How to See the Costa Rica That Tourists Usually Miss

How to See the Costa Rica That Tourists Usually Miss

Natural treasures of all kinds can be found in the Central American country of Costa Rica. History aficionados love the capital city of San Jose, beach bums have the choice of Pacific or Atlantic Ocean views, and adventure junkies can hike or zipline through the rainforests. Costa Rica has something for everybody. Read through four of the must-see stops that tourists miss below.

Not sure where you’ll stay during your trip to the island? Check out Costa Rica’s best kept secret, Villa Vientos, in the slideshow below.

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This beautiful standalone villa can accommodate up to eight guests with four bedrooms and bathrooms.

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Guests can enjoy the views at Villa Vientos from inside or on the expansive terrace.

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While the villa is just a five-minute drive from the beach, it also has a pool for guests to lounge or swim.

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Daily housekeeping and breakfast preparation will make guests feel like royalty.

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The sunset views from Villa Vientos' terrace are perfect for after-dinner lounging.

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Luxury bedding and a warm interior design will make guests feel right at home.

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The unique design details in this home give off a much desired beachside vibe.

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The rainforests in Costa Rica are some of the most beautiful in the world with wildlife and waterfalls.

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Arenal Volcano is an active volcano that visitors from around the world come to experience.

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Soaking in the volcano-fed hot springs of Arenal Volcano is the perfect end to a long hike.

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The hot springs at the Arenal Volcano are some of the most unique in the world, surrounded by lush rainforests and volcano views…just be ready to run if you hear a rumble.

Hike the Cloud Forest

Costa Rica’s tropical climate is home to a wide variety of plant and animal life, especially in places like the Cloud Forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica. Not only will visitors have plenty of cool wildlife to see, the misty forest is the perfect photo op for adventurers.

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Visit a Chocolate Plantation

Who doesn’t want to see how this favorite food is made? With plenty of options for day tours and taste testing, chocolate lovers will adore this uniquely Costa Rican experience.

Float Down the Tortuguero Canals

This northeastern region of Costa Rica isn’t accessible by car, and it’s the perfect excursion for nature lovers and solace seekers. As visitors float down the canal, they’ll see an abundance of wildlife in the heart of the rainforest.

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And finally, to experience the best of Costa Rica, it’s important to find accommodations that let you soak in the natural beauty of the country. One home in particular, Villa Vientos, is a perfect option. View Villa Vientos in the slideshow above.

Luxury Apartments You Can Rent in the Heart of Barcelona

Luxury Apartments You Can Rent in the Heart of Barcelona

May 15, 2018

Barcelona, the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is home to over 1.6 million people and some of the richest culture in the world. Notorious for its art, history, and otherworldly architecture, tourists never run out of things to see. 

Whether you’re into scenic parks, centuries-old churches, or urban nightlife, there’s something for everyone in this enchanting city.  Ranked as the #1 Place to Visit in Spain by U.S. News & World Report, it’s no secret that Barcelona has plenty to offer the Euro-traveler. Not sure where to stay when you visit? Explore inside the Majestic Residences in the slideshow below.

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With easy access to attractions, the Majestic Residences are the ideal place to stay.

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The solarium-terrace overlooks the city with views of La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, and Paseo de Gràcia.

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This modern two-story home is the perfect place to stay in the heart of Barcelona.

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The unique, oversized breakfast bar is open every morning with a variety of food to choose from.

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One of the most-loved features at the hotel is the open-air, rooftop pool with stunning views.

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Six on-site dining options make it easy for guests to enjoy a meal at any time of day.

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The views of downtown Barcelona from the Majestic Hotel and Residences are unrivaled.

Guests will love the hydro-massage tub, walk-in shower, and high-end bathroom design.

Every luxurious design detail was accounted for inside the Majestic Residences.

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Guests will rest easy with luxury bedding, blackout curtains, and high-end amenities.

Explore Parc Güell

One of the most popular sites is Parc Güell, a whimsical park that was originally supposed to house the wealthy. Antoni Gaudí decided to create a garden when the land wasn’t compatible for buildings incorporating all of the oddities. The park stretches over 42 acres and holds Dr. Seuss-style structures and plenty of picturesque landscapes and pathways to explore. 

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The Gothic Quarter

For history and architecture lovers, the Gothic Quarter is the first stop. This lively neighborhood is also the city’s oldest, and it has plenty of historic sites conveniently nestled between shops, cafes, and bars on its medieval streets. Locals recommend ditching the map and pre-made plans altogether when exploring the area—unknown treasures await those who explore the Gothic Quarter.

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Just like any European vacation, the accommodations can make or break the trip. Who wants to see a new city with uncomfortable sleeping arrangements or a bad view? So if traveling to Barcelona is in your future, do your best to stay in the heart of the metro area. The Majestic Residences are the perfect option for culture lovers, foodies, and explorers. There’s no better way to experience this magical Spanish city.