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Costa Rica Vacation Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal, La Fortuna

June 18th, 2008 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica Vacation Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal, La Fortuna This is the first in a series of articles about Costa Rica's TEN BEST VACATION SPOTS. I h...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Tabacon Hot Springs and Spa Costa Rica’s Best Hot Springs Experience

June 28th, 2008 Ann Creed 0

 Costa Rica Spotlight: Tabacon Hot Springs and Spa  Costa Rica's Best Hot Springs Experience Travel Costa Rica to Tabacon Hot Springs and Spa, a tro...

Great Restaurant Poas Volcano area. Fredo Fresas is a Treat!

July 17th, 2008 Ann Creed 0

Great Restaurant Poas Volcano area.  Fredo Fresas is a Treat! Fredo Fresas restaurant in Costa Rica is  located on the "Touristic Route Alajuela to...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Mawamba Lodge Caribbean Tortuguero Canals- Limon Costa Rica

July 27th, 2008 Ann Creed 0

 Costa Rica Spotlight: Mawamba Lodge Caribbean Tortuguero Canals- Limon Costa Rica This is a continuation of my series about travel Costa Rica,  an...

Spotlight Costa Rica: Canoe Trip Lake Arenal Costa Rica Rainforest

August 28th, 2008 Ann Creed 0

Spotlight Costa Rica: Canoe Trip Lake Arenal Costa Rica Rainforest Just as the sun rose above the horizon, we set out on our early morning photo sessi...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Canopy Tours -Costa Rica

August 30th, 2008 Ann Creed 0

 Costa Rica Spotlight: Canopy Tour -zip line tour  This tour is near the mighty Arenal Volcano and lowland rain forests is the adventure tour compa...

Aviaro del Caribe Sloth Refuge Limon Costa Rica

September 17th, 2008 Ann Creed 0

 Aviaro del Caribe Sloth Refuge Limon Costa Rica Travel Costa Rica to  the sloth refuge named Aviaros del Caribe sloth refuge . Go 30 miles south of...

Living, Working, or Retiring in Costa Rica Escazu and Santa Ana

September 25th, 2008 Ann Creed 0

Living, Working, or Retiring in Costa Rica Escazu and Santa Ana Thinking of moving to Costa Rica to live and work or even retire?   I will talk abo...

Manuel Antonio National Park Blue Water White Sand

October 1st, 2008 Ann Creed 0

 Manuel Antonio National Park  Blue Water White Sand Lets travel to Costa Rica to Manuel Antonio National Park Costa Rica one of the most visited an...

Poas Volcano National Park One of Top 10 vacation spots in Costa Rica

October 19th, 2008 Ann Creed 0

Poas Volcano National Park  One of  Top 10 vacation spots in Costa Rica Poas Volcano National Park Costa Rica center piece is the beautiful and mys...

Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica

November 12th, 2008 Ann Creed 0

Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica If you are thinking about buying a home or a lot to build in Costa Rica? I have done it and I can give you very valu...

Buying Realestate in Costa Rica : How Do I Know if the Price is Right?

November 13th, 2008 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica Real Estate Choose an Attorney Carefully How do I know what is the right price to pay for a house in Costa Rica? Things work very differen...

Costa Rica Real Estate Choose an Attorney Carefully

November 14th, 2008 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica Real Estate Choose an Attorney Carefully Buying Real estate in Costa Rica: Choosing an attorney Very important! First he or she should s...

Retiring in Costa Rica, Considerations When Purchasing Real Estate

November 21st, 2008 Ann Creed 0

Retiring in Costa Rica, Considerations When Purchasing Real Estate Are you thinking of retiring in Costa Rica? Considerations: What area of the count...

Thinking about Retiring in Costa Rica

November 26th, 2008 Ann Creed 0

Thinking about Retiring in Costa Rica If you are considering retirement in Costa Rica, the first question you ask yourself is: Where do I Live-What ar...

Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna and Sunset Tours

December 1st, 2008 Ann Creed 0

Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna and Sunset Tours The small town of La Fortuna, Costa Rica is the main gateway to the Arenal Volcano. Despite it's tourist b...

Monteverde Costa Rica’s Remote Rainforest Reserve, Wildlife Refuge

December 2nd, 2008 Ann Creed 0

Monteverde Costa Rica's  Remote Rainforest Reserve, Wildlife Refuge Let's visit  unique  place in Costa Rica, settled by the  Quakers in the 19...

Common Sense Approach to Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica

December 12th, 2008 Ann Creed 0

Common Sense Approach to Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica Travel Costa Rica and thinking about buying property?  Yes, foreigners are allowed to own p...

Squatter Problems with your Costa Rica Property!

December 18th, 2008 Ann Creed 0

Squatter Problems with your Costa Rica Property! Travel Costa Rica and take my advice:  Don't buy a piece of land or a house and leave it unattended....

Retire in Costa Rica Why?

January 5th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Retire in Costa Rica   Why? First, it's the climate. The weather is GREAT!  Most foreigners settle in the central valley in and  around San Jose, ...

Tamarindo Beach Sun, Surf, and Sandals

January 21st, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Tamarindo Beach  Sun, Surf, and Sandals Let's vacation  Costa Rica and experience the great outdoors of tropical beauty.  Yes, everywhere you look...

Manuel Antonio National Park Monkeys, Mangos, and Macaws

January 23rd, 2009 Ann Creed 2

 Manuel Antonio National Park Monkeys, Mangos, and Macaws A vacation in Costa Rica is complete when you have visited the lowland rainforest national ...

Poas Volcano National Park Costa Rica’s most Visited

January 26th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Travel Costa Rica to the most visited national park-Poas Volcano National Park.  My husband Ken and I left very early in the morning traveling thru ...

Guanacaste Sunshine, Beaches, Cowboys, and Marimba

January 28th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

2.                  The Guanacaste Tree National Tree of Costa Rica 1.          Catholic Church Nicoya-Costa Rica Built by Spainard...

Jaco Beach, Costa Rica’s Surfer’s Paradise

February 3rd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Jaco Beach,  Costa Rica's Surfer's Paradise Surfing Costa Rica . Jaco Beach , one of Costa Rica's top ten beaches with it's black sand and big wa...

Learn Your Lesson: Problems with buying real estate in Costa Rica

February 5th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Learn Your Lesson: Problems with buying real estate in Costa Rica Have you had problems with buying real estate in Costa Rica?  Did you put money do...

Reasons to Choose Costa Rica for Vacation

February 6th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

 Reasons to Choose Costa Rica for Vacation Why choose Costa Rica for  vacation? Many reasons:  Costa Rica is a stable democracy-with free and open ...

Traveling to Costa Rica, Should I Rent Car?

February 9th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

 Traveling  to Costa Rica,  Should I Rent  Car? I have often been told by my clients- We want to see as much as Costa Rica as possible, but not s...

Costa Rica National Parks about The Entrance Fees

February 10th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica National Parks about The Entrance Fees I have been asked about the entrance fees to the National Parks.  The fee is $7 per person. Howeve...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Costa Rica offers Orchid Lovers a Treat

February 16th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica Spotlight: Costa Rica offers Orchid Lovers a Treat As you travel Costa Rica you will see many species of Orchids  in Costa Ricain ful...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Aviarios del Caribe Sloth Refuge, Limon Costa Rica

February 18th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica Spotlight:  Aviarios del Caribe Sloth Refuge,  Limon Costa Rica One of my favorite special interest tours is Aviarios del Caribe Slot...

Why Would Anyone Want to Live and Retire in Costa Rica?

February 20th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Why Would Anyone Want to Live and Retire in Costa Rica? Have you been thinking about taking that big plunge into a true learning adventure?   Mov...

Costa Rica’s Isla del Coco Best Scuba Diving Cocos Island

February 23rd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica's Isla del Coco  Best Scuba Diving Cocos Island Let's travel Costa Rica to Cocos Island . You can get there on a boat , yes a 36 hour boa...

Renting a car in Costa Rica – Things you should know

March 7th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Renting a car in Costa Rica - Things you should know If you are traveling Costa Rica by rental car:  These are things you should know. First: Rent ...

Transportation Options Within Costa Rica

March 8th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Transportation Options Within Costa Rica Are you planning to travel to Costa Rica  and want to know what are your options for transportation within ...

Traveling to Costa Rica? Cell phone Options In Costa Rica?

March 10th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Traveling  to Costa Rica?  Cell phone Options In Costa Rica? Are you planning to travel  to Costa Rica and want to know if your cell phone will wo...

Tips for Safe Travel in Costa Rica

March 10th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Tips for Safe Travel in Costa Rica While working as a travel agent specializing in Costa Rica I always told my clients that there are certain safety ...

Guide to A Happier Vacation in Costa Rica, Using Credit Cards

March 10th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Guide to A Happier Vacation in  Costa Rica, Using Credit Cards After working as a travel agent for many years, specializing in Costa Rica,  I gathe...

Best Weather to Travel in Costa Rica

March 15th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Best Weather to Travel in Costa Rica How does the weather  affect the when and where you travel to Costa Rica? Costa Rica's weather is defined as tr...

Scenic Driving route Alajuela to Poas Volcano by Car

March 15th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

 Scenic Driving route  Alajuela to Poas Volcano by Car Travel Costa Rica by  rental car,  the best way to see the Real Costa Rica, with it's abou...

Travel Costa Rica: Unique Costa Rica Journeys, inc. Costa Rica Travel Experts

March 16th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Travel Costa Rica: Unique Costa Rica Journeys, inc. Costa Rica Travel Experts Travel Costa Rica: Unique Costa Rica Journeys, inc. is  a travel agenc...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Iguana Tours, Adventure Tour Company Costa Rica

March 19th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica Spotlight: Iguana Tours,  Adventure Tour Company Costa Rica Headed for Manuel Antonio National Park on your travels to Costa Rica? I have...

Carara National Park and Scarlet Macaws in Costa Rica

March 19th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

  [caption id="attachment_790" align="alignleft" width="116"] scarlet macaws[/caption] On a beautiful bright sunny early morning in February, w...

Manuel Antonio National Park, White Face Monkey Steals Backpack!

March 22nd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1486" align="alignleft" width="150"] white face monkey[/caption] Manuel Antonio National Park Costa Rica. It's  July and rai...

Stop the World and Let Me Off In Costa Rica

March 23rd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Stop the World and Let Me Off In Costa Rica Live a simple life in Costa Rica. Time is passing faster than the hands of a clock can rotate around i...

Travel tips: I Rented a Car in Costa Rica, Tips for Saving Time and Money

March 25th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Travel tips: I Rented a Car in Costa Rica, Tips for Saving Time and Money My husband and I are traveling  to Costa Rica was one of exploration so we...

Traveling to Costa Rica, Not Taking a Credit Card, How To Pay

March 26th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Traveling to Costa Rica, Not Taking a Credit Card, How To Pay We are planning to travel to Costa Rica but do not have a credit card. But do have a d...

Help! I’m in Culture Shock in Costa Rica, What’s the Cure?

April 1st, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Help! I'm in Culture Shock in Costa Rica,  What's the Cure? Have you been living in Costa Rica for only a short time, and not feeling so well.  Can...

Traveling to Costa Rica, Visit Rincon de La Vieja National Park, Costa Rica

April 5th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Traveling to Costa Rica, Visit Rincon de La Vieja National Park, Costa Rica Are you traveling to Costa Rica? This is a series of articles on The Na...

Traveling to Costa Rica? Is It Safe to Drink the Water in Costa Rica?

