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Traveling Independently vs. Having Local Help

When planning a trip or vacation, one question that many have to ask themselves is, “do I want to figure it out when I get there, research and plan it myself, or employ the aid of people/companies that know the area?” This is a very important decision, and one that often comes down to personal […]

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Taking Care Of Yourself In The Tropics

If you are planning a trip to the Bahia Ballena area, and if you are coming between the months of January and September, it is good to be prepared for a type of heat that you may not be used to. Temperatures during those months range from 27-33 degrees Celsius (roughly 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit). Most […]

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First Impressions of Costa Rica

My aunt Janet got home the other night from a two-week trip to Costa Rica, her first time visiting the country. Only in the past few years has she really started traveling, (my definition of the word being “frequent trips, perhaps outside of one’s comfort zone”), but because she has a life-long friend who recently […]

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Why Stay At An Eco Lodge in Costa Rica

With a huge shift towards being “green,” here’s a look at what Eco Lodges are about, why they are a superior type of lodging, and how Costa Rica has made eco lodges part of their tourist attraction. What is an Eco Lodge Eco Lodges are accommodations that incorporate sustainability into their everyday operations; essentially, they […]

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9 Travel Resources for Costa Rica’s South Pacific

Costa Rica has a lot to offer visitors, which can become overwhelming when trying to plan a vacation. Searching the web for the information you need can be tedious, but luckily I’ve made a short list of some good online resources. For this post the majority of the resources focus on the South Pacific region […]

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Costa Rica For A Family Vacation

Family vacations are a great opportunity for parents to spend quality time with their kids without the everyday distractions of work, social engagements, school activities, and other daily activities that eat into family time. However, finding the right destination and activities to please each family member is never easy.

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