for those who are looking for an exotic place, surrounded by nice beaches and a relaxed atmosphere. Le Cameleon Hotel is located in Cocles Beach, Puerto Vi


All you need to know about Turtle Nesting in Costa Rica!

Written by Shannon Farley
November 1, 2014

Costa Rica is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. This country is a magical place where you can see different miracles of nature; and one of them is the turtle nesting.


Family vacations in Costa Rica? We help you to plan them now!

Written by Angie Vargas
November 1, 2014

A lot of great places for vacationing. Knowing them will ease you the decision of which ones visit during your next Costa Rica family vacations.


Sport fishing in Costa Rica: an increasing tourist activity

Written by Angie Vargas
October 15, 2014

The activity in the country is increasing nowadays. Guided tours, strict policies about how to treat the sea life, and great places to fish make it possible.


Costa Rica vacations are the ideal ones for solo travelers

Written by Angie Vargas
September 29, 2014

Traveling alone won't be a problem here. Your solo vacations in Costa Rica are what you need for your next holidays. Rediscover yourself in this amazing place


September 27th World’s Tourism Day: Why you must choose Costa Rica for your next vacations?

Written by Shannon Farley
September 27, 2014

Every World's Tourism Day I choose a different destination to talk a little bit about and why should you visit it. This time I decided to choose Costa Rica. It is a tropical country, located


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