Guanacaste

Volunteering with Club A in Costa Rica

“I like jumping!”

“So do I!”

Imagine some rhythmic handclapping and jumps to go along with these chants and you have a pretty good idea about the atmos...

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Beach Genres

I’ve seen some pretty remarkable beaches in my day, and the Costa Rican ones are definitely up there on my list. Each beach has some unique quality that gives it its own pizzaz. Some beaches have pure white sand, others have sand blacker than space, and others have a mix o...

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New Experiences in Costa Rica

Coming to Costa Rica has been an exciting experience for me since it is the first time that I have traveled abroad from the United States. This country has definitely given me high ups and low downs, but I am discovering more about myself day-by-day. Overall it has been a gr...

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My Experience in Costa Rica

My experience in Costa Rica has been nothing short of amazing thus far. The locals are the most welcoming and friendly people I’ve ever met, the cuisine is beyond delicious, and the nature leaves one speechless.

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Finding Happiness in Costa Rica

I first came to Costa Rica over two years ago to use my Environmental Science degree and work for Turtle Trax, a sea turtle conservation organization based in Playa San Miguel. I have been working here seasonally ever since.

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It’s Time For Tamales

Christmas is coming and, for Costa Ricans, that means it’s time to make tamales! A traditional Costa Rican dish, tamales are made of a corn-based dough and contain meat, rice, potatoes, carrots, onions, sweet chili and some additional secret ingredients. The filling is wra...

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Estelar Special Activities – Instituto Estelar Bilingüe

In order for our students to meet new people and get extra English practice outside of the classroom, we offer many free Estelar Special Activities each week. The events are announced weekly in classes and on Facebook. We highly encourage English students, Spanish...

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Welcome to Liberia City

With over 45,000 inhabitants, Liberia is a typical, small-sized colonial town of the great Guanacaste plains, with wide roads and old adobe buildings. The province of Guanacaste traditionally relied on beef cattle ranching to sustain its economy and heritage. Today, due to t...

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