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Get to Know Guanacaste With all the Comfort!

Get to Know Guanacaste With all the Comfort!

August 18, 2018

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The North Pacific region, commonly known as the Gold Coast, is one of the most emblematic regions of Costa Rica. In this region, you can see a strong Guanacastecan culture which attracts hundreds of foreigners and nationals. Its plains, farms, beaches, and mountains are the excellent combination. If you are planning on moving to this region or a dream vacation, I will recommend you three of the most exclusive and impressive residences to visit. Here, nature, beach, and luxury combine creating the perfect lifestyle.

Las Catalinas

  • One of the newest developments, located beachfront of the white sand beaches called Danta and Dantita. The project was designed with colonial colorful houses with a specific distribution order for the luxurious lifestyle to mix with nature and wildlife. Likewise, its streets have panoramic views, enhancing the beauty of the place and creating a feeling of relaxation at all times. It has a beautiful beach club that includes an infinity pool with a restaurant overlooking the sea.
  • On the beach, there is also a restaurant that opens onto a playground for children. Equipment is provided for activities ranging from boogie, surf, and exploring the area with snorkeling and kayaking. Likewise, it is a great place for lovers of hiking and mountain biking since it has 25 km of hiking trails and 25km bike routes.

Reserva Conchal

  • It is considered one of the most recognized resorts, golf and spa development of 930 hectares in the North Pacific. A luxurious residential located beachfront of Playa Conchal, one of the most acclaimed beaches in this region. The name “Conchal” means shell, this is because of the unique texture of the sand that is made from thousands of millions of little-crushed pieces of shells. It is composed of a large luxury hotel and different condominiums with private houses for rent or sale. It is one of the most sought-after areas for rentals during the high season since its proximity to the white sand beach and turquoise water that provides great comfort. In addition, there is a private access to the beach club that offers different restaurants, poolside service, access to the fitness center and the wellness spa, in which they implement the most innovative relaxation techniques. The beach club and shared area are great for New Years and Christmas most eccentric and elegant celebrations. It is also well known for other events such as weddings and massive corporate events. The delicacy of its construction and decoration blend perfectly with the beautiful beach. A place not to be missed.

Hacienda Pinilla

  • Located in the area of Playa Avellanas and Playa Langosta you will find this elegant beachfront development of 4500 hectares. It has 3 of the best beaches found on the Gold Coast with direct access in different sectors. It mixes elegant properties and details with nature. Upon entering the property you will see forests and land for sale, as well as the different direct accesses to the beach. Further on, precious residences begin to appear, most maintain a colonial hacienda style making reference to Guanacaste’s finest folklore. There are also modern houses and small condominiums. Like other exclusive residential areas, it offers fine dining and contains a large luxury beach club with food service, gym, spa and daily activities. For surfers, the three beaches located within the complex have unmissable waves and are recognized for it. It is a quite renamed place especially during the high season, in which the beach club is used for end of the year and Christmas celebrations, weddings and private parties.

The Pacific coast has a great variety of wonders to discover. These 3 projects are very luxurious and can give you all the comfort and satisfaction of knowing one of the most beautiful regions in Costa Rica in the best way.

Sea turtles offer a unique and natural spectacle in Costa Rican shores

Sea turtles offer a unique and natural spectacle in Costa Rican shores

August 7, 2018

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Between the months of July thru October, you’ll be able to observe one of the most beautiful natural phenomena: the nesting of turtles. Every year, hundreds of turtles come to the beaches of Costa Rica to lay their eggs, while others are born and start hatching from their eggs towards the sea simultaneously.

Biologists and scientists have different theories about why turtles nest and hatch massively and simultaneously. Many believe that they have a photographic memory of the beach and the stars, that’s why they return each year to the same place to lay their eggs. Others believe that this happens massively to prevent big depredators in the area.

Some turtles arrive at the shore during the sunset, but it is not until night when the sky is clear and the moon’s first quarter lights up the beach when this process takes place.

