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How to Be a Responsible Ecotourist

Ecotourism is one of the most profitable and important industries in Costa Rica. The unparalleled natural beauty and rich biodiversity make the country one of the most incredible ecotourism destinations in the world.  Done right, visiting these locations can be great for globalization, environmental awareness, education, and sustainability. But done wrong, popular parks become cluttered,

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5 Movies That Will Make You Fall in Love With Costa Rica

Playa Escondilla and Playa Manuel Antonio, beaches in costa rica from above

Want to psych yourself up for anCosta Rica vacation before you visit in person? We’ve compiled five movies about Costa Rica or movies that use beautiful Costa Rica scenery as their backdrop to get you excited for your visit. Get inspired! 5 Movies About Costa Rica After Words (2015) Director: John FeldmanStars: Marcia Gay Harden,

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Surfing Basics for a First Timer in Costa Rica

A tropical beach lined with coconut palms and thatched huts.

Warm water, secluded beaches, and some of the most renowned coffee in the world make Costa Rica a paradise for surfers of every level. Prime surfing destinations in Costa Rica can be found right down the Pacific coast. Grab your board and join us as we share some information basics for surfing in Costa Rica.

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The Incredible Biodiversity In Costa Rica

a red eyed tree frog moving on a tree branch

Biodiversity is the variety of all living things in the world, including plants, animals, and even bacteria. According to the Embassy of Costa Rica in Washington D.C., Costa Rica takes up only 0.03 percent of the earth’s surface area but contains nearly 6% of the world’s biodiversity! If you’re lucky enough to visit Costa Rica,

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Photography Tips for Instagram & Social Media

woman standing in front of beautiful beach scenery taking a picture

Photography is the best way to capture and preserve memories of your holiday in Costa Rica. Maybe you have a killer Instagram account and you need to keep your followers updated, or maybe you just want to post your adventures to Facebook for your relatives back home to enjoy. Whether you’re a tourist or a

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Useful Spanish Travel Phrases For Costa Rica

Road signs in Spanish

You hardly need to be fluent in Spanish to be a tourist in Costa Rica, but making an effort to learn useful Spanish phrases for conversation will certainly come in handy, or at least earn you brownie points with the locals! We’ll start you off with the most important phrase, one that’ll be greeted with

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An Abridged History of Costa Rica’s Vibrant Tourism

A Costa Rican beach with blue boats and lush forest

Have you ever wondered how the relatively small country of Costa Rica became the most visited nation in Central America? We at Casa Teresa are going to take a dip into Costa Rica’s history to answer that question while exploring the origins of its tourism industry and the story of how it became the fantastic

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A Typical Day in Santa Teresa

Woman sitting on car near tropical mountain

No two people are going to have exactly the same experience when they visit Santa Teresa; it’s part of what makes our slice of this tropical paradise so special. That said, we have a pretty good idea of what a great day on the beach tends to look like. Join us for this glimpse at

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The Handmade Jewelry Makers of Santa Teresa

Assorted selection of gems and stones

Santa Teresa isn’t just home to great surf, delicious food, and more types of exotic wildlife than you can count. We also play host to some of the most talented jewelers in the entire Pacific. If you want something a little more solid than memories or photographs to bring back with you from your trip

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