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File photo of U.S. actor Leonard Nimoy, who played the extraterrestrial Mr. Spock in the sci-fi TV series and movie saga "Star Trek," and who died Friday at his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles, at age 83 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. EFE/File Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek’s Spock Fame Dies in Bel Air

File photo of U.S. actor Leonard Nimoy, who played the extraterrestrial Mr. Spock in the sci-fi TV series and movie saga "Star Trek," and who died Friday at his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles, at age 83 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. EFE/File Los Angeles, Feb 27 (EFE).- Actor Leonard Nimoy, who played the extraterrestrial Mr. Spock in the sci-fi TV series and movie saga "Star Trek," d...

Source: Tulemar Resort Resort in Costa Rica Supports Local Town Fairs

Source: Tulemar Resort (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 - Tulemar Resort, located in the Manuel Antonio and Quepos area of Costa Rica, was thrilled to see the Fiestas de Quepos of 2015 kick off this past week. The Fiestas de Quepos are an annual week long gathering of the town in order to raise money for civic causes and celebrate all things Costa Rican with one another. The resort, which offers luxu...

Tabacon resort hot springs The “Green Luxury” of Costa Rica Showcased at the Oscars

Source: OVSICORI Can a luxurious lifestyle become synonymous with sustainability? According to Suzy Amis Cameron, who is married to acclaimed filmmaker James Cameron, luxury can be combined with an eco-lifestyle, and she recently made this point clear during a red carpet event that took place before the Oscars. It so happens that Ms. Amis Cameron has partnered with an upscale “green luxury” bo...

GoBe Games A Social Adventure to Win a Real Adventure in Costa Rica

GoBe Games If you are a fan of social media interaction and playful adventure who lives in or near the Dallas/Fort Worth area, you may be interested in GoBe Games and their debut event in the Metroplex later this year. There is enough time to organize teams to compete in the various fun challenges, and the reward will be a trip to Costa Rica, where even greater adventure awaits. DALLAS/FORT...

Where You Can Find Me Atlanta-Based Author Features Costa Rica in New Novel

Were You Can FInd Me Sheri Joseph has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and the Grub Street National Book Prize, among other awards. She lives in Atlanta and teaches in the creative writing program of Georgia State University. In her latest novel, Where You Can Find Me, features Costa Rica as a familiar fictional backdrop: A benevolent place where North Americans can escape...

Source: Flickr Commons Comprehensive and Luxurious Costa Rica Vacation Packages

Source: Wikimedia Commons Luxury travel to Costa Rica is all the rage these days, and this is a trend that tour operators and travel consultants are paying close attention to. To this effect, Canadian travel agencies such as Vision Travel are focusing on putting together extensive tourism packages that encompass several regions of Costa Rica, and which require several days to visit. The idea i...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Musical About Jim Morrison’s Life Written in Costa Rica

Source: Wikimedia Commons The life and times of one of the most iconic and controversial musicians in the history of rock 'n' roll have been adapted for the stage by a Costa Rica-based author. Some readers of The Costa Rica Star and Jaco Beach residents are familiar with Britt Nelson, a man with a long and illustrious journalism career in the United States. Growing up in the DC area in the ...

Source: ITV Bear Grylls in Costa Rica: British TV Show Debuts

Source: ITV The following press release was kindly provided by ITV on the eve of the debut of Bear Grylls: Mission Survive, which features Costa Rica as its reality television backdrop. First Episode: Eight celebrities face a 12-day survival mission unlike anything they’ve ever experienced before. To stay alive they must learn to navigate difficult terrain, build shelter, make fire and e...

Source: Vista Celestial Luxury Meets Yoga in Costa Rica

Source: Vista Celestial Over the last few years, luxury has been one of the most visible trends within the tourism industry of Costa Rica. There used to be a time when traveling to Costa Rica meant modest accommodations, spartan customer service and functional transportation. To this effect, Costa Rica was mostly known as an ideal destination for backpackers and budget travelers. These days, how...

Scarlet Macaw at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge In Costa Rica, Most Vacations May Involve Birdwatching

Toucan in Costa Rica Nature conservation and reforestation efforts in Costa Rica are certainly paying off for coffee producers, land owners, tourism and hospitality operators, and -of course- birdwatchers. Just about any visitor who stays at an eco-resort in Costa Rica is bound to enjoy birdwatching whether they planned it or not. Here's a recent press release on this topic: Manuel Antonio, Cos...

