Traveling to Samara, Costa Rica

Traveling to Samara, Costa Rica

Pick a beach, any beach! Guanacaste has more beaches than you can hope to see during your stay here, and I found myself with the tough decision of choosing one. Picture perfect Samara ended up being the winner since I had heard it mentioned se...

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Wildlife in Liberia, Costa Rica

Even after two months of traveling in Costa Rica, I’m still in awe of all the surrounding beauty. As an animal lover, it’s incredible to watch wildlife in their natural habitat performing their instinctual routines without human intervention. Being from Las Vegas, I’m ...

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Food and Transportation in Liberia, Costa Rica

Living out of my home country has taught me so much about myself. I have missed a lot of things since I left the U.S. - things I thought I wouldn’t miss. For example, I miss driving a car and how easy it makes it to get around from place to place. I haven’t driven a car ...

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Life Changing Experience in Costa Rica

One of the coolest things about traveling in Guanacaste and using Liberia as a home base is being so close to a lot of things. The volcano, Rincón de la Vieja, is only an hour away and and the beaches are even closer. I have been to Playa Hermosa so many times people are ...

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¡Tope! (Horse Parade)

A casual stroll through the market place in Liberia during the annual fiestas in February can turn into a colorful feast within a matter of seconds during the inaugural parade known as Tope. Hundreds of people gather around the initially empty...

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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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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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