They crawl with great difficulty through the sand up to more than 20 meters away from the shore, which prevents the high tide from taking the eggs. Once positioned, they start digging in a hole of almost the same size as them and approximately 75 centimeters deep so that the eggs receive the heat and humidity necessary. It is a very harsh process where sometimes while hatching, you can see the turtle crying. Each one leaves between 100-150 eggs at least, that are born 45 days later. After expelling all the eggs, the turtle covers the hole again with sand and crushes it with its fins, making sure that the grounds are secured. Once the process is over, the turtle returns to the sea, and leave the eggs behind, never knowing their offsprings.

Once these little turtles are born, they come out of their eggs and climb among themselves to unearth the hole where their mother left them. Here begins their way to the water, full of obstacles. Some eggs never hatch, others have a difficult time coming out of the hole and can’t make it through. Also, once they are out, they can be eaten by larger predators such as dogs, crabs, birds, and even man. Others are eaten on the road, some can not stand the currents and are dragged to the beach again and again without being able to reach the sea.

The whole hatching and nesting process can be sighted by tourists, on a regular basis. Most of the National Parks in which this type of event happens offer tours to watch these turtles. You can go to Ostional National Park, Guanacaste which includes the beaches of Nosara and Guiones, one of the most famous places for the show. Also in Guanacaste, Las Baulas National Marine Park, consisting of four beaches: Playa Grande, Playa Langosta, Playa Ventanas and Playa Carbon. Another famous place in the Caribbean is the incredible Tortuguero National Park. One of the most touristic areas for this magical experience. It is important to be aware that these animals also spawn on other unprotected beaches or where there are no nearby refuge centers. It is essential to be aware of this and not bother in the process of both spawning and returning to the sea of small turtles. It is in its nature and is the normal cycle of this.

Be ready to walk on the beach during dawn, sometimes you can watch small quantities but sometimes you’ll be lucky to find thousands of turtles leaving their eggs. Nevertheless, this wonderful gift from nature is something worth watching. This is an activity that can be enjoyed by everyone, children, and grown-ups. Something not to be missed!

Famous People That Love Costa Rica

Famous People That Love Costa Rica

July 28, 2018

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There is no doubt that Costa Rica is a paradise chosen by many tourists internationally. What does impress, is the number of stars and celebrities that visit our country every year. Those who come, fall in love and are usually recurrent in their visits to different areas of Costa Rica. They not only choose our paradisiacal beaches, they also take refuge in the mountains and volcanoes, where they can have all the privacy while getting to know the most beautiful corners of our country.

Starting with a very popular couple that is seen really often in Costa Rica: Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady. The famous Patriots player and the Brazilian top model of Victoria’s Secret travel with their children. They bought a private residence in Santa Teresa some time ago, in a secluded location further away from the beach in order to have total privacy. They are usually seen at the beach during the mornings when Tom can surf calmly. Gisele also participates in different yoga classes in the area and has been invited to fashion discussions and events in San Jose. Recently, In their social media profiles, they are seen enjoying the area of San Carlos and doing activities such as canopy and horseback riding with the entire family. If you visit Santa Teresa, keep your eyes wide open for this popular couple, they tend to be there a lot!

Other celebrities that have been seen in the Mal País area several times are the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Mel Gibson, Mathew McConaughey, Matt Damon, Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus. All opt for private transport and places of maximum discretion to spend their holidays in peace. However, they do not deprive themselves of visiting the beach towns and the restaurants at night. Matt Damon was found several times dining at beach bars with his entire family. Miley and Liam were photographed spending a whole day on the beach in their beachfront penthouse, surfing and sunbathing. Undoubtedly, this beach has a great attraction for tourists and famous people think so too.

Bono, the emblematic singer of U2, secretly visited the country on several occasions. Very rarely the press realizes that celebrities of such high level are here. On one of his vacations, after spending several days on the Pacific coast they hired an ATV tour and his wife suffered a minor accident. She was transferred immediately to a private hospital in San Jose, and there the press was waiting for them there. The hospital had total discretion and tried to make them feel comfortable by prohibiting the press’s entrance. They did not realize that many of the patients were fans of him and his music. Several were able to take pictures with Bono, but he decided to stay in the room accompanying his wife.

