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Where to stay in Costa Rica

Where to stay in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is an eco-tourism dream destination. Nearly 25% of the country is covered in protected jungle, with exotic wildlife. The rainforests, best beaches in Costa Rica and parks like Corcovado National Park draw over two million visitors each year, and Costa Rica is becoming a popular retirement destination for North Americans, too. There are many reasons to come to Costa Rica, and many Costa Rica resorts and hotels to choose from. We’ve rounded up the coolest places to stay in Costa Rica, whether you are coming for rainforest treks, or lazy days on the beach. While distances in Costa…
15 of the Best Beaches in Costa Rica

15 of the Best Beaches in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small country located in Central America, with the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Many tourists come here to experience the laid-back pura vida lifestyle and appreciate the natural beauty of the region. You might be wondering, which side of Costa Rica has the best beaches? Well, the best beaches in Costa Rica can be found on both sides, so it all depends on personal preference and what kind of trip you’re planning. That being said, the Pacific side has many more beaches to choose from as the coastline is…
Best Day Trips from Costa Rica

Best Day Trips from Costa Rica

The words “Costa Rica” mean "Rich Coast”, accurately referring to the richness of the country’s biodiversity and its unique ecosystem. Famous for its beaches, volcanoes, fauna and flora, Costa Rica is a rain-forested country in Central America with coastlines on the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Costa Rica is gaining popularity among surfers and yoga enthusiasts with many opportunities for retreats and active holidays. Costa Rica is a country of two main cultures; the Pacific Ocean coast is mostly inhabited by the ”Ticos”, and on the Atlantic coast you will experience the African-Caribbean culture with Jamaican influences.  Release your…
The Ultimate Guide of Things to do in Costa Rica

The Ultimate Guide of Things to do in Costa Rica

When one of my friends returned home from a trip to Costa Rica, he told me that the country is considered “the Switzerland of Central America”. I was confused by what he meant until I went and visited Costa Rica and its attractions myself. It was true. The country was distinct from its neighbors, especially in terms of tourism. The national parks established to protect areas like the Arenal volcano or Monteverde cloud forest were a strong testament to the intentional organization that the country has done not just to make tourism successful, but to make it sustainable as well.…
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Need An Adventure Vacation? Here’s Why You Should Look No Further Than Costa Rica

Why do we book vacations? This question is fairly open ended - the result will probably be different for everyone. No two trips away are the same and are dependant on a whole load of different factors; who you go with, where you go and how long for. But generally speaking, most people take a vacation to either relax, or to 'get away from it all' - which are essentially exactly the same thing. It can be nice to recharge your batteries overseas, lying on a sunbed with pina colada in hand. But what if that simply doesn't interest you?…