April 6th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Traveling to Costa Rica? Is It Safe to Drink the Water in Costa Rica? I'm traveling to Costa Rica for 2 weeks of vacation.  Is the water safe to dri...

The Red Eyed Tree Frog, Tropical Rain Forest Costa Rica

April 10th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

The Red Eyed Tree Frog, Tropical Rain Forest  Costa Rica If I could be a frog I would like to be a Red Eyed Tree Frog and live in the tropical rai...

La Amistad Biosphere Reserve, Southern Costa Rica

April 13th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

 La Amistad Biosphere Reserve,  Southern Costa Rica Lets travel to Costa Rica, a small country in Central America, but big when it comes to conserv...

Traveling to Costa Rica Rent a Car? or Take a Tour Bus?

April 17th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Traveling to Costa Rica Rent a Car? or Take a Tour Bus? We  are traveling to  Costa Rica and want to see the countryside, not stay around the bigge...

Driving from San Jose international Airport to Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

April 18th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_471" align="alignleft" width="300"] Arenal Volcano on Cloudy Day[/caption] Driving from San Jose international Airport to Are...

Brief History of Costa Rica

April 23rd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Brief history of Costa Rica :  COSTA RICA’S FIRST  PEOPLE.  Within these soaring mountains and dense mystical rain forests lived small non unifie...

Jan Yatsko’s “Explore and Create in Costa Rica” Tour

May 1st, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_777" align="alignleft" width="208"] Art Journal Entry "Palm Trees"[/caption] Jan Yatsko's "Explore and Create in Costa Rica" ...

Pacuare Nature Reserve Tortuguero, Green Turtle nesting

May 2nd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Pacuare Nature Reserve Tortuguero, Green Turtle nesting Pacuare Nature Reserve in Costa Rica is all about green turtle nesting.   It is hundreds of ...

Great Web Site for Beach Vacation Home Rentals on Northwest Pacific Coast of Guanacaste, Costa Rica

May 4th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_962" align="alignleft" width="300"] Beachfront Rental[/caption] [caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="300"...

Traveling to Costa Rica, Should I Drive in San Jose?

May 4th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Traveling to Costa Rica, Should I Drive in San Jose? If you are planning to travel to Costa Rica and rent a car , it is best if you do not drive in S...

Internet Cafes Costa Rica

May 5th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1405" align="alignleft" width="500"] Yes, it's an internet cafe![/caption] Internet Cafes Costa Rica If you are traveling in...

Renting a Car in Costa Rica, Credit Card Company car rental Insurance.

May 5th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Renting a Car in Costa Rica,  Credit Card Company car rental Insurance. Renting a car in Costa Rica? First call up your credit card company and ask ...

Rancho Margot, Costa Rica

May 9th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1153" align="alignleft" width="300"] Animal Sanctuary "Baby Mimi"[/caption] Rancho Margot Bungalow     Rancho...

Driving from Arenal Volcano to Tamarindo Beach on NW Pacific, Best Route to Take

May 11th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Driving from Arenal Volcano to Tamarindo Beach on NW Pacific, Best Route to Take This article to is  inform you about the best route to drive  from...

Traveling to Costa Rica, Which International Airport to fly Into?

May 13th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Traveling  to Costa Rica, Which International Airport to fly Into? If you are planning to travel to Costa Rica and are wondering which international...

Marino Ballena National Park Costa Rica, whale watching

May 15th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Marino Ballena National Park Costa Rica, whale watching I am planning a vacation to Costa Rica and I want to see whales.  Is that possible?  Yes it...

Weather around Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

May 18th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Weather around Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica Many tourist have asked me about when is best time to travel to the Arenal Volcano to get the best weather?...

Should I Include Alajuela, the City of Mangos

May 22nd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Should I Include Alajuela, the City of Mangos Alajuela is Costa Rica's second largest city with a population of around  50,000.   It's biggest adv...

The Ethnic Make Up and Character of Costa Rican People

May 25th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

The  Ethnic Make Up and Character of Costa Rican People By international standards Costa Rica is characterized as a third world country or a develop...

Costa Rica Unique Ecotourism Destinations for the Nature Lover

May 25th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1037" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Arenal Volcano[/caption] Tortuguero Canals Rancho Margot Costa Rica Unique Ecot...

Monteverde, Settled by Quakers

May 31st, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1492" align="aligncenter" width="501"] resplendent quetzal[/caption] The Community named Monteverde was settled by eleven Qua...

The New Golden Door to Living and Retiring in Costa Rica by Christopher Howard

June 1st, 2009 Ann Creed 0

The New Golden Door to Living and Retiring in Costa Rica by Christopher Howard I would like to recommend the book, The New Golden Door to Living and ...

Cano Negro National Wildlife Refuge, Migratory Birds?

June 3rd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1049" align="aligncenter" width="300"] wood stork[/caption] Let's travel to Costa Rica to Cano Negro National Wildlife Refuge....

Cahuita National Park Costa Rica

June 4th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1147" align="aligncenter" width="300"] sloth Cahuita[/caption] Cahuita Beach     Cahuita National Park Costa R...

Guide to Renting a Car in Costa Rica, Save Time and Money

June 5th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Guide to Renting a Car in Costa Rica, Save Time and Money Do you want to  rent a car in Costa Rica? This "Guide to Renting a Car in Costa Rica" is a...

Costa Rica’s Farmer’s Markets

June 8th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica's Farmer's Markets This article about Costa Rica's Local farmers  markets is written by  Marina Villatoro who has lived in Costa Rica fo...

The Poison Dart Frog of Costa Rica

June 10th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1139" align="alignleft" width="300"] poison dart frog costa rica[/caption] The Poison Dart Frog of Costa Rica Did you ever w...

Costa Rican Food Specialities, Tamale Memories

June 11th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rican Food Specialities, Tamale Memories Many people ask me: What is the food like in Costa Rica or what are some of the Costa Rican food speci...

Weather at Arenal Volcano National Park in June, July August?

June 13th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1230" align="alignleft" width="447"] Arenal Volcano[/caption] Weather at Arenal Volcano National Park in June, July August? ...

Weather in Guanacaste Northwest Pacific Beaches in the Rainy Season

June 15th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1262" align="alignleft" width="640"] Hacienda Pinilla Beach, NW Pacific Guanacaste[/caption] Weather in Guanacaste Northwest ...

Eight Days Traveling in Costa Rica, Where Should I go?

June 17th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1307" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Pacific NW Beach in Guanacaste[/caption] Mighty Arenal Volcano     Eigh...

Costa Rica Culture and Traditions

June 20th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica Culture and Traditions The popular web site Top 10 Costa Rica,    www.top10costarica.com published daily,  is filled with interesting ...

Tortuguero Village, and the “Green Sea Turtles”

June 22nd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1351" align="aligncenter" width="500"] It's the internet![/caption] Tortuguero Village, and the "Green Sea Turtles" This is a...

Jade Musem, San Jose Costa Rica

June 25th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1476" align="aligncenter" width="240"] jadeite[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1474" align="aligncenter" width="180"] hiero...

Arenal Volcano National Park and La Fortuna, Three Days There, Which Activities Should I Do?

June 27th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1523" align="aligncenter" width="640"] eyelash viper found in Costa Rica's rain forest.[/caption] Arenal Volcano National Par...

Can I fly from Arenal,La Fortuna to Liberia to get to NW Pacific Beaches of Guanacaste?

June 30th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1567" align="alignleft" width="949"] Nature Air Domestic Carrier[/caption]           Yes you ca...

Which are the Two Domestic Air Carriers That fly Inside Costa Rica?

June 30th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Which  are the Two Domestic Air Carriers That  fly Inside  Costa Rica? The two domestic air carriers- that  fly inside Costa Rica-  are Nature A...

Can I fly from the San Jose to La Fortuna, Arenal?

June 30th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Can I fly from the San Jose to La Fortuna, Arenal? If you are planning to travel to Costa Rica for vacation and want to get to La Fortuna -Arenal vol...

The Maleku Indigenous People of Costa Rica

July 1st, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1590" align="aligncenter" width="638"] hand carved and hand painted masks[/caption] Maleku tribe members     T...

Travel Tip: Did you Know About the Tamarindo Shuttle?

July 2nd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1599" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Tamarindo Shuttle Van[/caption] Travel Tip:  Did you Know About the Tamarindo Shuttle...

The Mojito, Costa Rica’s Famous Rum Drink

July 2nd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

No one call tell you better than Marina Villatoro, the Travel Experta  about this wonderful drink made with rum called the Mojito. #fullpost{displa...

Costa Ricans “Some of the World’s Happiest People”

July 9th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica has some of the world's happiest people. They live long lives with an average life expectancy is 78.5 years,  and many live longer into th...

Leatherback Sea Turtles Nesting in Costa Rica By Jan Yatsko

July 9th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Pura Vida in Costa Rica Take a bi-monthly peek into artist Jan Yatsko’s daily life in Costa Rica. Humor, reflection and inspiration are woven into ...

Want to See Birds, Travel to Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica

July 11th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

If birds are what you want to see  travel  to Palo Verde National Park in Costa Rica's northern province of Guanacaste,  because the  biggest at...

Six Months After major Earthquake hit Costa Rica

July 13th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1719" align="aligncenter" width="640"] major reconstruction of roads now under way[/caption] Earthquake January 2009 Vara ...

Our Tour to Alajuela’s “Feria” or Local Farmers market

July 14th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

    Our Tour to Alajuela's "Feria" or Local Farmers market Our small group of tourist were in the Central Valley of Costa Rica and want...

Costa Rica Spotlight: La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Peace Lodge Are Now Open!

July 16th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1753" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Blue Morpho Butterfly[/caption] Costa Rica Spotlight: La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Pea...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Unusual Flowering Plants of the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica

July 16th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1768" align="aligncenter" width="300"] rare "fan" bromeliad[/caption] carnivoras plant, eats insects rare orchid "speci...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Unusual Frog Exhibit at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica

July 16th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1784" align="aligncenter" width="300"] poisonious frog of costa rica[/caption] small transparent green frog with baby &nbs...

Costa Rica’s Own Maria Fonseca

July 16th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica's Own Maria Fonseca This  series on Women Artist  is designed to give recognition to the enormous amount of talent among women who are w...

Figurative Wood Sculptures by Maria Fonseca

July 16th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1818" align="aligncenter" width="300"] "Confianza" by Maria Fonseca[/caption] "Amparo" by Maria Fonseca     Fi...

Guide to Driving from San Jose International Airport to Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna l

July 24th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Guide to Driving  from San Jose International  Airport to Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna l If you are planning to travel to Costa Rica and plan to d...

The Story of Monteverde,Costa Rica’s Golden Toad

July 29th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1906" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Monteverde Cloud Forest's Extinct Golden Toad[/caption] The Story of Monteverde,Costa ...

Sardimar Tuna, Best Canned Tuna in Costa Rica

July 30th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1916" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Costa Rica's famous Sardimar tuna[/caption] Sardimar Tuna, Best Canned Tuna in Costa R...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Como En Casa, A Great Restaurant in Alajuela

July 31st, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica Spotlight: Como En Casa, A Great Restaurant in Alajuela COMO EN CASA is Alajuela's newest chic restaurant  "parrillada Argentina." T...

Tenorio Volcano National Park and the Rio Celeste “Blue River” Costa Rica

August 6th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2047" align="alignleft" width="300"]  [/caption] Tenorio Volcano National Park and the Rio Celeste "Blue River"  Costa...

Third Most Important Catholic Religious Holiday in Costa Rica, The Feast Day of the La Virgin de los Angeles

August 7th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2059" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pilgrim in prayer on Feast Day of Virgin of Los Angeles[/caption] Third Most Important ...

