Costa Rica (27)

Costa Rica: diversión en el agua

Costa Rica es un país centroamericano entre Nicaragua y Panamá. Está bordeado por el mar Caribe al este, mientras que el océano Pacífico baña los litorales al oeste. Posee una extensión territorial de 51.100 Km²; y una cobertura marítima de 589.682 km². Las playas se extienden por más de 1.100 kilómetros.
En la línea costera costarricense se puede practicar una gran cantidad de pasatiempos. Hay para todos los gustos: buceo, canotaje, natación, vela y esquí acuático. Mención especial merecen el s

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One of the joys of traveling is picking up that little something special to bring back home. A unique gift from a unique place that will remind you months and years later of the fun trip you enjoyed.

Beads from Bali are a unique item in Pranamar Villas' gift shop in Costa Rica

In the case of world traveler Susan Money, owner of Costa Rica’s Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat, all of her treasures from international globetrotting are specifically brought back home to delight other travelers, in the Santa Teresa Beach hotel’s gift shop. The small gift shop in Pranam

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Stranded by Hurricane Tomás in Costa Rica

Here's how bad Hurricane Tomás is: The outside world barely notices that Costa Rica has been hit – and hit hard – because Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and other countries are getting hit even harder. It's an eco disaster and a human disaster, and I can see it from the window.

I'm writing this from an office in Puerto Jiménez, in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, where they've been kind enough to let me crib some wi-fi waves. I'm stranded in this tiny, tumble-down Pacific Coast village. Just outsid

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In Costa Rica, Arenal = Adventure

12129947663?profile=RESIZE_930xRobert Cicchetti


Since the 1980s, Costa Rica has of course made a huge name for itself as not only a beach but also ecotourism and soft-adventure destination.  And it’s especially this last that has become a specialty of a region of Alajuela province in the country’s Central Valley, about a couple of hours north of capital San José, called Arenal. For adrenaline and the great outdoors, it doesn’t get much better.

The area takes its name from an active volcano and the lake beneath it. At 5,35

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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) Tubing Adventure at Hacienda Guachipelin, you ride five kilometers (three  miles) of class II and III rapids in special, individual river tube rafts that are designed with handles and protective bottoms. Guides are with you the whole time to ensure your safety.


Waterfall Canyoning


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10915004701?profile=RESIZE_930xChris Oakley

If you find should yourself spending New Year’s Eve in a Spanish-speaking country, you may notice that the locals have an interesting tradition of their own for this special night. As the big moment nears, participants will suspend clusters of grapes over their mouths (or have a loose handful of them) and eat one with each clock strike of midnight. These are “las doce uvas de la suerte” (the twelve grapes of fortune), which of course is what everyone wishes themselves and others f

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Medical Tourism in Costa Rica

hcb-msalud-0320.jpg?profile=RESIZE_930xClínica Bíblica

Costa Rica
has a longstanding tradition of attracting holidaymakers around the world. Most of them have a craving for green, relaxing and adventure. However, people have recently discovered the undeniable fact that it has also become much more than an ecotourism destination.

This country is nowadays a location where you can find proficient consultants than can provide you with high quality medical care at a small portion of cost than other places (e.g. United States, Canada and Eu

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