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How to get from Tamarindo to Rincon de la Vieja

Rincon de la Vieja is one of the most beautiful national parks in Costa Rica and is definitely worth a visit if you’re staying in Tamarindo. The easiest way to get to Rincon de la Vieja from Tamarindo is to join one of the many tours leaving from Tamarindo. These tours include transportation to and from the park, activities like rafting, zip-lining, mud baths, and many of them even include a buffet style lunch. If you’re looking to go on…

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How to get from Tamarindo to Monteverde, Costa Rica

After visiting the beautiful beaches of Tamarindo and surrounding areas you might be ready for an escape to cooler climates. A trip to Monteverde is the perfect place to visit. Monteverde is known as a cloud forest thanks to the low lying clouds present all year. A word of caution about driving to Monteverde from Tamarindo. The last 15 miles just before you reach Monteverde is extremely rough, dirt road. Take a look at this video just to see how…

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United flight makes emergency landing at Liberia, Costa Rica airport after losing engine

A United Airlines fight on Monday April 24th made an emergency landing in Liberia, Costa Rica after one of its engines overheated over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes into the flight. The plan was originally scheduled to arrive in Houston later that day. The plane was a Boeing 737-800. You can see first hand experience of one of the passengers on the flight in the video below: Jody Genessy Tweeted about the experience. One of my plane’s engines overheated over…

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How to get from Tamarindo to Arenal and La Fortuna

A trip to Costa Rica is not complete without a visit to the beautiful town of La Fortuna nestled at the base of the Arenal volcano. One things to keep in mind is that there is no city called Arenal, Arenal is the name of the volcano that heats the hot springs in and around the town of La Fortuna. If you’re planning on making the trek from Tamarindo to La Fortuna (or vice versa) my best piece of advice…

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Air France launches new direct flight from Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to Costa Rica

Starting October 20, 2017, Air France will be offering an additional flight to San José (Costa Rica), increasing its weekly flight frequency from 2 to 3 on departures from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. The new flight will increase seat capacity by 50% on this route. Flights will be operated by Boeing 777-300 equipped with 468 seats, including 14 in Business, 32 in Premium Economy and 422 in Economy class. Air France flight #430 will leave Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:25, arrives at…

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We bet you a $3 pack of cigarettes you will start smoking again in Costa Rica

Yes, you heard us right. $3 packs of cigarettes in Costa Rica. The land of “Pura Vida” is also the land of some of the cheapest cigarettes. If you’re coming from New York where a pack of cigarettes can set you back $13, or Texas where they’ll run you $7, Costa Rica is a dangerous country for those on the road to recovery. Here are the prices at a local supermarket: You’ve been warned!

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Justin Bieber banned from popular tour in Costa Rica

Justin Bieber has a concert slated for April 24 in San Jose, Costa Rica and will be spending time in the popular tourist area of Guanacaste, the gold coast of Costa Rica. But one tour in the area is banning Justin Bieber from joining the popular bar crawl based out of Tamarindo. The Beach & Pool Crawl released the following statement: “The Beach & Pool Crawl is about having fun, meeting new people, and seeing the beautiful beaches and resorts of…

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Why surf instructors make the best boyfriends

I’m going to be honest with you and assume that you have already deduced from the title of this article that anything I list is probably total bullshit. Hmm, why Surf Instructors make the best boyfriends, let’s see…reason number 1. They’re not. Duh. The terms “Surf Instructor” and “Good Boyfriend/Girlfriend” would take second for 2017’s award for “Most Messed Up Word Combo,” runner-up to “Donald Trump” and “POTUS”. Even if you want to date a surfer, you probably chose to…

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Justin Bieber coming to Guanacaste

Justin Bieber is coming to Costa Rica and headed to Guanacaste before his big concert in San Jose. And, he’s staying at the same house on the Papagayo Peninsula that the Kardashians stayed at just a month ago. You can check out the vacation home he’ll be staying at on Facebook here: Villa Manzu Hopefully Justin doesn’t run into trouble with customs when he lands in Costa Rica like this incident:

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