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America's Coolest Hipster Hotels

Original artwork, retro-chic amenities, and (sometimes) comfortable accommodations define these bastions of cool.

Costa Rica’s Hottest New Hotels and Lodges

On a journey down the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and into the rain forest, T+L uncovers amazing jungle lodges and oceanfront hotels.

Best Hotels in Costa Rica

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they’re the best in Costa Rica.

The Best of Baja

From the resort-filled playground of Los Cabos to the vast, deserted East Cape, Mexico's Baja California is a study in contrasts—which is part of the...

Vacationist: Costa Rica, California, Colorado, Mauritius, and Mexico

This week’s sales surely run the gamut. In Costa Rica, spa-goers unwind in private Jacuzzis high in a cloud forest; in California, lucky travelers will...

Beaches: Reader Photos

Check out these travel-inspiring photos that capture beaches at their most beautiful.

The New Costa Rica

In the country that more or less invented eco-travel, you’ll find lush jungles, enormous turtles, untouched beaches—and rapidly expanding luxury-resort developments.

Hoteliers Reinventing the Boutique Hotel

With their intimate, unconventional properties around the globe, these six trailblazers are transforming the boutique hotel.

The Best of South America's Haciendas

From the peaks of the Andes to the windswept pampas of Argentina, we reveal 15 of our favorite haciendas and estancias, where you can live...

Ask T+L: Twitter for Travelers, In-Flight Cell Phones, and Costa Rica’s Beaches

Q: How can I use Twitter to make traveling easier? —Steve Landman, Michigan City, Ind. A: “While you can search for what’s trending on Twitter,...
HOTELS

Alta Hotel

The Spanish colonial buildings of the Alta Hotel cascade down a lush hillside above San José, coming to rest at the deck of a brilliant blue, glass-tiled oval pool. The views from the guest... more ›


RESTAURANTS

Bakea

Chef Camille Ratton marries French technique with fresh Central American ingredients. Don’t miss the tarta de pasiones with crème of passion fruit. more ›


ACTIVITIES

Horizontes

This long established agency can organize botany, birding, or photography tours, and more. more ›


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