In 2017 Costa Rica received the famous Kardashian family. They arrived on a private flight, in which they were then transferred to one of the most luxurious mansions of Papagayo, in the Pacific Coast. The penthouse is surrounded by nature and has 8 private suites, a spa, marble bathrooms, several pools, staff, security and a fantastic ocean view. They also visited the San Carlos area, the Arenal Volcano specifically. They bathed in rivers and thermal waters and went rafting. They used private transportation to travel around the country, they used small planes and helicopters, always with their security. Each day, they had a photo session in which they showed incredible landscapes and their glamorous lifestyle. You can imagine, a vacation in the best Kardashian style!

It is said that Keylor Navas, the Real Madrid goalkeeper, has promoted the country among his colleagues on the team. On these previous days, the French player, Raphael Verane, decided to rest after winning the world cup on the beaches and mountains of Costa Rica.

Oftenly, these stars try to go unnoticed. After all, they seek to rest and be able to spend quiet vacations, get off the radar for a while. They use private transportation and stay in luxury homes away from the crowds, but always trying to know every special corner that Costa Rica has to offer.

The famous reaffirm that our country is a natural beauty

July 25th, A Day to Celebrate!

July 25th, A Day to Celebrate!

July 21, 2018

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194 years have passed since the province of Nicoya was annexed to our beautiful country. A gift, a jewel that makes Costa Rica a more attractive country for locals and foreign people. In addition to expanding the national territory, the annexation benefited our country in many ways, both in terms of trade and tourism.

How did this happen? It’s a short story with a great happy ending.

Nicoya is a region located north of Costa Rica, on the Pacific side and borders Nicaragua.

In 1812 Nicoya it was an independent territory managed in civil and administrative matters by the general captaincy of Guatemala, as well as all of Central America.

In this same year, the province of Costa Rica, (belonging to the general captaincy of Guatemala) did not have the maximum population to attend the summit of Cadiz, where the independence of the Central American countries was generated. It was then when Nicoya decided to join Costa Rica temporarily so that they could complete the amount of population required and thus be a participant in the independence of the Central American countries.

Nicaragua showed great interest in the rich region of Nicoya as well. However, Nicaragua was going through a stage of internal conflicts and national problems. On the other hand, Costa Rica has always had a better connection and relationship that was forged years ago, the people felt more identified with our country.

For this reason, Nicoya decided to call his people to an open town meeting and that is how on July 25, 1824, they decided to join Costa Rica, by their own decision on a democratic basis.

The annexation not only contributed on economic means for its rich commercial side. By acquiring this land people could also benefit from its beautiful and extensive beaches, its plains and farms so characteristic of this region. In addition, a very important contribution was the cultural side.

The cultural richness of the Guanacaste is unique! They spread throughout the country their typical dances and costumes, the marimba which is now known as the national instrument, the “bombas” which are oral expressions that recount aspects of everyday life and can be romantic or humorous, or a combination of both.

In present day, July 25th is declared as a national holiday so that all Costa Ricans can celebrate that this amazing region is part of our country. In different parts of the country, there are parades with people wearing traditional dresses. People dancing to the rhythm of the marimbas with masks and “tortillas” or other typical food. “Topes” are also very common, in which people parade with their horses and typical farmer clothes throughout the town. All of these manifestations of joy are more strong in the Guanacaste province.

Nicoya, rich in traditions, rich in landscapes, rich in its people. It’s a gift for Costa Rica, and it’s even more satisfying knowing that the process to join our country has been democratic and by its own decision. Definitely, July 25 is a day to celebrate that Nicoya is part of our small but rich country!

Actions speak louder than words…Costa Rica adventurous  activities

Actions speak louder than words…Costa Rica adventurous activities

July 7, 2018

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No wonder why Costa Rica is world famous for its natural beauties. From beaches with clear waters and white sand to hanging bridges in the middle of the jungle, a country that has everything an adventure lover is looking for. Regardless of your preference and the level of adrenaline, you’ll find an activity here!

