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How To Trek 10 Waterfalls Through Costa Rica’s Las Monas Rainforest

Waterfalls and hiking are synonymous with adventure-seekers in Costa Rica. There is no shortage of spectacular displays of crashing waters in the destination. This holds true for the Las Monas Rainforest (named “the monkeys” for the plentiful mammals seen in the area). Airbnb Experiences offers...

treehouse-style hotel in Costa Rica has been voted the best in the world by TripAdvisor

Every year at this time TripAdvisor announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice Awards in which it picks out the crème de la crème of hotels and B&Bs around the world. The winning accommodation is based on the millions of reviews it gathered from real...

4 Costa Rica Beaches In To 50 Beaches In Central America and Caribbean

Often touted as the Mecca of lust-worthy beaches, Central America and the Caribbean beaches provide ample reasons to pack your bagas and book a flight. To ensure your vacation doesn’t disappoint, Flight Network has developed one of the most extensive lists of Central American and...

December 28th in Costa Rica is “Dia de Los Inocentes”

Today is December 28. For Latin America and Spain it is the "Día de los Santos Inocentes" or "Día de las bromas". The day is akin to April 1, April Fools' Day, in Australia, Canada, Brazil, Japan and the United States and several European countries...

Stay for free in Costa Rica (and 60 other countries), on this condition …

How about staying at hotels in Costa Rica which may have an outdoor pool, a balcony overlooking the ocean, or rustic wooden bungalows, FOR FREE? Barter Week is a new website offering free stay in B&Bs that can cost up to US$1,500 for a week...

Costa Rica Is For The Birds. And More.

Costa Rica is great for nature enthusiasts wanting to indulge in a little monkey business. The Central American country, a pioneer in the ecotourism movement, is home to different types of monkeys, a Toronto audience was told Wednesday. And, Costa Rican tour guide Michel Aranda...

Exploring the natural wonders of Costa Rica

The blue morpho butterfly’s iridescent colours glisten as it effortlessly swoops through the air, the howler monkeys chatter fills the high canopy of trees and the crocodile blends into the stream so well, you’d be forgiven for missing him. This is Costa Rica’s Corcovado National...

When is the best time to buy an international flight?

(Cheapair.com) It’s hardly a secret that airfares fluctuate a lot. Knowing the best time to purchase a flight has turned into something like Russian roulette for travelers – if you don’t “win” a low fare, you can lose big and be left with a...

Steady increase in British visitors to Costa Rica

The latest statistics released by the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) - Costa Rica Tourism Board - reveal that a total of 40,907 visitors from Britain traveled to the country in the first half of 2018 – representing an increase of 2.5% compared to...

Split Decision: Paris vs. Costa Rica for best vacation showdown!

L.A. Parker, the award-winning columnist for The Trentonian, had a difficult decision to make: Paris or Costa Rica for his best vacation ever. Parker wrote: Paris offered all the wonderful excursions, including a memorable first-day trip to Jardin de Luxembourg. With a (Costa Rican) girlfriend...

Top 7 Places For Wildlife in Costa Rica National Parks

Costa Rica is one of those countries that has it all, everything from beaches and volcanoes, to jungles and national parks rich wildlife. Places like the coastal area of Tamarindo are packed full of beach bars and tour guides ready to take you zip-lining...

Costa Rica: Then and Now

(From Suitcase and Heels) I wasn’t planning on travelling this winter/spring. I really wasn’t. I told all my friends as much. I made plans for how I’d squirrel away money instead to pad up my savings account. I was a bit tired of always playing...

How to Plan a Budget Getaway That Doesn’t Feel Like One

Chances are, you’re over the bitterly cold temps much of the U.S. has been experiencing this winter, and are desperately seeking sun on a spring vacation. But that doesn’t mean you should overpay for the pleasure. Here’s how to plan a budget getaway that...

A surprise encounter with Costa Rica’s laziest animal

It’s 8:30 in the morning, and the birds are out in force in Tirimbina Reserve in Costa Rica’s northern lowlands. The early morning rain put a damper on their dawn activities, and now dozens of species are busy in the canopy reclaiming what is...

New Planet Hollywood Resort Announced for Costa Rica

Planet Hollywood has signed an agreement to brand its first all-inclusive resort this fall through a franchise agreement with Sunwing Travel Group. The Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica will be located on the Papagayo Peninsula, in Guanacaste, on Costa Rica's northwest Pacific coast. The partnership...

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica: The Next Tulum

(Nytimes.com) As Tulum has become overrun with Los Angelenos and New Yorkers trying to recreate the cultures of their own hometowns in a more idyllic setting, Santa Teresa, a string of beach-backed hamlets on the southern tip of Costa Rica’s westernmost peninsula, has an...

