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Hotel Hacienda Tayutic winner of Hospitality World Savings Award


Written by Peter Conrad
October 11, 2012

This time we want to suggest a beautiful hotel in one of the quietest areas of the country, additionally, the property has been one of the winners of the Hospitality World Saving Award by granted by Traveler Magazine. Hacienda Tayutic is located in Turrialba Valley, among green meadows and a blue sky. Its design was based on rural Costa Rican colonial building, different from the typi


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Family things to do in Costa Rica: Visit Monteverde!

Family things to do in Costa Rica: Visit Monteverde!


Written by Isabella Anderson
October 4, 2012

Monteverde area should be included in your next family trip to Costa Rica. The area has a lot of wildlife to explore and adventure tours to enjoy and discover.


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Costa Rica hotels: top family resorts and lodges to stay

Costa Rica hotels: top family resorts and lodges to stay


Written by Isabella Anderson
September 4, 2012

Costa Rica vacation packages are even better when you make a trip with the ones you love. Family trips can be a little tricky if you don’t consider the right places, and especially the


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Top 5 tours to do in Costa Rica


Written by Isabella Anderson
August 28, 2012

Traveling is not only about staying at a hotel, is absolutely more than that. Here in Costa Rica you can find a lot of fun activities to enjoy and discover.


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Top 9 best Costa Rica chain hotels for vacations

Top 9 best Costa Rica chain hotels for vacations


Written by Isabella Anderson
August 23, 2012

If you are looking for the tranquility of staying in a chain hotel during your Costa Rica vacation, then here you have a list where you can choose the ideal one.


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Tamarindo: Called by Forbes Magazine Costa Rica’s Most Popular Beach

Tamarindo: Called by Forbes Magazine Costa Rica’s Most Popular Beach


Written by Peter Conrad
July 20, 2012

This place is a tropical paradise equally well as a Multicultural meeting. I must say that our trips to Tamarindo are never the same, last time we were able to see the most amazing nature, went surf a


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Juan Santamaria A Hero That Most Tourists Don’t know


Written by Alonzo Solano
July 18, 2012

One the most recognized heroes in Costa Rica history is no other than a war fighter who put his life in danger a long time ago to end a dispute against the Nicaraguan filibusters, and give his country a new reality. Lots of tourists use the airport with his namewhen they come for their costa rica travel vacations, but the majority don’t know the reason of the designation. Juan was a soldi


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Marino Ballena National Park


Written by Peter Conrad
June 29, 2012

The Marino Ballena National Park is located 8 miles south from Dominical Beach, in the Central Pacific of Puntarenas, and this is where my Costa Rica traveltakes place, so keep reading and let me tell you about this beautiful area of the country. This National Park was created in 1990 to protect the species of whales coming to nest near the coast between December and April. It covers 110 h


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New York Times Reporter Visited Costa Rica To See Preservation Projects


Written by Peter Conrad
June 27, 2012

Michelle Higgins, the reporter in charge of the travel section for the New York Times, made a visit to our country to experience what is a costa rica adventure travel, and compare it with other places she have visited around the world. Higgins put on context the white-water rafting, along with riding an elephant in Thailand, and visiting Ecuadorean groups to see the imp


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Samara Beach, a place to relax, enjoy and forget about work


Written by Peter Conrad
June 27, 2012

Samara is a town to relax, to enjoy every calm morning that invites to rest and observe the sand mixed with the movement of the sea, along with a perfect stay in one of the most unique Costa Rica eco hotels in the country. The different options for lodging, food, nightlife, adventure, recreation and nature meet a direct invitation to enjoy it in all senses. Available acti


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Avellana Beach Guanacaste


Written by Travel Excellence
May 9, 2012

Costa Rica is a natural paradise, where you can find amazing beaches, rivers and lakes. This country was definitely blessed to be located between two big water masses, the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. There are a good quantity of natural resources and unparalleled destinations to discover in this Central American country, your family holidays should be here. In the North Pacific is located


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Junquillal Bay National Wildlife Refuge Costa Rica


Written by Peter Conrad
May 9, 2012

When you travel across the North Pacific Coast in Guanacaste, you will find many interesting places spread all over this wonderful province. Everything from Costa Rica volcanoes in the central divide, the Arenal lake, the cloud forest in Monteverde, very close to Guanacaste, to amazing beaches facing the Pacific Ocean, and Wildlife Reserves and National Parks. There are many Costa Rica tourist att


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Best beaches in Guanacaste province Costa Rica.