Let’s start with those who look for more tranquil activities…

Horseback riding: Horseback riding on the beaches of Tamarindo or on the slopes of the Arenal Volcano, is the perfect setting to enjoy the cool weather of the mountains or watch a beautiful sunset on the beach.

Cableway through the jungle: You will also find the option of a Cableway which goes through the rainforest and makes it a unique adventure for bird watching. No need of walking, just relax in this car while passing through nature.

Butterfly farms: If you are looking for something even serene, Costa Rica has plenty of butterfly farms, where it is common to admire the Morpho butterfly with its beautiful blue wings. Most of these farms also include snake sanctuaries as well as trails through the forest.

Hiking: If you are looking for outdoor activities, hiking along Río Celeste is one of the options I have to recommend. A path that surrounds the turquoise river and ends with a viewpoint of an impressive waterfall is a plan you will not regret. There are plenty of hiking trails along the mountains and beaches. Manuel Antonio National Park also offers a path surrounded by trees to get to the paradisiac beach. Keep your eyes wide open through this trail to appreciate the animals in their natural habitat: monkeys, sloths, toucans, birds, butterflies, iguanas, are some of the most viewed here.

Hanging Bridges: Another option for lovers of the outdoors are the hanging bridges of Monteverde, perfect to appreciate the jungle from more than 50 meters high. Almost at the same height as the treetops! Birdwatching is a privilege here. You will also be able to appreciate how the rivers mix with the marvelous green forests from above.

For fans of adventure, and adrenaline…

Rafting: Rafting, is a bumpy ride by the rapids of the rivers. Our famous Pacuare river has level 4 rapids, which make it a demanding physical activity. Although the majority of the route perfect to enjoy the scenery with the canyons where the river flow is calm or see the foothills of the Talamanca mountain range. An experience of which one will remember the rest of life.

Canopy: In different areas of the national territory, you can find the option of a canopy, where you can feel the adrenaline rushing through your body while launching as Superman through the jungle. A great activity for large groups on a sunny or rainy day. Riding through natures gift while having fun on the zip lines.

Scuba Diving: Costa Rica offers a new world to discover under the sea. Iconic places to scuba dive are Isla del Coco, Isla Uvita, Cahuita, Isla Murciélago, Isla del Cano and more. The marine diversity found on our territory is infinite. You will come across giant stingrays, hammered sharks, dolphins, turtles, fishes of all colors as well as different kinds of sharks like bull shark, white tip sharks, whale sharks, hammered sharks. Diving in Costa Rica is a total adventure and you will find options for this along with the Pacific coast as well as on the Caribbean side.

Surf: Costa Rica is famous for Surfing since most of the beaches have a perfect swell. It is well-known worldwide by its perfect waves to such an extent that we have hosted the Surf World Championship. Beaches like Nosara, Playa Grande, Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Salsa Brava, are some of the most popular places to practice this sport. For starters, you’ll find a surf shop in each beach town, where locals can teach you how to surf like a total pro!

Bike trails: The best bike trails are definitely in Costa Rica, you can take advantage of miles of roads and most of the cities and towns rent the necessary equipment. Most Costa Ricans have a fervor for this sport so there are several places where this sport is done and practice among severals are Manuel Antonio, Ciudad Colon, Cartago, Atenas, Las Catalinas and much more.

A picture is worth a thousand words and that is the image that the more than one million visitors who come to Costa Rica take to personally experience their encounter with the wonderful nature that surrounds this country. If something has Costa Rica is that it has activities, tastes, and needs for all lifestyles.

Explore Beaches and Mountains in Costa Rica

Explore Beaches and Mountains in Costa Rica

June 23, 2018

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Despite being a very small country, Costa Rica has natural wonders that attract tourists from all over the world. Beaches, volcanoes, wild refuges and waterfalls are several of the attractions that can be enjoyed in the country, which makes this small piece of land a hidden treasure when talking about natural biodiversity.

