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Hotel Presidente, San Jose

Hotel Presidente, San Jose

Welcome to the San Jose premier landmark! Hotel Presidente is a 4-star, contemporary business-class retreat in the middle of the downtown. It is nestled at the corner of the Seventh Street and Central Avenue Boulevard for the pedestrians from where the International Airport is just at a 20-minute drive. Those who choose to stay in Hotel Presidente are always grateful to its perfect downtown location from where some major historical as well as cultural attractions are just a few blocks away: National Theatre, National Cathedral, museums such as the Gold and Jade, National Center of Art, the Plaza de La Cultura, the Asamblea Legislativa of the Congress, and Plaza de la Democracia. For most of the tourists, this one acts as the excellent base to explore the cultural capital of the nation. The  [...]

Pamukkale: a getaway right up on the cotton castle

Pamukkale: a getaway right up on the cotton castle

As I locked the doors of my car and kicked the speed up, all my thoughts were focused on reviving any memory of self-defense moves I could use. They were 12 men, definitely local, on 7 scooters following me. I did all I could to block my self from listening to whatever they were yelling. As I entered the town, the roads of Pamukkale were narrowing down my speed and those men on me. I thought I didn’t stand a chance as once or twice they did come right next to my car and kept signaling me to stop the car. Either peril lied ahead or with these men, so I finally caved in. And to my peaceful astonishment, all 12 of them started ranting about cheap hotels, restaurants and souvenirs. And this is what the town of Pamukkale was like. As you enter the town, you will be greeted by frantic local  [...]

Arenal Springs Resort, Costa Rica

Arenal Springs Resort, Costa Rica

Bustling with the tourists of all ages amidst the tranquil mountains near the Arenal Volcano National Park, the Arenal Springs Resort is no less than a healthy feast for your body on the lush green landscape as well as amidst the active volcano. For those who want to be surrounded by forest, birds, green foliage, and volcano at one single retreat, this one has to be the resort of your choice in Costa Rica. Nestled between the Arenal Lake and La Fortuna town, the resort is just 5 miles far from the town. Besides soaking in the two swimming pools as well as hot springs at the Arenal Springs Resort, you also have a lot to do here: Visit the Maleku Indigenous Reserve and know about the Costa Rican culture, explore the Arenal Volcano via a hike or a bike, and swim or boat in the Lake Arenal that  [...]

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, Costa Rica

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, Costa Rica

There is no doubt that Costa Rica is the breeding ground of eco-friendly resorts and with this one in the line, even the most prejudiced one will accept this fact. The Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, a matchless one on this planet, is the whole new world of unique green experience. With its dynamic Arenal Volcano, charming surrounding rainforest, as well as appealing Tabacon Hot Springs; the resort is dubbed as the eight wonder of the world that is no less than an authentic paradise. When I was on my trip, believe me, I started giving this one some different names: The luxury volcanic hotel, the charming rainforest resort, and the mind-blowing hot spring sanctuary. This 5-star luxury ironically co-exists with the nature so peacefully that one will keep on coming here again and again to  [...]

Blue Hotel Sydney: The Taj in Australia

Blue Hotel Sydney: The Taj in Australia

If you are in Sydney and prefer staying in a property of Taj, go for the Blue Hotel Sydney that is expediently perched at the Wharf of Woolloomooloo. Due to this appealing location, the guests at this hotel can easily explore the various restaurants run by the honored chefs and the Opera House simply by walking for few minutes. Not only this, the location accompanied by the strategic structural plan has facilitated the accommodations here to offer the beautiful vistas of the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Central Business District, Sydney Harbor, as well as the Shopping District. Ruling the heart of the trendy marina, entertainment, and apartment complex, this one is the 2007 ‘Gold List’ grabber that was declared by the Conde Nast Traveler. Towering from the pier of the Woolloomooloo Bay,  [...]

JW Marriott Guanacaste

JW Marriott Guanacaste

Cheerfully oozing tranquility and stunningly making an appeal to the peace-loving families, the JW Marriott Guanacaste located at the beach near Tamarindo, which is among the leading Costa Rican beaches, is known for its luxuriously calm ambiance. At this oceanfront resort, you are sure to take pleasure in the time-honored kindness of the country along with the highest level of luxury. Certainly regarded among the most superb hotels in Latin America, this spa resort is the hub of all luxury amenities as well as the typical architectural styles of the Marriott group of hotels in the authentically charming atmosphere of coastal Costa Rica. JW Marriott Guanacaste, on the nation’s northwest shore, offers all that you want and wish: luxury rooms, world-class spa, three beaches, Mike Young’s  [...]

