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Menorca, one of the Spanish sea best kept secrets packs up a whole lot of natural and architectonic beauty, activities and amenities, and many local delicacies within a soothing environment of  calm and peace that surrounds the whole island. Over the past years it has become that discreet holidays destination for those who favor relax and comfort, along with experiences that allow you to connect with the nature’s gifts, over wilder and noisier party experiences that are offered on its more famou

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The perfect getaway lodge for families and friends who want their own space and privacy is through booking a luxury villa. Having the ideal place to lay your head and call home will significantly contribute to a perfect vacation after a long days' adventure.

The top luxury accommodation Queenstown offers a wide range of spectacular amenities to their clients, such as entertainment areas, separate bedrooms, indoor pools, and attractive outdoors. However, not all villas are designed equally or offe

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9009030077?profile=originalIf learning to surf is on your life wish list and you enjoy yoga – or vice versa – it’s time to make your next vacation in 2016 a surfing and yoga retreat in Costa Rica.


From the rush of catching your first wave to the complete blissful relaxation of yoga on the beach at sunset, you will wonder why you haven’t done this sooner.

9009030876?profile=originalEngaging in daily activities of surfing and yoga, you naturally step into the flow of nature and the Earth’s energy. Faced with new situations, you learn more about who yo

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9008986499?profile=originalIt’s a simple recipe: Fresh, good food.

The Buddha Eyes Restaurant at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica has that recipe down to perfection.

Now it’s even better. Known in the popular beach town for its fresh, healthy, innovative cuisine, Buddha Eyes Restaurant recently changed its dinner menu to bring back old favorites and give diners new dishes to look forward to trying.

“Over the years, many different chefs had brought their influences to the hotel menu. We wa

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Among the best investments to create wealth, invest in the coast of Golf and in Spain, in general, is an opportunity that remains excellent, and even more in 2016. Buy with you and introduce you to the rental management of your property, such are the offices of Ignacio Acosta through his real estate agency Marbellapads, the company specializing in real estate in the Costa del Sol. 


Below are the latest very attractive business, banking forced sales and luxury contemporary villas for sale possess

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9008846501?profile=originalArticle by Shannon Farley

Famous for its year-round surf, spectacular sunsets and friendly beach townSanta Teresa Beach in Costa Rica was once again named a top beach in Central America in the newest TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards.


The global travel site announced its 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards on Feb. 18, awarding Costa Rica the honor of having some of the best beaches and hotels in the world.


9008815085?profile=originalSanta Teresa Beach and Hermosa Beach by Santa Teresa were both listed as Top 10 Beaches in C

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Have you ever wondered where those funny names for yoga poses come from?

For example, what is Adho Mukha Svanasana? And how do you pronounce it!

Yoga postures – asanas – are given traditionally in the ancient language of Sanskrit. For more than 2,000 years, Sanskrit has been a classic literary language of India and a sacred language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.


Many yoga poses are named after heroes, saints and sages of India and Hindu myths. Others are named after animals and nature – obser

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9009020500?profile=originalHealthy fruit and vegetable smoothies are awesome liquid fuel for your body. Smoothies provide important vitamins and minerals from nutritious ingredients like fresh fruit, raw vegetables, Maca Root, chia seeds, protein powder, spirulina and coconut oil.

Start your morning, or have an afternoon snack, with one of these quick, delicious and healthy blended smoothie drink recipes from Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Try these out at home and dream you are on a

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9008896289?profile=originalYoga retreats at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat, on award-winning Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica, draw people from all over the world. So do Pranamar Villas’ daily yoga classes with popular instructor and Pranamar yoga director, Nancy Goodfellow.

Now Nancy will be holding two inspirational Costa Rica yoga retreats, called Embracing Totality, at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, next year in 2016. The seven-night all-inclusive retreats will be held May 21 to 28, 2016 and

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9009006457?profile=originalWhether you are traveling for a couple of days, a few weeks, or even months, all of that sitting, standing, carrying and hefting luggage does a number on your body and especially your back and neck. You may even have been suffering from back and neck pain before your trip from stress, tension, overworking, etc.

