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  • Great Time

    "These pictures accurately reflect the property. The pool is nice, the house is very nice. There were 8 of us, 2 families and it was comfortable. It's within walking distance to Tamarindo. We did have an issue with the stove but Management fixed it right away. We had a great time and I would book this house again if we ever get back to Costa Rica. Pura Vida."
    Guest: Gary K. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 3, 2015
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  • The best lemonade ever!!

    "After our daughter's wedding got cancelled, we were looking for some place where we could make lemonade out of lemons. And boy, did we! First off, Chloe was great to work with, answering all of our questions, giving suggestions about various activities, and giving practical advice about how to get around, where to buy groceries, rent a car, etc. We were a group of 11 adults and 3 children. The Oceana house was perfect for us. In addition to the beautiful view and breezes, we loved the pool, the covered patio, and the soccer field. We decided to use the driver and van rather than rent our own van and we were thrilled with that service. Our driver, Ronald, was fabulous. Always on time, patient and helpful. We all fit in one van - car seats and all. We did rent a smaller car which was helpful for runs to the store or for shuttling people/babies to and from the beach. We used the catering service for two of our meals. It was so nice to come back to a delicious and plentiful meal after a day of activities. Chloe introduced us to some local women she uses as babysitters who spoke English and Spanish. They were so good with the children. Chloe made the reservations for activities that catered to our needs. We wanted more adventure than the standard tourist activities so our activities included a class IV river rafting run, the Superman zip line in addition to the canopy zip line, surfing, hiking to Tres Pilas and then cliff jumping into the pools, and going on the Rain Maker night tour in the jungle. Daniel, Chloe's husband, and his friends were excellent surf instructors who even climbed the coconut trees and gave us all agua de pipa to drink. Our biggest frustration was that some of the activities took longer than expected primarily because of drive time. With small children this was hard. Also, some of the activities included meals which we didn't realize until we got to the activity. This trip was the adventure of a life time. We'd love to come again and will stay at Pura Vida if we do. Thank you Chloe and Daniel. You're the best!!"
    Guest: Julie P. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: February 11, 2015
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  • Los Suenos

    "This was truly an exceptional vacation. HRG Properties & Rentals did an excellent job finding the perfect rental.Our condo was beautifully appointed with a view and all the necessary amenities. The Los Suenos Resort was a tropical paradise with well maintained grounds and sparkling pools. HRG was very attentive to our needs and beyond their duties to make sure we had the perfect stay at Los Suenos. I highly recommend using HGR. I will be back and I will use HGR."
    Guest: Sandy Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 4, 2015
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  • A perfect spot to stay in Manuel Antonio

    "We rented the top two units at Villa Azul and it was exactly what we wanted, and better than we expected. The units are very spacious and perfect for two couples or six people. The covered decks are wonderful places to sit and take in the views and the jacuzzi is perfect for watching the sunset. We also made good use of the new pool. The location is convenient to everything. Jean is the perfect host. He can book all of your tours, and will give great recommendations on where to eat. I can't imagine finding a better spot to stay."
    Guest: Gord S. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 10, 2015
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Costa Rica Travel Tips

Costa Rica is a paradise for eco-tourists. With 27 percent of the land dedicated to national reserves and more than 500,000 different plant and animal species, Costa Rica is no ordinary walk in the park. You can soar over the rainforest canopy on ziplines, hit the waves for world-class surfing or go on exotic hikes that will leave you in awe. From coast to coast, this Central American gem is a must-see.

Nicoya Peninsula

Boasting more than 80 miles of shoreline stretching from the northern air lowlands to the southern moist hills, the Nicoya Peninsula is packed with beach towns, powdery sands and affordable getaways for all. Its beaches are its crown jewel, as they’re ideal for an assortment of water sports, including snorkeling, scuba-diving and surfing. The surf here is always up, and is deemed one of the best spots for the sport in the world. Shred the waves in the morning, and then take the kids to the turtle beaches or subterranean caves. The Peninsula is divided into two provinces, Gaunacaste in the north, and Puntarenas in the south, but you may want to explore it all.

Manuel Antonio

Less than two hours north of San Jose lies Manuel Antonio National Park, where the rainforest meets the sea. There are four main beaches here: Espadilla Sur, Playita, Teloro and of course, Manuel Antonio, all of which are bursting with marine biodiversity and amazing coral reefs. Be careful, though, as there are rip currents.

Manuel Antonio is only one of two places in the country where you can see all four kinds of monkeys: howler, white-faced, spider and squirrel varieties. Once you’ve got your monkey fix, rent a fishing charter for an afternoon of family fun reeling in fish that are as big as you are. You’ll find sailfish, blue marlin, red snapper and tuna that’ll have you rattling off epic fishing tales to your friends. Last but not least, speed down the legendary ziplines that hang in the tops of the trees for a thrill of a lifetime. Don’t worry, safety is key.

San Jose

With a population of 309,000, San Jose constitutes roughly 40 percent of the country’s total. It comes equipped with your usual commercial stores and side-street cafes, yet also showcases the National Theatre (Teatro Nacional). The amazing opera house is decked out in golden ceilings and marble staircases where you can watch a variety of different acts. Everything that glitters is gold in the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum (Museo del Oro Precolombino), a three-story underground structure below the Plaza de Cultura. The museum houses Central America’s largest collection of pre-Columbian gold jewelry. To practice your Spanish and socialize with the locals, head down to Parque Central, and for serious foodies, be sure to eat at the Hotel Grano de Oro, where you’ll find fine dining amidst a gorgeous ambience.

Arenal Volcano

This behemoth volcano is a cornerstone of Costa Rican wonders. It is located in the 29,960-acre Arenal National Park and in 2010, was said to have moved into a resting state. Interestingly enough, 75 percent of all bird species found in the country can be spotted here. You can partake in a list of adventures for days, but the special ones to try are waterfall rappelling, whitewater rafting and hiking through the breathtaking jungle. You can even go spelunking in caves as you glimpse the colorful fish and frogs all over the rocks, or head to the Butterfly Exhibit in Castillo for a whole metamorphosis of fun.

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Yes, you read correctly, Cloud Forest. Located in the Tilaran Mountains northwest of the capital San Jose, Monte Verde is a wonderland for biodiversity buffs. Its lush jungle is teeming with wildlife, such as the red-eyed tree frogs that you find in National Geographic. It also hosts the longest zipline in the country, and insightful guided nature tours where a professional will point out bits of the flora and fauna that will blow you away. The night tours are a blast as well. Don’t forget to step across the Sky Walk, a series of suspension bridges with well-maintained walking paths that will take you through the canopy of the tropical forest.

Costa Rica is perfect for all ages. It’s animal-filled adventures and charismatic coastlines practically breed excitement. From volcanic peaks to vast rainforests to a culture that places family at the heart of life, Costa Rica is an end-all be-all getaway.

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