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Juan Santamaria International Airport: Travelers have access to restaurant, bar and wi-fi


Written by Peter Conrad
December 19, 2011

The airline Avianca-Taca and credit card company Credomatic opened a costa rica all inclusive deals lounge last night, with all the amenities for their VIP clients flying through the Juan Santamaria International Airport. The new space offers travelers the services of restaurant, bar, wireless internet and 20 screens that replicate the flight status and doors that must be addressed. The


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Costa Rica hotels expect a higher services demand in last weeks of the year


Written by Travel Excellence
December 16, 2011

Most of Costa Rica hotels managers expect an increasing activity for this high season. The 87.5% of the hotels industry trust in a bigger demand of its services from 15 to December 31, according to a poll made by the National Chamber of Tourism (CANATUR) to 92 companies from the hotel sector, car rental business, and tour operators. This is a good time for visitors who enjoy fami


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Costa Rica Seminars: Business seminar for gastronomic and hotel sectors on next January


Written by Travel Excellence
December 15, 2011

The seminar "The Four Legs of the Table", will take place in the country on next January 17, 2012. This event will provide an excellent opportunity for owners and managers of Costa Rica hotels, and the gastronomic industry, to learn and reinforce important concepts about their business activity, and future investments on the market. The event will be one of the most important&nbs


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Costa Rica meetings & conventions: The country will host an international event of medical tourism


Written by Travel Excellence
December 14, 2011

The high quality of its medical services and a health level better than other countries, are the reasons for the country to be again the scene of the Third International Conference of Medical Tourism, which will bring together over 500 attendees from several countries. The Costa Rica convention will take place from 23 to April 25, 2012. The event will be sponsored by the Council for Medicine Pr


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Canadian Couple Wins the First Costa Rica’s Million Dollar Gift


Written by Travel Excellence
December 13, 2011

Husbands Canadian Dianne McGaire, 56 and Scott McGaire, 53, were the first winners of the promotion of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) called "Costa Rica’s Million Dollar Gift"; they arrived to the country on December 9th in one of the most amazingTravel Vacations you will ever see. The couple, from Ottawa, is one of the 255 people (families or couples) who, between


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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie want to live in Costa Rica


Written by Travel Excellence
December 13, 2011

The famous Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Agelina Jolie - who has six children - are planning to spend Christmas in Costa Rica but no with a vacation package. According to virtual edition of The Sun, the well-known actors could visit the country often to enjoy private Costa Rica family tours together with their children. "Brad has found a large estate, and he thinks that it


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Costa Rica won best booth design fair in London


Written by Travel Excellence
December 12, 2011

Costa Rica received the award for Best Stand Design at WTM, the largest fair in the English market that will help the country to get in position in new markets to find that would want to spend their Travel Vacations here. According to the organization, the judges praised the team of Costa Rican stand by the combination of sound effects of rain forest, music and design in general, whic


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Expotur Travel Mart 2012 will show the best of Costa Rica tourism


Written by Travel Excellence
December 9, 2011

The Costa Rican Association of Tourism Professionals (ACOPROT) will bring together over 300 representatives of tourism companies from Costa Rica and Central America in the EXPOTUR 2012, the main event for the area’s tourism marketing, where companies promote the best tourist attractions and the rest of the region. Expotur is an excellent trading platform for those companies whic


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Vacations Packages: ICT campaign wins followers in the U.S. and Canada


Written by Travel Excellence
December 8, 2011

The campaign "Costa Rica’s Million Dollar Gift of Happiness", conducted by the Costa Rica Tourism Bureau (ICT) as part of the advertising strategies for U.S. and Canada has caused a big sensation in these markets, in just six weeks. The campaign will give away Costa Rica vacation packages to 255 people who will visit the country to know the main Costa Rica attractions for


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Costa Rica Travel Vacations: travel agents visit the country to promote the destination in Germany


Written by Travel Excellence
December 6, 2011

A hundred of employees from different German travel agents are visiting Costa Rica this week. They come to the country due to the traditional Megafam which is sponsored each year by the prestigious German tour operator Weltreisen Meiers. The event is aimed to let the travel agents to know the most beautiful Costa Rica attractions, the comforts of thetravel packages to Costa Rica and other ben


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Costa Rica hotels: First Hard Rock Café will open next year


Written by Travel Excellence
December 5, 2011

The construction of the first “Hard Rock Café” in Costa Rica will start on January 2012. The information was confirmed to La Nación newspaper by Gustavo Araya, president of Ramada Herradura, one of the most prestigious Costa Rica hotels. The businessman will operate the franchise in the country. Araya explained that the new restaurant financing was approved recently, a


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Costa Rica facts: Football League will have six teams in the next tournament


Written by Travel Excellence
December 3, 2011

After overcoming strong obstacles Football has become in one of the activities in Costa Rica that has more participation from both Costa Ricans and foreigners, especially Americans who decided one day to get travel deals to Costa Rica to visit the country but, later decided to come back to stay for a long time. Today, many of them, including some students, engineers, doctors and workers, among


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Costa Rica Tourism: Market of adventure tours in Costa Rica increases every year.


