Costa Rica


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Sextantio Le Grotte

We all have our favorite places to visit when we go vacation; but for those looking to experience something magical and truly unique, here are seven hotels and resorts that even photos don’t do justice. Sextantio Le Grotte: Matera, Italy Located in the hilltop village of Matera in the southern Italian region... Read More

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Trips to the Caribbean are often considered among the dreamiest of getaways, and depending on where you’d like to stay, they can also be among the most expensive. But there’s a loophole: If you book your hotel and flights as part of a package, rather than separately, you’ll reap some major savings. Here are... Read More

White Elephant Village
White Elephant Village

This year, break out of the mimosa-and-pancakes Mother’s Day routine and take your mom on an adventure she’ll never forget. We’ve done the planning — you just need to do the packing. 1. The Chatwal Hotel (New York City, NY) Why: For an unforgettable Mother’s Day, check in to this neo-Georgian Stanford White-designed... Read More

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Dorado Bedroom at Kamalame Cay in the Bahamas
Dorado bedroom at Kamalame Cay/Michael Paniccia

Thanks to the seclusion, privacy, and white-glove service they offer — think: private chefs, butlers, and other yours-only amenities — villas are among the most romantic types of accommodation out there. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what better time to check out a few of the... Read More

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Bali Rica
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The seven countries that make up Central America (Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Belize, and Guatemala) offer everything from beaches to volcanoes to archaeological sites — and there’s even more variety when it comes to lodging options. To help you plan your trip, we’re presenting hotels in... Read More

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Latin America is home to some pretty amazing cities — Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Cusco to name a few — so we can understand if you’re having trouble picking and choosing what to see and what to skip. That said, there are so many equally impressive destinations... Read More

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costa rica, a great place to go in june
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Travelers are a savvy bunch — they know that it’s better to visit certain destinations during certain months. But the prevailing question is: Where should I be booking trips right now? With that in mind, we’ve drummed up the smartest places you should be making plans for June, whether you’re... Read More

The Four Seasons
The Four Seasons

If you’ve never been to Peninsula Papagayo on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica, here’s the first thing you need to know: it’s isolated. Very isolated. Now, depending on what type of traveler you are, that might sound incredibly alluring — but just keep in mind that the... Read More

Dreams Punta Cana Resort

If you’re yearning to flee the coop this winter for a little heat, Apple Vacations wants to help you out. Its Winter Super Sale kicks into effect for select packages in various sunny locales — shaving close to $300 off busy season prices from booking air and hotel separately. The... Read More

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We’ve all heard the familiar adage it’s the journey that matters, not the destination — at least when it comes to crazy travel stories. With all of the globetrotting that the staff here at ShermansTravel does throughout the year, we certainly have more than our fair share of hilarious... Read More

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Morgans Rock beach - nicaragua

Long known as a mecca for surfers and sun-seekers, Costa Rica is, has been, and always will be a hotspot. But what many travelers are only just starting to discover is that Nicaragua, its central American neighbor to the north, offers much of the thrill, scenery, and sizzle —... Read More

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For some of us, every day is unofficially Coffee Day, but the official National Coffee Day is just around the corner: September 29. Celebrate by pouring yourself another cup of your best brew and by planning a visit to these coffee-centric destinations. ... Read More

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Sounds impossible to buy a ticket to the wrong destination, right? You’d never mistake York, England for New York State. But would you notice an airline issuing a plane ticket for Grenada instead of Granada, like British Airways did last month? Or the 1,500 mile difference between airline codes... Read More

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costa rica - guanacaste - hacidenda house - christine wei - 620

Nothing defines Costa Rica in traveler’s minds as much as its leafy tree canopies and endless fields of grass. But first-timers who flock to this Central America paradise during the dry, peak season are often sorely disappointed by barren landscapes. Why? It’s only a few weeks after the first... Read More

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It’s no surprise that vacation rentals have stolen the hearts of savvy travelers everywhere. Great savings, extra amenities, even the chance to get some local advice…what’s not to love? The fact that HomeAway has hit one million listings — making its inventory almost twice the size of other similar... Read More