Written by Isabella Anderson
May 8, 2012

If wondering what to do in Guanacaste Costa Rica, then you may want to consider a visit to the pristine and secluded Azul Beach. You will not be disappointed!


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Things to do in Guanacaste


Written by Peter Conrad
May 8, 2012

A visit to the Barra Honda National Park is one of the best things to do in Guanacaste Costa Rica while enjoying your beach vacation with your family or friends.


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Cobano is a vibrant town in the southern Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica


Written by Isabella Anderson
May 7, 2012

Cobano is a vibrant town in the southern Nicoya Peninsula that you have to visit if you are going to Santa Teresa, Montezuma or the Cabo Blanco Reserve as part of your Costa Rica travel. It’s like a small hub in this area, from where you can go to any of the beautiful surrounding places in a matter of minutes.   If you come from Tambor or Santa Teresa, you are on the road to any of t


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Costa Rica Family Vacations: Tortuga Island tour

Costa Rica Family Vacations: Tortuga Island tour


Written by Isabella Anderson
May 7, 2012

Tortuga Island is in the Gulf of Nicoya, it is a popular destination. The island has white-sanded beaches with clear and warm water which makes it perfect for relaxing.


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What to do in Costa Rica?: 100% Outdoor Adventure


Written by Peter Conrad
May 7, 2012

We always have the opportunity to do different things and Costa Rica this is not the exception, if you’re traveling with a group of friends or you have an adventure couple this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting to experience the adrenaline into a different level.Here is a list of some awesome adventurous activities for everyone just take a look: Canopy Tour: There is nothi


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Costa Rica Travel: Ballena Bay


Written by Peter Conrad
May 4, 2012

While visiting the Marino Ballena National Park, I learnt about another great beach called Ballena Bay, 4.5 miles south from Uvita. Ballena Bay was a nice surprise in my Costa Rica vacation travel. If you want to know more, keep reading, and I’ll tell you more about this beautiful beach. The Marino Ballena National Park was created in 1990 with the object of protecting several species of


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4 Simple Reasons Why You Should Travel to Costa Rica

4 Simple Reasons Why You Should Travel to Costa Rica


Written by Peter Conrad
May 2, 2012

The reasons to visit Costa Rica are plenty, and the best time to visit the country is always. I cannot tell you why do people visit Costa Rica but what I can tell you for sure is that the country has


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South Puntarenas a magical place to be discovered


Written by Isabella Anderson
April 25, 2012

The southern area of Puntarenas, in the Costarican Pacific Coast, is one of the richest wildlife zones in Central America and the Pan American Pacific, and it’s ideal for tourists looking for the ultimate Costa Ricaeco tour. Extending between the Osa Peninsula and the border with Panama, it is home to the famousCorcovado National Park, a huge tropical rain forest which has been defined


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Costa Rica family tours: Carara National Park in Puntarenas


Written by Peter Conrad
April 24, 2012

The Carara National Park is located in Puntarenas, two hours from San José on the way between Puntarenas and Jaco Beach, on the Pacific Coast, 12 miles south from Orotina. If you are in a Costa Rica travel, consider Carara, since It is a zone of ecological transition, with a mesoamerican ecosystem and the amazonian converging to form a particular biological reserve, with the dry c


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The Westin Resort & Spa an All-Inclusive Hotel opened in Reserva Playa Conchal – Guanacaste, Costa Rica