Cartago, the Oldest Existing Spanish Settlement in Costa Rica

August 8th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Cartago, the Oldest Existing Spanish Settlement in Costa Rica Cartago sits in the shadows of the mighty Irazu Volcano whose eruption destroyed the ci...

For the Tourist: What to see and do in and around Cartago, Costa Rica

August 8th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

For the Tourist:  What to see and do in and around Cartago,  Costa Rica If you are a tourist and want to get "off the beaten path in Costa Rica, vi...

Choosing a Rental Car Agency in Costa Rica

August 12th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Choosing a Rental Car Agency in Costa Rica Costa Rica car rental agencies are numerous,  So you ask,  how do I choose the right one for me? First,...

Refuge National de Vida Silvestre Gandoca Manzanillo , on Costa Rica’s Southern Caribbean Coast

August 13th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Refuge National de Vida Silvestre Gandoca Manzanillo , on Costa Rica's Southern Caribbean Coast The  Refuge National de Vida Silvestre Gandoca Manza...

Greencoast.com A great web site for information on the Southern Caribbean Regions of Costa Rica

August 14th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2117" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Private gardens-Punta Uva[/caption] Greencoast.com  A great web site for information ...

Tamarindo Wildlife refuge and Las Baulas National Park, Costa Rica

August 15th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2128" align="aligncenter" width="320"] baby leatherback turtles Grande Beach Costa Rica[/caption] leatherback turtle Grand...

Costa Rica’s Sloths Hang Upside Down in the Rain Forest and Sleep 10 Hours a Day

August 22nd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica's Sloths Hang Upside Down in the Rain Forest and  Sleep 10 Hours a Day Sloths live in the tropical rain forest of Costa Rica.  If you re...

Costa Rica Spotlight: At The Botanical Orchid Garden in Costa Rica, Learn about the Life Cycle of Orchids

August 22nd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2157" align="alignleft" width="640"] National flower of Costa Rica "La Guardia Morada"[/caption] Costa Rica Spotlight: At The...

Costa Rica’s Exotic Flower, The Orchid Plus Other Exotic Plants

August 23rd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2170" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Yellow Iris,  Lake Arenal[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2171" align="aligncent...

Costa Rica Road Maps, Find them at www.costa-rica-guide.com

August 24th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica Road Maps, Find them at www.costa-rica-guide.com Many of my readers have asked me about where to find road maps of Costa Rica on line.  I...

A Good Car Rental Company in Costa Rica, Solid Car Rental

August 25th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2183" align="alignleft" width="320"] Suzuki Jimmy 4x4 I rented while visiting Costa Rica[/caption] A Good Car Rental Company ...

I’m Planning a Vacation to Costa Rica, What’s the Health Care Delivery System Like There?

August 26th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

I'm Planning a Vacation to Costa Rica, What's the Health Care Delivery System Like There? This is from an article written by Jo Stuart for the daily...

A Vacation to Costa Rica? Come on Down the Costa Rican Coffee is Great!

August 27th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

A Vacation to Costa Rica? Come on Down the  Costa Rican Coffee is Great! ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT Vacationing in  COSTA RICA IS A GOOD CUP OF C...

The People of Costa Rica

August 29th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

The People of Costa Rica Travel to Costa Rica, you cannot help but take notice that The Costa Rica people are different from their neighbors in the o...

How are the NW Guanacaste Pacific Beaches of Costa Rica Different from the Southern Caribbean Beaches?

August 30th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2233" align="alignleft" width="500"] Cahuita Beach, Southern Caribbean Costa Rica[/caption] How are the NW Guanacaste Pacific...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Best View of Arenal Volcano, Which Hotel?

September 1st, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica Spotlight: Best View of Arenal Volcano, Which Hotel? The best view of Arenal Volcano is from the Arenal Observatory Lodge. And here you al...

Important Safety Tips for Tourist to Costa Rica

September 1st, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Important Safety Tips for Tourist  to Costa Rica Costa Rica is a wonderful country to visit and enjoy the natural wonders of this small tropical cou...

Is There a Hurricane Season in Costa Rica?

September 2nd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Is There a Hurricane Season in Costa Rica? Hurricanes do not normally come as far south as Costa Rica.   However,  hurricanes  do get as far sout...

“Paradise Waits” a Great Beach house for Rent on the Coast of the Southern Nicoya Peninsula

September 2nd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

"Paradise Waits" a Great Beach house for Rent on the Coast of the Southern Nicoya Peninsula "Paradise Waits" is a beautiful three bedroom-three bath ...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Mawamba Lodge and the Little Village of Tortuguero, A Unique Place in Costa Rica Costa

September 4th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica Spotlight: Mawamba Lodge and the Little Village of Tortuguero,  A Unique Place in Costa Rica Costa Mawamba Lodge on the Tortuguero Canals...

Costaricalearns “Costa Rica Travel Planning Expert”, Unique Journeys with Ann Cabezas “Best of Costa Rica’s Natural Wonders”

September 4th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costaricalearns "Costa Rica Travel Planning Expert", Unique Journeys with Ann Cabezas  "Best of Costa Rica's Natural Wonders" Would you like to trav...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Molino Rojo Hostel Opens On Paseo Colon, San Jose, Costa Rica

September 5th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2322" align="alignleft" width="300"] Molino Rojo Hostel San Jose Costa Rica[/caption] Costa Rica Spotlight:  Molino Rojo Hos...

Traveling to Costa Rica? Tips on Handling Money

September 5th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Traveling to Costa Rica?  Tips on Handling Money Are you planning on traveling to Costa Rica?  Costaricalearn is going to offer some tips on handli...

Coffee “Costa Rica’s Gold”

September 6th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Coffee "Costa Rica's Gold" “Starbucks in New York City serves Costa Rican Coffee.” Tourist traveling to Costa Rica have asked me, “What is the...

Overnighting near San Jose International Airport, Costa Rica?

September 8th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Overnighting near San Jose International Airport, Costa Rica? If you are flying into the San Jose International Airport and need to overnight one or ...

Costa Rica’s Sodas, Family Run Restaurants, Great Food for Less Money

September 9th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2359" align="alignleft" width="300"] A typical Costa Rican family run soda[/caption] Costa Rica's Sodas, Family Run Restauran...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Casa Ridgeway Hostel,San Jose, Costa Rica

September 10th, 2009 Ann Creed 2

Costa Rica Spotlight: Casa Ridgeway Hostel,San Jose, Costa Rica If you are traveling to San Jose Costa Rica  and are looking for budget accommodatio...

Rancho Margot, A Self Sufficient Working Ranch near the Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

September 11th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

  [caption id="attachment_2369" align="alignleft" width="300"] [/caption] Rancho Margot, A Self Sufficient Working Ranch near the Arenal Volcan...

Humpback Whales Can Be Seen in Costa Rica!

September 14th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Humpback Whales Can Be Seen in Costa Rica! Traveling to Costa Rica’s South Pacific coast of Drake Bay and Corcovado National park  during the mont...

Costa Rica’s Humpback Whales are the “Songsters of the Sea”

September 15th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2403" align="alignleft" width="144"] acrobatic humpback whale costa rica[/caption] Costa Rica's Humpback Whales are the "Song...

Costa Rica’s Independence Day is September 15th!

September 16th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica's Independence Day is September 15th! Independence Day in Costa Rica is celebrated every year on September 15th.  Costa Rica declared it'...

Remembering Costa Rica’s history on Independence Day, September 15th.

September 16th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2446" align="alignleft" width="300"] Costa Rica School girl with National Flag-Independence Day[/caption] Remembering Costa R...

Travel Tips: Eating in Costa Rican Restaurants: The Costa Rica Soda

September 16th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2468" align="alignleft" width="300"] Great homemade Costa Rican deserts[/caption] Travel Tips: Eating in Costa Rican Restaura...

Medicare Insurance will Not Cover in Costa Rica

September 17th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2472" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Cima Hospital, one of Costa Rica's Private Hospitals[/caption] Medicare Insurance will...

If you Could Be a Monkey, Which One Would You Be?

September 19th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

If you Could Be a Monkey, Which One Would You Be? If  I could be a monkey, I would be a Howler Monkey and live in the rain forest of Costa Rica, and...

Costa Rica’s White Face Monkey, One of Most Intelligent in the Rain Forest

September 19th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2489" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Don't think too hard![/caption] Costa Rica's White Face Monkey, One of Most Intelligen...

Squirrel Monkeys are found In Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

September 20th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2516" align="aligncenter" width="640"] A Troup of Squirrel Monkeys[/caption] Squirrel Monkeys are found In Corcovado Natio...

Costa Rica’s Rain Forest

September 21st, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2511" align="alignleft" width="320"] Giant fern tree in Costa Rica's Rain Forest[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2513" alig...

Best Place to See Iguanas in Costa Rica

September 22nd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2524" align="alignleft" width="640"] The Brown Eyed Iguana[/caption] Best Place to See Iguanas in Costa Rica The Green iguan...

Jo Stuart, Author of “Butterfly in the City” lives in San Jose, Costa Rica

September 22nd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

  Jo Stuart, Author of  "Butterfly in the City"  lives in San Jose,  Costa Rica Artist in Costa Rica-Jo Stuart is a writer who lives in Sa...

Bringing your Favorite Pet In and Out Of Costa Rica

September 23rd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2554" align="aligncenter" width="453"] Just don't bring too many at one time![/caption] Bringing your Favorite Pet In and Out...

Costa Rica Spotlight: The Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica, Which Zip Line Tour Should I Take?

September 24th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2581" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Ready? Go! Zip line tour, Arenal[/caption] Zipping over the top of the rain forest...

Rural Costa Rica Has Many Faces, What Most Tourist Don’t See

September 24th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Rural Costa Rica Has Many Faces,  What Most Tourist Don't See Rural Costa Rica has many faces.   The rural beauty of the  Costa Rica’s countrys...

Costa Rica’s Rain Forest , Our Precious Trees, Necessary for Human Survival-Save the Rain Forest!

September 24th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2597" align="alignleft" width="300"] Green Macaw Master of the Tropical Forest[/caption] Costa Rica's Rain Forest , Our Preci...

Guayabo National Monument, Costa Rica

September 25th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2606" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ceremonial Platform, Excavated at Guayabo, 1968[/caption] Guayabo National Monument, Cos...

What’s the Weather Like in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica in June, July, and August?

September 25th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2613" align="alignleft" width="300"] White sand beaches at Manuel Antonio[/caption] What's the Weather Like in Manuel Antonio...

Travel Tip: I’m a Tourist Traveling to Costa Rica. Can I Get My Medication There?

September 25th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Travel Tip: I'm a Tourist Traveling  to Costa Rica.  Can I Get My Medication There? If you are a tourist traveling to Costa Rica and  you are on c...

Some More Costa Rica History: Revolutions

September 26th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

  Some More Costa Rica History: Revolutions A Plurp of Costa Rica's History Costa Rica today is a social democracy with presidential electio...

Travel Tips: What’s the Weather Like at Arenal Volcano National Park June, July, August, September?

September 26th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Travel Tips: What's the Weather Like at Arenal Volcano National Park June, July, August, September? If you are planning to travel to Costa Rica Arena...

A Great Day Outing, Irazu Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

September 27th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2631" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Irazu Volcano and Crater Lake[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2632" align="aligncent...

The Quetzal can be Found In Monteverde, Costa Rica

September 28th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2647" align="aligncenter" width="853"] Quetzal Monteverde Costa Rica[/caption] The Quetzal can be Found In Monteverde, Costa ...