Written by Travel Excellence
December 3, 2011

There are Many Reasons to get Costa Rica adventure travel packages; natural beauty, tropical weather, beautiful beaches and mountains are some of them. But there is another motivation really important to visit this unforgettable destiny: a variety of exciting activities in Costa Rica for visitors to do. In 1985, the country had just two or three options related with adventure tou


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Where to travel in Costa Rica: Kabata U Eco-Lodge waits for visitors in Talamanca


Written by Travel Excellence
December 1, 2011

Talamanca, southeastern Costa Rica, is the land of Bribrís, an ancient Costa Rican tribe formed by generous and hard-working people. This zone is visited by thousands of tourists because of its natural beauty and unforgettable landscapes. In fact, it is one of the most beautiful Costa Rica tourist attractions, especially the Chirripó National Park area. Some years ago an enth


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Activities in Costa Rica: a weekend full of Surfing


Written by Travel Excellence
November 30, 2011

The Reef Centroamérica Surfing Games Costa Rica 2011 began this weekend in Hermosa Beach, one of the most beautiful tourist attractions of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast and one of the favorite destinations included in many of the Costa Rica Travel packages, for its natural beauty and tropical climate. Hermosa Beach is an ideal place for events like this, thanks to its weather and high w


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Costa Rica: a great destination for Convention Tourism

Costa Rica: a great destination for Convention Tourism


Written by Travel Excellence
November 30, 2011

The market of Convention Tourism is growing in our country and Costa Rica, through the Costa Rican Tourism Board, is making big efforts to impulse it even more.


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Limón celebrates the arrival of the Transat Jacques Vabre winner: Virbac Paprec 3


Written by Travel Excellence
November 18, 2011

Limón, the finish line of the Transat, has received the first sailboat. Part of Costa Rica population had the opportunity to enjoy the arrival of the Virbac Paprec 3, sailed by Jean-Pierre Dick and Jérémie Beyou, who crossed the finish line of Puerto Limón at 8h 15m 54s UTC/GMT, or 2h 15m 54s local time on the Costa Rica’s province. Dick is now a three times wi


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Costa Rica students create a recycling robot at the WRO 2011


Written by Travel Excellence
November 17, 2011

Costa Rica history in technology is growing. The country will be part of the World Robot Olympiad by presenting a recycling robot. Rónald Valverde, Luis Fernando Valerio y Yhojan Ramírez (ITCR students) are the names of the contestants to participate in the WRO this November18th, 19th and 20th, taking place at Abu Dabi, in United Arab Emirates. In its 8th edition, lik


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Business growth is shown at the Awards Night


Written by Travel Excellence
November 13, 2011

Best companies of the year assisted the most important night at the firm level at the Ramada Herradura Hotel, one of the 5 stars hotels in Costa Rica. The Chamber of Commerce rewarded the effort, dedication, and commitment of the companies and business professionals through its Awards Night. There was a remarkable assistance of about 400 people and were hand out 15


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First WINNER! The Happiest Costa Rica One Dollar Million Gift Promotion


Written by Travel Excellence
November 2, 2011

Here’s an extraordinary opportunity to get to know Costa Rica’s wonders. A unique opportunity that could bring you to one of the happiest countries on Earth. Lots of marvels form part of the big amount of Costa Rica attractions. Based on the latter, Costa Rica Tourism Board came up with a surprising idea, by launching an innovative contest in which North Americans were given the opp


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Let’s disguise in a Masquerade Parade!


Written by Travel Excellence
October 31, 2011

On October 31st, Halloween is celebrated in the United States of America.  Nevertheless, in Costa Rica, at Cartago city, there’s a celebration in which masks, music, and other activities are turn into a tremendous celebration called Masquerade. Part of Costa Rica culture , in which people take different customs and disguise as several political figures and traditional characters.&nbs


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Costa Rica New Surf World Champion: Craig


Written by Travel Excellence
October 30, 2011

After an unforgettable performance, Craig "Tequila" Schieber wrote his name on Costa Rica history as the first world champion at the last ISA World Masters Surfing Championship held in El Salvador. The “tico” entered the history books of world surfing as the best surfer in the Grand Kahuna category (over 50 years). Schieber, naturalized Costa Rica 20 years ago, l


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Costa Rica facts: Nery Brenes Wins Gold at Pan-Am Games


Written by Travel Excellence
October 28, 2011

Once again the most important local athlete, Nery Brenes, put the Costa Rica map over the rest of the world thanks to his speed and excellent condition. In a very unforgettable performance, Brenes, the highest Costa Rica attractions as individual sportsman, won the gold medal in the 400 meters race at the 2011 Pan-American games in Guadalajara, México. The famous s


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“Travel + Leisure” Magazine Gives Costa Rica The November Cover


Written by Travel Excellence
October 24, 2011

The International magazine “Travel + Leisure” chose Costa Rica to be their cover of the month of November as one of the most amazing destinations in the world and with the most wonderful natural attractions in the world. The plan in this edition is to give the travelers an idea of the many things Costa Rica has.  The pictures are from Osa, where you can see falls and the tremen


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Jaguar with her two cubs swimming at Tortuguero Canal, Costa Rica


Written by Travel Excellence
October 18, 2011

We have been informed by our Tour Guide Alex Castro, who is accompanying a group of 20 tourists from our client Master Travel (UK), that on Monday October 10th, on their way to Tortuguero, they had the chance to watch a mother jaguar with her two cubs swimming across the canal. Nos reporto nuestro guía Alex Castro que acompaña a un grupo de 20 turistas de nuestro cliente la agenci


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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 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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Costa Rica vacations: Adventure sports to enjoy during while here

Costa Rica vacations: Adventure sports to enjoy during while here


Written by Travel Excellence
April 11, 2011

If you are an active person and want your vacation to be filled with adventure and adrenaline, then your ideal place to travel is definitely Costa Rica.


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Costa Rica surf: Nosara beach amongst World’s 20 Best Surf Towns

Costa Rica surf: Nosara beach amongst World’s 20 Best Surf Towns


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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