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10 tips for your Costa Rica Vacation

That time of the year has come! The moment you are preparing for the holidays and planning your Costa Rica vacation.  So today we have for you a list of insider tips from our experienced concierge, based in the most common questions from our guests, to help you plan...

Costa Rica Halloween

This famous festivity is a preferred one for many people.  In Costa Rica Halloween is celebrated the way America does, but also recently a special interest to rescue more autochthonous traditions has emerged. Learn more about it here. Costa Rica Halloween, the...

Best Breakfast restaurants in Guanacaste

Breakfast can be controversial, for some it is mandatory and their fuel for the day, for others it can be easily skipped.  If you are one of my kind, and breakfast is your favorite meal of the day, stay here as we bring you the best breakfast restaurants in...

Costa Rica Nightlife – Tamarindo

If your definition of a great vacation includes going out every night to meet new people and have fun, stay with us as we have for you our Tamarindo, Costa Rica Nightlife guide. Tamarindo Located just 20 minutes from your amazing vacation rental property in Conchal,...

10 Costa Rica Travel Tips

Are you planning your next vacation to Costa Rica? We are sure you have tons of questions and it is important that you find all the answers.   So today is your lucky day, as we bring you our Costa Rica travel tips based on the top asked questions from our guests.  ...

Costa Rica: the perfect Honeymoon destination

Relax in a paradisiac beach after all the hassle and stress a wedding can bring.  Costa Rica is the perfect Honeymoon destination and here we tell you all you need to know to spice up that holiday you will remember for the rest of your lives.   Why is Costa Rica the...

The best warm-weather getaway to escape winter

Time flies and soon the icy wind will begin to blow, leaving you frozen and making you wish you were enjoying the warm rays of the summer sun. This is why now is the perfect time to start planning how to escape winter and today we tell you why Costa Rica is the ideal...

Best Costa Rica Cocktails

Cocktails and Mixology have become an important part of the culinary scene of every country and as food does, an expression of its culture.  Today we bring you all the information you need about the best Costa Rica Cocktails and the mixology panorama. Costa Rica, a...

Basic Spanish for your next vacation in Costa Rica

Every new country you visit has its own culture that makes it special, a reflection of that culture can be found in its language. So, today we bring you a small guide to basic Spanish for your next vacation in Costa Rica.   Why learn basic Spanish for your next...

The perfect Costa Rica solo vacation

Getting outside your comfort zone can be extremely difficult but also incredibly rewarding. Traveling without the ease of having your family or friends right beside you could be an amazing experience in unexpected ways.  Today we tell you all you need to know about...

Costa Rica Rural Tourism

Everyone has heard about ecotourism. It is actually a term usually related to Costa Rica. But have you experienced or tried Costa Rica rural tourism? Today we will talk about this great form of knowing our country and the great people from our communities.   How to...

Trade-offs in Costa Rican Real Estate

When it comes to Costa Rican real estate, it's relatively hard to have everything you want. You sometimes find yourself in the need to decide what things you are willing to give up and which things may be completely "must have´s".  Although this is true for most...

5 Costa Rican food dishes everyone should try

Every culture has its own flavors and Costa Rica is not an exception.  Even though there are so many Costa Rican food dishes everyone should try, today we bring you just 5 we think you should look for on your next visit to our country.   Costa Rican food   Our country...

5 Amenities your Costa Rica vacation rental home should have

A Costa Rica vacation rental is a great option for accommodation when visiting our beautiful country. If you have not tried this alternative before and are feeling undecided our blog today will definitely help you take the right decision.   Traveling is exciting, but...

Taking a tour in Costa Rica or self-drive

If you have visited Costa Rica or is planning to do so the most probable is that at some point you will wonder if taking a tour in Costa Rica is worth it or not.  Today we give some pieces of advice that will help you find out if a tour is for you or if self-driving...

5 reasons you should visit a volcano in Costa Rica

Volcanoes have shaped our planet since the beginning of times and have fascinated human beings all along.  Costa Rica has been blessed with magnificent volcanoes you should visit during your next vacation. Stay with us and we tell you 5 reasons you should visit a...

Packing for Costa Rica, all you need to experience Paradise

Packing can be challenging, especially if it is the first time you are visiting a destination. But, if you are planning to visit our Pura Vida country stay with us. We bring you our full guide of packing for Costa Rica.   Prepare ahead for packing for Costa Rica  ...

The true Conchal Experts

Some months ago, we shared the story of how our company began.  Today, we are excited to announce a new chapter for My Guanacaste Vacation.  Learn our story and why we are the true Conchal Experts, your best choice for Vacation Rentals, Real Estate and Property...

5 reasons you should visit Costa Rica

It is never too early to start planning your next vacation, especially if you are thinking in taking some holidays during a busy season. If you are looking for some ideas let us tell you 5 reasons you should visit Costa Rica. We know you will be counting the days...