Better Safe Than Sorry: Travel Tips

People often hear stories of travel incidents but they don't think it'll happen to them. Two of the biggest problems for travelers are stolen, damaged or lost passports, and medical emergencies. Many travelers think their country's healthcare will cover their medical needs while traveling. In...

Costa Rica Among the Top Experiential Travel Destinations

More people look to experiential travel to invest in themselves every year. Travelers desire a more unique, engaging and authentic immersion in adventure and culture, to be within the everyday essence of a site rather than sight-see. These travelers increasingly turn away from traditional pre-packaged...

TripAdvisor Rates Costa Rica Resort #2 Hotel in the World

Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, located in Manuel Antonio, in Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast, has been recognized as the #2 hotel in the world by TripAdvisor in its 2018 Travelers' Choice Top Hotels in the World List, announced in January. “We were humbled and thrilled...

Popular things to do in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a very popular vacation destination, whether you are looking for complete relaxation or an action packed trip, and visitors to Costa Rica can choose from a wealth of fun activities that are sure to suit their tastes. Here are some of...

“Volá como el Presidente” (Travel Like The President)

President Luis Guillermo Solis came to power on May 8, 2014, and immediately got on an airplane. That made Solis harshly criticized by many who considered that he spent too much of his mandate traveling, prompting the nickname the “Presidente Viajero” (Traveling President), in...

An Epic Fitcation Paradise Awaits in Costa Rica

Staying fit and healthy while on vacation never looked so fun, says Costa Rica Tourism Board, the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT), in it's latest newswire release. For travelers interested in going on a fitcation--a healthy vacation where one participates in physical activities, Costa Rica...

San Jose And Liberia Airports Without Immigration Control For More Than 30 Minutes Wednesday

A failure in the system used by the immigration service (Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería) to control passengers leaving the country generated delays in flights and long lines at both the Juan Santamaria, in San Jose (SJO) and Daniel Oduber, in Liberia (LIR),...

Why Digital Nomads Should Choose Costa Rica As Their Preferred Destination

If you ask a digital nomad what is her bare minimum requirement for being productive, high chances are you will get to know about positivity. A positive surrounding with like minded people, all weary of regular routine and venturing out of the box, is...

7 Ways to Costa Rica & Chill

Costa Rica has a well-deserved rep as a hot spot for adrenaline-fueled adventures, from zip-lining through jungle canopies to rappelling down waterfalls. But there’s also some serious local yin to balance out all that yang. So much so that you could easily create an...

The Best Time to Go to Costa Rica

theblondeabroad.com - With a rich culture, lush rainforests, and incredible beaches, Costa Rica is one of Central America’s greatest escapes. Nestled between Nicaragua and Panama, this little country has so much to offer in natural beauty and fabulous weather. Defined by its location between the...

Flight Deal: U.S. to Costa Rica from $216 Round-Trip

The premier travel site Condé Nast Traveler reports round-trip flights to San Jose, Costa Rica from eight U.S. cities including Houston, Miami, and Pittsburgh, are as low as US$200, according to Scott's Cheap Flights. The full list of fares below: Fort Lauderdale from $216 Houston...

Things You Should Know Before Visiting Costa Rica

With the "high" or tourist season just around the corner, many are considering, planning or getting ready to visit Costa Rica. With that in mind, we've created a list of things you should know before visiting and hopefully with comments by other readers, the element...

Earthing? Forest Bathing? Costa Rica!

Travelers in search of innovative wellness therapies that promote a sense of wellbeing and vitality should consider Costa Rica as their next travel destination, as many have already discovered. Costa Rica is the perfect setting for detoxification from stress and the daily grind and now...

VSU Senior Studies Abroad in Costa Rica

For one Valdosta State University (VSU) Senior, studying abroad was an opportunity to not only travel and learn about another culture, it was a life-changing adventure. Breanna Johnson is majoring in Communication, Intercultural Organizational Communication and plans to graduate in May of 2018. “I always...

Family Time (with Multiple Families) in Costa Rica

Traveling thousands of miles from home, with young children, to remote beaches in a foreign country where they speak a different language can be intimidating. Making friends, meeting new people or just finding your way around can be a challenge. Which is why when Mauricio...

Costa Rica: Why some love it, why others hate it

Costa Rica is a country that seems to polarize travellers. When I told people who had already been there about my upcoming trip, I found they organized themselves into two distinct camps: the “Ohmigod, I looooooove Costa Rica!” group and the “Ugh, I was...

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