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"Costa Rica wasn't a bust…we are thrilled customers!"

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When Tom Lichty gave a Costa Rica adventure as a gift to his partner in June they had seven months to look forward to it, but since everything in Costa Rica is made out to sound so idyllic, they were dubious. But they had a positive outlook, they felt that even if the trip was a bust, at least they would get seven months of anti...
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5 things we can learn from Costa Rica (the happiest place on earth)

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What makes people happy and are some countries really happier than others? Recently named the happiest country in Latin America by the United Nations World Happiness Report, Costa Rica ranked 12th in the world, behind Canada at #7 and in front of the US at #14, making them the 2nd happiest country in the Amer...
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Luxury Resort, Arenal Nayara, Opens Sloth Sanctuary

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Arenal Nayara, a luxury resort near the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica, has always been a favorite of mine, but it just got even better; or should I say slower? A leader in conservation, the resort has been planting Cepropia trees, the main food source for the resident sloths and overtime the sloth populat...
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Costa Rica Hotel Review: Hotel Lagarta Lodge

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I love planning authentic trips for travelers to experience Costa Rica so it's always exciting when I find new boutique hotels that are unique, secluded and less touristy. Normally I wait for a new hotel to go through its first 'high season' to make sure all the elements are fine-tuned but recently my family ...
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Experience Costa Rican Country Life (Vida Campesina)

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At Wildland Adventures, we design trips that will strengthen our own humanity along with building the kind of intercultural bonds that enhance rather than exploit the people and places where we travel. One of my favorite cultural exchanges in Costa Rica is a trip to Arenal Vida Campesina. We frequently take guests to Arenal...
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