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Easter Holiday in Costa Rica: Exploring Food & Cultural Traditions in Paradise
03/21/2024
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Easter Holiday in Costa Rica: Exploring Food & Cultural Traditions in Paradise

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The Easter holiday in Costa Rica, known locally as Semana Santa, is also known around the world as Easter Week or Holy Week. Here in Costa Rica, the season is renowned for its sunny days, bustling vibes, and perhaps most importantly, for its customs, steeped in faith and tradition. Typically falling between mid-March and mid-April, Easter week spans the period from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. In addition to being...

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Bringing Pets into Costa Rica: Entry Requirements, Activities & Pet-Friendly Rentals
02/28/2024
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Bringing Pets into Costa Rica: Entry Requirements, Activities & Pet-Friendly Rentals

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Thinking about bringing pets into Costa Rica? Whether you’re here for a vacation stay or a longer commitment – say, as a digital nomad or resident-in-consideration – you may be considering bringing a cat or traveling with a dog to Costa Rica. The short of it is that often, you can bring your pets along on the plane, either as carry-on or checked luggage. Vaccination requirements typically mirror those of your...

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Wildlife, Adventure & the Outdoors at our Luxury Surf Resort in Costa Rica
01/25/2024
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Wildlife, Adventure & the Outdoors at our Luxury Surf Resort in Costa Rica

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Before your first visit to Hacienda Pinilla, a luxury surf resort in Costa Rica, you likely already have an idyllic idea of what awaits: golfing, tennis, mountain biking, surfing, expansive beaches, and a wide world of Costa Rica outdoor adventures… And you’d be right! There’s always something more to discover at Hacienda Pinilla – another captivating sight to behold, another scenic viewpoint to conquer, and another indulgence to relish. So,...

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How to Ring in the New Year 2024 / 2025 at Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica
12/15/2023
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How to Ring in the New Year 2024 / 2025 at Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica

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It’s one of the most festive times of the year! And if you’re lucky enough to planning to spend New Year’s in Costa Rica – be it this 2024 or next year, as we turn the page on 2025 – then we think you’ll love a look at Costa Rican traditions, Hacienda Pinilla musts, and a few of our most holiday-friendly vacation rentals in Guanacaste. To start, here are the...

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What Sets LVP Apart From Other Costa Rica Vacation Rental Companies
11/20/2023
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What Sets LVP Apart From Other Costa Rica Vacation Rental Companies

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Nestled along the Gold Coast of Costa Rica, where gorgeous beaches cozy up to first-class, luxury community amenities, Hacienda Pinilla stands as an unparalleled 5-star destination. And we’re one of the top Costa Rica vacation rental companies in the area. So, why us? What should you expect from our luxury beach vacation rentals? And, more importantly, what makes our homes stand out from the rest? Here’s what you need to...

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Unique Rentals at Hacienda Pinilla: From Private Pickleball Courts To Movie Theatres
10/30/2023
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Unique Rentals at Hacienda Pinilla: From Private Pickleball Courts To Movie Theatres

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When it comes to luxury vacation rentals in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, it’s likely that the obvious pulls immediate attention: the sheer grandeur of a space, its views, its architecture… But space and aesthetics are just the tip of the luxury iceberg. These opulent homes provide essentials and more: en-suite bathrooms for everyone, serene pool terraces, guest houses, panoramic ocean views, and multiple lounging areas. Still, there’s more to the story....

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Things to Do in Playa Avellanas: 7 Family Activities at Hacienda Pinilla
09/15/2023
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Things to Do in Playa Avellanas: 7 Family Activities at Hacienda Pinilla

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At 4,500 master-planned acres, Hacienda Pinilla is a destination unto itself. Here, amidst oceanside links and tennis beneath the palms, a vast trail system and a luxurious Beach Club, you and your family will discover the many things to do in Playa Avellanas and Hacienda Pinilla. While there is so much to explore in the area, sometimes, it’s the perfect time to spend a day “at home,” making family memories....

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Why the Green Season is Our Favorite Time of the Year
08/31/2023
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Why the Green Season is Our Favorite Time of the Year

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The term “rainy season” doesn’t sound very romantic, does it? And yet, “green season in Costa Rica” feels like it’s nudging into the realm of euphemism – of an invented term designed to gloss over the wet realities of Costa Rica’s rainiest months. But is that really the truth? Let’s start by comparing apples to apples: “snow, ice, and interminable gray sky season” isn’t exactly a cheery alternative name for...

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Costa Rica Luxury Vacation Planning: Welcome to our Elite Service Level
07/14/2023
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Costa Rica Luxury Vacation Planning: Welcome to our Elite Service Level

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At Luxury Villas Pinilla, we believe that the true Costa Rica luxury vacation experience resides in quality of service – in attention to detail, unwavering insistence on high standards, and dedication to you, our guests. In an era when anyone can buy extravagance, what distinguishes genuine luxury from simple expense comes down to superior service. And that begins with your vacation home – specifically, with your vacation rental company and/or...

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How to Stay Cool in Summer? 8 Water Activities for Your Guanacaste Vacation
06/29/2023
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How to Stay Cool in Summer? 8 Water Activities for Your Guanacaste Vacation

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Planning a summer vacation to Hacienda Pinilla and wondering how to keep cool? From world-famous Tamarindo fishing and waterfall swimming to Guanacaste surfing and catamaran sailing, we have you covered for splish, splash, and all manner of water activities to cool off, chill out, and enjoy your summer getaway. Catamaran Sailing There is no better way to cool off than with fresh ocean breezes, cool ocean spray, and sailing into...

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