Costa Rican Don’t Throw Things Away, They Fix It

September 28th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rican Don't Throw Things Away, They Fix It This is a short story but has a long  meaning.  I was in Alajuela one day and spotted a sign "Watc...

What’s So Great About Costa Rica as A Tourist Destination?

September 28th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2669" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Poas volcano Central Valley Costa Rica[/caption] What's So Great About Costa Rica as A...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Tell Me The Most Interesting Place to Vacation in Costa Rica

October 1st, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica Spotlight: Tell Me The Most Interesting Place to Vacation in Costa Rica From the Costa Rica Spotlight Series:  I would have to first ask ...

Costa Rica: Young Ladies Pump Gas

October 2nd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2681" align="aligncenter" width="300"] young lady gas station attendant[/caption] Costa Rica:  Young Ladies Pump Gas If you...

Costa Rica SPOTLIGHT: Lands In Love, Hotel and Resort and Adventure Center all in One, A Pretty Place with a Pretty Name in Costa Rica

October 6th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica SPOTLIGHT: Lands In Love, Hotel and Resort and Adventure Center all in One,  A Pretty Place with a Pretty Name in Costa Rica If you are p...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Like to Take a Trip on the African Queen “Down the Tortuguero River”

October 6th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2704" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Tortuguero Canals, Costa Rica[/caption] Costa Rica Spotlight: Like to Take a Trip on t...

I’m a Photographer, Where Should I go in Costa Rica to Take Great Photos?

October 7th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2714" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Poas Volcano Costa Rica[/caption] Tortuguero Canals Costa Rica     I'm ...

What’s the Weather Like in the Tortuguero Canals, Costa Rica in July and August

October 7th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

  What's the Weather Like in the Tortuguero Canals, Costa Rica  in July and August The weather at the Tortuguero Canals in  Costa Rica duri...

Want to Have a Costa Rica Expert Help Plan Your Perfect Costa Rica Vacation?

October 8th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2883" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Ann, the Costa Rica Travel Specialist Can Help you Plan Your Vacation[/caption] Wan...

Are the Months of December through March really the Best Weather Months to Travel and Vacation Costa Rica?

October 8th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2735" align="aligncenter" width="640"] NW Guanacaste Pacific Beach[/caption] Are the Months of December through March really ...

Planning a Vacation to Costa Rica? Should I Use a Travel Agent to Help Plan my Vacation.

October 9th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2744" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Poas Volcano National Park Costa Rica[/caption] Planning a Vacation to Costa Rica?  S...

Was Christopher Columbus Disappointed in What He Found in Costa Rica?

October 12th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2755" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Catholic Church Nicoya built by Spaniards 1640[/caption] Was Christopher Columbus Disa...

Is Tamarindo Beach Town In Costa Rica Named for the Tamarind, a Tropical Fruit Tree?

October 13th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

  Is Tamarindo Beach Town In Costa Rica Named for the Tamarind, a Tropical Fruit Tree? Tamarind is a tropical fruit tree native to Afric...

What is the Name of the First National Park to be Established in Costa Rica?

October 14th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

  What is the Name of the First National Park to be Established in Costa Rica? Cabo Blanco National park is the first national park to be e...

Can You Guess Where this Beautiful Stretch of Beach is in Costa Rica?

October 14th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2776" align="alignleft" width="600"] This Beautiful Beach is Near Cabo Blanco and Montezuma Costa Rica[/caption]...

Travel Tips on Spending Money and other Things Related to Travel to Costa Rica

October 15th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Travel Tips on Spending Money and other Things Related to Travel to Costa Rica I am going to share with you some of the travel tips I have learned ov...

When is The Worst Weather in the Central Valley of Costa Rica?

October 15th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

When is The Worst Weather in the Central Valley of Costa Rica? The worst weather in the central valley of Costa Rica, San Jose, Alajuela, Grecia, Her...

One Day in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. What Should I Do?

October 20th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2787" align="alignleft" width="640"] Poas Volcano National Park[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2789" align="alignleft" wid...

A Great Day Tour in Manuel Antonio-Quepos, Costa Rica. SPOTLIGHT: “The Rainmaker Tour” Home to the Harlequin Toad.

October 23rd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_2796" align="alignleft" width="300"] Suspended Bridge above the rain forest canopy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2797" al...

Want to See Bats? Go to Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica

October 24th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Want to See Bats?  Go to Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica If you are traveling to Costa Rica for a vacation and are in the northwestern province...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Life at Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica

October 27th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica Spotlight: Life at Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica What is so special about Hacienda Pinilla?   Is it tranquility?  The beautiful jewel blu...

Spotlight Costa Rica-Lagarta Lodge on Nosara Beach in Costa Rica, See the Sea Turtles nesting

October 28th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Spotlight Costa Rica-Lagarta Lodge on  Nosara Beach in Costa Rica, See the Sea Turtles nesting Lagarta Lodge is a small hotel sitting in the mist of...

SPOTLIGHT COSTA RICA- Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal, and La Fortuna, Costa Rica, Sky Tram & Sky Trek Tour

November 3rd, 2009 Ann Creed 0

                SPOTLIGHT COSTA RICA- Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal, and La Fortuna,  Costa Rica, Sky...

Can I See a Great White Shark In Costa Rican Waters?

November 4th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Can I See a Great White Shark In Costa Rican Waters? Great White sharks tend to stay in cooler water than what we find in the tropical waters of  Co...

Planning to Rent a Car in Costa Rica? Listen up!

November 11th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Planning to Rent a Car in Costa Rica?  Listen up! If you are traveling to Costa Rica  or planning a vacation to Costa Rica, and  planning to rent ...

Travel Tip: What is the best month to Vacation in Costa Rica and Why?

November 14th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Travel Tip:  What is the best month to Vacation in  Costa Rica and Why? The best month to vacation in Costa Rica is the month of February.  Why? ...

The Colorful Oxcart, Costa Rica’s “National Symbol of Labor”

December 8th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

The Colorful Oxcart, Costa Rica's "National Symbol of Labor" The Christmas season in Costa Rica is welcomed each year by the Entrada de Santos y Boye...

Will the Real Rosemary Rein Please Stand Up.

December 9th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3275" align="aligncenter" width="283"] Rosemary[/caption] WILL THE REAL ROSEMARY REIN PLEASE STAND UP? Continuing my series ...

The Dry Season is just Beginning in Costa Rica

December 10th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

The Dry Season is just Beginning in Costa Rica Dry Season Costa Rica is now beginning and it’s a great time to take a vacation to Costa Rica. The ...

How is Global Warming Affecting Costa Rica?

December 11th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3292" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Could this beautiful frog become extinct?[/caption] How is Global Warming Affecting Co...

Move Over Kris Allen and Adam Lambert, Costa Rica has Talent!

December 12th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Move Over Kris Allen and Adam Lambert, Costa Rica has Talent! For  all of us fans of "American Idol" who are  rushing out to buy the first albums o...

A Supernatural Adventure to Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano National Park, A Great Family Vacation!

December 15th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

A Supernatural Adventure to Costa Rica's Arenal Volcano National Park, A Great Family Vacation! Want to take a supernatural adventure to Costa Rica? ...

We now have a Costa rica Travel Video for sale: ” Costa Rica, A Travel Adventure Spectacular”

December 15th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

We now have a Costa rica Travel Video for sale: " Costa Rica, A Travel Adventure Spectacular" Our full 58 minute DVD video , Costa Rica, A Travel Adv...

Vacationing in Costa this Winter? Planning to Rent a Car?

December 27th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

Vacationing in Costa Rica this Winter?  Planning to Rent a Car? If  you are planning to rent a car on your vacation to Costa Rica,  I invite you t...

The Leatherback Sea Turtles of Costa Rica, Largest Sea Turtle on Earth!

December 27th, 2009 Ann Creed 0

  The Leatherback Sea Turtles of Costa Rica, Largest Sea Turtle on Earth! SPEAK FOR THESE CREATURES WHICH CAN NOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES The l...

Tips on Living and Retiring in Costa Rica

December 31st, 2009 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3429" align="aligncenter" width="300"] One of many species of Costa Rican Orchids[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3430" ali...

Blue Moon Over Costa Rica, A Very Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3439" align="aligncenter" width="269"] Blue Moon over Costa Rica with partial Eclipse![/caption] [caption id="attachment_3440...

What Do the Real Costa Ricans do To Celebrate The New Year?

January 1st, 2010 Ann Creed 0

What Do the Real Costa Ricans do To Celebrate The New Year? The Real Costa Ricans head to the beaches to celebrate New Years.  They go by car, by bu...

Traveling to Costa Rica’s Southern Caribbean Coast? Then Read On

January 1st, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3456" align="aligncenter" width="300"] adult sloth at Puerto Viejo on Southern Caribbean coastline[/caption] Traveling to Cos...

Spotlight Costa Rica Yoga Retreat, A Jewel on the Caribbean, Samasati

January 2nd, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3468" align="aligncenter" width="640"] "Tranquility" The Sea Shore on Costa Rica's Caribbean[/caption] Spotlight Costa Rica Y...

Yes, Green Iguanas are in Costa Rica!

January 3rd, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3482" align="aligncenter" width="266"] Not the Average Pet!! And not Even Green![/caption] Yes, Green Iguanas are in Costa Ri...

Beautiful Iguana Photos, And the Winners Are

January 3rd, 2010 Ann Creed 0

Beautiful Iguana Photos, And the Winners Are Some iguanas are more beautiful than others..just like people. If you could take one home with you whic...

Travel Tips, Safe Travel in Costa Rica

January 3rd, 2010 Ann Creed 0

Travel Tips, Safe Travel in Costa Rica I am often asked is it safe to travel in Costa Rica?  And my reply is:  Use the same common sense approach t...

Costaricalearn’s Escorted Group Tour to Costa Rica, Read More About It

January 3rd, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3612" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Poas Volcano National Park, 1 mile wide geyser[/caption] [caption id="attachment_361...

Artist Group Being Formed in the Central Valley of Costa Rica

January 3rd, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3531" align="aligncenter" width="221"] Jan Yaksko painting[/caption] Artist Group Being Formed in the Central Valley of Costa...

Planning a Vacation to Costa Rica? Costa Rica A Travel Adventure Spectacular Video is the Tool to help you plan that Special Vacation

January 4th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

Planning a Vacation to Costa Rica?  Costa Rica A Travel Adventure Spectacular Video is the  Tool to help you plan that Special Vacation Planning a ...

Thinking of Retiring to Costa Rica? Then the video Costa Rica A Travel Adventure Spectacular is for You!

January 4th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

Thinking of Retiring to Costa Rica? Then the video Costa Rica A Travel Adventure Spectacular  is for You! "IT'S SUMMER TIME AND THE LIVING IS EASY" ...

On Making A Travel Adventure Video in Costa Rica

January 10th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3552" align="aligncenter" width="390"] nightly fire works show at the Arenal volcano[/caption] On Making A Travel Adventure V...

How to Get to Tortuguero Costa Rica on your own without going with a Tour Group

January 15th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

How to Get to Tortuguero Costa Rica on your own without going with a Tour Group This article will tell you how you can get to Tortuguero and Tortugue...

Spotlight Costa Rica, Casa Marbella Bed and Breakfast Hotel Tortuguero Costa Rica, A Delightful Place!

January 15th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

  Spotlight Costa Rica, Casa Marbella Bed and Breakfast Hotel Tortuguero Costa Rica, A Delightful Place! "A Simple Place in A Natural Setting...

