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  • Great place to relax

    "This place was not only relaxing, but the 'extras' offered made all the difference. The layout of the home was perfect for our family, large enough to have our own space, and everyone could have their own bedroom and bathroom. The bedsheets (and towels) were high quality, paired with black out curtains, and supremely quiet community- I had the best sleep I've had in years! The common areas were awesome and the furniture was comfortable- which was important to us too. The beaches were a short walk and were everything we had hoped for. Peaceful and relaxing! Highly recommend!"
    Guest: T Fydell Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: October 7, 2014
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  • Exclusive Beach Front, & Beautiful home!

    "My family and I stayed at this place for 4 days and loved it. There were amazing views of the beach (especially at sunset), the kids loved the pool and being able to walk across the beach road to the beach. The beach was nearly empty all the time. We virtually had the whole beach to ourselves! The home was clean and beautiful. The caretaker, Olivier, was extremely helpful. He was available to assist us with any needs/concerns throughout our stay. The only critique we have is that the beds in the master suite (in front of the pool), and the one in the main home were very hard and uncomfortable. Otherwise, everything else was wonderful! Highly recommend it!"
    Guest: Cassie Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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  • we got there at night so it was a bit difficult to find at first but once you got know Samara, it's

    "I already miss the place, beautiful beaches,exotic animal, great people. Can't wait to go back."
    Guest: gil Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 5, 2014
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  • Simply the Best!

    "Can honestly say that this was the nicest accommodation that we have found in the six years we have vacationed in Costa Rica. From the moment we arrived Ed and Joanne were attentive and helpful. The open air living space was beautifully appointed and comfortable. Would totally recommend!"
    Guest: C2CR Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 31, 2014
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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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