Yoga can help. There are several easy yoga poses you can do almost anywhere to help ease many of the common symptoms of traveler’s back pain. You can do these poses at the airport, in your

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9296592700?profile=originalSunsets in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica are some of the most spectacular I’ve seen, especially if it is low tide. When the Pacific Ocean recedes from the long coastline of this stretch of the Nicoya PeninsulaPlaya Carmen, Playa Santa Teresa and Playa Hermosa – the setting sun reflects its fiery colors in millions of little tide pools in the exposed reef and turns the white sand rosy pink.


The best place to be on the beach in Santa Teresa and watch the sunset, while you enjoy a refreshing cold dri

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Tips for using yoga to ease travel stress

9008894874?profile=originalTravel can be stressful, there’s no doubt about it. Standing in line, airport security, incessant waiting, lugging bags and suitcases, crowds … and the sitting! Sitting on a plane, or in a car or taxi, or on a bus, or on a train – it plays havoc with your back, butt, hips, legs, and well, pretty much everything.


After a long airplane flight, I always feel about two inches shorter from my back and muscles being scrunched from so much sitting. Know the feeling? Ever want to be pulled apart from he

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Why you should do beach yoga in Costa Rica

9008877071?profile=originalDoing yoga outdoors has many benefits, and the beach in Costa Rica is an ideal place to practice your poses. Besides fresh air and killer scenery, your body has to work a lot harder to do yoga in the sand. It takes balance, concentration and strength to hold yoga poses on an uneven unstable surface, so you get more of a full-body workout.

Here are six reasons why yoga is fun on the beach, from Nancy Goodfellow, resident yoga instructor and co-owner of Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat in

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9008846298?profile=original“Without water, there can be no life. Without clean water, there can be no healthy life.”


This is the driving force behind the worldwide environmental organization Waterkeeper Alliance. Based in the United States, the Waterkeeper Alliance aspires to protect every major watershed around the world, to advocate for every person’s right to clean water and the equitable use of water resources globally.


Water is at the center of the world’s most pressing issues today: security, scarcity, energy, clima

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9008825493?profile=originalIn today’s busy world, being centered, balanced and at peace are much sought-after elements. People in seriously busy places are turning to the timeless Eastern practices of meditation and yoga to help them get there.

Yoga has become mainstream; but meditation often still meets resistance. People have different reasons for wanting to meditate – to quiet the inner chatter and find calm, reduce stress, to improve creativity, visualize goal achievement, to banish negative thinking, or to follow a fa

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To experience life at its best, it is advisable to consult worldwide tour operators to arrange for a holiday in some of the most luxurious villa across the globe. To make the most out of the holiday, it is essential to arrange for a stay in a luxury villa with a private beach. The beauty of a luxury villa together with the freedom that comes along with it is far and above what money can afford. Some of the most popular luxury villas are to be found along the coastlines of Asia and Caribbean. St

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One of the best things about living in a tropical country is all of the fresh fruits and vegetables. Even better is if you live near the ocean for fresh fish as well!

Costa Ricawe enjoy year-round fresh produce thanks to the myriad of tropical micro-climates in our mountainous country.Pranamar Oceanfront VillasOrganic produce and meats are the latest hot thing too – another plus.
The open-air restaurant and tea lounge at
Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat, at
Playa Santa Teresa, specializes in healthy, organic

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Living in Style and Comfort

Do you have the perfect place torelax and unwind?  Cape Town is theperfect tourist destination. Many tourists are attracted to Cape Town not justbecause of good climate but also because of its natural setting and well-developedinfrastructure. It was officially hailed by Forbes as one of the most beautifulcities in the world. Many tourists want to stay for long periods of time andsome even decide to live there for good.

Cape Portfolios is here to offerall-inclusive tourism, concierge, property man

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April-May and October-November are the calm periods in terms of winds and when the water temperature can rise to 29ºC with a visibility of up to 30 metres.

In December -January, the north-west winds blow with relatively the same conditions as in the calm periods, however a greater surface movement and some localised turbidity can be experienced.

From May-September the south-easterly winds blow leading to a decrease in visibility and water temperature to around 25°C.

What types of dives are av

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