La Paz Waterfall Garden, Costa Rica

La Paz Waterfall Garden, Costa Rica

Adorning fascinatingly the slopes of Poas volcano in the central highlands, the La Paz Waterfall Garden is just breathtaking! Its big stretch at the altitude between 4000 and 5000 feet engulfs lush biodiversity featuring the co-existence of both rainforest as well as cloud forest. And the same feature for the tourists indicate a mesmerizing tour of at least 3 to 4 hours for a magical experience. This big asset is the home of the planet’s largest butterfly observatory, orchid and hummingbird gardens, 5 stunning waterfalls, a frog pond, and a serpentarium along with not to miss safe trails that are aptly carved by the side of the La Paz River. Your tour of the La Paz Waterfall Garden begins from the Welcome Center from where you descend to the enclosed butterfly observatory whose size is  [...]

Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge, Costa Rica

Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge, Costa Rica

Nestled in the Arenal Volcano region, Monteverde Cloud Forest reserve is among the extraordinary wildlife sanctuaries in the USA with its eight ecological zones, scenic greens of vegetation, soothing sounds of birds, and the awakening noise of the animals. After all the word ‘Monteverde’ in Spanish itself stands for ‘Green mountains’. And to explore all this, you have the perfect accommodation in form of the eco-friendly  Monteverde Cloud Forest lodge that resides at a bit higher elevation than the reserve in the Puntarenas’ Tilarán Mountain range where the Caribbean and the Pacific are continentally split. Nestled in calm, but secure spot, this lodge is flanked by 70 acres of green intimacy featuring both primary as well as secondary forest. In fact, you tend to live amidst  [...]

Hotel Si Como No Resort Spa, Costa Rica

Hotel Si Como No Resort Spa, Costa Rica

Welcome to one of the most famous Costa Rican boutique hotels! Nestled just above the national park in Manuel Antonio amidst the green hills, this central-Pacific shore retreat is the wild refuge along with its own model of barefoot extravagance. With the tropical thrills, spa, beach, 4-star rooms and services, pools, and great gourmet restaurants, Hotel Si Como No is a perfect eco-friendly resort for the couples and families who always desire rejuvenating vibes. And for those who want to come here for the first time, it will act in all possible ways to ensure proud memories of staying in an award-winning hotel. While relaxing in Hotel Si Como No, you tend to enjoy the 360-degree vistas from the furnished balconies from the scenic hilltop, endless water views, the wild national park, close  [...]

Florblanca Resort, Costa Rica

Florblanca Resort, Costa Rica

Nestled in the area that is the dream of the ecologists, the Florblanca Resort is the eco-hub of luxury and privacy on the Nicoya’s seven acres, gray-sand Santa Teresa Beach. It is an ultimate Costa Rican paradise sculptured for those who wish for all possible worldly comforts accompanied by the deluxe excitement and thrilling adventure of a tropical green destination. It is not only the site that is eco-friendly, but it is also the Florblanca Resort that is the same evident right in its name that comes from the flower of the same name whose white petals have transformed themselves into an aromatic welcoming carpets. Being inspired from Bali, this ironically naturally luxurious retreat sits secretly at the remote north end of the rocky beach along a low wall. Flanked by the superb surf  [...]

El Silencio Lodge and Spa, Costa Rica

El Silencio Lodge and Spa, Costa Rica

Perched by the side of a twisting road, but still quite hidden in the cloud forest reserve, the El Silencio Lodge simply uses its name to make an appeal to the tranquil travelers. It’s a special inn indeed, an idyllic retreat certainly, and an eco luxury hotel undoubtedly. This upscale hotel in Costa Rica is just the best place for nature lovers, relaxation break offs, wellness travel, and family holidays. As the Spanish name suggests, Silencio befits a holiday hangout where the usual or above normal stress shuts down, while the music of nature soothingly starts. Your this experience starts as soon as you step into your villa that is on no ordinary level, but on the forested hillside at a height where the luxury and style fuses to offer 100% comfort. Herein, enjoy the natural tune of relaxation  [...]

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