2017 has been an exciting year for travel in Costa Rica. New hotels have been popping up, renovations are taking place, and we’ve added many more hotels to our collection. The following are four new hotels and two newly renovated hotels that we are exceptionally excited to add to our collection this year. Isa Chiquita […]
The thing about sloths is… we can’t get enough. Despite their laziness, their slooow movements, their strange little bodies, and that fur (we’ll explain later), they are incomprehensively cute. It just doesn’t make any sense! And perhaps, that’s what fascinates us. Or maybe it’s that they always appear to be smiling at us. Or if […]
If you’ve picked Costa Rica for your wildlife watching vacation, you’re off to a great start. Wildlife. is. everywhere. Honestly, it would be difficult to not cross paths with some sort of critter during your stay, but there are definitely regions where wildlife gravitate. The following top places to see wildlife in Costa Rica will […]
What is it about whales? Is it their massive size? Their incredible intelligence? Their social personalities that seem remarkably similar to ours? Whatever it is, they intrigue us. We are drawn to them. And there is no place like Costa Rica for whale watching. Costa Rica has the longest humpback whale season in the world. […]
One of Costa Rica’s most beloved seaside visitors is the sea turtle. And you could say that sea turtles love Costa Rica right back. Year after year, they return to the same Costa Rica beaches to lay their eggs. One of the most spectacular displays of this is the arribada, or the annual arrival of hundreds of […]
So you’ve got your heart set on Costa Rica, but those storm clouds make you a bit nervous. The Costa Rica rainy season is a common concern for travelers, but don’t let the rain keep you away. The rainy or “green season” from May to November is actually a preferred travel time for many seasoned Costa […]
Let’s be honest. Luxury and culture are not typically synonymous. So when the Hyatt’s new luxury resort concept, the Andaz, came to Costa Rica’s Papagayo Peninsula and successfully coupled these two uncommonly coupled concepts, our Costa Rica Experts were all surprised. And intrigued. Before I elaborate, allow me to quickly define one of the most well […]
This a tough topic. The question should really be: When is the best time for ME to visit Costa Rica? Yes, the answer depends on the individual. So while we can’t answer this question for you, we can give you some information to help you make your decision. Dry Season vs Green Season First things […]
There are two types of travelers: those that visit a place once and those that return again and again. I was the former, until Arenal Volcano. I just couldn’t get enough of the zip-lines, the hot springs, and of course, the volcano. I especially enjoyed my time at The Springs Resort & Spa, an expansive luxury resort […]
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is a novel. Our Costa Rica Experts often describe in great detail the highlights of destinations and attractions, but it’s not quite the same as seeing them yourself first-hand. So while we’re still patiently awaiting the invention of teletransportation, videos are the next best thing. The following 7 videos will temporarily […]
In case you missed it, the recently built Andaz Papagayo Resort by Hyatt is crushing the social-sphere. Influential bloggers and Instagram personalities are posting eye-catching images of the resort all over the web. So what’s the big deal? Read on to discover how the Andaz Resort inspires trending travel bloggers. An Efficient, Minimal Design The simplistic design of the Andaz and the […]
Mastering the Art of Efficient Travel Whoever coined the phrase “less is more” was wrong. More is more. Especially when it comes to travel. While minimalism is on the rise in design and lifestyle circles, we remain travel maximalists. We want more. More for our time, more for our money, and more photos for our […]
For a small country, Costa Rica has a lot going on. The 12 distinct climate zones offer many unique experiences. As you begin your vacation research, it’s worth noting that some experiences capture the true essence of Costa Rica and shouldn’t be missed. Not to worry. We have compiled a list of those experiences for you. Read on […]
From the wellness resorts of Bali to the jungle bungalows of Brazil, Costa Rica has comparable experiences at a fraction of the cost, and closer to home.
Our Experts have kid-friendly destination recommendations for every child’s interest! Discover the best family vacation spots in Costa Rica for your family.
Cocktail Conversations with Master Mixologist Clark Jimenez It goes without saying that the new Andaz Resort on the Papagayo Peninsula has stirred things up in the little resort capital of Guanacaste. The Andaz is serving up a refreshing sense of personality and Costa Rican flair, attracting some of the top talent in the country. One […]
Behind the Scenes with Hotel Arenal Nayara’s Chef Jack If you’ve done any research on Costa Rica hotels, you’ve probably fallen upon the Nayara sister hotels, Arenal Nayara and Nayara Springs. These two luxury boutique hotels at Arenal Volcano consistently and easily make the Top Ten list of essentially every hotelier in the business. The Nayaras have mastered the […]
The Monteverde Cloud Forest, a little dollop of cool mist and shrouded greenery, has a truly majestic quality about it. Without a beach or volcano it’s easy to overlook, despite all its charismatic nuances. I confess, I did. But now that I’ve walked through cloud 9, I’m hooked. And I feel compelled to set the record straight. I. Love. […]
The sloth is a star among Costa Rica’s animal kingdom. Travelers are determined to see this puzzling, cuddly creature during their trek into the rainforest. Our Experts all too frequently receive travel wish lists consisting of top destinations, activities, rainforest resorts, and sloths. You can only imagine then how the masses melt when they hear […]
Browse the top Costa Rica honeymoon destinations we love, pick your favorites, and our honeymoon experts will handle the rest.
Foodies take note: Costa Rica is finally taking its place in the culinary spotlight. El Silencio Lodge is now the first and only Central American boutique hotel to join the Relais & Chateaux collection. Costa Rican coffee is now a preferred American coffee. So what other scrumptious delicacies does little Costa Rica have to offer? […]
The holidays are over. Now is the time to dream of warmer weather and Spring Break. You’re considering Costa Rica. You may have even booked a flight, but where do you start? Our Costa Rica Spring Break Survival Guide is a must-read for those looking to make the most of their next Spring holiday. Plan […]
Move over Africa! Here are The Big Five Animals of Costa Rica for every wildlife enthusiast’s bucket list. A Costa Rica nature safari is a must for travelers in need of a change of scenery. Here is our Costa Rica Big Five. And the list could have definitely gone on… Toucans Colorful, flashy, vibrant. There are six […]
Our Experts share their favorite tour pairings for a well-balanced honeymoon.
For the first time traveler to Costa Rica, our experts nearly always recommend a visit to the Arenal Volcano. For those looking for an adventure vacation, it’s a must. The commanding presence of the volcano and surrounding secondary rainforest foliage is the perfect backdrop for adrenaline junkies in search of their next rush. In 2010, the Arenal […]
Costa Rica adventure tours have a unique balance of attractions and highlights. It offers all-inclusive resorts and white sand beaches in the north, and wildlife, nature, and rainforest further south. One feature that is consistent throughout the country, however, is the opportunity for world-class adventure. This sets Costa Rica above many other one-trick tropical destinations, proving […]
If the Irish hadn’t claimed green as their national color in the early 1600’s with the birth of St Patrick’s Day, the honor could have easily been given to Costa Rica. With the unique diversity the country offers, it should come as no surprise that Costa Rica promotes tourism that is sustainable in the long run. […]
Beginning to take the plunge into honeymoon planning? These 7 Costa Rica honeymoon ideas will set you up for your most romantic trip yet. The Honeymoon Suite at Pacuare Lodge Picture this getaway at the Pacuare Lodge: raft to a secluded eco lodge, then cross a private suspension bridge to your honeymoon suite, before enjoying an ice-cold bottle of […]