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Espino Blanco Lodge: Where nature meets poetry

The Tico Times - May 8, 2015

They were star-crossed lovers in paradise: a boy and a girl living in tiny Turrialba. They met, they fell in love. But their families despised each other. Their rivalry was…

Uvita’s La Cusinga Lodge: Gem in the jungle
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Uvita’s La Cusinga Lodge: Gem in the jungle

The Tico Times - May 4, 2015

UVITA, Puntarenas — I’m known for being something of a skinflint traveler, staying in shared hostel dorms, ordering the casado instead of the steak, even saving on…

Playa Cativo: In the thick of the rain forest, a culinary revolution
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Playa Cativo: In the thick of the rain forest, a culinary revolution

The Tico Times - April 30, 2015

The sounds of nature are the only sounds at Playa Cativo Lodge. No honking horns, no music from a neighbor’s house, no braking trucks in the distance.…

Costa Rica Love Hostel: Big adventure on a small budget
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Costa Rica Love Hostel: Big adventure on a small budget

The Tico Times - April 24, 2015

Rule of thumb of budget travel: If you spend half the money, you can travel twice as far for twice as long. Even millionaires know this trick…

Live it up at Crocs Casino Resort
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Live it up at Crocs Casino Resort

The Tico Times - April 5, 2015

The skyline over Jacó Beach on the Costa Rican Pacific has gotten a little bit more crowded with the addition of the long-awaited Crocs Casino Resort to…

Escape the city at Hotel Quelitales
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Escape the city at Hotel Quelitales

The Tico Times - February 25, 2015

When you live in Costa Rica the general assumption is that you spend all of your time lounging near beaches and traipsing through the forest. But for…

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AltaGracia redefines luxury in San Isidro de El General

The Tico Times - February 12, 2015

Even among high-end accommodations, there is a rare breed of hotel that overshadows the others with mind-blowing luxury: AltaGracia has stables full of purebred horses, an infinity…

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In Nosara, ‘jungle huts’ offer a whole new backpacker experience

The Tico Times - January 15, 2015

NOSARA, Guanacaste – The tent is big, but not too big. The bed is an air mattress, but it’s firm. The door and windows are basically just…