Costa Rica is paradise for honeymoons, anniversary trips, bachelorette and bachelor parties, and other special adults-only getaways. The beaches and volcanoes are picture perfect spots for hiking, rappelling, rafting, and zip-lining your way through the rainforest. Not surprisingly, the potential for amazing adventures also attracts a large number of families to Costa Rica each year. […]
Costa Rica is one of the world’s most diverse family vacation destinations, thanks to its curious wildlife, massive volcanoes, and gorgeous beaches. These Costa Rica family travel tips will help you and your family make the most of your special trip. Take it Easy. When planning your family’s vacation it can be tempting to schedule […]
With so many resorts in Costa Rica, the options can be overwhelming. Our Experts share their top picks for Best Family Resorts in Costa Rica.
Few trips are more exciting than a tropical holiday vacation. Costa Rica’s bustling rainforest and beautiful beaches are the perfect places to reconnect with loved ones, escape the cold, and ring in the New Year. It is important to remember, though, that the most wonderful time of the year is also the busiest. Planning a holiday […]
The Osa Peninsula is one of Costa Rica’s best destinations for an authentic nature & wildlife experience. What could be better than staying in a beautiful eco-lodge, surrounded by exotic animals and tropical rainforest? While this wild piece of Costa Rica is a natural playground for some, it is not for every traveler. Everyone should […]
Costa Rica should be at the top of the list for anyone who wants to experience luxury in unsurpassed natural settings. Whether you want to watch monkeys from your private plunge pool or enjoy a beachfront massage, these top 6 Costa Rica luxury resorts have you covered. Andaz Papagayo Resort, Papagayo Peninsula The Andaz Papagayo […]
Panama City is emerging as a world-class destination. Over the last decade, new additions to the city’s skyline has drawn travelers to the historic hot-spot. Whether you are staying for 1 night before heading to Bocas del Toro or Boquete, or there for an entire week, there are plenty of things to do in Panama City, […]
After the whirlwind of your wedding you’ll likely want to relax. These bungalows & suites are all you need for a truly unique & well-deserved romantic getaway you’ll never forget.
Costa Rica is one of the world’s best eco-travel destinations with a collection of incredible eco lodges to match. The tiny country packs a huge amount of biodiversity into a small area, making it the perfect stop for anyone who wants to sleep in the middle of the rainforest, float through mangrove estuaries, and learn […]
Dining in Panama City’s Historic District of Casco Viejo Casco Viejo, Panama City‘s historic district, is an uncommon blend of old and new. It is one of Panama City’s most recent upgrades, renovated at hyper speed to welcome countless new hotels and restaurants in the last 5 years. The rapidly changing area is still home to […]
Costa Rica is lined with gorgeous beaches and, as a result, some of the best beach resorts in Central America. Travelers have their pick of familiar name brands and authentic boutique hotels, all showcasing the country’s stunning coast. Take look at our picks for the best Costa Rica beach resorts. Beach Resort for the Family: JW […]
It was time for me to conquer the Nicoya Peninsula. I had visited the famous Costa Rica “must-see” spots – Arenal, Manuel Antonio, the cloud forest, the Osa Peninsula – some of them a few times. Now I was excited to roam off the beaten path into a world-famous Nicoya Peninsula blue zone. Nourished in Nosara […]
Costa Rica is a culinary dream. It usually flies under the radar of foodie travelers, as the country’s typical cuisine is very simple. But don’t underestimate the delicious, imaginative dishes to be found throughout this natural paradise, waiting to delight hungry bellies from near and far. El Silencio Lodge | Bajos del Toro Cloud Forest El […]
Costa Rica’s Southern Caribbean coast is the country’s premiere destinations for travelers seeking an off-the-beaten path experience. 90% of Costa Rica’s visitors explore the well-maintained areas of the Pacific coast, as the Caribbean is far less developed for tourism. It is also a region of distinct culture. With Caribbean culture’s heavy influence on the local […]
