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Starbuck Coffee’s Hacienda Alsacia

Costa Rica welcomes Hacienda Alsacia, Starbuck Coffee's research farm on the slopes of the Poas Volcano in the province of Alajuela.  This is a six hundred acre coffee farm located 10 km. north of Alajuela, the second largest city which is home to the San Jose International airport.   Gorgeous views of verdant green coffee plants surround Haciend...

Great Family Vacation to Costa Rica

I would like to share Tina Lane's testimony to their Great Family Vacation to Costa Rica. She and her husband and their two sons aged ten and fourteen spend their family vacation in Costa Rica, arriving June 8, 2018 and staying eight days.  I helped Tina plan her itinerary and this is what she had to say: Hi Ann We had a fantastic trip!  Costa ...

Freddo Fresas Restaurant Poasita, Costa Rica

My best friend Janne and I were wandering the hills of  Fraijanes, Costa Rica on a rainy Sunday afternoon.  We were looking for a Real Costa Rican restaurant to have lunch.  Actually we were thinking of spending the afternoon at http://www.waterfallgardens.com   However,  on the way up the mountain we spotted the cutest little restaurant cal...

Why I Love Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small country in Central America about the size of the state of West Virginia in the USA. People ask me. "Why do you love Costa Rica?"  I replied.  I love Costa Rica for many Reasons.  To begin my story:  In a rural Georgia town called Columbus, located in the deep southern part of the USA,  I met my husband Rod. We fell in l...

Long Life In Costa Rican’s Blue Zone

What is a Blue Zone?  This term describes places in the world where large numbers of residents experience a long life, many times 100 years or older.  There are very few Blue Zones in the world and Costa Rica has one of these Blue Zones.  It is located in the Nicoya Peninsula-Costa Rica's western Province of Guanacaste. These elderly people live...

Costa Rica’s Northern Zone

Costa Rica's northern zone has a bright future for eco tourism.  This photo  of the large tree (below) was taken in Rincon de la Vieja  National Park where one can see the true primary rainforest.  The trees have buttresses up to three meters in diameter. The sunlight almost never reaches the rainforest floor because of the thickness of  cano...

Costa Rica’s Northern Zone, Tourism Meca

The northern zone of Costa Rica is in the beginning phase of expanding massive ecotourism.  There are so many natural wonders in this area and it is not crowded and over run with tourist.  Now,  most everything is still in it's natural state. Best  tours in the northern zone of Costa Rica.  ONE-The amazing Blue River. Hike the trails along ...

Reasons Costa Ricans Are Happiest People in World

Costa Rica is a small country in Central America with three million citizens. They have posters in the San Jose international Airport stating Costa Ricans are the happiest people in the world. Having lived in Costa Rica, being married to a Costa Rican, I can testify, in my opinion, why this is true. Costa Ricans are family orientated. The family ...

How to Plan Costa Rica Vacation

How to plan your Costa Rica Vacation.         Contact Ann, the Costa Rica Vacation Planning Expert.  Fourteen years experience in designing individualized  Costa Rica Vacations.  Guaranteed to save you time and money.   Visit the most exciting destinations, and experience the very best outdoor adventure activities.  Let Ann do the work fo...

Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

Poas Volcano National Park is located 35 minutes by car north of the city of Alajuela-in the central valley of Costa Rica.  It is most visited national park in Costa Rica due to its location....close to the airport and Alajuela. However: at this moment July 18, 2017, this national park is closed indefinitely due to it's eruption which began Apr...