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Source: Pixabay Commons What to Expect from Your Guanacaste Vacation Exchange

Playas del Coco Beach in Guanacaste Orlando, Florida – July 22, 2015 – (INTUITION by Perspective Group) -DAE invites members on an ecotourism vacation of a lifetime with excellent bonus, rental and exchange availability on Costa Rica’s spectacular Guanacaste Coast. A vacation here offers the opportunity for adventure, R&R and luxury in a region where unspoiled tropical forests, sun-spla...

Source: MSP Coast Guard Rescues 165 Sea Turtle Eggs in Costa Rica

Source: MSP Two suspected poachers were arrested this weekend by officers from the National Coast Guard Service of Costa Rica in Playa Amor, located in the Santa Cruz canton, province of Guanacaste. According to official communication CP-1301-2015 from the Ministry of Public Security (Spanish initials: MSP), the suspects were caught with 165 sea turtle eggs, specifically from the Lepidochelys ...

Hard Rock Cafe logo. Wikimedia Commons Second Hard Rock Cafe in Costa Rica Will Open on July 20th

Wikimedia Commons After months of hopeful speculation, careful planning and diligent construction, the second Hard Rock Cafe franchise in Costa Rica will open its doors to the sizable tourist and expat community of Playas del Coco in the province of Guanacaste. According to a news report filed by entertainment reporter Ariel Chaves Gonzalez of daily tabloid Diario Extra, the Hard Rock Cafe ...

Scriptapalooza Special Retreat for Screen Writers in Costa Rica

Scriptapalooza The Scriptapalooza Fellowship program was developed to honor dedicated writers and to help accommodate their creative process and skills. Creativity has many interruptions; most of them legitimate reasons, such as dealing with life. Isolating yourself from all of your demands is not an easy task. "This new fellowship will give its recipient the opportunity to focus solely on his...

Playa Grande Wheelchair Lift Installed at Playa Grande Hotel in Costa Rica

Playa Grande Playa Grande, Costa Rica, July 1, 2015 – The Hotel RipJack Inn located in Playa Grande, province of Guanacaste, is excited to announce that they are now compliant with all rules and regulations supporting disabled customers. "We are proud to be a fully compliant with Costa Rica’s new rules and regulations regarding access for people with disabilities," stated Annie Corredor the...

Source: Embassy of Canada Dominion Day or Canada Day: Which Do You Prefer in Costa Rica?

Source: Embassy of Canada As Canadian expats in Costa Rica gather today to celebrate one of their most important national holidays, a few will reflect on whether this celebration is appropriately named. Though it may seem as if July 1st has always been known as Canada Day, this holiday has only been officially called as such since 1982, and some would like to revert to the old “Dominion Day.” ...

Google Maps screenshot of Isla Plata, Costa Rica. U.S. Tourist Drowns Off Guanacaste Beach in Costa Rica

Google Maps screenshot of Isla Plata, Costa Rica. A 52-year old male tourist from the United States lost his life while vacationing in Costa Rica. According to a news report aired by national television network Teletica Channel 7, the lifeless body of Gary Douglas White was located by officers from the National Coast Guard Service of Costa Rica who responded to an emergency call over the weeke...

Sea turtle off Costa Rica's southern Pacific Coast Visit Playa Grande in Guanacaste for Surfing and Sea Turtles

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Jun 23, 2015) - A perfect day at the beach? For many that's lounging with your toes in the sand. However, for some, hours of idling on the beach is, well, less than ideal. If you're in the "can't wait to get off your towel and do something" camp, no need to fret. The travel experts at Cheapflights.ca, the champions of simple travel search, have you covered with their To...

Condominium Pacifico in Costa Rica Sundance Vacations Now Travels to Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Condominium Pacifico in Costa Rica Wilkes-Barre, PA (PRWEB) June 18, 2015 - Sundance Vacations Keeps Travelers Engaged- One of the new Sundance Vacations destination located in Costa Rica , Condominium Pacifico, https://goo.gl/rjo5t6, provides a luxurious experience for travelers. The gated community overlooks the Pacific Ocean, providing a beautiful waterfront view from the resort. With modern ...

