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ALL ABOUT COSTA RICA

Love to travel? Discover, plan and book your perfect trip to Costa Rica. Expert advice, travel guides, destination information and inspiration for the best barefoot luxury experiences in Costa Rica.

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Costa Rica Travel Budget

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Traveling on a budget? Learn what a Costa Rica vacation prices looks like... Accommodation, transportation, food, tours, activities, and currency.

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Costa Rica Wins Protect & Restore Nature Trophy

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Costa Rica was a country that once cleared most of its forests, but it has now doubled the number of trees and is seen as a role model for others to follow. The winning project is a scheme paying local citizens to restore natural ecosystems that has led to a revival of the rainforest. Source: BBC News UK

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Why You Should Go to Costa Rica

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Whether searching for macaws and toucans or speeding through the forest canopy on a zipline, riding a whitewater raft, or simply enjoying the tropical sun, Costa Rica embodies the brilliance of nature that forces us all to stop and pay attention to the wonders of natural beauty that abounds. A Travel Guide Experience from our Partner, Zicasso.

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Top Beaches in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is blessed for its location, nestled between the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean shorelines. Costa Rica's beaches are so unique and diverse, with colorful and varying personalities, thanks to its extensive shoreline. Beach lovers will discover something intriguing, whether it's a lovely white golden sand paradise surrounded by palm trees and lush tropical forests or a tiny volcanic black sand secluded beach, or colorful communities with great gastronomy and happy people.

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The Journey Home: "A Whale Tale"

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The 4 part series of a whale's long and perilous journey home. “The Dome”, is a place like no other if you want to experience a unique way of catching a glimpse of these amazing mammals... The months of August and September are known to be the best to see humpback whales as they are coming to breed and raise their young.  Southern Hemisphere humpback whales travel from Antarctica to Costa Rica from late July through early November. Northern hemisphere whales head to Central America from Alaska from December to March. 

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Costa Rica’s National Parks

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Close to 26 percent of Costa Rica’s territory is protected under the National Conservation Areas System (SINAC). From cold alpine climates to hot and humid tropical rainforest, from rare dry tropical forest to coral reefs and marine parks, from remote and wild areas to the national parks that can be seen an hour away from downtown San Jose – all encompass the wonders of nature available to see and experience in Costa Rica’s national park system.

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