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Three Hours of Excellent Kayaking and Snorkeling near Jaco, Costa Rica

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… Read more »

In Las Vegas, Costa Rica’s Bryan Vasquez Retains WBA Belt

In Las Vegas, Costa Rica’s Bryan Vasquez Retains WBA Belt

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… Read more »

Costa Rica National Surf Competition set for Santa Teresa on April 26-27

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… Read more »

Costa Rica Chooses Small, Historic Stadium to Train in Brazil

Costa Rica Chooses Small, Historic Stadium to Train in Brazil

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… Read more »

Junior Surfers from Costa Rica Selected for World Championship

Junior Surfers from Costa Rica Selected for World Championship

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,… Read more »

Yoga and Surfing are top Draws at Nosara, 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… Read more »

Ciao Belli! Italy Ends Costa Rica’s U-17 World Cup Hopes

Ciao Belli! Italy Ends Costa Rica’s U-17 World Cup Hopes

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… Read more »

Smooth Debut of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica

Smooth Debut of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica

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… Read more »

Geography Fail: Which Ireland Will Costa Rica Play?

Geography Fail: Which Ireland Will Costa Rica Play?

Someone seems to have gotten their Irelands mixed up at the Costa Rican Football Federation (Spanish acronym: FEDEFUTBOL) earlier this week. In announcing an upcoming friendly match for the National… Read more »

Golf Tournament to Benefit Children in Costa Rica on Saturday

Golf Tournament to Benefit Children in Costa Rica on Saturday

The Costa Rican chapter of the Ronald McDonald House Charities is proud to announce the 14th edition of its classic Charitable Golf Tournament. This event has become the main fund… Read more »

Marley Cup Surf Competition Arrives in Dominical this Weekend

Marley Cup Surf Competition Arrives in Dominical this Weekend

Costa Rica’s fourth 2014 Olympus National Surfing Circuit competition is coming March 15 and 16 to the beautiful south Pacific beach of Dominical. The Marley Cup will be held in… Read more »

TV Broadcasts Lacking During World Cup in Costa Rica

TV Broadcasts Lacking During World Cup in Costa Rica

The biggest football event ever organized in Costa Rica will not be broadcast in its entirety by local television stations. TV networks Repretel and Teletica have announced that they will… Read more »

Guanacaste Leads National SUP Circuit in Costa Rica

Guanacaste Leads National SUP Circuit in Costa Rica

Geovanny Vega Espinoza from Guanacaste won his second consecutive title after dominating in the 4.5 and 9 kilometer stand-up paddle (SUP) board races in Tamarindo Beach. Some of the best… Read more »

Striker Alvaro Saborio Silences Haters in Costa Rica

Striker Alvaro Saborio Silences Haters in Costa Rica

Hello haters. It’s time to put down those frosty bottles of Haterade and sing a song that you should have learned back in October when the National Football Team of… Read more »

Stadium in Guanacaste is the Brightest in Costa Rica

Stadium in Guanacaste is the Brightest in Costa Rica

The Edgardo Baltodano Briceno football stadium in Liberia, province of Guanacaste, is now ready to make Costa Rica the proud host of the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. Stadium… Read more »

Kayaking in Costa Rica: Great Exercise and Learning Opportunity

Kayaking in Costa Rica: Great Exercise and Learning Opportunity

Exploring Costa Rica by kayak is a fun way to enjoy nature and spot wildlife in a myriad of different settings. Costa Rica counts close to 800 miles of ocean… Read more »

The Gruesome Murder of a Football Manager in Guanacaste

The Gruesome Murder of a Football Manager in Guanacaste

A mystery surrounds the discovery of the lifeless body of Julio Cesar Sotela Canales, a Guanacaste native known as an athlete, entrepreneur and former owner of the Liberia Mia football… Read more »

Auto Racing in Costa Rica Moves to Guanacaste

Auto Racing in Costa Rica Moves to Guanacaste

Residents of Guanacaste, start your engines. The loud roar you hear is the sound of Costa Rica’s future racetrack at Finca La Ponderosa in Bagaces, about 24 kilometers away from… Read more »

Gilbert Brown Scores Surfing Victory in Guanacaste

Gilbert Brown Scores Surfing Victory in Guanacaste

Playa Guiones in Guanacaste is often considered to have the most consistent surf conditions in Costa Rica; however, that was not the case last week as the 2014 Olympus National… Read more »

Professional Golf Instruction for Children in Costa Rica

Professional Golf Instruction for Children in Costa Rica

In late December, the Costa Rica Golf Federation held a special event at the Cariari Country Club. More than 30 golf instructors received special training to achieve the standards of… Read more »

Football Hooliganism on the Rise in Costa Rica

Football Hooliganism on the Rise in Costa Rica

Various arrests and investigations following a melee during a Sunday match between First Division teams Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (LDA, the current champion) and Club Sport Cartagines (CSC) are calling attention… Read more »

Playa Guiones, Costa Rica is Top World Travel Destination for Great Surf

Playa Guiones, Costa Rica is Top World Travel Destination for Great Surf

The waves were big, and so were the national surfers who came to Playa Guiones at Nosara, Costa Rica last weekend for the third competition in the 2014 Olympus National… Read more »

Colibri Tennis Club Being Planned for Nosara Costa Rica

Colibri Tennis Club Being Planned for Nosara Costa Rica

For a couple of years now, the sport of tennis has been making inroads in the Nosara community, and now a couple of developers are stepping it up a notch,… Read more »

National Rugby Team of Costa Rica Makes the Olympics

National Rugby Team of Costa Rica Makes the Olympics

In a heart-stopping final qualification game, the National Men’s Rubgy Team of Costa Rica was able to secure two tickets: One to Mexico for the Central American and Caribbean Games… Read more »

Guanacaste Surfing Circuit Heats Up in Costa Rica

Guanacaste Surfing Circuit Heats Up in Costa Rica

Once again, perseverance paid off for up-and-coming surfer Maikol Torres from Costa Rica, who recently won the Reserva Conchal Tiki Hut Cup. The cup was disputed as the third event… Read more »

Explore the Underwater Kingdom with Freedom Diving in Playa Samara

Explore the Underwater Kingdom with Freedom Diving in Playa Samara

He takes me by the hand, guiding me gently through the water so I feel safe and I’m breathing fairly calmly. He points out a puffer fish, trying to catch… Read more »

Guanacaste Could Soon Return to First Division Football

Guanacaste Could Soon Return to First Division Football

The 21st century has proven difficult for professional football development in Guanacaste, but things seem to be improving for the northern province. Two local teams from the province are among… Read more »

Nicoya Bikers to Compete at 6th Annual BMX War Jam

Nicoya Bikers to Compete at 6th Annual BMX War Jam

Bicycle sports lovers will have the chance to see high-level athletes competing in the BMX War Jam 2014, the sixth annual event, which will take place in Nicoya’s multisport complex… Read more »

Guanacaste is a Popular World Destination for Endurance Races

Guanacaste is a Popular World Destination for Endurance Races

Costa Rica over the past decade has become a magnet for high-endurance extreme sports, adventure racing and triathlons. Elite international athletes travel to the small Central American nation several times… Read more »

Records Shattered at 2014 Los Suenos Signature Triple Crown

Records Shattered at 2014 Los Suenos Signature Triple Crown

If this doesn’t make all of you avid saltwater anglers scurry to get on the next plane to Costa Rica, we don’t know what will! Los Sueños Marina, reputedly the… Read more »