“Arribada” Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Arrive to Ostional Costa Rica

January 20th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3591" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Olive Ridley Sea Turtle,  Ostional Costa Rica[/caption] "Arribada" Olive Ridley Sea T...

My Favorite National Park in Costa Rica: Arenal Volcano National Park

January 21st, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3600" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Papayas in Arenal Region[/caption] Mighty Arenal with slight cloud cover   &n...

Tarantula!! “ouch!”….

January 24th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

  Tarantulas in Costa Rica Yes there are Tarantulas in Costa Rica!  But are they dangerous?  I have  always been told, when inquiring, tha...

An Amazing Diversity: Costa Rica

January 26th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

An Amazing Diversity:  Costa Rica Costa Rica is not a Caribbean Island but the center of the Central American Isthmus.  Traveling around in Costa R...

Limon is a town located on Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica

January 26th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3639" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Private garden on Caribbean coast of Costa Rica[/caption] Limon is a town located on C...

The National Theater, “An Architectural Gem”

January 31st, 2010 Ann Creed 0

  Inside the National Theater, Neoclassical ArchitectureThe National Theater,  "An Architectural Gem" The National Theater located in the h...

Monteverde Costa Rica, Home of the Quetzal

February 5th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3671" align="alignleft" width="300"] Giant Fern Tree Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve[/caption] Monteverde Costa Rica, Home of...

“Costa Rica A Travel Adventure Spectacular” Video Customer Reviews

February 5th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

"Costa Rica A Travel Adventure Spectacular"  Video   Customer Reviews We would like to share with you some comments we received from a gentleman wh...

Costa Rica’s First Female President: Laura Chinchilla!!

February 9th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3683" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Costa Rica's first woman president Laura Chinchilla[/caption] Congratulations to Laura...

A New Grand-Daughter!

March 18th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3701" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Four weeks of age.[/caption] what size shoe? A New Grand-Daughter! I have not writ...

Traveling to Costa Rica During Semana Santa, Renting A Car? Beware, Do Not Speed

March 30th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

Traveling to Costa Rica During Semana Santa, Renting A Car?  Beware, Do Not Speed If you are traveling to Costa Rica for Semana Santa (Easter Week) ...

Let’s Protect the Leatherback Turtle of Costa Rica

April 26th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

Let's Protect the Leatherback Turtle of Costa Rica This article is by Cristian Barboza who was born in Costa Rica and is a reader of costaricalearn.c...

All of Nature Puts Humans in their Place, Because their Place is in Nature

April 30th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3716" align="alignleft" width="300"] Waterfall along Blue River in Costa Rica[/caption]   All of Nature Puts Humans in ...

Planning a Vacation to Costa Rica? Buy our Costa Rica Travel Video and See First Hand the Most Visited Tourist Destination

June 21st, 2010 Ann Creed 0

Planning a Vacation to Costa Rica? Buy our Costa Rica Travel Video and See First Hand the Most Visited Tourist Destination Are you planning a vacatio...

Ostional Wildlife Refuge Costa Rica Off the Beaten Path for Tourist

June 22nd, 2010 Ann Creed 0

Ostional Wildlife Refuge Costa Rica   Off the Beaten Path for Tourist Want to sea marine turtles lay their eggs  in the sandy beach?  Then travel ...

Costa Rica Travel Video

June 23rd, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3745" align="alignleft" width="300"] Blue River in Northern Costa rica[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3746" align="alignle...

How Can I buy Your Costa Rica Travel Video?

June 24th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

How Can I buy Your Costa Rica Travel Video? You can buy our Costa Rica Travel Video "Costa Rica A Travel Adventure Spectacular"  from the home page ...

Costaricalearn.com How can I find the aritcles I am interested in reading on your web site?

June 27th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

You can find the articles on costaricalearn.com by going to the different categories which are specific to the areas  researched and written about by...

Did You Know Quespos has a Marina Now?

August 28th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3766" align="alignleft" width="240"] Sailfishing in Quepos, Costa Rica-catch and release[/caption] Did You Know Quespos has a...

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee Costa Rica Grows Great Coffee

August 29th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3788" align="alignleft" width="640"] First the coffee beans are green then they turn a bright red color[/caption] Coffee, Cof...

Visit Costa Rica’s Exotic Southern Caribbean Coastline, Off the Beaten Path

August 31st, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3780" align="alignleft" width="640"] Canals of Tortuguero, Costa Rica's Caribbean[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3781" ali...

Costa Rica, A Country filled With Natural Phenomenons including Four Active Volcanoes!

September 2nd, 2010 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica, A Country filled With Natural Phenomenons including Four Active Volcanoes! Costa Rica is a very small country about the size of the state...

Did You Know, Costa Rica’s Beaches Belong to It’s People

September 6th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3801" align="alignleft" width="300"] Quiet  beach but at Easter time it is filled with Costa Ricans with tents and hammocks[/...

Costa Rica’s Top Five Tourists Destinations

September 26th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica's Top Five Tourists Destinations Having lived in Costa Rica and traveled extensively I can tell you about these most beautiful and exotic ...

What’s the Best and the Worst Costa Rica has to Offer?

October 7th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

What's the Best and the Worst Costa Rica has to Offer? Having lived in Costa Rica for eight years I can tell you from experience about the best thing...

Costa Rica Travel Tips: the Rio Celeste Hideway Lodge

November 30th, 2010 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3817" align="alignleft" width="640"] Rio Celeste, Blue River in Costa Rica[/caption] Costa Rica Travel Tips  the Rio Celeste...

Costa Rica Travel Tips: As a Tourist, Will I Feel Welcome in Costa Rica

December 1st, 2010 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica Travel Tips: As a Tourist, Will I Feel Welcome in Costa Rica I am planning a vacation to Costa Rica and am wondering.  Will I feel welcom...

Costa Rica A Travel Adventure Spectacular-Travel Video- Costa Rica’s 10 Most Popular Vacation Destinations

January 27th, 2011 Ann Creed 0

  Costa Rica A Travel Adventure Spectacular-Travel Video- Costa Rica's 10 Most Popular Vacation Destinations Are you thinking of vacationing ...

Could Hypocrisy Exist in Costa Rica’s Democracy?

February 4th, 2011 Ann Creed 0

 Could Hypocrisy Exist in Costa Rica's Democracy? Those of you interested in reading current news from Costa Rica undoubtedly have read the many r...

US Students “Study Abroad” in Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica

February 11th, 2011 Ann Creed 0

US Students "Study Abroad" in Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica Students from Lidenwood Univeristy USA have come to Costa Rica to study the flor...

Costa Rica A Travel Adventure Spectacular Video by Carol Wunderle

February 23rd, 2011 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica A Travel Adventure Spectacular Video by Carol Wunderle "We loved the clarity in the film describing the most popular vacation spots in Cos...

Hicaco- A Great Gourmet Restaurant in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica

March 16th, 2011 Ann Creed 0

Hicaco A Great Gourmet Restaurant in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica If you are into gourmet food and are in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica then "Hicaco" the Seafoo...

Restaurant Jaco Rustica, Jaco Beach Costa Rica

March 17th, 2011 Ann Creed 0

Restaurant Jaco Rustica, Jaco Beach Costa Rica If you are visiting  Jaco Beach, Costa Rica and want to have a great typico Costa Rican meal then go ...

Monteverde, Costa Rica, Many Faces of a Rain Forest

March 22nd, 2011 Ann Creed 0

Monteverde, Costa Rica,  Many Faces of a Rain Forest Monteverde, Costa Rica is home to the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Recently I spent ...

Heading Down to Jaco Beach, Costa Rica

April 1st, 2011 Ann Creed 0

Heading Down to Jaco Beach, Costa Rica Another travel tip:  Wondering where to eat if you are headed down to Jaco Beach or near by Herradura Beach?...

Great Web Sites: Transportation Options from San Jose to the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica

May 12th, 2011 Ann Creed 0

Great Web Sites   "Transportation from San Jose to the Southern Caribbean Coast in Costa Rica” Heading over to the Southern Caribbean Coast of Cos...

Would You Rather Be a Sloth?

May 14th, 2011 Ann Creed 0

  [caption id="attachment_4063" align="alignleft" width="300"] [/caption] Would You Rather Be a Sloth? Sloths live in the Costa Rican Rain For...

Family Vacation to Costa Rica: Want to Stay in A Beautiful Villa in Manuel Antonio Beach?

June 6th, 2011 Ann Creed 0

Family Vacation to Costa Rica: Want to Stay in A Beautiful Villa in Manuel Antonio Beach? Are you thinking a bringing your family to Costa Rica for v...

Corcovado National Park, Where Jungle Meets the

June 21st, 2011 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_4145" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Sunset Corcovado[/caption] Corcovado National Park, Where Jungle Meets the ENJOY VIRG...

Great Arenal Tours-Sunset Tour Company Located at Base of Arenal Volcano

June 26th, 2011 Ann Creed 0

  Great  Arenal Tours Sunset Tour Company Located  at Base of Arenal Volcano Vacationing in the Arenal Volcano area?  Great  tours are off...

Costa Rica’s Sharks

July 3rd, 2011 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica's Sharks Are there  sharks in Costa Rica's waters.   The answer is yes.  Are they in danger?  The answer is yes!  Shark fining is go...

Costa Rica’s New 2,000 colon bill Feathers A Shark Photo

July 5th, 2011 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica's New 2,000 colon bill Feathers A Shark Photo Costa Rica's newly printed 2,000 colon bill feathers a beautiful shark.  Wonder which gover...

Cost of Living in Costa Rica in 2011

July 18th, 2011 Ann Creed 0

Cost of Living in Costa Rica in 2011 Costa Rica used to be an inexpensive place to live but not anymore.  This in June 2011 and the cost of one gall...

Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel located on banks of Rio Celeste (Blue River) Hotel Review

July 23rd, 2011 Ann Creed 0

A TRUE HIDEAWAY! Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel  located on banks of Rio Celeste (Blue River) Hotel Review Hotel Review by Ann, "The Costa Rica Expert"...

Chubascos Restaurant on Road to Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

July 30th, 2011 Ann Creed 0

Chubascos Restaurant on Road to Poas Volcano, Costa Rica Chubascos Restaurant on Road to Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica Looking for a good ...

How Global Warming is Affecting Costa Rica

August 2nd, 2011 Ann Creed 0

How Global Warming is Affecting Costa Rica I would like to share with you a letter I received from a young man in Uganda: "I was in Costa Rica in 20...

Costa Rica Travel Tips- Check your Credit Card Receipt-before signing it- When you Charge Gasoline

August 2nd, 2011 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica Travel Tips- Check your Credit Card Receipt-before signing it- When you Charge Gasoline If you are traveling in Costa Rica and rent a car....

Why is The Cost of Living in Costa Rica So High? What Happened to “Living in Paradise”

August 7th, 2011 Ann Creed 0

Why is The Cost  of Living in Costa Rica So High?  What Happened to "Living in Paradise" Are you thinking of  living and retiring in Costa Rica? ...

Pinktoe Tarantulas in Costa Rica Yes!

October 7th, 2011 Ann Creed 0

  [caption id="attachment_4324" align="alignleft" width="250"] Zebra Tarantula[/caption] Pinktoe  Tarantulas in Costa Rica  Yes! I  would...

A Great Day at Rio Celeste (Blue River)

October 13th, 2011 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_4318" align="alignleft" width="225"] Rio Celeste Costa Rica[/caption] A Great Day at Rio Celeste  Blue River The road was w...

