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Costa Rica Attractions: Japan Won The Rafting World Championship


Written by Travel Excellence
October 11, 2011

The Rafting World Championship celebrated in Costa Rica ended with Japan’s team as the winner in men’s and second place in the ladies category, the Pacuare River, one of the best places where to travel in costa rica was the place of the competition. Both teams came in June to study the river and to plan their strategy for the World Championship; all that paid at


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Costa Rica Attractions: Ticas Win Second Place In Slalom In The 2011 Rafting World Cup


Written by Travel Excellence
October 11, 2011

The team “Banca Mujer” promised they will leave the Costa Rica name really high when the World Rafting Championship 2011 finishes, well; they did as the group managed to win the second place of the slalom category disputed in Turrialba, one of the unique places and one of the best costa rica attractions. The team from Czech Republic won the competition yesterday over


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Costa Rica surf: the heaven is located here between two seas

Costa Rica surf: the heaven is located here between two seas


Written by Isabella Anderson
October 11, 2011

Adrenaline and sea water are a perfect combination for your next Costa Rica vacation. This is a great place to enjoy high quality surf and fun big waves.


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What to see in Costa Rica: World Rafting Championship 2011


Written by Travel Excellence
October 8, 2011

375 athletes from 32 countries will compete between 4 and 11 October at the World Rafting Championship 2011 in Costa Rica, one of the most important sport activities in Costa Rica this year. The Pacuare River in Mojones, Turrialba, about 70 miles east of San Jose, was selected by the International Rafting Federation, beating other nominees such as Italy and Aus


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Costa Rica celebrates 190 years of Independence


Written by Travel Excellence
September 15, 2011

The beautiful country of Costa Rica with their mountains, beaches and breathtaking landscapes celebrates their 190 years of independence on September 15th, the most value day of the costa rica history. Part of the costa rica attractions in a day like this is that the visitors get to watch the parade where many schools play their best songs while marching through the streets. &quo


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Get in Tamarindo, like being in Paradise


Written by Peter Conrad
September 11, 2011

Here at Travel Excellence we are always looking for new ideas to suggest places that make your trip unforgettable and Tamarindo is a place you should experience when traveling to Costa Rica. If you want to enjoy a beautiful sunset and lay down to forget about everything, this is the perfect place. Located on the Pacific Coast, Tamarindo&nbs


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Adventures with Purpose documentary will show the best of Costa Rica


Written by Travel Excellence
September 6, 2011

The most beautiful Costa Rica landscapes were the major attraction for the journalist and senior writer Richard Bangs, who is one of the most well-known travelers on TV and he came to the country to shot one of the famous adventure tours in costa rica. Bangs came to Costa Rica last month to do a documentary of how Costa Rica manages to preserve and maintain the biodiversity. The production


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Lula Da Silva in Costa Rica


Written by Travel Excellence
September 1, 2011

The ex Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva visited Costa Rica this past week trying to find a new relationship with the Central America country as well as learning a little about the costa rica culture and the costa rica government. Lula met with ex president Oscar Arias and his brother Rodrigo Arias to discuss several issues amount the two nations. I’ll bet Da


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Costa Rica Amount The Safest Places To Invest


Written by Travel Excellence
August 23, 2011

Costa Rica ranked as the 7th safest investment destination in Latin America in a “Euromoney Country Risk” survey made by this United Kingdom-based financial publication. A Costa Rica adventure travel is by far the reason why the foreign loves to come here but at the same time now they’ll know Costa Rica is their destination if they want to make a safe investment.


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Costa Rica Surf: Peters Won the Costa Rica Surfing Open


Written by Travel Excellence
August 17, 2011

Santa Teresa beach was the scenario of the Quiksilver Costa Rica Open,  a tremendous surfing tournament where many surfers got together to have fun and show their surfing level, plus they got to win many prizes. Your Costa Rica travel agents should take you to these tournaments, especially if you are a visitor wanting to learn about the ticos living style and the ways they have t


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Costa Rica Culture: Pura Vida... Where did it come from?


