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Source: PerroCross.com Can You and Your Canine Handle PerroCross in Costa Rica? Source: PerroCross.com Just three hours after an early morning earthquake disrupted the sleep of many people in Costa Rica, more than 300 dogs and their masters gathered at Campamento (Campgrounds) Oikoumene in Ochomogo, province of Cartago, for a special athletic competition. In the end, the experienced canine-human pair of Alexander Alvarado, a 33-year old Tico, and Togo, an adult Rhodesian ...
LDA celebrates a recent victory. Source: CONCACAF Costa Rica at the CONCACAF Champions League LDA celebrates a recent victory. Source: CONCACAF It has been a great week for First Division football clubs from Costa Rica during the current CONCACAF Champions League. The top three clubs as determined by the most recently completed national tournaments are leading their respective groups in a series of matches that could lead them to the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup, which will be hosted by Mo...
Kayak Jaco Day Tour Three Hours of Excellent Kayaking and Snorkeling near Jaco, Costa Rica The morning spent with Kayak Jaco was a highlight of my month. Guides Wilbur and Jacob taught the group the basics of paddling, with Kayak Jaco’s homemade, bamboo paddles, prior to pushing off for a three-hour journey that exceeded my every expectation! Playa Agujas, the beach of origin, has gorgeous green-blue flat water that begged an invitation. After the guides assisted the five of us into the...
Still the champ: Tiquito Vasquez In Las Vegas, Costa Rica’s Bryan Vasquez Retains WBA Belt Still the champ: Tiquito Vasquez The first undercard fight of the long-awaited and multimillion dollar rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley featured veteran boxer Bryan “Tiquito” Vasquez of Costa Rica, who did not disappoint in his defense of the interim super welterweight title of the World Boxing Association. Tiquito won against Mexican fighter Jose Felix Jr by unanimous decisi...
Surf competition Santa Teresa 2014 Costa Rica National Surf Competition set for Santa Teresa on April 26-27 Santa Teresa’s awesome waves will be in the limelight once again as top Costa Rica surfers roll into town at the end of April for the fifth 2014 Olympus National Surfing Circuit competition. The COPA Unit tournament will be held April 26 and 27 at the spectacular beach of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, on the southwestern Nicoya Peninsula. Famous for year-round Pacific Coast surf and a friendly, ...
Source: Wikimedia Commons Costa Rica Chooses Small, Historic Stadium to Train in Brazil Source: Wikimedia Commons The National Men's Football Teams of Costa Rica and Mexico have chosen their respective training facilities ahead of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Although both teams will be hosted by Santos FC, Mexico chose the magnificent Rei Pele (Pele the King) training center, which features a state-of-the-art gym and two modern pitches. Costa Rica, on the other hand, will ...
Leilani McGonagle. Source: FEDESURF CR Junior Surfers from Costa Rica Selected for World Championship Leilani McGonagle. Source: FEDESURF CR The Surfing Federation of Costa Rica recently announced the young members of the National Team that will be traveling to Ecuador to compete in the 2014 World Junior Surfing Championship, organized by the International Surfing Association (ISA) and sponsored by VISSLA, a new brand of surfing and clothing accessories. ISA World Championships are largely con...
Nosara Yoga Institute, Costa Rica Yoga and Surfing are top Draws at Nosara, Costa Rica One of the most well-known landmarks at Nosara, Costa Rica is the Nosara Yoga Institute (NYI). People come from all over the world for the yoga teacher training and yoga classes at the internationally-renowned center. Opened in 1994 by founders Don and Amba Stapleton, NYI is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Starting in the 1970s, pioneering expats from the U.S. began trickling into t...
Source: FIFA Ciao Belli! Italy Ends Costa Rica’s U-17 World Cup Hopes Source: FIFA On Tuesday night, tears flowed once again at the Chinese-donated National Stadium in La Sabana Metropolitan Park as the U-17 Women’s National Team of Costa Rica fell to their superior counterparts from Italy. The 0-1 loss marks the end of the line for the young players, who will not be able to advance to the second round of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. For the second game i...
Source: FEDEFUTBOL Smooth Debut of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica Source: FEDEFUTBOL With international matches played in Guanacaste, San Jose and Alajuela on Saturday and Sunday, Costa Rica has thus far proven to be a worthy and gracious host of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. Football fans around the world are enjoying the exciting matches and locals are finding out that great football is not limited to First Division and Men's National Team play. “These...