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  • Location now

    Costa Rica

  • Travel philosophy

    It's fine...

  • Bizarre experience

    Probably being dressed up as a native and taken to a village dance in Peru. Awkward.

  • Advice

    Er, definitely not qualified to give advice!!!

  • Dream destination

    I haven't found it yet.

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  • Yoga

    Nov 13, 2010 - Nosara, Costa Rica

    Yogi addicts flock to Nosara, probably due to the wide variety of classes and workshops offered by the Nosara Yoga ......

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  • Playa Samara

    Nov 14, 2010 - Playa Samara, Costa Rica

    Sámara is one of the most tourist-friendly towns on the Guanacaste coast. Its safe, relaxed vibe is less self-conscious than ......

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  • Santa Cruz

    Nov 11, 2010 - Santa Cruz, Costa Rica


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  • Nicoya

    Nov 11, 2010 - Nicoya, Costa Rica

    Nicoya was originally an indigenous city which was founded by the Indian tribe Chortega, and which dates all the way ......

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  • Hotel Giada

    Nov 14, 2010 - Sámara, Costa Rica

    This international hotel is a few blocks back from the beach, but don’t let that put you off – it ......

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  • Bungalows Casa Valeria

    Nov 14, 2010 - Sámara, Costa Rica

    The private rooms at Bungalows Casa Valeria are an excellent budget option; they are clean, cool and all have en-suite ......

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  • Hostel Las Mariposas

    Nov 14, 2010 - Sámara, Costa Rica

    This tiny colouful hostel has just three rooms, lending it a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. It was originally a soda ......

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  • Restaurant Summary

    Nov 14, 2010 - Nosara, Costa Rica

    In tune with the health-conscious vibe that defines Nosara, restaurants here take pride in serving up fresh delicious produce and ......

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  • Restaurant Summary

    Nov 14, 2010 - Sámara, Costa Rica

    Sámara’s restaurant scene offers visitors a lovely mixture of Tico, North American and European cuisine. The local classics such as ......

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  • Il Vino

    Nov 14, 2010 - Sámara, Costa Rica

    The fact that the owner of this Italian wine bar/restaurant is a chef from Verona certainly lends Al Vino a ......

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  • Overview

    Nov 14, 2010 - Nosara, Costa Rica

    Nosara is a haven for outdoorsy types and if you’re looking to do something a little more active than tanning ......

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  • Surfing

    Nov 14, 2010 - Sámara, Costa Rica

    It might lack the fierce swells of nearby Nosara, but Sámara remains a popular surfing spot for beginners. The busiest ......

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  • Fishing

    Nov 14, 2010 - Sámara, Costa Rica

    As with most of the towns along the Guanacaste coast, fishing is a popular activity in Sámara. The potential haul ......

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  • Tour Operator Overview

    Nov 14, 2010 - Sámara, Costa Rica

    There is a good choice of tour operators in Sámara, all pretty much offering the same types of excursions. Whether ......

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  • Pura Vida Dive Center

    Nov 14, 2010 - Sámara, Costa Rica

    Pura Vida Dive is a specialist tour operator that has been offering snorkelling, kayaking and specialist diving instruction in Sámara ......

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  • The Bike Shop

    Oct 14, 2010 - Tamarindo, Costa Rica

    As the name suggests, this tour operator doubles as a bike shop and repair service. They offer all the usual ......

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