Written by Travel Excellence
August 11, 2011

If you have visited Costa Rica you have probably heard some local saying “ok Pura Vida” and you probably have no idea what this mean, but don’t worry is nothing bad, in fact is the opposite of bad. “Pura Vida” means pure life and is the way from the “ticos” to say enjoy life to the fullest, it’s "going great” and we are thankful that yo


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Costa Rica Food: Tasty Like No Other

Costa Rica Food: Tasty Like No Other


Written by Travel Excellence
August 6, 2011

The Costa Rican food is one of the tastiest foods you will ever find in the world, is good, is yummy and you just can’t get enough of it. The main national dish is the “Gallo Pinto” which is use for breakfast and consists of rice and black beans and it can be combined with eggs, plantain or anything you want. This dish can be found on every inch of the country, so you better t


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Costa Rica Adventure Tours: Surfing

Costa Rica Adventure Tours: Surfing


Written by Travel Excellence
August 6, 2011

The popularity of surfing has increased among tourists of all ages and nationalities. Costa Rica beaches are ideal to enjoy some great waves during vacation.


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Costa Rica Holidays: Every Year La Negrita Brings plenty of believers


Written by Travel Excellence
August 1, 2011

One of the most important Costa Rica Holidays is in August 2nd as the Costa Rican’s celebrate the “Virgen de Los Angeles” day or “La Negrita” day as the ticos called it, by walking from several places in the country to the church were the Virgin is held in Cartago. When your Costa Rica travel planner tells you about the holidays you should know


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Costa Rica Facts: July 25th Wildlife National day


Written by Travel Excellence
July 22, 2011

Next July 25th will be celebrate the Wildlife national day in Costa Rica, which without a doubt is one of the best places to get addicted to the natural life and real meaning of the planet earth. Costa Rica travel deals are tremendous for those who love getting involved with the beautiful and equally exciting rain forest, lovely beaches and spectacular volcanoes but especially for those who hav


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Seasons in green and gold


Written by Travel Excellence
July 11, 2011

Costa Rican resorts embrace its environment and community service. The Papagayo Peninsula initial development took shape in the early 1990s, just as Costa Rica was becoming established as the vanguard in a new type of travel: ecotourism. The government expropriated coastal land for use in tourism. Papagayo´s master plan establishes strict environmental policies go


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Costa Rica Tour Operators: Sierpe


Written by Peter Conrad
April 24, 2011

Sierpe is a small town located 20 miles north from the Pacific Ocean along the Sierpe River, and 10 miles south from Palmar Sur. It is the main access point to the Corcovado National Park and Isla del Caño. The quiet town is located 170 miles south from San José, in the South Pacific Coast of Puntarenas. Sierpe sits in the middle of the amazing Diquis Valley, and it is o


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


Written by Peter Conrad
April 11, 2011

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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Adventure Sports to do In Costa Rica


Written by Travel Excellence
April 11, 2011

Costa Rica as a country is beautiful on every inch and the landscape they own allows the visitors to do so many different activities; and sports of course is one of the most attractive ones. Many of the Costa Rica travel packages let you to choose between practicing an adventure sports or not; and to be fair many of tourists just can’t pass up the opportunity to get


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Nosara Amongst World’s 20 Best Surf Towns Ranked By National Geographic


Written by Peter Conrad
April 11, 2011

The national geographic official website made a list of the most impressive places in the world to have a surf trip, and the famous Costa Rica travel vacations at Nosara beach made the list.


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Costa Rica Culture: Pura Vida... Where did it come from?


Written by Travel Excellence
April 11, 2011

If you have visited Costa Rica you have probably heard some local saying “ok Pura Vida” and you probably have no idea what this mean, but don’t worry is nothing bad, in fact is the opposite of bad. “Pura Vida” means pure life and is the way from the “ticos” to say enjoy life to the fullest, it’s "going great” and we are thankful that yo


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Russian tourists won’t need Visa to come to Costa Rica anymore


Written by Angie Vargas
April 11, 2011

If you are from Russia and you’re planning to come to Costa Rica for your next holiday vacations, we have very good news for you! Our country eliminated the visa requirement for citizens of the Russian Federation in order to increase tourism from that country. Of course we want to make you easier the job of planning a Costa Rica travel, because we want you to enjoy our top t


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