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Arenal Volcano Costa Rica Special 9-Day Vacation from Fresno to Costa Rica

Visalia, CA- The Visalia Chamber of Commerce will host a slideshow presentation on August 5th at 12:00 pm at 222 N. Garden Street Suite 300 for the tour Natural Wonders of Costa Rica. This trip is 9 days, and includes international airfare from Fresno, 18 meals, a professional naturalist tour director, motorcoach transportation and comprehensive sightseeing. The tour will depart on February 17, 20...

Arenal Volcano Costa Rica New and Adventurous Vacation Packages to Costa Rica

Source: Wikimedia Commons WireService.ca Press Release (07/23/2015) Toronto, ON - From Mexico's Copper Canyon to Costa Rica's Monteverde Cloud Forest and the Panama Canal, Central America and Mexico offer guests unforgettable experiences with exotic wildlife, fascinating landscapes and interactions with exuberant local people. Trafalgar's Insider Experiences will help travellers uncover the cu...

Arenal Volcano Costa Rica Boutique Luxury Travel Firm Now Offers Costa Rica Vacations

Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 18, 2015 -- Rothschild Safaris, a boutique travel company sending travelers on award-winning African safaris for over 15 years, announced today its service creating personalized trips to several exciting new destinations, including Australia, Bhutan, Brazil, Costa Rica, mainland Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands, India, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, and Sri Lanka. Auth...

Lake Arenal Costa Rica Costa Rica Offers Luxury Travel and Adventure to Baby Boomers

La Fortuna, Costa Rica :The Costa Rica Tour Company is expanding to La Fortuna, Costa Rica to accommodate a growing luxury adventure vacation market. Baby boomers now control 80% of all financial assets, account for half of all consumer spending and 80% of all leisure travel, according to Covington Capital Management.The first baby boomers reached the average retirement age in 2013, and with milli...

Moving to Costa Rica Book an Adventure Vacation to Costa Rica and Fly for Free

Source: OVSICORI BOSTON, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Overseas Adventure Travel, the leader in small groups on the road less traveled, is offering free international air on select 2015 departures of three small group adventures in Central and South America.  The free air offer is available on several July-September 2015 departures (listed below) and applies to new bookings only.  Space is lim...

Nayara Springs Fifty Shades of Costa Rica Travel

Source: Nayara TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 5, 2015) - With the box-office hit "Fifty Shades of Grey" DVD and Blu-ray release date set for this Friday, May 8th, screens across the country will soon be steaming up. To help those suddenly longing for a different kind of adventure, the travel experts at Cheapflights.ca, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, have to come up ...

U.S. Hiker on Vacation Rescued by Tourism Police in Costa Rica

Source: MSP A 20-year old hiker from the United States, who got lost while hiking in La Fortuna of San Carlos, was rescued along with a companion by members of the local Tourism Police and Fuerza Publica detachment. According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Public Security, the tourists were identified as David Yinglun and Alicia Borga Alvarez, the latter a young lady from Spain. ...

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...

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...

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...

Moving to Costa Rica High-Endurance Athletes Can Enjoy “Trications” in Costa Rica

Playa Samara Triathlon Over the last few years, Costa Rica has become the number one destination for adventure sports and high-endurance athletic competitions. Many of these events take place in the Guanacaste region, and thus many athletes have already made this province their temporary home for training purposes. Runners, competitive cyclists, open water swimmers, and endurance hikers who tr...

Three Vacation Ideas for Costa Rica in 2015

Hot springs in Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) January 27, 2015 - The New Year has just begun, and GetAways Resort Management knows that this means a number of travelers have already started planning their next memorable getaway experience. Each and every traveler looks for different things to make their vacations memorable. For those who love adventure, the great outdoors and explorat...

Nayara Springs Nayara Hotel in Costa Rica Among the Best in the World

Source: Nayara According to the renowned online travel community TripAdvisor, Costa Rica is home to the second-best hotel in the world. The Nayara Hotel, Spa and Gardens, located near the Arenal Volcano National Park, is a luxury hotel that has more than 2,100 reviews on TripAdvisor, and most of them are positive. Here is a snippet from one review: “The staff makes you feel comfortable and ta...

