Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is often called the country’s best surf destination thanks to its consistent waves forming on a point break. Surfers flock here year-round to hit the waves, and because of this, Santa Teresa boasts a laid-back, surfer town charm that appeals to visitors of all types and ages. It’s the biggest town
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Monteverde is home to Costa Rica’s oft-photographed cloud forest, a place that absolutely must be explored while you’re in the country. An old-growth forest that has been left untouched by development has made a perfect home for countless species of butterflies, tropical birds and rainforest mammals that you may never see anywhere else. Monteverde is
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Known mainly to local surfing enthusiasts, Playa Samara is the best beach in Costa Rica, according to TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards in 2013, and others say it’s the safest beach in the country as well. Either way, the sand is white and the water is clear and has great spots for swimming and fishing, and
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Usually, when a bar says happy hour, it means one hour of decent prices on drinks. Well, how about 8 hours of happy hour, every day? Zi Lounge in Guanacaste province’s party central, Playa del Coco, is that kind of place. And those decent drink prices? They’re awesome, with beers for less than $2, margaritas
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One of Costa Rica’s newest planned, gated communities is Las Catalinas on the beautiful Pacific coast, near the town of Playa Danta. In fact, Las Catalinas is so spectacular it’s been called “one of the most beautiful new towns in the world.” Offering palatial beachfront homes and luxury condominiums with expansive ocean views to take
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Luxury vacation rentals are at their absolute best at Reserva Conchal, at the doorstep of one of Costa Rica’s nicest beaches and with access to all the activities and amenities to make your trip exceed your standards. The secluded vacation rental homes in Reserva Conchal were all uniquely designed to fit in with the naturally
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Luxury vacations are just the beginning of what you can find at Hacienda Pinilla, an exclusive community just a few minutes from Tamarindo. Here, you can challenge yourself and friends on an 18-hole Mike Young-designed golf course of international caliber, play on the sand and splash in the waves of arguably the nicest beach in
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Costa Rica’s natural protection area for caimans, howler monkeys, birds, lizards, turtles and more is set on 25,000 acres of grasslands, rainforest, marshes and three rivers, close to the impressive Arenal Volcano. On the lazy rivers, caimans bask in the sun during the day as the howlers play in the branches above, and you might
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Think “volcano” and you’ll probably picture Arenal, an impressive cone that towers above the flat plains stretched out below and remains active, spewing volcanic ash, clouds and even lava from its crater 5,300 feet above the ground. Arenal is thought to be a relatively young volcano, at about 7,500 years old and for the past
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