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There are so many ways to travel the lands of Costa Rica. For me, I like hopping because I can splash in puddles and jump up to high branches! During my travels, I explore different forms of transportation and one of my favorites is horseback riding. From atop a majestic horse, you can see much more clearly - that is, unless you are very tall! It's a whole new way to experience nature, because humans can feel as though they are a part of it. You can trek through the lush forests, alongside a volcano or on the white-sand beaches...[More]
If you’ve ever thought about taking a Costa Rica backpacking vacation, don’t wait another year to make it happen. Start planning your Costa Rica vacation now to enjoy pura vida while you’re young. If you’ve never backpacked, now’s a great time to start working out to be at your best when you finally touch down in Central America... [More]
As a tree frog, I have the luxury of hopping about without worrying about wearing the ideal clothing or bringing the right supplies. However, if you want to fully enjoy your experience here, it’s essential to pack properly. Whether your travel itinerary includes backpacking or enjoying nightlife on the beach, here’s a brief guide for what you should pack before coming to Costa Rica... [More]
Monteverde in Costa Rica, is one of those places that you visit excepting to see beauty, but still have your breath taken away when you get there. The beauty in this area is natural, thanks to conservation efforts that date back to the early settlement years of Monteverde. While one of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations for tourists, it is worth braving the crowds to check out all that this area has to offer. Tourism has been popular in Costa Rica for about 40 years, taking off in the 1980's. It is no surprise that people began to quickly migrate to the Monteverde area – with natural beauty, diverse flora and fauna, friendly Ticos, and a unique community, it is the perfect recipe for premium tourism... [More]
When you plan on dedicating six days to your Costa Rica vacation, you have a lot of ways you can spend the time. You should naturally plan it out for when the Costa Rica weather is going to be pristine, so that you can enjoy it to the fullest... [More]
One of the easiest ways to get around Costa Rica is with a car rental. Nothing beats the freedom of jumping in a car and heading out on an adventure through Costa Rica! Since everything in the country is fairly spread out, it can take twice as long to get to any destination using public transportation... [More]
There are several places along the beaches of Costa Rica that allow travelers to see a breathtaking glimpse of these massive creatures, but Marino Ballena National Park is known for it! Sometimes I like to hop to this park and sit in a tree high up to see the humpback whales, and let me tell you - it's pretty incredible. You'll see them swimming in packs, flapping their fins and flopping into the crystal clear waters. Any lover of marine life must visit this park! Did I mention the park is also home to the largest coral reef on Central America's Pacific Coast? That's a must-see, too!...[More]
If you’re a fisherman, Costa Rica needs to be on your bucket list. Keen anglers can put their skills to the test on a sport fishing charter! These are the ultimate tour for outdoor angling... [More]
You might think that it won’t be that easy to plan a las-t­minute adventure to Costa Rica if you are traveling in from the United States. You probably think that it would cost thousands of dollars, and that you wouldn’t have your pick of hotels or adventure tours. The reality is that none of that is true! I’m officially myth-­busting that way of thinking!... [More]
When you visit Costa Rica, you are visiting a country that is so devoted to preserving its own natural environment that 25% of its land is designated as a protected, national park or reserve. That means that the land will never be torn up or torn down for development. That there won’t be deforestation or logging that leaves the land bare. That there won’t be commercial real estate, parking lots, or apartment buildings replacing the lush green forests and displacing the wildlife species that call those areas home... [More]
Have you ever been on a guided tour while you were on vacation? Whether it is a bus tour, a sport fishing tour, a hiking tour or something else, did you ever wonder what the tour guide is really thinking? They meet and interact with several groups of people every day, so they must have some great stories. Here are 10 things that your tour guide might be thinking:... [More]
International travel can be an exciting adventure and an opportunity for a person to have new experiences. But it is also a time for individuals and loved ones to grow, teach and learn. Consider these 10 practical, often overlooked, ways that travel can change your life.... [More]
Traveling to a foreign country can be overwhelming, even for a seasoned traveler. It’s easy to get caught up in all the saving, budgeting, planning and packing – and to be stressed out and frazzled before you even touch down.... [More]
There are hundreds of blog posts on how to see Costa Rica so I decided to take a bit of a different angle on this idea and show you things you should NOT do while you are visiting my beautiful country. So without further ado here are 6 tips on how NOT to see Costa Rica... [More]
Latin America offers many beautiful attractions for visitors. Here are five of the hottest adventure spots that you should definitely add to you bucket list... [More]
Visiting Costa Rica can be a life-changing trip and expose you to many wonders of nature that can’t be seen anywhere else. Use these 9 steps to help you combat stress and keep it from ruining a perfectly good trip. It’s best to follow these steps in order to have the best experience with your planning and the final trip... [More]
The path can actually take as many forms as you like, the traverse consists of mostly rolling, untouched wildnerness. However, there are few ways to achieve access across its totality, which spans from South Africa to Lesotho, without climbing one of these wrought-iron bear traps turned death ladders...[More]
Visitors to Costa Rica can also have an exhilarating white water rafting adventure during their stay in Costa Rica. I recently went on a tubing adventure in Costa Rica, but rafting is a very different experience. White water rafting is great for a family excursion in Costa Rica, but it is also for the hard-core adventurers... [More]
Recently I took the plunge and went on an amazing white water tubing tour in my homeland of Costa Rica. What an adventure! My adventure took me down the Rio Negro river...[More]
When it comes to vacation, kids want something remarkable, active and fun. Here are some fantastic ideas to make your family have the traveling experience that everyone will enjoy and treasure forever...[More]