Costa Rica Archive

More Luxury Rooms at Arenal: Nayara Hotel Costa Rica

First there was Tabacon, then The Springs, and now there is another luxury hotel to choose from in the Arenal Volcano area of Costa Rica: Nayara Hotel, Spa, and Gardens. It took us a while to get someone into this resort I’m afraid. Nayara has already gotten write-ups in the major travel magazines and even […]

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Sleek and Seductive: Kura Design Villas in Costa Rica

What gets your heart racing when you look out your bedroom window? If it’s a terrific panoramic view of the ocean, framed by lush green vegetation, then Kura Design Villas might be your paradise. Perched high on a hillside above Uvita, Costa Rica, near the famed “Whale’s Tail” protruding from the shore, this resort has […]

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Lapa Rios Reserve in Costa Rica Gets Permanent Conservation Easement

One of my greatest family travel memories is when the three of us stayed at Lapa Rios Ecolodge on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. Sure, the views were stunning and the food was good, but what made it special was the incredible array of wildlife we saw. For the story and photos, see this […]

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Real Estate Reboot on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

Like most markets that were closely tied to the U.S. housing market, the central Pacific Coast in Costa Rica went through quite a downturn the past few years. Investors who previously could depend on rapid appreciation saw their home values level off or fall. In some cases they fell quite a bit. Situations like this […]

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Are There Any Microbrews in Latin America?

Pity the poor beer connoisseur heading to Latin America. In many countries, one brand dominates. In others there are several labels—all brewed by the same company. In general it’s a sea of light lagers meant to be served very cold on a hot day. Mexico has long brewed some of the best beers around, but […]

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A Clipper Ship Sailing Cruise to Costa Rica

We haven’t run all that many cruising features in Luxury Latin America, partly because many of them are three-week affairs that land in multiple cities in South America. Costa Rica is not so long though, so one of our writers sailed down on a Star Clipper cruise that made multiple stops there. On a real […]

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