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Los Cerros, Provincia de Guanacaste, Liberia, Costa Rica
Not far west of the Pan American Highway, just off of Hwy 21, if memory serves, in the city of Liberia, Costa Rica, sits a nondescript abode. It doesn't stand out much from the surrounding homes with its white walls, tin roof, and leaning wooden...
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At the Hacienda Guachipelin Rincón de la Vieja, an eco lodge and a working horse and cattle ranch, we happily took advantage of the adventure pass that combined four activities. Adventure Tours, located conveniently at the hotel, organized the...
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Rincon de la Vieja National Park is located about half an hour north of Liberia, Costa Rica, in the west coast province of Guancaste. To enter the park you will have to drive down a 14-mile bumpy dirt road and pay an entrance fee of $7 per person....
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A few hours north of San Jose, Costa Rica, are the small towns of La Fortuna and Arenal, which are known as the basecamp for many adventures such as rafting, mt biking, trekking, bird watching, hot springs and watching lava come off of Arenal...
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Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
With Volcan Arenal nearby La Fortuna has several hot springs perfect for relaxing those tired muscles of yours after a day of hiking. There are a handful of options including ritzy all inclusive spa resorts but when my friend and I were traveling...
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Lake Arenal, Costa Rica
Like many adventurers, when we landed in San Jose our first plan was to get out of the city and into the country, which required a four or five hour taxi ride no matter which direction we chose. And when you leave the airport, you'll see the taxi...
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Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Sightseeing is fantastic -- especially when viewing the sights up close and personal while rigged up to rappelling equipment. Going to Costa Rica anytime soon? Forget the jungle zip lines and opt for waterfall rappelling if you're looking for...
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The thermal hot springs in Rincón de La Vieja at Rio Negro (Black River) may not be as well known as those in the Arenal area, but we had the pools and surrounding forest to ourselves. From where we stayed at the Hacienda Guachipelin Rincón de La...
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Collin Street Bakery Pineapple Plantation, Costa Rica The pineapple plantation surrounding the Collin Street Bakery is a beautiful sight to see. The tour of the plantation is not only interesting, but tasty ~ thanks to the many samples of...
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Puntarenas Province, Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Asian culture is popular in Costa Rica. This Thai-inspired guest house in Santa Teresa was a gem: the rooms were cheap, the Thai food was delicious, and the bar area attracted friendly locals and travelers. Readers will appreciate the copious...
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Heredia Province, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
This is the first time I have ever seen a river otter and i was so excited that the first time i ever saw one was in Costa Rica! It was almost like i game trying to find the otter popping out of the water and seeing it swim away. Learning AFAR, in...
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Provincia de Guanacaste, Playa Langosta, Costa Rica
Sunrise was beautiful, coming up at about 5am Good for me because I loved being up that early, bad for my wife!
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La Fortuna - El Castillo, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
Stayed at Arenal Observatory Lodge located in the national park. View of the volcano was ever changing because of the cloud formations, add the sunlight and it was pretty stunning.Many trails to hike with levels for all people. This one was over a...
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Alajuela Province, Quesada, Costa Rica
This place is an absolute find - deep in a jungle, in the middle nowhere. Twenty minutes outside of San Carlos, and near the base of the Platanar Volcano and on the edge of the Juan Castro Blanco National Park, are the Termales del Bosque, or...
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7 Kms De Puerto Viejo De Sarapiqui (Chilamate, S.), Costa Rica, Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
Mornings are the best for bird watching in Costa Rica. Sitting by the pool, at the Selva Verde Lodge at four in the morning, turned out to be a fantastic idea. I saw a wide variety of birds, including toucans, parrots, and even the occasional...
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Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
As soon we got to corozalito in costa rica, we kept seeing stray animals. I have never seen that, I wanted to take pictures of them. Is wonderful to know the differences in countries. How in the United States every animal has to have a owner yet...
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2 km south of Dominical, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Dominical has grown from a dusty surf camp hangout to a tourist destination reaching beyond the break to lure visitors to this slice of paradise. Costa Paraiso is a little resort tucked away on a private cove just south of town, keeping you close...
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Calle Central, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica
Twilight on Tamarindo Beach just in front of the El Diria Hotel. Of all of the places I've been in Costa Rica, I would have to say that the Guanacaste Coast seemed to have the better beaches (keep in mind that this is relative to Costa Rica as...
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Manuel Antonio, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos, Costa Rica
My husband and I took a week long trip to Costa Rica in Dec 2011. We spent 2 of those 7 days in Manuel Antonio National Park area. From the nearby town, Quepos, there are snorkeling tours in the Pacific waters surrounding the park. This was shot...
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Limón Province, Costa Rica
Tucked in the Rainforest of Costa Rica is this incredible Ecolodge. We whitewater rafted all morning to arrive at the lodge, our river guides acted as chefs and general grounds keepers upon arrival, and we were treated to the absolute best food we...
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36, Limón, Costa Rica
On our most recent trip to Costa Rica one of my goals was to take a photo of a sloth in the wild. While on a walking tour in Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, our guide Florentino turned to me and said 'do you see it?' What an amazing photo...
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I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the best carpaccio EVER was not located in Italy. It is located at the Totem Hotel & Resort in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. I opted for the regular meat carpaccio, but they had several different types of...
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Espadilla Beach, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most visited and talked about places in Costa Rica. It can also be difficult to enjoy because the cost to enter the park is high in comparison to other activities, and the organization who manages the...