Category: Things To Do

10 of the Most Beautiful Places in Costa Rica

February 6, 2014

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Tortuga Island. Photo courtesy of kuma chan via Flickr.

With a motley crew of native wildlife and an endlessly changing landscape of cloud forests, pristine beaches and volcanic peaks, Costa Rica’s natural beauty can be overwhelming. Whether your idea of paradise is hiking in the wilderness or lounging in a hammock, here are 10 of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica to add to your wish list.

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Christmas in Costa Rica

November 30, 2013

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Christmas in Costa Rica. Photo courtesy of wolfsavard via Flickr.

Festive celebrations begin early in Costa Rica, with the start of ‘Las Posadas’ (the ‘inns’) nine days before Christmas and three dramatic parades taking place around the country. ‘El Carnival’, where dancers and musicians compete for prestigious titles and prizes; ‘El Destile de Luces’, a torchlit night parade and ‘El Tope’ an annual horseback parade, with lavishly dressed horses and hand-painted ox-carts, typically held the day after Christmas in Costa Rica.

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The Orosi Valley

November 28, 2013

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The Orosi Valley of Costa Rica is an ideal day trip from San Jose, offering a peaceful and gorgeous setting to the few visitors make the effort to come here.

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Liberia, the White City

October 31, 2013

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Known as La Ciudad Blanca (The White City) because of the white gravel roads and white-washed adobe houses that were once ubiquitous around town, Liberia has rocketed into modernization in recent years to become the commercial and administrative capital of Guanacaste.

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Outdoor Activities Near Jaco

October 17, 2013

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With so much to do in the surrounding area, Jaco is best enjoyed at a leisurely pace stretched out over several days. Here are some of the best outdoor activities near Jaco, many of which could easily be done as a day trip.

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Best Day Trips from Jaco

October 3, 2013

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Playa de Jacó is a great place to base yourself if you’re seeking to do some day trips into the surrounding region. Located a short drive away from two of Costa Rica’s best national parks, if you can drag yourself away the Jaco’s legendary surf and teeming nightlife for a day or two, you won’t be disappointed with what the region has to offer.

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