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Round trip flights to Costa Rica from U.S. for January 2018 under $400!

Good news for those who haven’t yet booked a winter getaway trip yet. Several airlines are offering incredible deals on round trip flights to Costa Rica for under $400! All the flights below arrive into the Liberia Airport, which is close to the best beaches in Costa Rica. From Baltimore/Washington, D.C. $383.62 on Southwest Airlines From Houston (Hobby) $353.52 on Southwest Airlines From Dallas $426.12 on Southwest Airlines From New York City area $462.12 on Delta Airlines   These are…

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The South Park episode Costa Rica doesn’t want you to see

There’s been a lot of T.V. made in Costa Rica or about Costa Rica. From the Kardashians to The Bachelor. But one of the most controversial TV pieces about Costa Rica comes from the creators of South Park in an episode titled “Rainforest Shmainforest” from Season 3 Episode 1. The episode was so bad that the Costa Rica government was “not amused” with the episode. Costa Rica’s Tourism Minister Carlos Benavides had this to say about the episode: We should…

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Costa Rica baseball factory makes all Major League baseballs

If you thought Costa Rica was a country only focused on football (soccer) you couldn’t be farther from the truth. Costa Rica is home to a Rawlings factory that produces all the baseballs for the Major League. The factory is located in Turrialba, Costa Rica. This factory produces around 2.4 million baseballs a year. There are over 300 qualified stitchers who work on making the baseballs. During a Major League baseball game over 100 balls are used. You can see…

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The Bachelor comes to Tamarindo, Costa Rica

First there was Justin Bieber, then the Kardashians, then Outkast, now The Bachelor has visited Costa Rica. The Bachelor (Canadian version) filmed in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. You can check out a preview of the show below: And don’t forget Tom Brady has a house in Costa Rica, but he visits so much it’s rarely newsworthy!

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Ticos are not Americans

There are several lies circulating around Costa Rica you will discover when you visit here (like Costa Rica not having a military). One of the biggest ones is that Ticos are Americans. Ticos are not Americans. via GIPHY Ticos get frustrated when people from the United States of America call themselves Americans. Ticos explain that since Costa Rica is located in Central America, they are also Americans. This is simply not the case. Canada and Mexico are also located in…

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Killer whales spotted in Costa Rica VIDEO

It’s not every day that you hear about killer whales, or orcas, spotted in the waters of Costa Rica. But that’s exactly what happened near Cocos Island when 6 killer whales were filmed underwater hunting and killing a tiger shark: The King’s Fall from Edwar Herreño on Vimeo. Edwar Herrerno filmed this amazing sequence and said, “After 20 years diving, 10 of them at Cocos Island; she gave me the most incredible experience so far at sea. We were witness…

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The #1 reason backpackers are choosing Central America over Europe

It’s been a tough summer for travelers trying to enjoy Europe. From the terror attacks in Barcelona in August to the attacks in the Tube in London on September 15, many travelers are choosing Central America over Europe. In the past, the reason for choosing to backpack Central America over Europe was that it was considerably cheaper. But now more travelers and backpackers are choosing Central America because it is safer than Europe. Travelers feel more at ease in Nicaragua than France…

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The #1 tropical destination that has never been hit by a hurricane

If you’ve been paying attention to any of the recent hurricanes to crash through the Caribbean you might be wondering to yourself if there’s a safe place to travel to that hasn’t been affected by these hurricanes. The answer is Costa Rica. Costa Rica has not been directly hit by a hurricane since record keeping started in 1851 for hurricanes. People often confuse Puerto Rico with Costa Rica, but Costa Rica is a long way from Puerto Rico. If you’re…

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