Living in Costa Rica and Creating the Arenal Botanical Gardens, Tiliran, Costa Rica

October 13th, 2011 Ann Creed 0

Living in Costa Rica and Creating the Arenal Botanical Gardens, Tiliran, Costa Rica This short story is about Doug Ward's life in Costa Rica.   Doug...

Planning a Vacation to Costa Rica? By Ann the Costa Rica Travel Planner

November 9th, 2011 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_4335" align="alignleft" width="300"] Costa Rica orchids[/caption] Planning a Vacation to Costa Rica? By Ann the Costa Rica Tr...

THE GREAT GREEN MACAW IS BACK IN COSTA RICA!

December 6th, 2011 Ann Creed 0

The Great Green macaw is back in Costa Rica and can be found in the southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica.  Here these birds live in the rain forest...

“FATHER TIME” IMAGES IN THE RAINFOREST OF COSTA RICA

December 10th, 2011 Ann Creed 0

  "FATHER TIME"   IMAGES IN THE RAINFOREST OF COSTA RICA "Father Time"   These mammoth trees which call the rain forest of Costa Rica...

“DESIGN YOUR COSTA RICA TRAVEL ADVENTURE VACATION” BY ANN THE COSTA RICA TRAVEL Planner

January 7th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

“Design your Costa Rica  TRAVEL ADVENTURE Vacation” by Ann The COSTA RICA Travel Planner EXPERT Costa Rica Travel Adventure  Vacation Planning...

Testimonial. “Wonderful Travel Adventure Vacation to Costa Rica” Designed by Ann, The Costa Rica Travel Planner

January 8th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

Testimonial  "Wonderful Travel Adventure Vacation to Costa Rica"  Designed by Ann, The Costa Rica Travel Planner Ann designed the itinerary for Est...

Testimonial: The kaplinsky Family Vacation to Costa Rica

January 27th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

Testimonial: The kaplinsky Family Vacation to Costa Rica By Ellen Kaplinsky:  Ann The Costa Rica Travel Expert- designed Ellen and Bob  and her f...

Manuel Antonio, Most Beautiful Beaches in Costa Rica

February 13th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xxGuvteefQ Manuel Antonio, Most Beautiful Beaches in Costa Rica I would like to share with you this wonderful Manuel...

Testimonial- the Joseph’s Vacation to Costa Rica

February 23rd, 2012 Ann Creed 0

Testimonial- the Joseph's Vacation to Costa Rica Ann designed an itinerary for Andrea and Dave Joseph's Vacation  [caption id="attachment_4470" ali...

Sharon Koenig’s family vacation by Ann, the Costa Rica Travel Expert

March 10th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

Sharon Koenig's family vacation by Ann, the Costa Rica Travel Expert Sharon and her husband and 6 year old son took a vacation to Costa Rica Feb 8-18...

Typical Costa Rican Food

April 17th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_4580" align="alignleft" width="300"] Casada-typical plate of Costa Rica[/caption] Typical Costa Rican Food as experienced by ...

Poor Man’s Paradise, Osa Peninsula

April 27th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_4602" align="alignleft" width="300"] Beach at Poor Man's Paradise[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_4588" align="alig...

Projecto Asis Animal Rescue Center Costa Rica

May 9th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

Projecto Asis Animal Rescue Center Costa Rica Projecto Asis is a wild animal rescue center located near the Arenal Volcano and the little  town of L...

Travel Arenal to Monteverde, Boat-Van

May 19th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

Travel Arenal to Monteverde, Boat-Van HOW TO GET TO MONTEVERDE FROM ARENAL? There are several ways to travel from  Arenal to  Monteverde.   The e...

Nayara Hotel in Arenal Costa Rica

May 21st, 2012 Ann Creed 0

Nayara Hotel in Arenal Costa Rica Arenal Nayara Hotel Luxury Botique Hotel located in the shadow of the Mighty Arenal Volcano Nayara Hotel, a Luxury...

Butterfly Conservatory Arenal Costa Rica

May 22nd, 2012 Ann Creed 0

BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY ARENAL COSTA RICA A nature regeneration project dedicated to the preservation, growth, and study of the rainforest with empha...

Can I See A Quetzal In Monteverde?

June 29th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

Can I see a Quetzal in Monteverde? Yes, if you are lucky.  Although the Quetzal is listed as endangered,  the estimate as to how many live in and ar...

Poas Volcano National Park

July 7th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_4706" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Wildflowers of Poas Volcano National Park[/caption] Poas Volcano National Park  i...

VOLCANOES IN COSTA RICA

July 7th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

VOLCANOES IN COSTA RICA Costa Rica is the land of the Volcanoes.  There are seven volcanoes.  Starting in the north  all the way to the southern b...

My Tica Granddaughter

July 17th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

My Tica Granddaughter My most adored granddaughter Cara Isabella  is part Tica--- age two years and four months. Her mother is my daughter, Maria El...

Discover Costa Rica’s Five Natural Wonders

August 15th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

Discover Costa Rica's Five Natural Wonders Costa Rica is simply one big Natural Wonder.  I would like to tell you about five of the most wonderful....

Great Hostel Stays in Costa Rica

September 7th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

Great Hostel Stays in Costa Rica COSTA RICA  is a small country filled with spectacular outdoor adventure activities, and is a great place for all a...

Car Rental in Costa Rica

October 5th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

Car Rental  in Costa Rica I have many inquiries related to renting a car in Costa Rica.  If one goes on the web sites of the different car rental c...

Doka Coffee Tour, Alajuela Costa Rica

October 9th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

DOKA COFFEE TOUR ALAJUELA COSTA RICA Let’s take the Doka-Four Generations Coffee Tour and learn how coffee is grown, processed, marketed.  The Var...

Adventure Travel in Costa Rica

October 11th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

Adventure Travel in Costa Rica Adventure Travel Is Good for You          ADVENTURE TRAVEL IN COSTA RICA, THE NUMBER ONE DESTINATION FOR ADVENT...

What is it Like to Live in Costa Rica?

October 20th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

What is it Like to Live  in Costa Rica? I would like to thank  www.internations.org  for this informative article related to living in Costa Rica....

Art Gallery in La Fortuna-Arenal Area “Galeria Coco Loco”

November 26th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

  Art gallery near la fortuna and arenal volcano  galeria coco loco Galeria Coco Loco is an art gallery located near La Fortuna-Arenal Volca...

Costa Rica’s Red Eye Tree Frog

December 2nd, 2012 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica's Red Eye Tree Frog Wandering through the Costa Rica rain forest the other day my friend Renee and I stumbled upon a beautiful small green...

Marie-France Grenouillet- Photography Costa Rica

December 2nd, 2012 Ann Creed 0

Marie France Grenouillet Photography Costa Rica Mair-France Grenouillet is a French woman who travels the world capturing beautiful and rare wildlife...

Vacation Planner Costa Rica

December 3rd, 2012 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_4841" align="alignleft" width="200"] Rain forest 300 years old[/caption] Vacation Planner Costa Rica Why would I want to hir...

What is a Horse “Tope” ?

December 6th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

What is a Horse Tope ? A horse tope is a traditional parade of horses which is very popular in Costa Rica.  Both the horses and the riders dress up ...

December High Tourism Season in Costa Rica Weather is Beautiful!

December 16th, 2012 Ann Creed 0

December High Tourism Season in Costa Rica Weather is Beautiful! December begins high tourist season in Costa Rica  and the weather is dry and sunny...

Xinia’s Costa Rica Vacation HomeStay, Bed and Breakfast

January 9th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_5084" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Xinia's Farmers market "Feria" Tour[/caption] Xinia's Costa Rica Vacation HomeStay, Be...

Costa Rica’s Coffee Culture

January 16th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica's Coffee Culture From Snow White Flowers to Red Berries- Costa Rica's Coffee Culture The Spanish, French, and Portuguese brought coffee ...

Costa Rica’s Fabulous Tabacon Hot Springs

February 18th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

There are many options for Hot Springs at Arenal Volcano in this beautiful Tropical Country of Costa Rica. One of the most popular is the Tabacon Hot...

Vacation Costa Rica Around Jaco and Herradura Beach

February 27th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_4986" align="alignleft" width="300"] Scarlet Macaw[/caption] Vacation Costa Rica Around Jaco and Herradura Beach I receive m...

Rio Celeste, The Blue River in North Central Costa Rica

March 21st, 2013 Ann Creed 0

"Local Legend says God washed his paint brush in the Rio Celeste after he painted the sky blue." Rio Celeste, The Blue River in North Central Costa Ri...

TRAVEL ADVICE AND TIPS-COSTA RICA VACATION

April 13th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

TRAVEL ADVICE AND TIPS COSTA RICA VACATION Vacationing in Costa Rica    Travel Tips and Travel Advice Passport must be good for 90 days past the d...

COSTA BALLENA COSTA RICA’S SOUTHERN PACIFIC COAST

April 15th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

COSTA BALLENA COSTA RICA'S SOUTHERN PACIFIC COAST COSTA BALLENA -on Costa Rica’ Southern Pacific, stretches thirty miles along the Pacific ocean fr...

ART GALLERY IN ALAJUELA

May 1st, 2013 Ann Creed 0

ART GALLERY IN ALAJUELA Xinia and I visited an art gallery in Alajuela  Sr Y Sra Ese  Here you can see works of art made of exotic woods, such as j...

Vacationing to Costa Rica

May 17th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

Vacationing to Costa Rica Planning a vacation to Costa Rica is a time consuming task.  You can surf the internet and become quickly confused with th...

Under The Mango Tree In Costa Rica

May 17th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

Under The Mango Tree In Costa Rica Mangoes  grow almost wild in Costa Rica  from April through  June.  The warm tropical climate and ample rainf...

Visit Paradise Hot Springs Arenal Volcano Costa Rica

May 27th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_5195" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Paradise Hot Springs[/caption]   Visit Paradise Hot Springs Arenal Volcano Co...

Arenal Volcano in North Central Costa Rica

May 31st, 2013 Ann Creed 0

THE HISTORY OF ARENAL VOLCANO IN NORTH CENTRAL COSTA RICA COSTA RICA Arenal Volcano National Park is one of the most visited national parks in Costa ...

Osa Peninsula Costa Rica, Poor Man’s Paradise

June 24th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

Osa Peninsula Costa Rica,  Poor Man's Paradise NO TELEVISION, NO INTERNET, NO GUNS AND NO CRIME-CHILDREN RUN AND PLAY FREELY. Is there a place like...

How to Retire in Costa Rica on Nothing but a Government Pension

July 10th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

How to retire in Costa Rica on nothing but a government pension.  Written by  John Newton and Loreta Yukeco.  They came to live and retire in Cost...

Sweet Seduction, Chocolate Grows in Costa Rica

July 23rd, 2013 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_5273" align="alignleft" width="300"] chocolate pod[/caption] Sweet Seduction, Chocolate Grows in Costa Rica Today  most of ...

Ann Specializes in Family Vacation Planning to Costa Rica

August 2nd, 2013 Ann Creed 0

Ann Specializes in Family Vacation Planning to Costa Rica Thinking of taking your family to Costa Rica for a fun filled family vacation?  Contact An...

Xinia’s Visit to Alajuela’s Farmers Market

August 10th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

Xinia's Visit to Alajuela's Farmers Market Alajuela Costa Rica has a weekend farmer's market all year round starting on Friday afternoon at 2 pm and ...

Costa Rica’s Treasure-It’s National Parks

September 5th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica's Treasure-It's National  Parks Costa Rica's people values it's national treasures so much that  20% of it's land has been set aside for...