Arenal Volcano Costa Rica Things to Do in La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Source: OVSICORI Located in the province of Alajuela, La Fortuna is one of the most visited regions of Costa Rica. There are many reasons for this, and a few of them are eloquently explained in this video, which was recently shared on YouTube by a traveler who had quite a blast visiting La Fortuna and the Arenal volcano.   The fun in La Fortuna begins with getting there. In this vid...

Arenal Volcano Costa Rica The Global Rise of Active Vacations

Source: News.co.,cr archives Tour operators, travel agencies and hospitality businesses are used to seeing trends develop on an annual basis. Whereas in the late 20th century there was high demand for backpacking through Europe and budget travel in general, two of the major trends developing in 2015 include luxury travel and active vacations. Costa Rica is well-prepared to cater to luxury and ...

Vacation in Costa Rica with Legendary Buffalo Bills

Source: Flickr Commons Greeley, Colorado (PRWEB) January 08, 2015 - Icon Trips and broadcaster Roy Firestone are offering a Costa Rica vacation from June 20 – 27, 2015 with Buffalo football stars Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas and Bruce Smith. This exclusive vacation allows a limited number of guests to interact with 3 football legends while experiencing Costa Rica’s diverse highlights. Former B...

Arenal Volcano Costa Rica Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica: Safe to Visit and Lots of Fun

Source: OVSICORI Volcano tourists take note: The Turrialba, Poas and Rincon de la Vieja (Old Lady’s Corner) volcanoes of Costa Rica are currently very active and not safe to visit. As recently reported by The Costa Rica Star, the Turrialba volcano came alive a few days ago with a spectacular midnight eruption that sent thick clouds of ash as far as the capital city of San Jose. Nearby communit...

New Water Park in Costa Rica is Located Near Arenal Volcano

Source: Kalambu Hot Springs The Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park opened its doors and recreational facilities to the public during a rainy afternoon this Saturday. The inauguration of this aquatic-themed park comes at a time when both domestic and international tourism in Costa Rica are at all-time high levels and increasing significantly. This new water park is located in La Fortuna of the San ...

Jaco Canopy Tour, Where Ziplining, Jungle and Beach Collide in Costa Rica

I had zip lined three times before I hiked up the gorgeous trail to the first platform of the fourteen offered by Jaco Canopy. Once in Montezuma, Arenal, and Monteverde. The views from the Jaco Canopy platforms are hard to top. It’s difficult to choose what to focus on. The emerald green offered by the surrounding jungle, the sapphire blue ocean, glowing below, or the metallic blue morpho butte...

Exciting Whitewater Rafting at Arenal Volcano in Guanacaste

The impressive Arenal Volcano is at the top of everyone’s list of places to visit in Costa Rica. The spectacular rainforest around the live volcano, the area’s easy accessibility, and huge abundance of outdoor adventures make it a top place to visit in Guanacaste. Costa Rica’s whitewater rafting fame includes the beautiful rivers of the Arenal area – the Balsa, Toro and Penas Blancas rivers. Th...

Top 10 Costa Rica Vacation Destinations

Updated January 2017 Costa Rica is a top world travel destination because it has something for everyone: tropical rainforest, green mountains, spectacular beaches, active volcanoes, wild rivers and lakes, and charming towns. The dry tropical forest and wide savannas of the north Pacific are as varied as the dense, steamy jungle of the south Pacific, the misty cool cloud forest high in the centr...

Cavernas el Venado: The Hidden Caves of Arenal Guanacaste

Tourists posing for a photo at Cavernas el Venado La Fortuna is known for three major natural attractions and a variety of adrenalin packed adventures. It starts with the picture-perfect cone shaped Arenal Volcano, continues with a 26 mile-long sapphire blue lake that contrasts magically with the surrounding vibrant green hills, and finally the volcanic hot springs are found throughout the com...

Arenal Volcano Awakens Tourism Hopes in Costa Rica

Source: OVSICORI Last Sunday morning, neighbors of La Fortuna in the northwest region of the Alajuela province, woke up to an eruption of monetary anticipation. The Arenal Volcano, one of Costa Rica's most iconic tourist spots, finally came alive after two years of sheer inactivity with a spectacular steam column and lingering vapor plumes. Whereas many residents saw a typical reaction by t...