The perfect place for a well-deserved vacation.

Costa Rica has some of the most paradisiacal beaches in the world. With infinite options, having more than 200 different beaches throughout the Pacific and Caribbean coast, white sand and transparent waters with warm temperature all year long make these beaches a desired destination for tourists, as well as fishing fanatics and surfers. Diving is a very common activity where you’ll be able to appreciate whales, sharks, turtles, giant rays, colorful fishes, and corals.

Places like Tamarindo, Manuel Antonio, and Dominical are very popular in the Pacific. In the Caribbean we have Puerto Viejo, with its unique style attracts visitors to its beaches, and to get to know its music and its folklore. Sometimes referred to as a surrealistic experience, these beaches are surrounded by nature that makes its presence all the time.

If you are more of a cooler weather and a fresh air person, the perfect choice lies in the mountains. Costa Rica has a rain forest that represents 2% of the world’s natural biodiversity, with more than 800 types of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Active volcanoes, such as the Arenal, are perfect for a ride on the slopes of the volcano or to relax in the hot springs.

For those who love adrenaline, you can rappel in one of the many waterfalls in the country or explore the jungle in a canopy ride in the best Tarzan style, satisfying all your expectations.

With more than 11 Conservation Areas, walking through the forest is the perfect method to appreciate the flora and fauna of the National Territory without any problem. Breathing fresh air, listening to nature and having wide open eyes for the fantastic creatures that appear on the trails is one of the most magical tours this beautiful country has to offer.

Costa Rica has two seasons, the dry (December to April) and the rainy or green season (April-November). Although these two seasons are not well defined, characteristic of a tropical country, rains arrive unannounced and it is quite common to feel the breeze during the afternoon and nights.

If what you want is to enjoy full-time sun you are better off coming during the dry season. With temperatures ranging between 26-30 degrees, it is ideal for vacationing, cooling off in the sea, or chilling with coconut water under the shade of a palm tree.

Being located between North America and South America, Costa Rica serves as a migratory route for different types of animals, from birds to whales. In any activity, nature will be present making this experience unforgettable. The climate, its spectacular beaches, and friendly people with its ‘Pura Vida!’ make Costa Rica the perfect place to vacation.

FIFA World Cup 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018

June 16, 2018

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Four years have passed, four years of anxiously waiting to celebrate this soccer party that paralyzes the entire planet. The 2018 World Cup is already here!

32 teams from the five continents seek eternal glory by becoming the World Champions. For this occasion, the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup will be played in cold Russia,​
but thousands of fans will be warmed up with their passion, their joy, and the love for their country or the one of preference. A worldwide spectacle worth watching.

Although Costa Rica is located more than 12,000km away from the host country, the feeling is strong and the passion is evident. Whats the atmosphere here? A party all month long.

People go to work with flags and their team​ ​jersey, restaurants and bars are always full and the transmission of the games is a must,​families and friends gather eagerly to see “La Sele” (Costa Rican team nickname), commercial centers install big screens and offer promotions for spectators to watch the games, on the corner of the street you’ll find people selling flags and t-shirts of different countries, motivating to encourage the national team.

The past world cup Brazil’s 2014, was a new but unforgettable experience for “Ticos”. An extraordinary performance by the tricolor team unleashed the madness of the 5 million Costa Ricans since the selection was first of the so-called “Group of Death”. Winning to previous world champions like Uruguay, Italy, and England.

But the deed wasn’t over yet… During the round of 16, the national team faced Greece winning in penalties. A game where the heart beat faster within each minute, a game with a drama that not even a script by Steven Spielberg could surpass it.

The madness in the country was unimaginable, hundreds of thousands of people gathered celebrating at the Fuente de la Hispanidad, a historic roundabout with a water fountain on its center. Creating an image for the history that comes.