Costa Rica’s Amazing Diversity

September 16th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_5326" align="alignleft" width="300"] Poas Volcano[/caption] Costa Rica's Amazing Diversity Costa Rica is not an island in ...

Costa Ricans Love Liberty,Peace, and Independance

September 23rd, 2013 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_5334" align="alignleft" width="300"] happy young Costa Rican woman[/caption] Costa Ricans Love Liberty,Peace, and Independanc...

Costa Rica’s Amazing National Parks

September 26th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica has set one fourth of it's land aside in national parks, reserves, and refuges to protect these valuable natural resources from  potential...

“Pura Vida” Costa Rica’s Motto

October 4th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

"Pura Vida' Costa Rica's Motto What does this mean-can you explain it to me?  Translated into the English language it means "pure life".  Costa Ric...

Samasati Nature Retreat, In Harmony with Nature

October 20th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

Samasati Nature Retreat, In Harmony with Nature Samasati Nature Retreat located on the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is a nature lover's dre...

Samasati Nature Retreat- Things to do in and around the Southern Caribbean of Costa Rica

October 31st, 2013 Ann Creed 0

Samasati Nature Retreat Things to do in and around the Southern Caribbean of Costa Rica Here are some of the most interesting outdoor activities or d...

Vacation Planning to Costa Rica Visit Wildlife Reserves

November 1st, 2013 Ann Creed 0

Vacation Planning to Costa Rica Visit Wildlife Reserves Are you planning a vacation to Costa Rica?  The many wildlife refuges are wonderful places t...

Gondoca Manzanilla National Wildlife Refuge Costa Rica

November 19th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_5397" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Beach at Gandoca Manzanilla Wildlife Refuge"][/caption] One of the most exotic a...

Family Tropical Adventure Vacation-All Inclusive-Samasati Nature Retreat Costa Rica

December 5th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_5443" align="alignleft" width="300"] View from Balcony Samasati Bungalow[/caption] Family Tropical Adventure Vacation All Inc...

La Selva Biological Reserve Costa Rica

December 8th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

La Selva Biological Reserve Costa Rica May I share with you the photos of a very talented photographer and travel writer.  His name is Jim O'Donnel....

Rancho Margot Self Sustainable, Self sufficient Eco-Lodge And Working Organic Farm

December 8th, 2013 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_5438" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bungalow at Rancho Margot[/caption] Rancho Margot Self Sustainable, Self sufficient Eco ...

The Most Fun Zip Line in Arenal Costa Rica

February 15th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

The Most Fun Zip Line in Arenal Costa Rica "A COOL EXPERIENCE-AMAZING VIEWS OF ARENAL VOLCANO AND LAKE ARENAL" If you want to hear about the MOST FU...

I Would Like to Move To Costa Rica and Retire There

February 18th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_5580" align="aligncenter" width="427"] Heliconia Tropical Beauty[/caption]   I Would Like to Move To Costa Rica and Ret...

Great White Water Rafting Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

February 24th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Great White Water Rafting Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Yes, there's great white water rafting in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.   There are two d...

Is There a Zip Line Tour in Arenal for Small Children?

February 26th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Is There a Zip Line Tour in Arenal for Small Children Yes there is a zip line tour in Arenal for small children starting at age of six years. The pl...

The Poas Volcano is Active Today!

February 26th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

The Poas Volcano is Active Today! Today February 26, 2014 the Poas Volcano located in Costa Rica's central valley is erupting.  It is spewing hot wa...

Arenal has Three Different Zip Line Tours

March 2nd, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Arenal has Three Different Zip Line Tours All the tourist who visit Arenal in Costa Rica want to do a zip line tour.  So which one should they choos...

Spectacular Treat for Tourist! Poas Volcano is Putting on A Show!

March 5th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Spectacular Treat for Tourist! Poas Volcano is Putting on A Show! The Poas Volcano National Park is the most visited National Park in Costa Rica.  I...

Getting Around Costa Rica by the Domestic Airlines

March 17th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Getting Around Costa Rica by the Domestic Airlines Costa Rica has Two Domestic Airline Companies which fly  inside  Costa Rica. Sansa Air -flies t...

How A Rental Car In Costa Rica Makes Your Vacation Better

April 10th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

How A Rental Car In Costa Rica Makes Your Vacation Better Having a rental car while vacationing in Costa Rica allows the tourist  to enjoy more plac...

Coffee in Costa Rica Must be Picked By Hand

April 16th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Coffee in Costa Rica Must be Picked By Hand Coffee in Costa Rica must be picked by hand.  It can't be machine picked because the coffee berries wo...

Sloths Live in Costa Rica

April 20th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Sloths Live in Costa Rica.If you want to be sure to see many sloths on you vacation to Costa Rica, you must visit the southern Caribbean Coastline.  ...

Crocodiles are in Costa Rica’s Rivers

May 2nd, 2014 Ann Creed 0

    Crocodiles are in Costa Rica's Rivers so beware before you dive in!  Yes, just like the one you see in this photo!  And they will ...

Xinia’s Costa Rica Vacation Homestay- Dental Work and Costa Rica Vacation at Same Time

May 3rd, 2014 Ann Creed 2

Xinia's Costa Rica Vacation Homestay- Dental Work and Costa Rica Vacation at Same Time Xinia's Costa Rica Vacation Homestay  is now taking persons...

Things to do in Drake Bay

May 10th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Things to do in Drake Bay Drake Bay Costa Rica is a town on the Osa Peninsula and home to the famous an incredibly bio diverse Corcovado National Par...

Great Vacation In Costa Rica Plus Excellent Dental Work “Cheap”

May 18th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

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Vacation in Costa Rica Plus Cheap and Excellent Dental Work

May 18th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Vacation in Costa Rica Plus Cheap and Excellent Dental Work I just came back from spending two weeks in Costa Rica. My name is Denise Simms. I went p...

Denise Simms Writes about Xinia’s Costa Rica Vacation Homestay

May 22nd, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Denise said, "I learned of Xinia's Costa Rica Vacation Homestay thru a friend Ann Cabezas Creed, owner of costaricalearn.com (vacation planning to Cos...

Rainforest-Costa Rica’s Greatest Treasure

June 13th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_4838" align="aligncenter" width="200"] 300 year old tree Costa Rica Rain forest[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4782" align...

It’s A Long Way from Abbeville, Alabama-USA to Gautuso, Costa Rica

June 17th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

It's A Long Way from Abbeville, Alabama USA to Gautuso, Costa Rica It was the first week of June and very hot. We traveled in a northeasterly direct...

Poas Volcano in the Central Valley Costa Rica- Big Tourist Attraction

June 30th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Poas Volcano in the Central Valley Costa Rica Big Tourist Attraction The Poas Volcano is putting on a show.  Here are some photos of it's recent act...

Problems with Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica

June 30th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Problems with Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica This is a testimonial from Jean McNight I wouldn't recommend buying land in Costa Rica unless it is al...

We Dream about Retiring in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

July 4th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

We Dream about Retiring in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica is a small village on the Atlantic Ocean-southern Caribbean area of Cost...

Hotel El Capitan Suizo Tamarindo Costa Rica

July 15th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Hotel El Capitan Suizo Tamarindo Costa Rica.I just spent 4 nights in Tamarindo, Costa Rica--simply to check the place out.  Tamarindo is a small beac...

Can I use my cell phone in Costa Rica ?

July 29th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Can I use my cell phone in Costa Rica? Yes you can use your cell phone in Costa Rica if it is a "SMART PHONE".   The way it works is this: AT THE ...

One of Costa Rica’s Healthiest Fruits-Guanabana

August 2nd, 2014 Ann Creed 0

One of Costa Rica's Healthiest  Fruits Guanabana GUANABANA, A wonderful  tropical  fruit  grown in Costa Rica! It is used in drinks and to flavor...

Weather Patterns in Costa Rica’s Pacific Northwest Beaches

August 11th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Weather Patterns in Costa Rica's Pacific Northwest Beaches "WHERE THERE IS NO WATER, THERE IS NO LIFE" In the Pacific Northwest Province of Costa Ri...

La Fortuna, A small town in the Shadow of the Arenal Volcano

August 16th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

La Fortuna, A small town in the Shadow of the Arenal Volcano.La Fortuna is famous because of tourists who flock to the area to view the Arenal Volcano...

How to Plan A Vacation to Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

September 18th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_1219" align="alignleft" width="150"] Arenal Volcano[/caption] How to Plan Your Vacation to Arenal Volcano Costa Rica and get ...

Weather Patterns in the Arenal Volcano area of Costa Rica

September 27th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Weather Patterns in the Arenal Volcano area of Costa Rica.The area around the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica has become the most visited area of Costa R...

Best Time to Visit Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

October 9th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Best Time  to Visit Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica How do I make the best of my visit  Poas Volcano National Park located thirty five minut...

Costa Rica’s National Theater

October 20th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

This year Costa Rica's National Theater located in downtown San Jose is celebrating its 117th birthday.  The National Theater was inaugurated on Octo...

Wow, Big Eruption at Turrilaba Volcano, Costa Ria

November 1st, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Turrialba Volcano located 35 miles east of the capital city of San Jose Costa Rica unexpectantly  erupted Wednesday night Oct. 29, 2014 at 11:40 pm. ...

What is the weather like in Costa Rica?

November 3rd, 2014 Ann Creed 0

So What is The Weather Like  in costa rica and when is best time to travel and vacation in Costa Rica? Tourist season in Costa Rica is HIGH SEASON ...

Monteverde A Land of Cloud Forest and Quakers

November 29th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Monteverde A Land of Cloud Forest and Quakers VACATION IN RURAL COSTA RICA Monteverde lies high in the mountains of central Costa Rica, seven thousa...

Does Costa Rica Have a Standing Army?

December 11th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Does Costa Rica Have a Standing Army?  No, the army was abolished in 1949 under the leadership of Jose Figueres who is best known as the "Grandfather...

Costa Rica’s Neighbor to the North- Something Big is Going on in Nicaragua.

December 12th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Costa Rica's Neighbor to the North- Something Big is Going on in Nicaragua. Nicaragua has a standing army.   Today, something big is going on in N...

What do Costa Ricans Do for New Years?

December 13th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

What do Costa Ricans  Do for New Years? For New Years many Costa Rica will go to the beaches.  They will gather their family together and head for t...

Family Vacation Planner to Guanacaste Beaches

December 14th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

Nancy and her three grown up kids set out from Santa Barbara, California for a seven day adventure vacation to Costa Rica.  Nancy had rented a house ...

How Do Costa Ricans Celebrate Christmas? By Eating Tamales

December 25th, 2014 Ann Creed 0

HOW DO COSTA RICANS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS?  By Eating Tamales.They gather the families together and eat tamales.  The Costa Rican Tamale is made from ...

Rain Forests, Costa Rica Nature’s Treasure

January 10th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_4782" align="alignleft" width="300"] Osa Peninsula[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4733" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mon...

Las Tortugas Hotel Playa Grande Costa Rica

January 20th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

Las Tortugas Hotel located on Playa Grande in NW Guanacaste, Costa Rica ANN'S FAVORITE  SMALL BEACH HOTELS This is a small hotel located "right on ...

Costa Rica Butterflies

February 4th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_4479" align="alignleft" width="300"] Blue Morpho Butterfly of Tortuguero[/caption] Costa Rica Butterflies Costa Rica i...

Abounding Natural Beauty of Arenal Volcano and Arenal Lake Area

February 11th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

Abounding Natural Beauty of Arenal Volcano and Arenal Lake Area.  First is the rainforest-verdant and green.  The weather in the Arenal Volcano is...

