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A Tribute to David Anderson – Architect of Lapa Rios Lodge

Karen Lewis is the co-owner of Lapa Rios Lodge on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica.  This is her tribute to David Anderson, the Architect of Lapa Rios who unexpectedly passed away on December 26th.    I have known David Lee Andersen since 1990. Having just purchased 1,000+ acres of primary rainforest overlooking the Pacific

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What this new Website will do for our potential Guests

We just launched a new website for Cayuga Collection’s Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rain Forest Resort in Manuel Antonio, Costas Rica.  We wanted to significantly improve the experience that our potential guests have on our website and make it as easy as possible to access all relevant information and book a vacation. Here are some of

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The Christmas Winds in Costa Rica

Early December is the best time of the year to live and to visit Costa Rica.   Why?  It marks the ends of the rains, but the vegetation is still lush and green and the wildlife is out and about everywhere.  Temperatures are slightly cooler so that even at the beach you probably don’t need A/C

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Costa Rica – the Happiest Island in the World?

No, of course Costa Rica is not an island.  But, it is astonishing how many people think that Costa Rica is exactly that – an island in the Caribbean.  We get a number of requests that read “Which is the best part of the island to visit?” or “How do I get around the island

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On a Business Trip to Tropical Beaches and a Tropical Rain Forest

When one gets to head to ‘work’ in Costa Rica or Nicaragua, there is not much else that can compare. I recently returned from (let’s say my 15th) visit to Costa Rica. Each time I learn something new, meet incredibly amazing people and indulge in all that my favorite country has to offer. After a spectacular visit

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The Osa Peninsula – Costa Rica’s Biodiversity Hotspot

You may have heard the impressive stat that Costa Rica hosts approximately 5% of the world’s biodiversity.  And given that Costa Rica only occupies 0.03% of the planet’s surface, this is an astonishing fact. There are roughly 130 species of freshwater fish and 160 species of amphibians.  Add to those 208 species of mammals, 220

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