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6 Books You Should Be Reading If You Want to Visit Costa Rica

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Whether you want to be inspired, informed, or simply entertained, you can find a Costa Rica book out there for you. Read these books while you’re dreaming of visiting, while you’re on the plane over, or while you’re lounging in your private poolside chair at Casa Teresa Luxury Villa 1. Lonely Planet Costa Rican Spanish Phrasebook

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10 Stunning Costa Rica Photos To Inspire You To Visit

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If you’ve ever dreamed about visiting Costa Rica, there is more than enough incredible photography out there to inspire you to get out and live the Pura Vida. We’ve assembled our ten favorite Costa Rica photos (and a few fun facts) that will make you want to hop on a plane and come stay with

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How to Be a Responsible Ecotourist

Ecotourism In Casa Teresa

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

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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

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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

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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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