How to Rent a Car in Costa Rica

February 12th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

HOW TO RENT A CAR IN COSTA RICA   So what are the condition of the roads?  Costa Rica is a mountainous country so to get most anywhere you have t...

Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica Birds, crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas

February 14th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

[caption id="attachment_3496" align="alignleft" width="300"] Green Iguana with his friends the Llanos birds[/caption]   Palo Verde National Park...

What Months are Best to Visit Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica?

March 11th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

What Months are Best to Visit Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica? What months are the best times to visit Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge in Costa Ric...

Which area of Costa Rica has the most rain?

March 11th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

Which area of Costa Rica has the most rain? The area of Costa Rica which has the most rainfall is the Caribbean side.  Rain falls here all year roun...

How Can I Use My Smart Phone or Ipad in Costa Rica?

March 11th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

You can use your smart phone or IPad in Costa Rica by doing the following: At both international airports- Juan Santa Maria, San Jose  and also Liber...

Finca Luna Nueva Lodge Organic Farming

March 23rd, 2015 Ann Creed 0

My friends Jessica and Grevin and I headed out of Alajuela.  Our destination: Finca Luna Nueva Lodge. (FARM OF THE NEW MOON). We stayed for 2 nights...

Finca Luna Nueva Lodge Organic Farm in Costa Rica’s Rainforest

April 5th, 2015 Ann Creed 1

How Did Finca Luna Nueva Lodge In Costa Rica's Rainforest Get It's Start?  The Brattleboro, Vt. based Health supplement company "New Chapter" founder...

Blue River Resort Costa Rica

April 11th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

The Blue River Resort Costa Rica is located in the northern zone, only a short distance from the border with Nicaragua.  It is north of Costa Rica's ...

What’s So Hot About Costa Rica Coffee?

May 5th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

What's so hot About Costa Rica Coffee?  Those who love coffee swear that it's impossible to start the day without their favorite ground bean, full bo...

Hotel Buena Vista Alajuela Costa Rica

June 8th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

This article is written by Ron Poggemoeller and his wife Maria This was the first stop on our 21 day vacation in Costa Rica from Freeport, Texas. Our...

Vacation to the Tortuguero Canals Costa Rica

July 5th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Tortuguero Canals.  "An Unforge...

What About Bullfights in Costa Rica?

July 25th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

Bullfighting has a different meaning here in Costa Rica. These Bullfights  are called toros a la Tica.  There are plenty of wacky events in Costa R...

Las Tortuguas Hotel Playa Grande Costa Rica

July 27th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

Las Tortuguas Hotel is an eco  hotel located on a long stretch of  beautiful brown sandy beach.  It is flat and easy to take long leisure walks alo...

Arenal Observatory Lodge in Costa Rica

August 3rd, 2015 Ann Creed 0

ARENAL OBSERVATORY LODGE LOCATED AT THE BASE OF THE MIGHTY ARENAL VOLCANO Ron and his wife Maria spent three weeks vacationing in Costa Rica April 20...

Vacation Planning to Costa Rica by Ann

August 11th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

  CUSTOMIZED VACATION PLANNING TO COSTA RICA "Personalized service each step of the way" 'WHETHER IT'S A BEACH VACATION, RAINFOREST, AND VOLCAN...

La Paz Waterfall Gardens Costa Rica

August 21st, 2015 Ann Creed 0

LA PAZ WATERFALL GARDENS  is located thirty fives miles north of Alajuela in the central valley of Costa Rica. An indescribable, beautiful experienc...

The Oaks Condominiums Tamarindo Costa Rica

September 8th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

If you are planning a vacation to Costa Rica's  NW Guanacaste Beaches and want a beautiful reasonably priced place to stay I can recommend The Oaks C...

Costa Rica’s Independence Day September 15

September 16th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

September 8, 1502 Christopher Columbus arrived on the Atlantic Coast of Costa Rica near the present city of Limon. The native Indians greeted the Span...

Monteverde Costa Rica’s Primary Rainforest Settled by Quakers

September 29th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

MONTEVERDE, COSTA RICA'S PRIMARY RAINFOREST MONTEVERDE LAND OF CLOUD FORESTS AND QUAKERS RURAL COSTA RICA Monteverde lies high in the mountains of ...

How to Rent a Car in Costa Rica

October 3rd, 2015 Ann Creed 0

Hello from Costa Rica Learn How to rent a car in Costa Rica It is easy to rent a car in Costa Rica:  I am going to tell you some things to make it ...

Five Reasons to choose Costa Rica for Vacation?

October 11th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

Hello from Costa Rica Learn.  Here are Five reasons to choose Costa Rica for Vacation.   1.  visit rainforest.  In Costa Rica there are two ki...

Travel Tips for Vacationing in Costa Rica

October 26th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

Hello from Costa Rica Learn Travel Tips for Vacationing in Costa Rica. COSTA RICA MONEY  (colones)  and US DOLLARS You can spend US dollars. Take...

La Fortuna Waterfall-Arenal Volcano

November 26th, 2015 Ann Creed 0

Hello from Costa Rica Learn  Would you like to learn what it is like to hike down to the La Fortuna Waterfall, located at the base of the Arenal Vol...

Xinia’s and Ann’s Costa Rica B&B

January 2nd, 2016 Ann Creed 0

TESTIMONIAL TO XINIA AND ANN'S COSTA RICA B&B-ALAJUELA, COSTA RICA Author: Sarah Beam  December 2015 We stayed at Xinia and Rolando's home durin...

International Day of Women Celebrated in Costa Rica

March 10th, 2016 Ann Creed 0

March 8 2016 is The International Day of Women-celebrated all over the world to give recognition to women's achievements without regard to culure, c...

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano is erupting!

March 16th, 2016 Ann Creed 0

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano is erupting and the ash is being felt as far northeast  as Upaula and Guatuso.  This is a big surprise to the near by res...

What people like about a Costa Rica Vacation

March 18th, 2016 Ann Creed 0

Hello from Costa Rica Learn Learn about what people like to do an a vacation to Costa Rica. I am Rebbeca and my mother is Kathy.   We recently spen...

Chayote is Popular in Costa Rica

March 21st, 2016 Ann Creed 0

Hello from Costa Rica Learn. Learn about Costa Rica's favorite foods, special events,  Ann's choice  hotels, and  adventure excursions. My client...

Hotel Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica

March 22nd, 2016 Ann Creed 0

Hello from Costa Rica Learn A small hotel "eco lodge" where you can stay while visiting Rincon de la Vieja National park. And I highly recommend it. ...

Rural Tourism in Costa Rica

November 9th, 2016 Ann Creed 0

  RURAL TOURISM IN COSTA RICA Rural tourism in Costa Rica is relatively new.  It is designed for tourist who want a true Costa Rican cultural e...

Puerto Limon Costa Rica

November 17th, 2016 Ann Creed 0

Puerto Limon is the Caribbean with it’s rich jumble of sights, sounds, and smells. It is a laid back place, very hot and steamy.  And rainfall is a...

Is Costa Rica Safe for Vacationing?

November 23rd, 2016 Ann Creed 0

Safety In Costa Rica For a Tourist After living in Costa Rica for many years I am aware of the things one should know related to safety. I remember ...

NO, NO’s While Vacationing Costa Rica

November 23rd, 2016 Ann Creed 0

EIGHT THINGS NOT TO DO: NO, NO'S ON A COSTA RICAN VACATION  Don't feed the monkeys                ...

Turrialba Volcano is Erupting

January 12th, 2017 Ann Creed 0

Feb 1 2017   Today the volcano made a another huge eruption.  Spraying ash for miles.  Turrialba Volcano is located due east of San Jose, the Capit...

Seven Adventure Tours in Tamarindo

January 19th, 2017 Ann Creed 0

Marina Villatoro, "The Travel Experta" writes informative and fun articles about Costa Rica.  This one is about seven Things to do in Tamarindo.  ...

Playa Grande NW Pacific Beaches

February 2nd, 2017 Ann Creed 0

RENEE AND ANN Renee and I first met in Costa Rica in 2004.  I was living in Cariari with my then husband Rodrigo and on Sunday afternoons we would m...

In Search of Pura Vida

February 4th, 2017 Ann Creed 0

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Biking in Costa Rica

February 9th, 2017 Ann Creed 0

I am thirty years of age and an avid biker.  I am planning a vacation to Costa Rica this summer and want to bring my bike to use as part of my transp...

Retiring in Costa Rica, Insurance thru “Caja”

February 14th, 2017 Ann Creed 0

Can I buy the Public Health care Insurance better know as the "Caja?"  I am planning to retire in Costa Rica.  I have heard that this insurance is g...

Smiles and Patience-Facts About Living and Retiring in Costa Rica

February 18th, 2017 Ann Creed 0

Helpful facts about Living and Retiring in Costa Rica from someone named Charlotte Ann Cabezas Creed, a farm girl from down home Alabama-United States...

Playa Grande and Tamarindo Estuary, Northwest Costa Rica

March 13th, 2017 Ann Creed 0

My Costa Rica Journey- A continuing series written by Ann and dedicated to all those who love nature and wish to learn about the most interesting and ...

Costa Rica is “For the Birds”

March 22nd, 2017 Ann Creed 0

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A Great Two Days In and Around Arenal Volcano National Park

March 22nd, 2017 Ann Creed 0

We headed out from San Jose International Airport to  our destination of Arenal Volcano National Park.  It was a bright sunny morning in July and we...

Cristina Gutierrez Sori, At home In Alajuela, Costa Rica

March 22nd, 2017 Ann Creed 0

Christina Gutierrez Sori was born in Colombia.  She immigrated to Costa Rica...

Passion for Travel: Destination Costa Rica!

March 22nd, 2017 Ann Creed 0

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CheapOair.com Place to look for cheapest flight to Costa Rica

March 22nd, 2017 Ann Creed 0

Thinking of vacatioining in Costa Rica?  Well, another travel tip.  For the cheapest flight to Costa Rica go to cheapoair.com...

Costa Rica Vacation Planning by Ann the Costa Rica Expert

March 22nd, 2017 Ann Creed 0

Let Ann Design the perfect vacation to Cost Rica for you and you family....

costa rica learn

March 22nd, 2017 Ann Creed 0

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Lookout-Inn in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

March 22nd, 2017 Ann Creed 0

Lookout-Inn is located...

Hot Springs around Arenal Volcano Costa Rica

March 22nd, 2017 Ann Creed 0

At the base of the Arenal Volcano are many hot springs.  One does not have to dig very deep to hit the hot water.  Vacationers to Arenal have severa...

a test post

March 22nd, 2017 Ann Creed 0

here is jessical and ann doing a test post to inset photos. ...

March 22nd, 2017 Ann Creed 0

      Juan Olivado Camacho, known as Don Tina, 74, explains how he uses a loom and cabuya thread to make products. Alberto Font/The...

A Costa Rica Vacation-Visit A Primary Rainforest

March 22nd, 2017 Ann Creed 0

Wouldn't it be wonderful to take a vacation to Costa Rica to visit her natural treasure- the primary rainforest? Here you find some of the last rema...

wildlife in costa rica

March 22nd, 2017 Ann Creed 0

https://www.designdestinations.org/2015/02/costa-rica-wonderful-wildlife/...

Wonderful Day Along the Blue River Costa Rica

March 22nd, 2017 Ann Creed 0

My Costa Rica Journey A series by Ann: connecting people to people and people to places in Costa Rica . The Blue River originates at the base of th...

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