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Top things to do in Tamarindo if you aren’t into surfing

Wondering what to activities to do in Tamarindo if you aren’t into surfing. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  While Tamarindo is one of the best places to learn to surf with several consistent breaks, there are the rare few, myself included, who prefer to skip the surfing. With the whole town consumed with surfing, how could you possibly figure out something else to do, right? Wrong! Here are some of my favorite activities to do in a surfer’s paradise…

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Continued civil unrest expected in Nicaragua May 25-27, 2018

More bad news out of Nicaragua. This is the latest from the U.S. Embassy in Managua:   “Demonstrations are expected to take place the evening of May 25, 2018, and there is a strong possibility of continued civil unrest throughout the weekend across the country. The U.S. Embassy in Managua reminds U.S. citizens in Nicaragua that several Nicaraguan laws could be construed to prohibit foreigners from participating in demonstrations, marches, and protests. Article 1 of the Nicaraguan Constitution prohibits foreign…

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The best tours and activities in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

If you’re planning a trip to Tamarindo, Costa Rica and looking for some unforgettable tours and activities, make sure to check out our recommendations below. We’ve broken this list down into the top things to do in Tamarindo. Add your own in the comments if you can think of an experience people shouldn’t miss out on while visiting Tamarindo. 5. Sunset Catamaran Cruise Nothing better than catching the sunset on a boat and enjoying an open bar with your best…

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Why La Fortuna/Arenal is better than Monteverde

Vacation time is limited for most people coming from the U.S. to visit Costa Rica, and while visiting every single destination in Costa Rica would be amazing, it’s just not possible. Many tourists try to fit in visits to both La Fortuna/Arenal and Monteverde, but if you’re crunched for time, you can skip Monteverde and go straight to La Fortuna/Arenal The “Cloud Forest” Lie One of the draws of Monteverde is that it’s located in a “cloud forest”. Whoever came…

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3 killed during protests in Nicaragua

The situation in Nicaragua is not getting any better. Most recently 3 people where shot during protests against the government. The victims were Carlos Miranda, 19; Kevin Valle, 19; and Alejandro Vega, 53. This brings the estimated number of deaths up to 63 people since the protests have begun. This is a report from an eyewitness in Nicaragua: Roads are also being blocked, even in tourist areas: There are even reports of the Nicaragua government preparing to put a pause…

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Yes, Ticos will call you FAT.

Ticos aren’t known to mince words when it comes to weight issues. If you’ve added on some pounds since last seeing your Tico friend, be warned, they will mention it! This video does a good job explaining how/why Ticos will call you fat. Comments comments

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U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua issues curfew for government personnel.

The U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua just released the following statement: Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (April 24, 2018) Civil unrest throughout Nicaragua continues to affect normal Embassy operations, and the Embassy is currently available by phone for emergencies only. Until further notice, travel by U.S. government personnel within Nicaragua is restricted to the hours between 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., with restrictions on driving on Carretera Masaya North from rotunda Centroamerica and near all universities. Restrictions on…

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Peace Corps volunteers evacuated from Nicaragua

More news from the situation in Nicaragua. The U.S. Embassy in Managua just announced that Peace Corps volunteers in the country will be evacuated: Message to U.S. Citizens – April 23, 2018: Demonstration Alert A large demonstration is expected to take place on April 23 beginning at 3:00 p.m. near the Metrocentro rotunda in Managua. The demonstration may attract violence and elicit a police response. Travel by U.S. government personnel within Nicaragua is restricted, and additional restrictions on movements by…

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