Luxury Villa Romantic and Luxurious Getaways in Costa Rica

As the luxury travel and accommodation segment in Costa Rica continues to grow, tourism and hospitality providers are targeting their efforts on specific tourist demographics such as families and couples. As previously reported by The Costa Rica Star, luxury villa rentals are a major part of the upscale travel experience in our country, and the following press release by Villas of Distinction show...

Costa Rica Beerfest 2015 50 Shades of Beer in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Beerfest 2015 Lovers of craft beer and microbrewery creations in Costa Rica will be able to enjoy their first festival of the year this coming Saturday, March 7th in San Jose; this is when Beerfest 2015 will take place at La Sabana Metropolitan Park, close to the Scotiabank branch. For this year's Beerfest, attendees will be treated to more than just craft beers proudly made in C...

Source: Flickr Commons - thephotographymuse Costa Rica is a Top Destination for 2015 Family Vacations

Ann Arbor MI (PRWEB) February 12, 2015 - Journeys International, the first adventure travel company to offer trips designed specifically for families, announced today the top 10 family destinations for 2015: Costa Rica Peru Panama China Japan Thailand Tanzania South Africa Galapagos (Ecuador) Indonesia “Firsthand research, feedback from our clients, and the expert knowledge of our o...

Manuel Antonio The Indigenous Heritage of Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica

Quepos, Costa Rica (PRWEB) February 09, 2015 - With its fertile soil and abundance in fishing opportunities, Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica has a been a place of settlement long before it became a place for visitors seeking tropical adventure, wildlife, and beach relaxation. The Quepoa indigenous tribe, whose settlement dates back to 950-900 years ago, are perhaps the most prominent of the area's...

Coca Cola Does Coca-Cola Really Taste Better in Costa Rica?

Many foreign visitors who stay in Costa Rica long enough to enjoy the locally produced and bottled Coca-Cola are bound to think that the popular carbonated drink tastes better here than it does in their countries of origin. These are mostly visitors who come from Canada, the United States, Europe, and generally outside of Latin America and the Caribbean. Is there really a difference between Coca-C...

The Johnny Pumps / Facebook Celebrity Car Rental Clients in Costa Rica

The next time you arrive in Costa Rica and head to an auto rental agency counter to pick up the vehicle you intend to drive during your vacation (we recommend a Daihatsu Terios Bego), you just may run into someone famous. Costa Rica is known to attract celebrities from the world of entertainment, sport and business. In this press release from a car rental agency located near the Juan Santamaria In...

Source: Amazon New Crime Thriller Novel Based in Costa Rica

Source: Amazon Costa Rica is increasingly being chosen as a fictional backdrop by authors who specialize in crime and adventure novels. A few months ago, The Costa Rica Star featured two exciting excerpts of The Specialist: The Costa Rica Job, a novel penned by Charles Peterson Sheppard in collaboration with his brother, reality television star Phillip Sheppard. Now we have David Putnam, a ...

Source: Wikimedia Commons More Solo Travelers Expected to Visit Costa Rica

Source: Wikimedia Commons Solo travelers make up an interesting segment of the tourism industry. They are mostly middle-aged women who enjoy traveling by themselves from time to time. Many solo travelers are married and have families with whom they enjoy vacations with most of the time; still, these tend to be affluent and educated tourists who may wish to explore Costa Rica or participate in ...

Rainforest in Costa Rica Enjoy These Three Eco-Tours in Costa Rica

Rainforest in Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) January 30, 2015 - During the winter months, Getaways Resort Management knows that many travelers want to be able to find amazing destinations that will offer them sunshine and sandy beaches while snow flurries set in back home. Fortunately, there are many of these all around the world, each more beautiful than the last. Costa Rica is one o...

Go Film Magazine Shnit Will Happen Again in Costa Rica this Year

Go Film Magazine Later this year, film lovers in Costa Rica will once again be treated to a unique, international festival that highlights the many facets of short cinema. The shnit International Shortfilmfestival is hosted around the world in various cities, and San Jose has been once again selected to host this special cinematic event. Go Film Magazine, a publication dedicated to the digi...