3 beaches in a day

One of the major attractions of Costa Rica is the beauty of its beaches.  Costa Rica has been blessed with more than 745 miles of coastline, of which the great majority is located on the Pacific.  Thanks to this extensive number of beaches it is possible to visit a...

Costa Rica Monkeys

If you are a fan of nature and decide to visit Costa Rica, you would probably expect to have an encounter with some cute and playful primates.  The good news is chances of sighting monkeys are really high. Stay with us and discover all you need to know about Costa...

Science and Technology in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has gone from being a purely agricultural country to be an exporter of technology. While it is true that its main industry is still tourism, there is no doubt that science and technology in Costa Rica are breaking through in leaps and bounds.   In recent...

Traveling with teens in Costa Rica

Everyone knows that traveling with teens can be challenging. It is important to keep an open mind and remember that we all were teenagers once and consider that this is a difficult age for them too. If you are planning a family vacation and have not decided if Costa...

Volcanoes of Costa Rica

Human beings have always been marveled at the magnificence of volcanoes. The natural shows that they offer during their activity are worth seeing at least once in a lifetime. The volcanoes of Costa Rica are a sample of the natural beauty of these structures, which we...

Costa Rica Holidays and Celebrations

Costa Rica Holidays and Celebrations Ticos are happy people always looking for a reason to celebrate.  Some days during the year motivate us to feel even more cheerful and get together with our families and friends.  So, if you are planning your next trip...

Experiencing Art in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has done an amazing job positioning itself as an ecotourism destination.  So, naturally when you think about art, design or culture, Costa Rica does not pop up immediately. However, art in Costa Rica has had an important resurgence in the...

Driving in Costa Rica

When traveling to a new country, one of the most common questions is if renting a car and driving is a good idea.  If you are thinking about driving in Costa Rica on your next vacation, this guide will help you decide if it is the right choice...

Pros of staying in a Vacation Rental in Costa Rica

If you are starting to plan a tropical vacation and you are feeling tempted about the option of staying in a house or condo, this week´s blog post can help you clarify your doubts.  A vacation rental in Costa Rica is a great option and many are preferring it over...

Holy Week and Easter in Costa Rica

Wondering when is a good season to visit Costa Rica? If you are interested in experiencing our culture, our recommendation is to schedule a trip during Easter and the previous weeks. Why? Well, discover why in our blog post today… Holy Week and Easter, is it the same?...

Surf in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has positioned itself as one of the top destinations in the world for surfing.  Surf in Costa Rica has become so important that several world-renowned surf competitions and events have been hosted in the country.  The ISA World Surfing Games, took place in...

Costa Rican Culture: Guaitil

Costa Rica is all about nature. Wherever you go you will find volcanoes, wildlife and biodiversity. But, when it comes about Costa Rican culture, a visit to the small towns of Guaitil and San Vicente is a must.   Guaitil Pottery The indigenous knowledge of the...

Guide of Costa Ricas natural biodiversity, Part IV

Guide of Costa Rica natural biodiversity, Part IV The last chapter of this amazing journey through Costa Rica takes us to Puntarenas. This province is the largest one of the country covering almost all the Pacific coast of the country. El Puerto as Ticos refer to...

Guide of Costa Ricas Natural Biodiversity, Part III

Our expedition continues, and this week we will have a packed itinerary as we visit ten protected areas in the provinces of Cartago and Limn. Get ready to see the popular and cute slot and the most biodiverse area of the whole country. Let's get started! [video...

Guide of Costa Ricas natural biodiversity, Part II

Last week, we started a journey through the natural wonders of Costa Rica, and today we will be exploring the provinces of Alajuela and Heredia. With an area of less than 5,000 sq mi, our quest this week will visit two of the most important volcanoes of the country,...

Guide of Costa Ricas natural biodiversity- Part 1: Guanacaste

Costa Rica is well known for its biodiversity. Facts like having 5% of the worlds biodiversity or that 25% of its land is protected, have resounded deeply. As Costa Ricans these makes us happy and proud; however, as seasoned professionals of the hospitality industry,...

How Ticos celebrate the Festive season?

All cultures and countries have its own unique traditions that make traveling so interesting and Christmas is quintessentially the celebration that brings out all singularities. Of course, there are globally practiced traditions like decorating the Christmas tree or...

Why is Costa Rica one of the best places for expats?

Expats communities are growing around the world, the majority of people move because of a career opportunity but some other take the decision of living abroad seeking a better life in terms of quality. The internet and numerous ways of communicating no matter where...

Beachfront properties legislation in Costa Rica

When you think about buying a house in the tropical Costa Rica, the first image that comes to everyones mind is a beachfront property.   Last week we talked about valuable information to have in mind when thinking about buying a property in Costa Rica, this week we...

