Costa Rica Archive

Score 4 Free Nights in a Luxury Condo in Costa Rica!

Sorry kids, this contest is closed! Luxury Latin America turned four years old this month, so we’re celebrating by giving our readers a chance to score four nights in the lap of luxury on the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica. We’ve teamed up with one of our long-time partners, Mead Brown Costa Rica Vacation Rentals, […]

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Latitude 10 Luxe Eco-resort in Costa Rica

We don’t make it a habit to review inns with only five rooms, but we made an exception for this luxury home turned small hotel in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. Latitude 10 is small, yes, and as with many resorts in Costa Rica, you are asked to sweat a bit for the sake […]

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Ron Centenario 9-year Rum: Like Warm Liquid Caramel

One of the nice things about traveling through Central America is that it’s easy to find really good rum for a ridiculously low price. I’m especially partial to the Ron Zacapa 15-year rum from Guatemala, but this 9-year Ron Centenario Conmemorativo bottle I picked up at a supermarket in Costa Rica has to be the […]

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Birds-eye View of Costa Rica with Nature Air

The first time I visited Costa Rica three years ago, I saw way too much of it from the window of a van, while bouncing along bad roads. This time I vowed to spend more time where I wanted to be and to get a big picture view of the country from above. After four […]

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Costa Rica Creating Medical Retirement Clusters

In a move designed to lure more Americans to Costa Rica, the country is designating certain areas with good medical facilities to be “retirement clusters.” The country wants to better compete with Panama and Mexico, both destinations that have lured lots of retirees with the combination of lower costs and good hospitals. The Tico Times […]

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The Divergent Paths of Government in Latin America

Our hearts go out to those Chileans affected by the horrible 8.8 Richter Scale quake that hit the country over the weekend. For those in the center of the action, all the preparation in the world could only do so much. Thankfully there was plenty of preparation, however, so the news has been quick to […]

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