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The complete guide to surfing Pavones a.k.a “Dannyland”

Pavones is a magical place. It’s one of the longest left breaking waves in the world situated in a town that seems 50 years behind every other city in Costa Rica. There’s a lot of information floating around the internet about this place, but I’ve broken a simple guide to surfing Pavones. Where to stay, where to eat, and what to bring along with your journey to this magical place. Booties are your best friends Yes, you might look like…

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WhatsApp Web now available for iPhone users!

Good news for those of us with cramped fingers and thumbs from typing on our iPhone screens. WhatsApp is now available online for iPhone users, something that was in the past only available to Android users. Here’s the good news straight from the horses mouth: To provide you with a richer communication experience, WhatsApp is now accessible both on your phone and your computer. WhatsApp Web is a computer based extension of the WhatsApp account on your phone. The messages you…

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What to do if there’s a scorpion in the shower and other lessons from Costa Rica

Kill it! You kill the scorpion of course! That may sound terrifying but scorpions in Costa Rica are actually NBD. They say their scare is worse then their sting and they are only a 6 on a scale of 1-10 pain factor and you’re fine in an hour. But just be to safe, kill it anyway. My year living in Costa Rica, I’ve learned about the scorpions (I’ve killed three so far) and about countless other things that can help…

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5 must have apps when travelling in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is different than the United States. That’s pretty obvious. If you’re planning on visiting the beaches of Costa Rica you wouldn’t pack a ski jacket. The same is true for apps on your phone. So before you head down to the land of Pura Vida and Guaro make sure to download these 3 apps to make your trip run smoother. TripAdvisor This is THE app to make sure you have a great vacation. Think of TripAdvisor as the…

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Top 5 reasons to date a girl who practices yoga

I am not a practitioner of yoga mainly because I think it’s a bit creepy when there’s only one guy in a yoga class full of women. BUT, I do appreciate women who practice yoga and think that it’s a huge plus when considering to date a girl. Without further ado, presenting the top 5 reasons to date a girl who practices yoga. Less Drama Yoga is all about releasing stress and “finding balance” which equals less drama in your…

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The 5 people you meet on a sunset sail

There’s nothing like a good sunset sail to get some snorkeling in, see the ocean, and catch a few rays. But after going on one too many of these sunset cruises out of Tamarindo, I started to recognize a pattern of some of the characters that frequent the high seas off of Tamarindo. 1. The obsessive instagrammer A photo posted by Yasmin Oweidah (@yasmin.jaz) on Feb 13, 2016 at 10:05pm PST You’re the only one to miss the green flash…

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How to rent a car in Costa Rica for $2.28 a day

Yep, that’s right. $2.28 a day! Here’s the receipt to prove it: For 3 days that comes to a total of $6.84! Sounds too good to be true? Exactly! And that’s the point of this article. While you may find unbelievably cheap rental car prices when booking online for Costa Rican car rentals, keep in mind the fine print. By Costa Rican law you are required to buy the mandatory minimum coverage which usually comes to about $23 per day…

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