A country that was criticized by everyone, with negative comments during the first rounds, with no faith in them, a country able to win to the giants. An unimaginable situation for this passionate country. Costa Rica was worldwide news during this World Cup, and Keylor Navas was able to win his transfer to Real Madrid, actually known as one of the best goalkeepers in the Europe League.
Unfortunately, Costa Rica was eliminated by the Netherlands in the quarterfinals, also by penalties. But that defeat did not leave any merit to the national team that was received as heroes on their return to our country. The airport was full, people with flags and banners waiting for the players, the ones that made this dream possible.

For this 2018 World Cup, looks are on the Costa Rican team after the great role played in the previous edition. Costa Rica shares group with Switzerland, Serbia and one of the favorites to be crowned as champion, Brazil. It is hoped that with the help of Keylor Navas “La Sele” will be able to emulate what was achieved four years ago and thus be able to leave the country high.

Soccer is one of the sports that generate the most passion in the world, and Costa Rica is not the exception. It unites people, it unites a country. A month where every Tico or foreign is able to celebrate and be proud of the country where they live. Tthousands of Ticos will follow the National Team during the three matches of the group stage and so will the “Pura Vida” be present in Russian lands.

The Reduction of Single-Use Plastic

The Reduction of Single-Use Plastic

June 9, 2018

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Last Tuesday, June 5, Costa Rica celebrated the World Environment Day in a very special way. The new president, Carlos Alvarado, made a great decision: He signed a directive to regulate single-use plastic within the public sector.

He established that the public sector, including sodas or restaurants hired and affiliated, must eliminate the use, purchase, and consumption of single-use plastic and thus lean towards compostable products. As an initiative, the government must provide alternative, biodegradable, compostable and renewable materials to replace the plastic ones. In addition, schools and public entities should receive education to know the damage that these materials causes and create consciousness.

Single-use plastic refers to utensils that are used only once or a few minutes and then disposed of improperly and remain in the environment for several years creating more damage than helping in its useful life. Examples of these harmful elements include straws, bags, bottles, disposable covers, cups, among others.

Several initiatives for the protection of the environment and the reduction and good disposal of garbage has increased in recent years. During 2017 the Osa canton, in the South Pacific part of Costa Rica, implemented a similar campaign in which they proposed the detachment of single-use plastic. They began to look for alternative materials and replaced plastic with sugar cane fibers, roots, bamboo, cloth bags, products made of starches; all elements that can be found in the Central Market, San José. In 2018, Costa Rica was also introduced to Ecocolones. An amazing project where recycling gives you immediate benefits. It consists of talking recyclable materials to a designated center and in exchange, you receive virtual money, called Ecolones, that can be spent in certain goods and experiences. It is a new program with the objective to incentive people to recycle which will lead to creating a more sustainable environment and culture.

Single-use plastic grew with society and each time we find a new use for it, but the detachment has to start. Plastic gets accumulated in the coasts of our country, closing mouths of rivers and killing hundreds of animals per year. Turtles get straws stuck in their nostrils and confuse plastic with food, as do dolphins. Animals get trapped in the packaging of beers or suffocate with bags.

Costa Rica has more than 34 national parks and protected areas, but it is up to people to make a change. It is the responsibility of tourists, foreigners, and locals, of families that enjoy a day at the beach or the mountains of clean after themselves.

We must create awareness and a clean culture to take care of our beautiful planet as the famous Leonardo Dicaprio says it ” Clean air, water, and a livable climate are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics, it is a question of our own survival.” We have to address the forces that are threatening our planet. We need to manifest change in the next years.

Keylor Navas, a dream come true

Keylor Navas, a dream come true

June 4, 2018

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When talking about sports news in Costa Rica, it is practically impossible not to mention the name of Keylor Navas. Especially after last Saturday, where he got his third Champions League cup and eleventh trophy with Real Madrid of Spain, thus becoming one of the most winning goalkeepers of that competition and in the Merengue team.

Like most soccer players worldwide, Keylor comes from a humble neighborhood called Perez Zeledon, a canton in the south of the country belonging to the main city, San Jose. His first team was called the Deportiva Escuela de Futbol Integral de Pedregoso (ADEFIP). A soccer school in the area where he took his first steps. Scouts saw talent on him so he decided to move to San Jose to play with Deportivo Saprissa, one of the main soccer teams in Costa Rica. Not an easy decision, since he had a family to leave behind.

