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El Mangroove a sexy, delicious addition to Guanacaste

The newly erected El Mangroove, an Enjoy Group hotel, recently began offering a "soft opening" deal: $192 for the night, plus a $50 resort credit. So although the gym, spa and some units are still under construction, we packed our sun hats and headed for Guanacaste.

If you brew it they will come

Peering at the monitor, beer in hand, all Zach Boyd can see is a small cottage, a pick up truck and clusters of trees. He is playing the game GeoGuessr, which shows players a street view image from Google Maps, then has them guess its location. Boyd and the other owners of Brewha Costa Rica in the Orosi Valley play it often.

A posh getaway in the Caribbean

In 2004, Banana Azul co-owner Colin Brownlee thought he’d be hosting backpackers. But Internet marketing brought him fancier guests, and he’s been upgrading the property ever since.
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