Playa Nosara, Guanacaste Young US Scholars Travel to Costa Rica as Volunteers

Playa Nosara, Guanacaste San Diego, California (PRWEB) June 12, 2015 -- The Frederick K. Swaniker Scholarship for Global Citizenship, formed in partnership with visionary African leader Fred Swaniker, has announced 18 inaugural recipients of the organizations’ signature award, which is designed to inspire the next generation of young leaders to propose solutions to global challenges and change...

Families at Playas del Coco Beach Guanacaste Costa Rica U.S. Tourist Drowns While Celebrating Birthday in Costa Rica

Dark sand beaches of Playas del Coco in Guanacaste A tourist from the United States drowned in Costa Rica over the weekend during a cruise that he had arranged as part of his 52nd birthday celebration. The unfortunate incident took place in the Pacific Ocean stretch between Puntarenas and the beach resort town of Playas del Coco in the province of Guanacaste. James Warner had arrived in Cos...

Source: HealthRevive.com Guanacaste Firm Launches Mobile App for Doctors and Patients

Source: HealthRevive.com VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new service is set to change the way people interact with their physicians. Available now as an online membership and on the Apple App Store, Health Revive (http://www.healthrevive.com) stores and maintains personal health information and lets patients communicate directly with their doctors. Gone are the d...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Italian Tourist Drowns in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Source: Wikimedia Commons Powerful rip currents have once again taken the life of a foreign visitor who arrived in Costa Rica in search of fun and relaxation. This time, the setting of the unfortunate incident was the pristine Playa Flamingo, located in the province of Guanacaste, and the victim has been identified as a 40-year male from Italy named Giorgio Modula. According to a news report by...

Dreams Las Mareas Kids Stay Free at this Guanacaste Hotel in Costa Rica

Dreams Las Mareas Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 13, 2015 -- For a great beach vacation without the crowds, book a trip for late August or fall. Members of Unlimited Vacation Club (UVC) by AMResorts can take advantage of the Kids Stay Free promotion, good at family-friendly resorts in top beach destinations, where the weather is glorious all year-round. The Kids Stay Free promotion invites members...

Dreams Las Mareas Travel to Costa Rica for Free Courtesy of BookIt.com

Dreams Las Mareas PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla (PRWEB) May 08, 2015 . BookIt.com is revealing a series of Top Ten resort lists this week, with categories ranging from Family Resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico to Brand New Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts (including the Dreams Las Mareas resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica). To kick off their annual reveal, BookIt.com today announced the biggest giveaway i...

Source: Pixabay Commons Guanacaste and Panama Hotels Join Unlimited Vacation Club

Source: Tri-Hard (TRAVPR.COM) USA - April 28th, 2015 - Unlimited Vacation Club (UVC) by AMResorts continues its rapid expansion with the recent news that it will open eight new properties in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean over the next three years. Upon completion, these latest additions will bring the total of UVC hotels to 45 with a combined 17,087 rooms in 23 destinations across Me...

Source: Fuerza Publica Immigrants from Bangladesh Detained in Guanacaste

Source: Fuerza Publica Officers from Fuerza Publica, the national police force of Costa Rica, detained 17 undocumented immigrants who were trying to cross the border into Nicaragua. The incident occurred in the canton of La Cruz, province of Guanacaste, specifically in the midst of the teak forest near the Peñas Blancas border crossing point, which is often used by perpetual tourists on visa r...

Thrive Medicinal Plant from Guanacaste Revolutionizes Men’s Grooming

SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Face it! Men want to look good and feel good, from head to toe, and are looking for better choices for their shave and skin care. With the sales of all natural and organic personal care products expected to grow to $13B by 2019 driving the growth of the overall personal care category and a population of 101.6 million men in America between 15 – 64 shopp...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Renowned Author Jonathan Franzen Talks About Guanacaste

Source: Wikimedia Commons By: Carol Pierson-Holding (3BL Media and CSRHub Press Release) - The California drought caused hydropower production to plummet by 46 percent. The silver lining? Solar power increased, making up for 83 percent of the hydropower decline. I’m a huge supporter of solar energy, which appears to be an inexhaustible and “free” source of energy. But an article in this wee...

Historic photograph from a Santa Cruz brothel in the 1960s Next, Please! A History of Prostitution in Guanacaste

Photograph from a Santa Cruz brothel in the 1960s Most of the research conducted on the topic of prostitution in Costa Rica tends to be concentrated in the Greater San Jose Metropolitan Area (Spanish acronym: GAM) and on the phenomenon of sexual tourism, which has been on the increase over the last few years. Almost invariably, academic researchers who study prostitution in Costa Rica focus...