Written by Alonzo Solano
April 17, 2012

The domestic and foreign tourists seeking for costa rica luxury tours, comfort and relaxation at theall inclusive hotels in costa rica, have a new alternative in the country. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and Florida Ice and Farm Co., through its subsidiary Reserva Conchal, on Tuesday opened its first hotel in Guanacaste, Westin brand, under the "all inclusive"


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Lacqua Viva Resort and Spa - Nosara Costa Rica


Written by Peter Conrad
April 13, 2012

I want to inspire you with a cozy place in Costa Rica to take your sweetheart on a romantic weekend break. L’ Acquaviva Resort & SPA with fancy architecture is located close to the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge and the beautiful beaches Nosara, Garza, Guiones and Pelada. It has 35 rooms which are separated in bungalows and are surrounded by pools and water courses. The room


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Costa Rica Hotel: Gift of joy! Harmony Hotel


Written by Peter Conrad
April 11, 2012

The National Institute of Tourism (ICT) of Costa Rica promoted a great campaign with some other Companies and Agencies of Tourism as Travel Excellence. This initiative was to gift a trip to Costa Rica and the Harmony Hotel was the last stop as a perfect way to finish this journey. Located in Playa Nosara you can take a 35 minutes flight from San Jose to Nosara. There you can


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All Inclusive Resort Costa Rica: Doubletree Puntarenas by Hilton


Written by Peter Conrad
April 11, 2012

The Doubletree Resort by Hilton Costa Rica, Puntarenas is a fresh resort-style hotel, full service and "all inclusive". This beachfront hotel is located in the Central Pacific region, closest to San Jose, in El Roble, Puntarenas, just 60 minutes from International Airport and is the perfect place to discover the natural wonders of Costa Rica. Its location is one of the most


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Costa Rica hotels: the top ones to visit in San Jose downtown

Costa Rica hotels: the top ones to visit in San Jose downtown


Written by Isabella Anderson
April 11, 2012

San Jose is a vibrant town with lot of possibilities to enjoy. Spend some nights in one of the hotels there and let yourself be amazed by culture and locals traditions


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Find the best things to do in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica


Written by Isabella Anderson
April 11, 2012

The world-famous Manuel Antonio area has a lot to offer to its visitors. From natural tours to great beach activities, the area has all you need for vacations.


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To the Community Ornithological: Official List of the Birds of Costa Rica


Written by Peter Conrad
April 11, 2012

This year 2012 marks the tenth anniversary AOCR publish and update the Official List of the Birds of Costa Rica. The first list of Birds of Costa Rica, prepared by the AOCR in 1998, fostered between the community of birdwatchers keen to document and included new bird species that you can watch when you take a costa rica adventure travel. However, with time, there were several ready-to-coun


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Costa Rica Vacation Packages: Adventure in Heaven Part II


Written by Travel Excellence
March 21, 2012

The more adventurous things I try, the more I want to experience. Last time I was in the beautiful Arenal area where I went to the colossus volcano and visited the Tabacon Hot Springs. 


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Costa Rica Vacation Packages: Adventure in Heaven Part I


Written by Isabella Anderson
March 21, 2012

I have enjoyed such a great vacation package in Costa Rica. I`ve traveled to the North area, had a Costa Rica Arenal volcano tour, did canopy, and I went to the beach and to a beautiful cloud forest. It’s unimaginable, a small country with so many amazing places to visit and so life. If you are curious about what to do in Costa Rica, just follow my journey. It’s full of


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Costa Rica Family Tours: Langosta Beach Guanacaste


Written by Peter Conrad
February 16, 2012

The last time I wrote, I was in Grande Beach, south of Tamarindo Beach in Guanacaste, North Pacific Coast. Grande Beach is a perfect spot for surfing, with the same great waves that you find in Tamarindo, but in a quieter, lonely beach. I continued my Costa Rica vacations travel near Tamarindo, to another beautiful beach called Langosta (Lobster). Langosta is an exotic beach, wit