Family Vacations to Costa Rica, What Should you Experience?

The entire country arguably could be considered one big outdoor classroom – filled to the brim with amazing nature and exciting adventure. For this reason, Costa Rica has become one of the top family vacation destinations in the world. All in one small country you can find warm tropical weather, beautiful beaches along two oceans (Pacific and Caribbean), rainforest, cloud forest, volcanoes, riv...

Vacation in Costa Rica at the Beautiful Arenal Volcano

Don’t miss out on the Costa Rica vacation of a lifetime. Enter the Arenal Volcano Adventure Sweepstakes and Go Visit Costa Rica will bring your dream of a Costa Rica vacation to reality. Win a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and enjoy the biodiversity of Costa Rica. Get lost in the epic wildlife, culture and beauty on a Costa Rica vacation. The Arenal Volcano Adventure...

Enjoy an all-inclusive FREE 3rd night with Arenal Volcano Hotel, Volcano Brewing Company

Book your All Inclusive Vacation at Volcano Brewing Company during the next two months, and we’ll throw in your 3rd All-Inclusive Night Free! Yup, all you want to drink, eat, play, and stay for FREE on night 3! Are we nuts? Maybe a little… but it’s low season, and we throw out the rulebook. Take advantage of the offseason and let’s have some fun! NFL Football and Microbrewed Beer F...

Top 5 green influenced nature experiences in Costa Rica

GET HIGH IN A CLOUD FOREST Considered Costa Rica's green jewel, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is located just outside the town of Santa Elena. This conservation area covers 10,500 hectares and reaches a height of 1650 metres above sea level. It is called a cloud forest because the canopy is consistently shrouded by mist. The Monteverde attracts an increasing number of visitors each...

The Corazones Valientes artists of Arenal Costa Rica

A group of women living in a remote Costa Rican village decided that they were tired of working their fingers to the bone every day. Instead, they became artists. An exhibit of their work will be on view now through Sept. 30 in the Beverly Corcoran Memorial Gallery in the Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium lobby. A public opening reception will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday. The exhibit is coordin...

A photography journey to Los Lagos Resort in Arenal Costa Rica

You can view more pictures related to this article on The Costa Rica Star Facebook page. During our recent visit to Costa Rica, we planned two and a half days at the Arenal volcano area. My wife wanted to relax in some hot spring pools and hike some trails. We searched the internet for lodging that would be reasonable and close to the activities surrounding the volcano. We came across Lo...

Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens wins Top 100 Hotels from Travel + Leisure

Costa Rica’s Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens has earned a coveted spot as one of the Top 100 Hotels in the Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey, and wins the illustrious title as the No. 1 Resort in Central and South America. Once a hidden gem, Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens is fast becoming a favorite with honeymooners and couples in search of romance and adrenaline boosting adve...

Volcano Brewing Company Hotel in Costa Rica Offers New Special Promotion

TILARAN, Costa Rica – The Volcano Brewing Company, Costa Rica's First and only Microbrewery Hotel, is offering a special promotion for guests who wish to take advantage of a unique green season experience. Starting at $89 per person, based on double occupancy, guests can enjoy a full day of an all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink vacation at their farm-fresh restaurant and microbrewery lakeview h...

Craft Beer Vacation in Costa Rica: Volcano Brewing Company

This is a guest article submission by David Ackley of Local Beer Blog (you can find them on Facebook). If there were an award for Most Scenic Brewery, Volcano Brewing Company would certainly be in the running. Just a few hours north of San Jose in the rural highlands of Costa Rica, lies one of the country's most active volcanos, Arenal Volcano.  Volcano Brewing Company sits a safe distance...

Costa Rica’s Diverse Regions and Unique Attractions

For 20 years, I’ve been fortunate to live and work in this fabulous country and I’ve assembled the following information with links to share a slice of paradise with you. CENTRAL VALLEY - The heart and soul of Costa Rica, where 70% of the population lives and works. Strikingly beautiful with a mild, spring-like climate year-round. Costa Rica’s Central Valley lies at an elevation of 3,000 to 5,...