Source: Facebook Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Enjoyed Guanacaste

Source: Facebook Celebrated actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are often considered to be Hollywood royalty, and they recently visited Costa Rica to enjoy the Gold Coast beaches of the Guanacaste province. The fabulous couple and their two children were in Costa Rica to relax during Spring Break. According to a news report filed by Allan Andino of national newspaper La Nacion, ...

Source; Wikiemdia Commons Medical Tourist Suffered Ibogaine Death in Costa Rica

Source: Wikimedia Commons A 42-year old woman from Norway who came to Costa Rica in search of a controversial addiction treatment suffered a fatal heart attack after ingesting ibogaine, a hallucinogenic substance derived from plants native to Western Africa. According to a news report filed by David Delgado of national newspaper La Nacion, the Norwegian woman passed away in 2014, but her cause...

Bagaces US Expat Dies in Guanacaste After Heart Attack and Crash

A 73-year old expat from the United States lost his life in an automobile crash that may have been precipitated by a cardiac arrest. According to a news report published by daily tabloid Diario Extra, the fatal accident took place during the early morning hours of Tuesday on the road that connects the cities of Bagaces and Cañas in the province of Guanacaste.   The departed expat has be...

Snapper. Source: Wikimedia Commons Fishery Program in Guanacaste Seeks Sustainable Certification

Snapper. Source: Wikimedia Commons The Nicoya Peninsula artisanal snapper fishery located in the nearshore waters of the Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica has voluntarily entered the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) full assessment process. Targeted species in the fishery are spotted rose snapper (Lutjanus guttatus), yellow snapper (Lutjanus argentiventris), and tallfin cro...

Los Lagos School in Liberia Renowned Asset Manager Chooses Costa Rica for Charitable Work

Los Lagos School in Liberia Columbia, MD, March 14, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Gary Williams, President of Williams Asset Management, in Columbia, MD, gathered with a group of prominent financial advisors at Commonwealth Financial Network®’s Leaders Conference, held March 1–6, 2015, at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. The Leaders Conference recognizes highly successful advisors...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Canadian Surfer Attacked by Caiman in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

A tourist from Montreal who visits Costa Rica each year to enjoy surfing was unexpectedly attacked by a caiman (crocodile) while waiting for a set. The attack occurred last weekend in Tamarindo Beach, a coastal community that is home to many North American and European expats. According to a news report filed by Pablo Rojas of online news daily CRHoy.com, the Canadian surfer was sitting on his ...

Hard Rock Cafe logo. Wikimedia Commons Hard Rock Cafe Guanacaste Confirmed in Costa Rica

Wikimedia Commons The second Hard Rock Cafe in Costa Rica will be located in Guanacaste, specifically in Playas del Coco, and it is expected to open later this year. Such was the news reported by Cristina Fallas Villalobos of business weekly El Financiero.   The report from El Financiero quotes Mr. Gustavo Araya, president of the iconic Hard Rock franchise in Costa Rica. Mr. Araya e...

Dreams Las Mareas Adults-Only Luxury Resort Coming to Guanacaste

Gulf of Papagayo PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 3, 2015) — Apple Leisure Group®’s subsidiary, AMResorts®, announced the signing of the company’s third deal in the first quarter of 2015. Secrets® Papagayo Resort & Spa will also be the second property for the company in Costa Rica, following the highly anticipated opening of Dreams® Las Mareas Costa Rica late last year. Apple Leisure Group Signs D...

Source: Google Maps Guanacaste Residents Fight to Keep Beach Public

Source: Google Maps Last week, nearly 250 residents of Liberia assembled at the Municipal Gymnasium to coordinate an effort to reclaim one of the most treasured beaches in their canton: Playa Cabuyal. According to a report by online news outlet Primero en Noticias, residents of Liberia are protesting against what they consider to be an issue of illegal land registration by an extremely wealthy...

Source: Recovery Ranch A Clean and Sober Habitat for Humanity Project in Guanacaste

Source: Recovery Ranch One of the most important aspects of recovery from substance abuse is being able to once again provide meaningful contributions to society. Here is a very good example of such an action taking place in Costa Rica, specifically in the Nicoya region of the Guanacaste province. The Costa Rica Star thanks Recovery Ranch for this inspiring press release and for their excellen...

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