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Costa Rica Travel Vacations: Hermosa Beach Guanacaste


Written by Peter Conrad
February 16, 2012

My Costa Rica travel vacations continues at the North Pacific in Guanacaste. I’ve been to a lot of Amazing places, like Flamingo, El Coco and Conchal. These beaches are close from each other, and won’t take you long to get to them. I’m now staying at Potrero, 5 minutes from Flamingo, since it is a quieter place, perfect for relaxing. I really enjoyed Flamingo


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What to do in Costa Rica? Visit Playa Grande in Guanacaste


Written by Peter Conrad
February 15, 2012

If you are wondering what to do in Costa Rica, I invite you to read my journal of my Costa Rica travel. I’m visiting many places all over the country, from volcanoes and rain forests to the Caribbean coast to the Pacific coast. It’s relatively easy to travel in Costa Rica, since distances are short, and will only take a few hours -or minutes- to be in one point or a


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Costa Rica Travel: Conchal a beach full of shells!


Written by Peter Conrad
February 15, 2012

This time, we would like to recommend one of the prettiest beaches we have in the North Pacific coast. This is Conchal Beach, which is located in Guanacaste Costa Rica, ten minutes south from Flamingo and Tamarindo (one of the most popular surfing beach) and 1.5 hours from Liberia International Airport or 4.5 hours driving from San Jose. About the location This province is characterized fo


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Things to do in Flamingo Guanacaste Costa Rica.


Written by Peter Conrad
February 8, 2012

If you want some ideas of what to do in Guanacaste Costa Rica during your family vacations, then you must read this article about Flamingo beach in Guanacaste.


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Costa Rica Travel Vacations: Brasilito Beach in Guanacaste


Written by Peter Conrad
February 8, 2012

I’m enjoying a great Costa Rica travel vacations so far. I’ve been to the Caribbean coast, had a Costa Ricavolcano tour in the mountains across the country, the rain forest, the cloud forest, dry forest, and beautiful beaches and spots in the North Pacific. It’s incredible, a small country with so many things to see and activities to do. If you are wondering about


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What to do in Monteverde?


Written by Isabella Anderson
February 3, 2012

If you visit Monteverde in your Costa Rica travel vacations, besides the popular Monteverde Biological Reserve, there are other places to visit while you are in town. I couldn’t go to all the places that I will list, but some of my friends have, so we made a little list that could help you to maximize your time in Monteverde. Monteverde’s Frog Pond is very popular for 


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Costa Rica Travel: Monteverde Hotels & Accommodations


Written by Isabella Anderson
February 3, 2012

There are so many places to visit while staying at Monteverde in the middle of our Costa Rica travel, that we stayed a bit longer than planned. We visited the Monteverde Natural Reserve, and it is an impressive place, which I described in my previous journal entry. The Costa Rica cloud forest is breath taking, with its surreal atmosphere due to the mist and clouds, the suspended bri


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Guanacaste turtle tours and attractions.

Guanacaste turtle tours and attractions.


Written by Peter Conrad
January 31, 2012

You can’t miss this natural spectacle during your Costa Rica holidays. The opportunity of watch the “arribadas” will be a lifetime memory and a unique experience. 


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Costa Rica beaches: Jacó is a nice option for your vacation here

Costa Rica beaches: Jacó is a nice option for your vacation here


Written by Alonzo Solano
January 31, 2012

A nice and full-of-life beach waits for you during your Costa Rica holidays. Let us show you why it is a top destination for surfers and visitors in general


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Costa Rica Travel: Braulio Carrillo National Park Part 2


Written by Isabella Anderson
January 27, 2012

Last time I was in the middle of the jungle at Braulio Carrillo National Park. Sightseeing is great, and if you are in a Costa Rica birding tour, this is a great spot. I watched toucans, quetzals, eagles and a lot of other species. The park is located 20 miles northeast of San José downtown, so it took me a few minutes to get there to continue my Costa Rica adventure travel. The people a


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Resort & Spa Cristal Ballena: the magic of Costa Rica Resorts


