May 25, 2014

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Sustainable Tourism Proponent Appointed Minister of Tourism of Costa Rica

Wilhelm-von-Breymann, Co-owner Costa Rica Travel Agency for sustainable vacationsWith a history of his travel agency supporting sustainable tourism, having achieved an ICT 5 leaves designation for the Certification for Sustainable Tourism, as well as promoting Pack for a Purpose, being a member of the Organization for Tropical Studies, the Neotropica Foundation, and numerous other community social organizations and planting trees, it bodes well for Costa Rica’s sustainable future that Wilhelm von Breymann Barquero was appointed Minister of Tourism in May to server for the next four years.

In a statement to the ICT, Mr. Breymann, stated, “The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) has developed a series of strategies and activities that guarantee the quality of the destination in a sustainable manner.”

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April 20, 2014

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Global Warming – Is Costa Rica A Refuge from the Storm?

The World is facing one of the greatest challenges that humanity has ever endured in the modern age – global warming. Yes, we’ve all heard some say in the past that it’s junk science, but now, the question isn’t is there global warming or not, but whether it is caused by man, or just nature [...]

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March 28, 2014

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Costa Rica Sustainable Tourism Eco-Hotel Features Organic Cheese Tours

After two years of planning, in 2005 San Francisco art dealer and gallery owner Carlos Rojas, and Randy Langendorfer, marketing executive and then owner of a boutique contracting business specializing in restoration and renovation of vintage homes in San Francisco and Los Angeles, sold their businesses and all their possessions in the US to move [...]

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March 24, 2014

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Costa Rica Beach Resort Offers Guests Locovore from Organic Garden

The Tango Mar Beach and Golf Resort, a 125 acre private reserve, has always had an extensive nursery to grow plants and flowers to enhance the resort’s beauty and fill the guests’ areas with flowers, but recently, Tango Mar is now embracing “locavore” – the practice of producing and sourcing food locally, thereby being more [...]

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March 23, 2014

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Eco-Lodge in Costa Rica – New Orchid Species

It’s been a few years now since a new orchid species was discovered at Bosque de Paz Eco-lodge.  But, the cooperative work goes on with the University of Costa Rica in identifying and classifying the ever expanding list of Latin names. It was a few years ago that Adam P Karremans and Melania Muñoz García [...]

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March 12, 2014

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World Wide Marketing Company Located in Costa Rica Stresses Green Marketing: A Rising Era

It seems that nearly every generation has to deal with global issues that will impact the next generation. Today’s issues are related to the protection of the environment and learning to live and promote a healthy lifestyle. Customers from all over the world are now more aware of the effects of their lifestyle choices on [...]

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February 28, 2014

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Ecological Practices at Amatierra Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

AmaTierra Yoga Retreat Takes Nutrition Seriously: Organically Growing Their Own Tucked away in the mountains surprising close to San Jose is an oasis for those seeking peace and serenity and a place where people can nurture themselves with yoga, wellness services and fresh organic foods, many of which are grown on the property, a unique [...]

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November 29, 2013

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Wildlife Photographer & Author Pens Best of Manuel Antonio Travel Guide

There’s a new style guidebook in town. Author Evelyn Gallardo has created not just a travel guide but rather an intimate portrait of the best that the beach resort Manuel Antonio and its adjacent town of Quepos have to offer. You’ll still want to bring along your traditional guidebook for the big picture but if [...]

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August 13, 2013

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Nature Air to Fly Out of San José International Airport

We’re pleased to announce that starting in mid-August, Nature Air clients will have access to two new, super convenient options: Direct flights from the San José International Aiport (Juan Santamaría) to Quepos/Manuel Antonio and Tambor! New Flights = New Convenience We know that when you fly into Costa Rica (or out, boo!), convenience is king. [...]

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August 8, 2013

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Environmental Conscience: Costa Rica to Abolish Public Zoos

In case you haven’t heard the good news, Costa Rican officials announced in July that the nation’s public zoos will close and the animals will be set free. That’s a big declaration, as it directly affects hundreds of animals, as well as San José’s landmark Simón Bolívar Zoo, which first opened its doors in 1921. [...]

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August 6, 2013

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August 6: Letter from Our Founder

We’ll take a break from our regularly-scheduled post (tune in on Thursday!) for the latest letter from Nature Air’s founder, Alex E. Khajavi. Dear Passenger: On behalf of our shareholders, our employees and our partners in travel we welcome you on board. My favorite number is seven. I have been fascinated by it ever since [...]

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July 30, 2013

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NatureAir Lends a Hand to Save Costa Rican Wildlife

Sometimes, life hands us the opportunity to make a difference – a real difference. And in the last few weeks, life has given us not one, but two of these opportunities: the honor of doing our part to save wildlife (and wild lives!). In mid-June, Yamila, a young margay, was found in Tamarindo. The young [...]

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July 23, 2013

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9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Humpback Whales

In case you didn’t know, Costa Rica’s whale-watching season is upon us! July marks the arrival of humpbacks in the southern Pacific, here for another season of mating and calfing. (I guess even whales like to honeymoon in Costa Rica!) Costa Rica’s Drake Bay, on the Osa Peninsula, is home to the longest humpback whale-watching [...]

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July 16, 2013

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What is Costa Rica’s Blue Flag Program?

Mother Nature is good to Costa Rica, and has gifted this nation more than 750 miles of powdery sands and lush coastline. In return, Costa Rica is good to Mother Nature, working to create initiatives to protect the environment and to encourage local communities, businesses and schools to do their part to keep Costa Rica [...]