Costa Rica is known for its rugged rainforest, roaring rivers, gargantuan waterfalls, gorgeous beaches, and bustling wildlife. Luckily, travelers can experience this wild paradise in total luxury. There are countless ways to upgrade your Costa Rica vacation. Below are just a few to get you started! Transportation Upgrades Getting around Costa Rica can be harder […]
Costa Rican food is simple, but ‘simple’ isn’t bland. With Latin and Caribbean influences, a wide range of sensory experiences come with a typical Costa Rican meal. We recommend all travelers sample some of the Rich Coast’s staple dishes. Gallo Pinto Rice and beans is the most basic element of the Costa Rican diet and Gallo […]
For most travelers, San Jose takes the back seat to Costa Rica’s famous nature and wildlife. However, there is something to be said for the country’s capital and its unique treasures. There are plenty of hidden gems to be unearthed by anyone looking for a truly local experience. After all, it is home to half […]
Costa Rica’s countless beaches are one of the country’s most irresistible features, so it can be hard to pick the right one for you. If you’re planning a Nicoya Peninsula vacation, make sure to read our reviews of Nicoya Peninsula’s best beaches in Costa Rica and our corresponding hotel recommendations. Playa Santa Teresa (Santa Teresa/Mal Pais) Surfers, […]
Planning a family vacation to Costa Rica yields countless options – SO many options, in fact, that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Planning a family trip anywhere, let alone a foreign country, incites many questions and concerns for novice vacationers and seasoned travelers alike. If you want to minimize stress and maximize your vacation time, […]
The premiere of the Andaz Papagayo Resort in Costa Rica brought with it the updated concept of resort vacations. Here are 3 reasons why you should consider visiting: Travelers, Not Tourists This Papagayo Costa Rica hotel stands as a shining gem among Guanacaste’s veteran resorts for many reasons, the most obvious being the fresh, modern […]
Some travelers hesitate to do a rafting adventure in Costa Rica. A Costa Rica Expert explains why the Pacuare Jungle Lodge may make you reconsider.
The modern world is more technology-laden than ever. Between our smart phones, tablets, and laptops it is nearly impossible to disconnect. It seems like everyone is always texting, Tweeting, Tumbling, Stumbling, or something. It is said that constant multitasking (like browsing your iPad while watching TV) has been linked with shallow thinking, poor concentration, diminished creativity, […]
There are 4 phases in a typical family vacation. Learn how to spot them, manage them, and prepare for your best family vacation yet.
Coffee, or café, is a way of life in Costa Rica. I’m not talking about jogging to Starbucks every morning for a mocha frappa-whatever. When I say “Costa Rica” and “coffee” in the same sentence, I’m referring to a cultural, agricultural, and economic history that gives the Rich Coast one of its many distinct flavors. Located […]
Hola! It’s a beautiful time here in Costa Rica! The rains have come for an extended visit, but I don’t mind. If you ask me, this is one of the best times to visit the Rich Coast. It is less crowded and it’s easier to pay attention to your surroundings. Even the major tourist spots […]
The La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a sprawling wildlife & nature exhibit with an impressive system of gardens and waterfalls. It is a one-stop experience that will help you cross a number of different sights and activities off of your Costa Rica to-do list. The La Paz Waterfall Gardens also contain a small, 18-room hotel […]
If you’re the type to spend an entire day Netflix-ing your way through National Geographic specials, Tortuguero might be for you. If you’ve accrued a large collection of glass turtle figurines and collectibles at any point in your life, Tortuguero might be for you. If you’ve ever owned a “Save the Manatees!” t-shirt, Tortuguero might […]
Close your eyes. Now chant with me: “Oooohhhmmmm. Ohhhmmmm. Ohhhmmmmmm” … Are you in your happy place yet? Yeah, me neither. As the chaos of life forges on without ever seeming to break, it can be hard to find the time or place to get in touch with yourself. You may not think that you’re […]
The birds are calling their daybreak song but I am already awake. I rise with my surroundings. The Earth begins to warm as I watch the sun take control of the sky, and I can hardly comprehend the beauty that surrounds me. The balmy morning mist feels like a kind hug from an old friend. I […]