Written by Isabella Anderson
January 27, 2012

Surrounded by the fantastic tropical nature of the South Pacific area and with a magnificent view of the deep blue ocean, we can find the Resort & Spa Cristal Ballena, one of the magical resorts that Costa Rica offers for those who decide to visit this country. This Mediterranean style hotel located in Costa Ballena, Puntarenas – about 4 hours from San José – of


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Costa Rica Travel: Braulio Carrillo National Park Part 1


Written by Isabella Anderson
January 25, 2012

There is a multitude of National Parks in Costa Rica. You will find national parks located in the rainforest, the beach, high mountains, islands, rivers, volcanoes etc. One of the most popular National Parks in Costa Rica is the Braulio Carrillo, heading east from San José, and one of the richest areas in the country. It’s huge, and it has a lot of things to offer if you are coming in


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A place you have to visit in Costa Rica: National Theater in San José


Written by Isabella Anderson
January 23, 2012

So I am in San José for two days, and I’m visiting some touristic spots before I continue touring Costa Rica. I went to the Central Market, did some shopping, ate traditional food and tasted fresh made costarican coffee. Not bad for a rest day in my Costa Rica travel vacations! I walked over the Central Avenue Boulevard, a pedestrian route that crosses a big part of the city from east


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Costa Rica Travel agency recommendation: Turrialba


Written by Isabella Anderson
January 20, 2012

Turrialba is a beautiful place you must visit when you come to Costa Rica. It is located in the province of Cartago. Prints adorned by temples and historic houses, rivers, coffee and horticultural areas await you if you choose the route of the little towns: Pacayas, Capellades, Santa Teresa, La Pastora and Santa Cruz. Turrialba is the ideal place for those experience adrenaline lovers. A t


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Costa Rica Luxury Beach Hotel Cala Luna reopened


Written by Isabella Anderson
January 19, 2012

Costa Rica Luxury Beach Hotel Cala Luna reopened its doors while ago, is now remodeled and improved as never been. Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas is located on Langosta Beach, in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province on the northern Pacific coast. Cala Luna Hotel is souranded by beautiful beaches and one always growing area Tamarindo which is considered as a city in Guanacas


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North Pacific Coast: Tamarindo Beach


Written by Isabella Anderson
January 14, 2012

Tamarindo Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Costa Rica. Known worldwide for its scenic beauty, with yellow sand and warm water, it is located in the district of Tamarindo, in Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, 150 miles from San Jose and 50 miles from Liberia. It is an old fishing town with Geographic and weather conditions perfect for practicing surf and sea Sports.  The average tempe


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Central Pacific Coast: Dominical Beach


Written by Peter Conrad
January 12, 2012

One of the richest spots in Costa Rica is the Central Pacific Coast, a narrow gap crossed by the “Costanera” highway, going all the way from Puntarenas to the South Pacific in Golfito. It is a two-lane road in good conditions, with breathtaking views for more than 200 kilometers. If you are still wondering what to do in Costa Rica, the Central Pacific Coast is an excellent option


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Nosara ranks 41st in the New York Time list of places to visit in 2012


Written by Alonzo Solano
January 10, 2012

Costa Rica has a lot of impressive destinations to visit, especially on the Caribbean side, and the Pacific Coast. Precisely, Nosara is a beautiful beach in Guanacaste province, which is one of the best Costa Rica attractions for tourist from all over the world to enjoy travel vacations. So, this fascinating place appeared in the 41th place on the article “The 45 Places to Go in 2012&rd


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Travel Vacations: Knowing Moin Costa Rica


Written by Peter Conrad
January 6, 2012

Well, it´s been a few days since I drove to Play Bonita and I found out about that beautiful-unusual place. However, the locals in Limon told me that I couldn´t go to the beaches on south, if I haven’t visited “playa Moin” as one of the destinations in my Costa Rica travel vacations agenda; So, I did. Moin is about five minutes from playa Bonita, but it&a


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