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Horseback Riding Reveals Another Fun Side to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

See another side of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica – rolling green hills, shady tree-lined dirt roads, clear running streams and verdant pastures on a thrilling horseback riding tour with Hacienda Ario.

Santa Teresa, on Costa Rica's middle Pacific Coast, lures surfers and others entranced by the vibe of this laid back beach…


Added by Shannon Farley on August 17, 2018 at 10:38am — No Comments

Go 'Glamping' in Costa Rica!

Luxury glamping in Costa Rica is now available on Santa Teresa Beach – an extraordinary experience in a tropical paradise.

The way people like to travel sure has changed. They no longer want a generic, one-size-fits-all vacation. Increasingly, folks now want to explore the world on their own terms, and that often means being…


Added by Shannon Farley on January 4, 2018 at 6:35am — No Comments

4 Costa Rica Must-Sees for Adventure/Nature Lovers

If you like to adventure, these four iconic places in Costa Rica need to be on your travel list.

From the towering Rincon de la Vieja Volcano to an endless horizon of water birds during migration season in Palo Verde National Park, here are some of the most iconic places in Costa Rica to visit in the Guanacaste province.…


Added by Shannon Farley on October 3, 2017 at 7:25am — No Comments

6 Fun Water Adventures in Guanacaste, Costa Rica


Costa Rica Tubing Tours on Rio Negro

There’s nothing like a day of exciting fun bouncing and splashing down a cool, crystal clear tropical river under the hot Guanacaste sun. On the Rio Negro (Black River)…


Added by Shannon Farley on September 12, 2017 at 11:32am — No Comments

Mountain Biking for All in Costa Rica as Electric Bikes Arrive

If you’ve always wanted to go mountain biking in Costa Rica, but thought it beyond your ability, there is hope.

In Costa Rica, the northwestern province of Guanacaste is a big place for biking tours. Especially mountain biking due to its rugged terrain of mountains…


Added by Shannon Farley on August 31, 2017 at 9:09am — No Comments

Pure pampering on vacation with Costa Rican natural bath products at Nicuesa Lodge

Sustainability and being good to the planet mean everything to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, even down to their incredible Costa Rican natural bath products by Raw Botanicals.

If you have stayed at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica, you’ll remember the delicious smells of their banana…


Added by Shannon Farley on July 19, 2017 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Get unbeatable summer vacation deals in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

You can still get great summer vacation deals in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica with big savings on rates at Hotel Tropico Latino.

There's still time for summer vacation, and now is the time to visit Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Hotel Tropico Latino is offering …


Added by Shannon Farley on July 19, 2017 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Costa Rica's Golfo Dulce, One of the World's Most Pristine Ocean Habitats

One of the most pristine ocean habitats in the world is located in Costa Rica -- the Pacific gulf of Golfo Dulce.

Located in the southern region by the Osa Peninsula, the 31-mile-long (50 km) gulf of Golfo Dulce is recognized by National Geographic as one of only four…


Added by Shannon Farley on July 14, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

It's Summer! Why Not Vacation Outdoors in Costa Rica?

It’s summer - time to be outside enjoying everything nature has to offer! Time for a vacation where you can disconnect in nature and slow down from the fast pace of daily life.

“Nature offers one of the most reliable boosts to your mental and physical well-being,” reports Business Insider.

“Breathe in the beauty and remember…


Added by Shannon Farley on July 3, 2017 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Climatewise, Costa Rica's Caribbean Region a Very Different Side of the Country

In nearly all travel guides for Costa Rica you will read that the country has two main seasons: dry season (also called “summer”) from December through April, and rainy season (also called “winter” or “green season”) from May through November.

However, that's not completely true.

Why? Because most tourist information for Costa Rica focuses on the…


Added by Shannon Farley on June 13, 2017 at 9:20am — No Comments

What does it take to be an Enchanting Hotel Costa Rica?

Offering unforgettable travel experiences with exceptional charm and service, Enchanting Hotels Costa Rica celebrates 10 years of excellence this year in the finest hotels in the best Costa Rica vacation destinations.

The exclusive collection of 11 …


Added by Shannon Farley on June 4, 2017 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Why Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Is a Great Place for Family Vacations

An easy flight from the U.S., Canada and Europe, Costa Rica is a great place to travel, especially to family-friendly Santa Teresa Beach.

Blue ocean and broad white sand beaches, lots of sunshine and warm temperatures make …


Added by Shannon Farley on June 3, 2017 at 11:28am — No Comments

Costa Rica a Hot New Culinary Travel Destination?

Is Costa Rica a new foodies’ travel destination? Hotel Trópico Latino Chef Randy Siles takes the world by surprise showing off Costa Rican cuisine.

Award-winning and gaining international celebrity status in his role as…


Added by Shannon Farley on May 17, 2017 at 10:07am — No Comments

Discover the Exciting Wildlife of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula

There are few places in the world where you can feel like you’ve entered a National Geographic wildlife documentary in person. Costa Rica is one of those places.

Sandwiched between North and South America and the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica is an amazing bridge of biodiversity rich in animals and plants.

In the southern part of…


Added by Shannon Farley on May 4, 2017 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Costa Rica's Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park

Visiting Costa Rica’s Caribbean region for a one-day shore excursion during your cruise? Or traveling to Costa Rica’s Caribbean beaches? While there, you don’t want to miss an exciting visit to Costa Rica's rainforest at Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park.

Different from…


Added by Shannon Farley on April 24, 2017 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Yoga Vacations in Paradise in Costa Rica

Imagine leaving behind the hectic fast pace of everyday life to restore your energy, strengthen your body, and relax your mind amid lush jungle in the sunshine with tranquil 80-degree ocean gulf waters lapping at your doorstep. That's what a Costa Rica yoga vacation can do for you.

Sounds good, doesn't it?

Why not make your next yoga class a yoga vacation in paradise at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in…


Added by Shannon Farley on April 5, 2017 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone on One-of-a-Kind Costa Rica Adventure Tours

When was the last time you felt the thrill of not knowing what was going to happen next?

If you never leave your comfort zone, maybe it's been a while.

There’s some fun excitement in that mix of anticipation and anxiety that flips your stomach and makes your heart race.

Experts say it's easier to stay in our comfort zone where we feel comfortable. But by limiting ourselves to what we already know, we miss out on opportunities, life experiences, adventure, excitement, and…


Added by Shannon Farley on March 26, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Fitness Retreats Are the New Way to Vacation in Costa Rica

Imagine coming back from your Costa Rica vacation feeling relaxed, fit, healthy, and on fire with life.

This is what you get when you hook up with a very passionate fitness team and other highly motivated travelers on a tropical paradise beach in Costa Rica for an epic life-changing fitness retreat.

Much more exotic than your average fitness…


Added by Shannon Farley on January 28, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Only Organic Coffee Tour in Costa Rica

El Toledo Organic Coffee Tour & Farm in Atenas, Costa Rica shows you all about coffee from bean to cup.

Christmastime is the peak of coffee picking season in Costa Rica. All over the green mountains of Atenas, in…


Added by Shannon Farley on January 18, 2017 at 8:22am — No Comments

Costa Rica Rules the Roost for Birdwatching in Central America

Some of the world’s best bird-watching is in Costa Rica, especially in the Caribbean region at Veragua Rainforest.

This time of year is a special time for birdwatchers. Equipped with binoculars, bird guides and checklists, avid birders throughout the Americas brave snow, wind, rain, and even tropical sun, to take part in the annual…


Added by Shannon Farley on January 8, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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