Costa Rica

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Costa Rica — Appropriately enough for a country whose national mantra is pura vida (pure life), ecotourism is the major draw in Costa Rica. One of the most biodiverse countries on the planet – home to 4 percent of the world’s species – this stable, safe, and still affordable Central American democracy boasts dense rainforests, tropical beaches, unique cultural attractions, fresh eats, and a growing number of luxury resorts.

Why Go

For the wide range of landscapes and activities sure to please eco-tourists, adrenaline junkies, and beach bums alike.

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Deal Alert: Warm-Weather Packages for Winter, $270+ Off

November 18, 2014 by Kristine Hansen

If you’re yearning to flee the coop this winter for a little heat, Apple Vacations wants to help you out. Its Winter Super Salekicks into effect for select ... Read More »

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What's Your Craziest Flying Experience?

October 29, 2014 by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

We've all heard the familiar adage it's the journey that matters, not the destination -- at least when it comes to crazy travel stories. With all of the ... Read More »

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How to: Experience Costa Rica and Nicaragua in One Trip

October 15, 2014 by Pamela Jacobs

Long known as a mecca for surfers and sun-seekers, Costa Rica is, has been, and always will be a hotspot. But what many travelers are only just starting to ... Read More »

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Where Travelers Can Celebrate National Coffee Day

September 25, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

For some of us, every day is unofficially Coffee Day, but the official National Coffee Day is just around the corner: September 29. Celebrate by pouring yourself ... Read More »

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July 21, 2014 by Tommy Burson

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