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Costa Rica Fun Facts

Everyone knows that Costa Rica is the place to be if you’re into adventure, the environment, mountains, ocean, surfing, diving, the pura vida. I found some fun facts that might pique your interest in this multifaceted destination. Did you know? Costa Rica is smaller than Lake Michigan! From northwest to southwest, Costa Rica measures only 285 miles […]

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5 Winter Travel Deals

I’ve had a rush of inquiries these last couples weeks regarding last minute winter travel. While the first day of winter is officially tomorrow, temperatures have plummeted in most of the US, and people are looking to make moves. My top recommendations are both tropical and winter wonderland, for my adventurers who love it all.Pachamama, Todos […]

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Costa Rica’s Renewable Energy

In recent years, Costa Rica has become one of the ideal tourist destinations not only because of its close proximity to the US, but more importantly its fantastic tropical environment and beautiful beaches. However, Costa Rica has been in the news recently for an entirely different reason – its 100% renewable energy effort. According to Independent […]

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Travel Tips for Flying to Costa Rica

The tropical travel season is quickly approaching, so don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to migrate south this winter! Costa Rica is the place to be with something for everyone. And lucky for you, Costa Rica features two international airports:  San Jose has the airport code SJO and is not to be confused with San Jose, California […]

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Visit Costa Rica & Save the Sea Turtles

Costa Rica is one of the easiest places to find Leatherback and Olive Ridley turtles. The Nicoya peninsula, more specifically, is a hot spot for these turtles to lay their eggs. Olive Ridleys nest almost all year but more specifically from July to November. Leatherbacks nest on the Pacific from September to March, but nest from […]

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Costa Rica by Air, Land or Sea

Headed to one of our locations in Santa Teresa? There are many ways to get to Santa Teresa, located at the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula. The quickest route? By private charter plane. The captain we work with has private planes that seat 2, 5 and 10 people, making for a quick transfer from […]

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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Colombia’s San Andres Islands

The island of San Andres, along with its sister islands Providencia and Santa Catalina are a beautiful option for a short trip from Central American countries like Panama or Costa Rica. The islands lie in the Caribbean closest to the Nicaraguan coast and are actually part of Colombia. They are a quick, cheap flight from […]

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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This #puravidamoment brought to you by….

Hola Adventurers, There are many hands at work in crafting our trips and retreats; you might even say it takes a small village to make Paraiso work. From the hospitality goddess/creative lead/stellar #GIRLBOSS Nina Ornstein, to the many exceptional yoga teachers we have partnered with over the years, to our talented chef Lohanna, and our […]

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