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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]
Costa Rica is a place of pure beauty, and a country with a lot of places to explore. There is something exciting to do, no matter which province you visit. Here is an overview of each province, and the most highly­-rated activity to do while visiting each... [More]
As with any place though, there are other things to do than what you see in the travel brochures. I would know, I’ve looked at all the brochures, and I’ve hopped all over the country! While adventure is calling in Costa Rica, there are some activities that are just as awesome, even if they are underrated. Here are a few of the most underrated Costa Rica activities, as collected by me over the years... [More]
I’m one spoiled Costa Rican frog; my job requires me to hop to the most luxurious hotels in the country so that I can give you my reviews. Most recently, I was able to check in to the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa in Hacienda Pinilla...[More]
If you’ve never been to Costa Rica, good for you. I mean, the place is just SO GREEN. You shouldn’t bother going. The government has been so focused on protecting the natural land and environment, that there are just trees and animals everywhere. Seriously, everywhere. Would it kill them to have a couple more Starbucks or a mall for tourists to shop at? Where do they expect us to get our coffee – at the local coffee stands and restaurants run by the locals? I’m pretty sure they grew the coffee themselves, and I just don’t know how to feel about that. At least with Starbucks, I know the coffee beans go through a whole corporate process before they get to me, and I’m sure they are just as fresh as locally­-grown beans... [More]
Here is an overview of some of the Costa Rican traditions you can look forward to if you visit in December, as well as a list of where the locals head to for their “stay”­cations... [More]
I’m so lucky to get to travel around Costa Rica and stay at some of the best hotels that the country has to offer. Recently, I got to stay on location at Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa, a beach resort in the Central Pacific region, along Playa Esterillos Este...[More]
Whether you are traveling to Costa Rica for the first time ever (congrats!) or heading back, or maybe even just researching your first trip, it helps to know when the local vacation times are for the country... [More]
There is nothing like walking along a beautiful beach with the sand between your toes, and Costa Rica has many beaches that will accommodate this fun task. But not all sand is the same! Depending on where you are from, or where you have traveled, you might be used to a specific type of sand, but in Costa Rica you will find both black sand and white sand beaches throughout the country. While all the beaches in the country are beautiful, the differences in the type of sand reinforce that all beaches are not the same... [More]
It’s true that most of your time in Costa Rica should be spent outdoors, exploring my beautiful home country, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun indoors too!... [More]
I have to say that Tortuguero, in Limon, really gets me excited. Tortuguero has it all and its mix of water and land attractions really makes it the place to go for the perfect Costa Rica vacation... [More]
Often, when I meet first-time visitors, they always want to tell me where they are going to see if they have left anything out. That is an impossible question! Costa Rica has so much to explore; with beaches, on both coasts, numbering in the hundreds, over 150 wildlife parks, reserves and refuges and many volcanoes... [More]
One of my favorite things to do during nesting season is to head to the beach and look for mother and baby turtles. If you aren’t familiar with this phenomenon, you are surely missing out! [More]
For those that are planning to travel to Costa Rica, it is important to know the basics of the country before you arrive. Costa Rica is rich in history, diversity and adventure, so you don’t want the little things you don’t know to bog down your trip. Read our Costa Rica wrap-up, and then start planning your trip – your adventure awaits... [More]
Costa Rica will not disappoint any tourist looking to spend a little time in paradise. Costa Rica is a "must-visit" during any Central America trip, and booking your stay at one of this spectacular resorts will ensure you have all the details covered so you can focus on everything that this travel hotspots has to offer... [More]
Disney may be the happiest place on earth, but Costa Rica has many happy places. Take that mouse boy! From nature to technology (or a lack of), and from racing to relaxing, here are 8 places you can visit in Costa Rica if smiling and being generally happy is something that you’re in to... [More]
Coupled travelers: should you be leaving on a jet plane, hitting the highway or packing light? While planning a couple’s trip, try to stop saying “my way.” The place that you definitely do not want anything to do with. Wherever it is that you always had to go with your family when you were a kid. The place you used to live. The place that you hate the most. This is probably the sole place that your significant other wants to go... [More]
Choosing whether to visit Costa Rica or Hawaii can still be a major decision. If you’re reading this article, you’re probably trying to make that decision right now... [More]
You love your pets so much that you don’t want to leave them, even to visit somewhere as amazing as my home, Costa Rica. Well, the good news is that with some planning and preparation, you can bring your furry friend with you on your travels!...[More]
Sometimes you find a cool shell at the beach and your day has been made. Well, what if you would've found one of THESE crazy things. The ocean is a place of unexplored beauty and mystery, but at times that mystery gets upped to the next level. All of these are mostly unexplained things that have, in one way or another, wound up found by someone on a beach...[More]