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5 Perks of Vacationing During the Costa Rica Green Season
07/28/2022
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5 Perks of Vacationing During the Costa Rica Green Season

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As we head into August, glorious rains and their many perks are definitely upon us. And boy, do we love the Costa Rica green season! Ask anyone who lives or spends significant time in Costa Rica, and you’ll soon learn that the green season – also known as the rainy season or wet season (May-November) – is often a favorite. We know, the guidebooks all seem to indicate that the...

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12 (+1) of Our Favorite Guanacaste Waterfalls to Explore and Enjoy
06/15/2022
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12 (+1) of Our Favorite Guanacaste Waterfalls to Explore and Enjoy

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Costa Rica is a magical land of mountain rivers, lush gorges, and tumbling elevations – the perfect trifecta for carving out ideal waterfall conditions. Our landscapes are riddled with these natural wonders and it would be impossible to mention them all. But we can clue you in to a few of our favorite Guanacaste waterfalls. And by a few, we mean 12 – plus an add-on that we think you’ll love!...

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Top Things To Do in Playa Avellanas & Hacienda Pinilla, Guanacaste
05/15/2022
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Top Things To Do in Playa Avellanas & Hacienda Pinilla, Guanacaste

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Planning a stay in Hacienda Pinilla, Guanacaste and wondering what to do? Or, even more precisely, what you should do? What activities and things to do cannot be missed? The answer is complicated. Or, more precisely, personal. Because what we’d recommend to one guest is not the same as what we’d recommend to another. What do you love to do? Yes, you – personal. What kinds of experiences become the...

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Updated for 2022: Hacienda Pinilla & Playa Avellanas Restaurants to Try
04/15/2022
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Updated for 2022: Hacienda Pinilla & Playa Avellanas Restaurants to Try

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We admit it: We’re enthusiastic foodies! And so, we consider it our job (and it’s such a hard job…) to sample and savor our way through our surrounding Playa Avellanas restaurants, located both in and out of Hacienda Pinilla. This is by no means a comprehensive guide (coming soon?), but here are 11 of our current favorites, some new and some mainstays. As we say in Costa Rica, ¡provecho! La Esquina...

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Planning a Costa Rica Health Retreat? We Have the Perfect Place
12/15/2021
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Planning a Costa Rica Health Retreat? We Have the Perfect Place

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‘Tis the season for resolutions! And if your planned promises to yourself include anything along the lines of eating better, exercising more, and self-care, then there’s no time like the present to plan a Costa Rica health retreat. But, rather than sign on to downward-dog with a bunch of strangers, why not plan a private retreat? Because, whether you’re a health guru planning your own retreat or you’re simply gathering...

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Hacienda Pinilla: The Perfect Destination for Your Family Trip to Costa Rica
11/15/2021
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Hacienda Pinilla: The Perfect Destination for Your Family Trip to Costa Rica

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The tropics are the kind of place where the world comes to relax and unwind – to play in the sun and luxuriate by the pool, to get in a round of golf before you surf to the backdrop of fluorescent sunset. Your family trip to Costa Rica can be all this, and so much more… Welcome to the wilds and the luxuries of Hacienda Pinilla. Here, the good things...

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Hacienda Pinilla: An International Destination for Costa Rica Luxury Travelers
09/15/2021
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Hacienda Pinilla: An International Destination for Costa Rica Luxury Travelers

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Travel is a very personal matter and your definition of paradise is personal. And as for luxury travel destinations – well, that definition is personal, too. Because, while one person might consider Infinity resort pools and exclusive Beach Clubs to be luxury, another would only consider a destination luxurious if it had isolated beaches and spectacular vacation homes. And so, while we don’t believe there’s a single definition for Costa Rica...

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Hacienda Pinilla: A Costa Rica Surf Resort Minutes to 7 Great Breaks
08/15/2021
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Hacienda Pinilla: A Costa Rica Surf Resort Minutes to 7 Great Breaks

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When you’re searching for a Costa Rica surf resort, you’re likely finding hotel after hotel, cramped room after cramped room. Welcome to the luxurious, spacious, and private alternative. While not originally conceived as a surf resort – or, at least, not only a surf resort – Hacienda Pinilla unfurls against some of the best surfing beaches in Guanacaste. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, inexperienced or supremely confident, you’ll find a...

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Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica: An Exclusive Luxury Community For Outdoor Enthusiasts
07/15/2021
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Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica: An Exclusive Luxury Community For Outdoor Enthusiasts

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Welcome to Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica – an open-air wonderland lovingly crafted for outdoor enthusiasts of every stripe. Whether you’re a surfer or golfer, hiker or biker, swimmer or beach-comber, Hacienda Pinilla’s scenic wilds and groomed amenities are sure to wow and wonder. This is your gateway to Costa Rica’s natural treasures. Really. Hacienda Pinilla is born of this scenery: Once rolling farmland, the community’s 4,500 acres have been reforested, restored,...

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Can Americans Travel to Costa Rica Right Now? Yes, and Enjoy the Ultimate Vacation!
06/15/2021
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Can Americans Travel to Costa Rica Right Now? Yes, and Enjoy the Ultimate Vacation!

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Caption Can Americans Travel to Costa Rica right now? Can anyone else? The answer to those questions is YES! And, it depends. The world is celebrating! Vaccines have arrived and people are celebrating with “vaxications”: post-vaccine travel to let loose and celebrate our re-found freedom. It’s no surprise that Costa Rica tops the list of choice: Not only are there few requirements to visit, but Costa Rica’s outdoor adventures, biodiversity,...

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