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July 9, 2013

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How to Travel Sustainably in Costa Rica

Green, or sustainable travel is the responsible way to support local communities and the environment while on vacation. Traveling sustainably is a broad concept, and there are many ways to implement this travel philosophy, from packing a reusable water bottle to choosing locally owned hotels and businesses. Costa Rica’s reputation for eco-friendly vacations makes sustainable [...]

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July 2, 2013

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In Costa Rica, July means Sea Turtle Nesting Season

You’re on a beach at moonlight. All is silent, except for the whisper of a sea breeze and the lap of Caribbean waves. Your guide shines a red-beamed flashlight down the beach, and suddenly you see it – a 300-pound green sea turtle climbing out of the surf and lumbering up the beach. Her back [...]

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June 25, 2013

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3 More Endangered Animals to See in Costa Rica

For nature lovers, birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts, an endangered animal spotting in the wild almost always makes the bucket list. But endangered animals are, well, endangered and can therefore be difficult to sight, even in their natural habitat. That’s where Costa Rica steps in. This Central American nation is home to more than 250 endangered [...]

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June 18, 2013

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3 Easy-to-Spot Endangered Animals of Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s endangered animals, from the majestic jaguar to the lumbering leatherback turtle, are legendary. But spotting threatened manatees, ocelots and blue macaws in the wild is a challenging blend of adventure, skilled guides, and a huge dose of luck. But in some cases, luck is on your side. And those are what I like [...]

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June 11, 2013

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The Perfect Father’s Day Gift for Eco-Savvy Dads

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for Father’s Day this year, I challenge you to think different. Forget the giant grilling tools. Empty your online shopping carts. Put down the cologne. Because I have the perfect Father’s Day gift idea: the Nature Air Pass. It may not come wrapped in ribbon (but check Pinterest, [...]

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June 6, 2013

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Fly High with our New Costa Rican Travel Blog

What does traveling smarter mean to you? For me, it’s all about balance. Vacation is supposed to be relaxing, so I don’t want to stress myself out in the planning phase. And I definitely don’t want to worry about all the little details when I’m already on vacation. That said, I do want things to [...]

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April 6, 2013

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Hotel Alta, Costa Rica Acquired by Nature Group

Nature Group proudly announces the acquisition, remodeling and redecorating of the luxurious and boutique Hotel Alta and La Luz Restaurant.  Purchased in August of last year and closed in September for complete renovation, it reopened in December to become a center where, “the country’s high life reaches a new summit.” 

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January 29, 2013

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“Nicaragua: 3rd top travel destination for 2013” – NYTimes

Nicaragua was listed as number three in the New York Time’s list of the top 46 places to visit in 2013. Despite referencing the country’s past reputation for political turmoil, the publication praises the nation as a growing foodie and ecotourism destination.

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August 17, 2012

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10-year project in Osa hopes to document climate change

When forced to define his occupation on an international customs form, Philip Davison usually takes the easy way out and reports “biologist”. The limited space forces Davison to omit his hard-earned titles of geologist, zoologist, naturalist guide in the Osa Peninsula, and scientific researcher investigating how weather patterns and climate change affect butterfly and amphibian [...]

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August 9, 2012

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Costa Rica’s Green Niche

Fresh organic meals from vegetables and fruits harvested directly on the property, water heated by solar panels and fans run by hydroelectric generators… these outstanding measures to lower non-renewable electricity consumption are becoming the norm amid the Costa Rican hotel industry.

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July 10, 2012

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International turtle marathon competitor to depart from Tortuguero

This July 14th at 8 a.m., hundreds of people will gather along Tortuguero’s dark, sandy beach to send off Costa Rica’s green turtle competitor in the 5th annual Tour de Turtles Migration Marathon. On July 14-15, Sea Turtle Conservancy staff will attach a satellite-transmitter on a green sea turtle as a part of mock sea [...]

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July 3, 2012

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Costa Rica family vacation discounts on summer travel

Kids fly, stay & eat for free in Costa Rica this summer Costa Rica is the ideal vacation destination for multi-generational families looking to explore natural wonders without leaving a huge dent in your wallet. This Green Season (May to December) kids 12 years and under fly for free on any of Nature Air’s 74 [...]

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June 11, 2012

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New Costa Rica vacation mixes bird research and jungle exploration

Birdwatching is no longer a passive sport, thanks to a new Costa Rican educational vacation package from the teams at the National Biodiversity Institute of Costa Rica (INBio) and Nature Air (the world’s first carbon-neutral airline). Enthusiasts of all experience levels will get down and dirty as local bird researchers take travellers through the scientific [...]

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May 11, 2012

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Costa Rica’s neighbors stealing the spotlight?

  With Panama coming in at #1 on the New York Times’ list of 45 Places to Go in 2012 and a jump in press coverage featuring Nicaragua (including the recent FoxNews travel special Nicaragua: The Next Costa Rica?) it seems Costa Rica’s neighbors are vying for the tourism spotlight. However, they aren’t necessarily stealing [...]

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April 24, 2012

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A Whale’s Tale

March 11, 2011 was just another ordinary day at Bahía Ballena, located just south of Playa Uvita on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast. This gorgeous and fairly isolated beach is best known for its beautiful sandbar, which during low tide looks like a giant whale’s tail.

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April 20, 2012

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Celebrate Earth Day early with this Costa Rica travel promotion

With savings of up to 50% off travel to Costa Rica, you will have plenty to celebrate this Earth Day! Nature Air has partnered with Wildland Adventures and Cayuga Hotels to create three incredible Costa Rica travel itineraries available for a limited time only. Choose between a family-friendly adventure or a romantic escape to some [...]

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