It is the first time that Costa Rica hosts the Pan-American FIMBA and we are ready to welcome all participants and fans. Just a bit of information so you will have an idea of what to expect, the tournament will be held during the last week of April and usually we will be transitioning to the Green Season, also known as the rainy season.  During those days you might be experiencing drizzles from time to

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We have all had the opportunity to watch important tournaments of various sports in our lives, in Costa Rica our national sport by consensus is definitely soccer and most of us know that there is an age when no matter how hard the player tries, he might not have the stamina, speed and physical condition to make it to the first division.  And this happens across the board on all types of sports. Maxibasketball, conceived

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Mi Casa Es Su Casa Holiday is the dream child of Julius Spates and Jenn (Spates) Hurst, their parents instilled what would be the backbone of Mi Casa Holiday.  Their father taught them to open their minds to opportunities and possibilities and to “imagine if”.  Their mother always ushered them to pursue their passions and see where it lead to.  These two beliefs are what makes Mi Casa Es Su Casa Holiday possible, both Julius

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Do you know how much goes into planning a wedding?  How the budget is managed and how decisions are made? This year, Expo Bride 2016 took place on March 11th,12th and 13th at the Wyndham Hotel in Herradura.  If you are planning a wedding in Costa Rica soon, you will be happy to know that there will be another one on July 9th, 10th and 11th. Expo Bride Costa Rica is the modern bride’s ally

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Costa Ricans love beer, this liquid gold is present in our tables, in our celebrations and in every corner you turn your head, our options were quite traditional but in 2010 the new kid came to the scene.. the craft beer. Judging by the enthusiasm of Ticos towards craft beer you would have never imagined that it was until 2010 that Costa Rica’s Craft Brewing Company completed the permit process and craft beer was officially offered to the public. It

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The Pan-American FIMBA will be hosted in Costa Rica but the term “Maxibasketball” might be a bit foreign for most, taking a look back at how the organization started will give us a good perspective about the foundation of these competitions and why they are important. Back in 1969 a group of ex-basketball players in Argentina had the chance to get together and revive the good old times in an exhibition game. This game generated such a good

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For years, Costa Rica has become a world-known spiritual and holistic retreat spot with venues that are scattered around the most exotic regions in the Southern and Pacific Area attracting thousands of visitors every year to our country. Envision Festival Costa Rica is the birth child of vision to create, dream and heal through arts and holistic therapies. It is their vision that the festival becomes a “platform for different cultures to co-exist in sustainable community, and inspire one

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The marvelous thing about planning your trips while you are in Costa Rica is that you can make mostof what this amazing country can offer, and it can all be done without having to make many detours. Take our last Sunday as an example, we went over to Ciudad Colón which is just 30 minutes from our hotel, the Best Western Hotel Irazú located in the heart of San José and on our way back

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We scheduled a two-hour horseback riding tour in Ciudad Colón and since we were staying at the BestWestern Hotel Irazú, getting there was just a breeze. Since it was Sunday there were no sights of traffic jams in the capital. Driving in Costa Rica can be a whole experience on its own, the roads have names but there are not many signs and locals will give you directions according to the locations of shops, restaurants,

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I always try to have a list of fun activities and top picks of places I would like to visit whenever I travel. Some prefer to have a full schedule of events packed into a week or less and some will also prefer just to choose a city and see what happens next. For me it is a balance between both traveling styles, I would like to maximize my stay and do as many pleasurable

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