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How to Stay Safe While Traveling During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  Since the Coronavirus pandemic began, different places have enforced different public health rules, including self-quarantine, public safety guidelines, and travel restrictions. While the [...]
Aug 05, 2020 Category: Lifestyle, Travel Tips 0 Comments
8 Reasons to Visit Costa Rica
  You might not be able to jump on a plane to visit Costa Rica today, but there are so many reasons to put this country on your list of dream places to visit when you can. Below are the top [...]
Aug 04, 2020 Category: Discover Costa Rica, Holiday Ideas, Travel Tips 0 Comments
Book Direct with Special Places of Costa Rica & Save Money!
  Stay at those Special Places, for less! Did you know you can direct book any vacation property in Costa Rica managed by Special Places of Costa Rica? When you combine the best pricing, [...]
Aug 02, 2020 Category: Holiday Ideas, Travel Tips 0 Comments
Weather in Costa Rica
Special Places of Costa Rica keeps a close, constant watch on the weather in the region. Our website offers multiple live streaming cameras so you can view the weather in real time. Additionally, [...]
Dec 03, 2019 Category: Discover Costa Rica, Weather 0 Comments
United Nations Names Costa Rica ‘Champion of the Earth’
  Costa Rica’s Environmental Policy Earns the UN’s Most Prestigious Award Costa Rica’s Environmental Policy aims to decarbonize and have a full green economy by 2050! [...]
Dec 03, 2019 Category: Discover Costa Rica, Lifestyle 0 Comments
Driving In Costa Rica: We Encourage But Be Aware
  Driving in Costa Rica can offer a different perspective than the usual tours – but, take caution… You know, it’s a beautiful thing… Nothing quite like it. Watching the [...]
Nov 17, 2019 Category: Discover Costa Rica, Travel Tips 0 Comments
Diving in Costa Rica: When and Where to Dive in Costa Rica
Costa Rica is quickly becoming one of the the best places on the planet to scuba dive. With diving spots on both the Caribbean and Pacific Coast there’s a lot to explore here. From [...]
Nov 17, 2019 Category: Beach & Ocean Fun, Discover Costa Rica, Tours & Adventure 0 Comments
Flamingo Beach Vacation Rental Options
So, you’re planning a trip to Flamingo Beach and you’re looking for a vacation rental. Wouldn’t it be great to know all the available options so you can be sure you made the best choice? Believe [...]
Nov 13, 2019 Category: Beach & Ocean Fun, Holiday Ideas, Real Estate, Travel Tips 0 Comments
Ostional Turtles: A Remarkable Event You Don’t Want To Miss
A helpful guide if you're planning to see the Sea Turtles at the Ostional Wildlife Refuge in Costa Rica... Did you know that the synchronized, large-scale nesting of sea turtles is called an [...]
Nov 05, 2019 Category: Discover Costa Rica, Tours & Adventure, Wildlife Adventure 0 Comments
Costa Rica Property Tax: How to Avoid Fines on Vacation Homes
Know Your Costa Rica Property Tax Most homeowners in Costa Rica are already aware of the fact that the Costa Rican Property Tax, or Impuesto Sobre Bienes Inmuebles, is calculated as 0.25 percent [...]
Nov 05, 2019 Category: Discover Costa Rica, Legal, Real Estate 0 Comments