Owning a Property in Costa Rica, first steps

The illusion of buying a property in the tropical, green and happy Costa Rica must always be complemented by professional advice. This means hiring an experienced real estate agent to find your perfect house or land but also, it is vital to partner with a real estate...

Buy or Build your house in Costa Rica?

If you have made up your mind about living the Pura Vida life and feel ready to move to Costa Rica, you probably will face the difficult decision of buying or building your home.   As any other decision in life, all choices present its pros and cons and they need to...

Thanksgiving in Costa Rica

Wondering if you will be able to enjoy a juicy turkey and your favorite pumpkin dish if you travel to Costa Rica during Thanksgiving? the answer is definitely yes! Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated mainly by Americans and Canadians. However, not only the expats in...

Golf in Costa Rica

Our small country is a tourism jewel because of its verdant forest and jungle, expansive pristine beaches, and for the Pura Vida, but more recently the country is also widely visited because of the great golfing experience it offers.   In Costa Rica, golf started in...

Happiness in Costa Rica

The world used to measure social and economic progress in terms of GDP. Nowadays, the world is focused on other measures such as the level of happiness. These rankings have positioned Costa Rica in the map as one of the happiest countries in the world, but why? Keep...

Costa Rican Real Estate facts

The wonders of Costa Rica and the warmth of its people make it appealing for many to consider buying a property. Recently the country was ranked second by InterNations among the worlds most welcoming countries. The objectives vary; enjoyment, investment, retirement;...

Relocating to Costa Rica with my pet

Move to a new country can be exciting for the whole family, including the furry members. The process can also come with so many questions. Relocating a pet is not only about getting into the plane, it means finding a new vet and understanding how it is to have a pet...

Home Energy Conservation

The recent natural disasters keep reminding us that taking care of our planet is urgent. The responsibility of making a change or at least decelerate the progress of global warming falls in all of us and not just in the governments or huge industries. But, how can we...

To rent, or not to rent a car, that is the question

When planning a trip, one of the most common dilemmas is if renting a car is a good option or not. To help you face this predicament and take a good decision based on the type of trip and traveler you are, we bring you some facts to consider.   One piece of advice...

Tipping policy, currency and payment methods in Costa Rica

Every country has a unique culture, food and its own way of doing things. Tipping policies, currency and payment methods, change from one place to the other and are part of the most frequent questions of any traveler. We hope this post is useful for your next visit to...

Weather in Costa Rica

With all the recent happenings in the world caused by a changing weather, the question on how is the weather in a country we are planning to visit is more important than ever. Here you will find all you need to know about the weather in Costa Rica.   The country is...

Sea Turtle Nesting and Hatching in Costa Rica

If you want to have a life-changing experience during your upcoming trip to Costa Rica, be sure to include in your itinerary a turtles nesting or turtles hatching tour.Costa Rica turtles   According to the Costa Rican Association of Tour Operators ACOT, the country is...

Inexpensive remodeling ideas to add equity to your property

Selling a house can be challenging, however you can make a difference with small details that can help you engage the potential buyers with no need of a huge investment. There are thousands of articles, blogs, and Pinterest posts about this topic, but it is important...

Going to school in Guanacaste

One of the main concerns of a parent when considering relocation is the education of their children. This week we would like to talk a little about this significant topic and help you answer some questions. It is important to clarify that this article does not...

Guanacaste`s Foodies Guide

Scott Westerfeld said the best way to know a city is to eat it. We couldn't agree more, so we want to share with you our recommendations of the best restaurants in town.   Guanacaste is home to a great variety of different cultures, this has made areas like Tamarindo...

Stay fit in Guanacaste

If you are planning to take a well-deserved vacation or even better, move to our beautiful piece of paradise, it is important to not abandon your exercise habits. Here some ideas to stay fit. More and more people decide to adopt a healthy lifestyle which includes...

Living in Costa Rica

If you are planning to move to this paradisiac happy country or planning to buy a second home in Costa Rica, be sure to read the following guide, I am sure it will be helpful. First, the basics: -Costa Rica is a small country of 19,700 sq. mi. with a population of...

July 25, a Costa Rican holiday that is worth to celebrate.

Every 25th of July, Costa Rica comes together to celebrate one of the most important events of its history, and one of the greatest examples of democracy. Back in the early 1820´s, the towns of Nicoya, Santa Cruz and Liberia (called Guanacaste by then) belonged to...

Our Story

My name is Melissa, proud mother of two boys, happy wife and General Manager of My Guanacaste Vacation. The story of my company is an example of how life can give you difficult situations and depend on your attitude you can learn and grow, or see it as an obstacle and...

Playing Golf in Guanacaste Costa Rica

While most tourists come to Guanacaste Costa Rica for its fantastic weather and gorgeous beaches, nowadays many are also coming here for the world-class golf courses and resorts found in the province.

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