After several years and many titles with Saprissa, Navas gave the jump to Europe. He moved to Spain where the Albacete team opened the doors and Keylor ended the season as the best player. That same season, the Albacete lost the category and now Levante U.D. saw an opportunity to have Navas on their team. His brilliant interventions and acrobatic stops made possible for Kaylor to quickly consolidate as the starting goalkeeper and thus play the 2014 World Cup with Costa Rica. His performance in Brazil, venue of this World Cup, was extravagant. The team made it to quarterfinals for the second time since 1990, with Keylor as their goal-keeper making this achievement possible. He played in the best way, winning the prize for the best goalkeeper of the event which called the attention of tons of soccer clubs worldwide. Real Madrid finally bough Kaylor Navas, and in 2018 he is now ranked as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe.

The dream of every child who has ever played soccer had been fulfilled by a humble child of Perez Zeledon. The Keylor-mania has reached such a point that in 2014 alone, more than 40 children were registered under the name of Keylor and the sales of the goalie’s shirts shot up all over the country. Of course, a hard-working, humble and down-to-earth man seems to be the perfect recipe for success and Keylor proves it year after year game after game.

This summer, Keylor and the men’s football team are on the verge of making history again, this time at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Where the eyes of the world will be focused on the Costa Rica of Navas, especially with the hope of overcoming the role of the previous World Cup where they reached the quarterfinals, a historic event for both national football and CONCACAF.

Whale Watching, Nature’s Spectacle!

Whale Watching, Nature’s Spectacle!

May 26, 2018

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From July to October, you will be able to watch the spectacle offered by humpback whales and dolphins on the Pacific coast of our country. This massive event has developed an important growth in tourism in the area, especially with the sighting of those majestic mammals that attracts tourists from all over the world.

The tropical climate of our country makes the temperature of the ocean perfect for humpback whales, they travel thousands of kilometers from Alaska or different parts of the continent to the shores of our country to give birth to their young. Another reason why they massively come to Costa Rica is the amount of food provided in the southern Pacific Coast, this is due to the number of conserved areas and national parks in this area.

Whale watching is a unique experience, these huge animals are so imposing and delight the watchers with such a peaceful scenery. You’ll be able to observe their full body while jumping out of the water, their majestic and elegant tail, their big eyes, and the “small” calf right next to them. Once you spot a whale in the ocean expect to see more, they always travel in groups. Interactions with whales have been banned by the Costa Rican government, so every year we get to see more whales in Costa Rican waters. Nevertheless, if you are scuba diving and come across one, admire their beauty and feel privileged to watch them freely, in their natural habitat.

The most famous place to do this activity is in the South Pacific part of Costa Rica, from Uvita to Osa. Whales commonly swim by Drake Bay, named for the Pirate Sir Francis Drake in the 16th century who used the bay to hide treasures from the English pirates. Near the bay is “Isla del Caño” a small island that was declared a national park, and has a quite varied marine fauna making it an ideal place to practice snorkeling or scuba diving. Also, if you are located in a home or hotel with ocean view in Uvita or Dominical you might be lucky to watch some of these from the balcony, or even sometimes whales get close to the coasts and you can appreciate them from the sand on the horizon.

The most common way to attend to this activity is to buy a boat tour that takes you to the open sea to be able to see the whales and dolphins for a full day or half a day, so booking at a hotel in the area is preferable by the attendees. The area is quite visited by fishing fanatics, divers or common for various maritime activities or even explorers who hike through the Corcovado National Park. Tours for this majestic activity are all over the Pacific coast, you can book it at any hotel or tour store.

There are few more beautiful experiences than whale watching, especially a humpback whale swimming with its calf both lifting tails, their pectoral fins or even when they jump together a natural wild show. If you visit Costa Rica or you live here, its a must in the checklist, one-lifetime experience!

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