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Mexico’s Cenotes

Cenotes, or tzonoot in Mayan, are sinkholes in limestone over underground water sources. The result are deep holes filled with clear water and lined with stalactites, stalagmites and even fossils in the limestone. The Mayans believed these water holes were a way to communicate with the gods, and they were often the place for sacrifices […]

Costa Rica, an emerging Surfing nation bountiful with young, world-class talent, has used Surfing and the hosting of the ISA World Surfing Games to grow the surf-tourism industry and develop their economy. According to Costa Rica’s Institute of Tourism, in 2013 over 200,000 tourists visited Costa Rica for surfing, leading to an economic impact of over USD $300 million.

Costa Rica’s Surf Team

Believe it or not, Costa Rica has one of the best surf teams in the world. Last year, their team won the title at the 2015 World Surfing Games, and this year, the event was hosted at Playa Jaco, only a water taxi ride away from our properties in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. One of the […]

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Hit the Water: This Season’s Hottest Ocean Sports

It’s summer and that means it’s time to get to the ocean and have some fun. If just swimming and bodyboarding doesn’t do it for you, here’s a list of some of the best water sports that can be done anywhere. Kitesurfing Kitesurfing is growing in popularity and was almost added to the Sailing program […]

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Underwater Adventures in Tulum

By: Vincent Curatolo Tulum is a great spot that surrounds you with Mayan history and the beauty of the Caribbean sea. Just off the coast is the Great Maya Reef, the second largest in the world after the Great Barrier Reef. There are countless options for scuba and snorkeling on the reef and also in cenotes […]

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Whitewater Rafting the Mamoni River, Panama

Looking for an exciting adventure in Panama? Head to the Mamoni River with us, only an hour-and-half drive from Panama City, for some exceptional white water rafting! We love the Mamoni for its stunning scenery, proximity to our home base in beautiful Panama City, and accessibility for all levels of rafting and kayaking. Rafting through […]

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(Spanish) Sunday Funday

“Domingueando” is one of those words that have no easy translation. So what exactly does it mean? In English it means to put on your “Sunday best”, or it embodies the idea of relaxing on a Sunday afternoon. It takes “Domingo”, the Spanish word for “Sunday” and makes a verb out of it: “to Sunday” […]

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Zipping Back to Ziplining!

Travel can be captured through photos, videos, and social media platforms galore. However, sometimes there is nothing better than reliving an adventure through raw memory. We asked Trini Id, former Paraiso team member, to recount her experience zipping through the canopy on our trip to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica in February. Here’s what she had […]

What’SUP with Edith and Andy!

One of the best parts of travel is meeting a trail of interesting and inspiring people along the way. We were particularly awed by Andy Seidensticker and his wife Edith Garcia, who we met while in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica in February. Andy and Edith run a small business called Freedom Riding SUP Adventures, where […]

One Week in Paradise

When I decided to accept Nina’s kind invitation to be part of this yoga retreat in the wonders of Tico lands, I secretly expected to give Costa Rica a second chance in the right hands. With the knowledge of the beauty and richness of this land, I thought my week in Guanacaste back in 2012 lacked the […]

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Surfing: Just what the Doctor Ordered

Doctors in the South of France have begun to prescribe surfing as an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs when medically appropriate in an effort to reevaluate the staggeringly high numbers of prescriptions that get written for patients each year in the town of Biarritz, France. As a surfing town itself, Biarritz seemed the perfect place to […]

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