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Costa Rica, Thailand and Croatia doing the most to protect their unique wildlife

Three of the countries in the world doing the most to protect their unique wildlife for tourists and their home residents are Costa Rica, Thailand, and Croatia, according to new research.<p>The international study found however that generally it was the countries with the most biodiversity who were …

Take Your Costa Rica Trip to the Next Level. Hit the Road

This ain’t your minivan family road trip. Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula is beautiful — with lush wildlife-stuffed rain forests, picturesque beaches, …

13 traditional foods you need to eat in Costa Rica

So, like every other aspect of my recent trip to Costa Rica, I learned not just the cute and weird phrases, the fun Spanish words or the fact that San José is hugely underrated. I also learned that the Costa Ricans have a serious sweet tooth, that coffee is a vital part of the local cuisine, and …

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Five Reasons Why Costa Rica Should Be Top Of Your Travel List

It's that time of year when we all start getting itchy feet and can't help daydreaming about - and booking - our summer holiday destinations. This …

Articles about budget friendly shipping container home costa rica on Dwell.com - Dwell

Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Repurposed shipping …

Urban to Rural, Local to Luxury: How to Spend a Long Weekend in Costa Rica

Twenty-eight national parks. Five percent of the world’s biodiversity. Active volcanoes, cascading waterfalls, pristine beaches, and a heavily slung-about, impeccably evocative national phrase—“<i>Pura Vida</i>!”—which literally translates as “pure life” but is used to mean everything from “hello!” to …

Why I took my team to Costa Rica for a month

It was a freezing winter day in 2012, so we holed up at Tomas' apartment, made tea, and talked about the values we wanted to bring to our company.<p>What kind of team did we want to build? How would our personal beliefs be reflected in our business? By the end of the conversation, we knew we wanted to …

Where rain forest meets seashore: In Costa Rica, do it all without breaking the bank

By The Washington Post<p>It is one thing to go to the beach and watch a sea gull fly off with your bag of Doritos.<p>It is something else entirely to go to the beach and watch a white-faced capuchin monkey scamper off with your banana.<p>This is life in Manuel Antonio, where the rain forest touches the …

“Mother of Sloths” Rescues and Rehabilitates Adorable Baby Sloths in Costa Rica

Stereotypes can sometimes pin sloths as sweet but lazy; however, Sam Trull says this assumption is far from the truth—the “lazy” part, anyway. Trull is the self-proclaimed “Mother of Sloths” and the primatologist and photographer behind Primatography, an organization using documentary photos to …

Costa Rican Volcano Spews Ash Sky-High

05/24/2016 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>ENVIRONMENT</b><p>Turrialba in Costa Rica has rumbled to life in what may be its strongest eruption in years, diverting flights and choking San José with ash and fumes. (Nat Geo News)<p>What is volcanic …

Living pura vida in Costa Rica

Sipping a cooled <i>pipa</i> (coconut water served in the coconut) in his hotel, Banana Azul, Colin Brownlee is very much at peace with himself. “How many …

13 Things to Know Before Traveling to Costa Rica

<b>1. Pura Vida:</b> It’s more than just a saying, it’s a way of life. These two words sum up exactly what Costa Rica is all about. Enjoy what you have and …

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25 CRAZY Facts About Costa Rica!

1. Prostitution is legal but possession of pornography is illegal. They even have unions, membership cards, health benefits, and police protection.<p>2. …

5 Fascinating Facts about Costa Rica

I can’t believe that in just a few short weeks I’ll be going to Costa Rica! One of the most popular travel destinations in the world, Costa Rica is …

A calle and avenida adventure in address less San José, Costa Rica

onAugust 31, 2011 in Adventure travel, Central America<p>A rare street sign in San José<p>The hostel I stayed at last night was conveniently located half a …

Touring Costa Rica through the eyes of others

I was in Costa Rica a couple months back as the guest of Exodus Travels, a tour company based out of the U.K., to take a two-week bicycling tour of …

In Search of Pura Vida: The Magic of Costa Rica

Pura vida means to live life with a deep appreciation for everything around you, despite your circumstances. It is the recognition that everything is full of life -- from a small frog, to a young kid on the street selling jewelry, and that everything is worthy of deep respect.<p><i>Pura</i> <i>vida</i> is a simple …

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23 essential Spanish expressions to learn before visiting Costa Rica

YES, THERE ARE GORGEOUS BEACHES. Majestic volcanoes. Incredible rainforest. Fantastic wildlife. But perhaps the best thing about Costa Rica is its …

Surfing in Costa Rica

<b>Surfing in Costa Rica – Dream waves, good vibes</b><p>If you’d rather be cruising the surf than peering under it, you could most definitely do worse than …

Everything's Possible

Everything's possible for your travel to Costa Rica with Powder Byrne and below are just a few ideas. On each of our journeys you will be accompanied …

Wildlife and Wild Fun in Northwest Costa Rica

Travel<p>See trip details for Northwest Costa Rica, one of 30 suggested family trips from National Geographic.<p>Costa Rica Guide<p>More Family Trips<p>Arenal Volcano National Park is home to one of the Americas’ most active volcanoes. The views are spectacular at night, when incandescent rocks glow and lava …

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Off Roading: The Life of a Nomadic Family in Costa Rica

Many people fantasize about moving abroad and living the dream in paradise. Well, I can tell you that it doesn't just have to be a dream, because we are doing just that. Our family moved to Costa Rica two years ago, and we have managed to make this "living the dream" idea a reality.<p>Photo by …

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Chic Hotel Debuts in Costa Rica: Andaz Peninsula Papagayo

Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s growing Andaz brand unveiled its latest property, the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo, in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on December 20. …

Costa Rica’s Self-Sustaining Tree House Community

Nestled into a 600 acre plot in the rain forests of Costa Rica, Finca Bellavista is a pioneering, off-the-grid, self-sustaining tree house community. Founded by couple Erica and Matt Hogan back in 2006 as a way to save a large portion of rainforest, Finca Bellavista has transformed into an ever …

The 15 Most Beautiful Views in Costa Rica

We are still thinking about those gorgeous Costa Rican rainforest views and sunsets over the water. The small country in Central America is known for rampant wildlife, lush greenery and water and land activities that can make for a getaway that's either chill or active -- or both!<p>We just got back …

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COSTA RICA

Vibrant and packed with Victorian mansions, Costa Rica's rowdy, bustling capital was built on the profits of the coffee trade and working "golden …

san jose costa rica

San Jose – Central Valley Region of Costa Rica<br>Judging by its exterior, the capital city of Costa Rica, San José, is merely an ugly conglomerate of …

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Rafting Into Costa Rica's Pura Vida

"Pura vida." Literally, it means "the pure life," but Costa Ricans use it to mean everything from "life is good" to "good luck," "cheers" to "no worries." On a recent trip to Costa Rica, I found myself embodying the phrase in all its meanings.<p>"Pura vida." Literally, it means "the pure life," but …

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6 Reasons Costa Rica Speaks to Every Kind of Traveler

Whether you're a honeymooner, searching for a unique family getaway, or desperate for an extended girls or guys weekend only, consider Costa Rica, a country that has something to offer everyone.<p>Whether you're a honeymooner, searching for a unique family getaway, or desperate for an extended girls …

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