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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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Top 5 must do Costa Rica wedding activities.

If you’re planning to get married in Costa Rica, you’re likely going to have a lot of people flying down from all over for your big day. Here are some suggestions for what you and your guests can do before and after your big wedding day in Costa Rica. 1. Beach & Pool...

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Public access to Playa Conchal now restricted

Playa Conchal is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. The beach is made up of tiny seashells and crystal clear blue water for most of the year, but things are about to change when it come the public accessing the beach. On March 21 the Tribunal...

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Costa Rica military boats made in the U.S.A. arriving soon

Costa Rica’s military is about to receive two boats thanks to the generous donation of the United States government. The boats were sent off from Baltimore in the video below: The patrols boats should reach Costa Rica by the end of April. Roman Macaya, the Costa Rica...

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New direct flight from Costa Rica to Switzerland

Edelweiss, a Switzerland based airline announced a third weekly flight to Costa Rica direct from Zurich, Switzerland. Mauricio Ventura, the Costa Rican Minister of Tourism, made the announcement. Less than a year ago, we announced that this prestigious airline, a...

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Planet Hollywood Beach Resort opening in Costa Rica Fall 2018

More good news for tourists looking to escape to Costa Rica. Planet Hollywood just announced plans for a beach front resort in the Guanacaste province. Opening Fall 2018  • Brand new entertainment themed resort with authentic Hollywood memorabilia • Savour signature...

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Toronto to Costa Rica round-trip for only $334!

More great airfare deals are coming out for those looking to escape Canada’s winter and enjoy the tropical sunshine of Costa Rica. Copa Airlines has a round trip from Toronto to San Jose, Costa Rica with 1 stop for $334 in May. Similarly priced flights can also be...

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Reader submitted flyer

For those readers who didn’t see our latest postings on Facebook, we wanted to share a Weekly Crawler reader submitted flyer to deal with the horse poop issue on the beaches. Thanks Birdie for the great poster! One step closer to cleaning up the...

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The #1 problem with Costa Rica nobody is willing to deal with.

Costa Rica is paradise, heaven on earth, but it’s a country with problems as well. Some of the problems are easy to hide, others are easy to see, and unfortunately easy to smell as well. You might even accidentally step in the #1 problem Costa Rica has right now, or...

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Things to do in Tamarindo at night

Tamarindo, Costa Rica is a beach town known worldwide for its nightlife and party scene. If you’re in town, chances are you can find something to do any night of the week in Tamarindo. Whether it’s Reggae Night at Pacifico Bar or the popular Friday night at Crazy...

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How to get from Liberia Airport to Playa Grande

There are a couple of different ways to get from the Liberia Airport (officially known as Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport) to Playa Grande. There are 4 main options for the trip depending on your budget and how much time you have. 1. Shuttle A shared or...

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How to travel to Costa Rica for free

If you’re short on money but have the desire to visit one of the most beautiful countries in the world, there’s an easy way to get to Costa Rica for free. Thanks to Costa Rica’s vibrant tourism driven economy, several airlines have direct flights daily to Costa Rica’s...

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Excursions in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Top 5 things to do.

If you’re planning a trip to Tamarindo, Costa Rica you don’t want to miss out on these excursions. From zip lining to sailing, these top 5 excursions will make sure you don’t miss out on anything Costa Rica has to offer. 1. Beach & Pool Crawl It’s Sunday Funday and a...

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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...

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Costa Rica is NOT Puerto Rico

Seems like every Gringo in the United States and Canada was sleeping or home sick during geography class. With the recent devastation of Puerto Rico, many expats living in Costa Rica have friends and family asking them if everything is ok. We are here to tell you that...

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Installing a Security System in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful destination to move to or retire in, expats that relocate here are among the happiest in the world, although it is one most safeties places in Central America in general, it has more unsafe places than others, if you live in the...

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Esplendor Tamarindo Hotel Review

The Esplendor Hotel in Tamarindo is one of the best value hotels in the Tamarindo area. Prices for rooms average around $100 night and include a free breakfast buffet. One of the best things about the Esplendor is that every room has an ocean view. The hotel is...

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Outkast visits Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Big Boi and Andre 3000 along with several members of their entourage recently visited Tamarindo, Costa Rica for a bit of rest and relaxation. Unlike the Kardashian’s visit to Costa Rica, the duo and their crew were welcomed with open arms to Costa Rica, except for one...

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