Carara National Park Guide 2020

Carara National Park Guide

Carara National Park is a centrally located forest bordering the Central Pacific Coast. Its location makes it accessible to many destinations in Costa Rica, but it is perhaps most popular for birding. Approximately 48% of Costa Rica’s avian species can be found within the park. Check out our Carara National Park guide for helpful information […]

Rio Celeste Waterfall & Tenorio Volcano National Park Guide

Rio Celeste Waterfall, Tenorio Volcano National Park

Located in the northern lowlands of the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, Tenorio Volcano National Park is known for Tenorio Volcano, natural hot springs, hiking trails, wildlife, and most notably, Rio Celeste Waterfall. The Legend of Rio Celeste Rio Celeste translates to light blue river. Local legend has it that after God was finished painting […]

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Rincon de la Vieja National Park Guide

Rincon de la Vieja National Park Guide

Sitting in the dry northwest corner of Costa Rica in the Guanacaste province, Rincon de la Vieja National Park has a wealth of natural wonders including Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, boiling mud pots, hot springs, and even waterfalls. The 34,000 acres of Rincon de la Vieja National Park are characterized by dry forest with […]

The Bachelor is in Costa Rica!

The Bachelor in Costa Rica

The Bachelor is in Costa Rica! We have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of ABC’s The Bachelor in Costa Rica. And Peter finally made his debut in Costa Rica last night on episode 5 of season 24. With his arrival, we’re anticipating some questions from potential travelers about their exotic Costa Rica escape. Allow us […]

9 Best Beach Towns in Costa Rica

9 Best Beach Towns in Costa Rica

With over 763 miles of coastline, Costa Rica has a multitude of little beach towns with unique characteristics and cultures. The following are what we believe to be the nine best beach towns in Costa Rica. Tamarindo One of the largest and most popular beach and surf towns in Costa Rica is Tamarindo in the […]

6 Best Glamping Resorts & Luxury Tent Camps in Costa Rica

6 Best Costa Rica Glamping Resorts

From luxurious tented camps to laid-back rustic lodges, glamping in Costa Rica is up-and-coming. In case you aren’t familiar with the term glamping, it’s a playful combination of glamor and camping. If you’re up for an adventure but are hesitant to camp in the rainforest, don’t miss these safari-style glamping experiences. Kasiiya Papagayo Luxury Wilderness […]

Costa Rica Car Rentals & Driving: All You Need To Know

Costa Rica Car Rentals & Driving: All You Need To Know

At Costa Rica Experts, we offer various transportation options to our travelers in the trip planning process. Many travelers will arrange for private drivers from destination to destination, with some domestic flights sprinkled in where appropriate. Other travelers would prefer the liberty of driving for parts or for the duration of their vacation. I would […]

12 Costa Rica Honeymoon Ideas

7 Costa Rica Honeymoon Ideas

Beginning to take the plunge into honeymoon planning? These Costa Rica honeymoon ideas will set you up for your most romantic trip yet. The Canopy Suite at Pacuare Lodge Picture this getaway at the Pacuare Lodge: raft to a secluded eco-lodge on the Pacuare River, then cross a private suspension bridge to your honeymoon suite, before enjoying an ice-cold […]

A Guide To The Most Popular Birds of Costa Rica

A Guide To The Birds of Costa Rica

The birds of Costa Rica incite passion in budding and experienced birders alike and provide endless discovery. There are approximately 903 known bird species in Costa Rica classified within 82 different families. Within each species, there are often variations in plumage between females and males, breeding and nonbreeding males, and adult and juveniles. The following […]

Costa Rica Holiday Celebrations, Festivals & Events: Month by Month

Costa Rica Holiday Celebrations, Festivals, & Events

The holidays in Costa Rica are a time for celebration, and Costa Rica’s native Ticos and Ticas welcome any chance to celebrate. A large part of the population identifies with the Catholic Church, and so share most religious holidays, but many of their traditions and celebrations are unique to Costa Rica. Here is our month by […]

The Most Instagrammable Spots in Costa Rica

The Most Instagrammable Spots in Costa Rica

Let’s be real. It’s fun to show off your latest exotic getaway on the gram. That far-flung hot spring encircled by lush tropical foliage… you want that picture too. And in case you haven’t noticed, Costa Rica is insta-worthy. Mystical, exotic, and awe-inspiring… Costa Rica has a little bit of everything to keep your snaps lively […]

9 Costa Rica Family Vacation Ideas

9 Costa Rica Family Vacation Ideas

When it comes to traveling with family, it can be a challenge to find things everyone will enjoy. The following Costa Rica family vacation ideas are favorites for all ages. River or Mangrove Float Floating along Costa Rican waterways looking for wildlife is an adventure for everyone. The forest comes alive in the evening on […]

New Costa Rica Hotels We Love

6 New Costa Rica Hotels We Love

New Costa Rica accommodations 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 Glamping, Nicoya Peninsula Have you ever wanted to camp on […]

Resort Review: Andaz Papagayo Captures the Spirit of Pura Vida

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort Review

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 […]

7 Videos That Will Make You Want to Visit Costa Rica

7 Videos That Will Make You Want to Visit Costa Rica

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 […]

Andaz Resort Inspires Trending Travel Bloggers

Andaz Resort Inspires Trending Travel Bloggers

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 […]

10 Costa Rica Must-Do Bucket List Experiences

10 Costa Rica Must-Do Bucket List Experiences

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 […]

Exclusive Interview with Arenal Nayara’s Chef Jack

Exclusive Interview with Arenal Nayara’s Chef Jack

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 […]

Big Five Animals of Costa Rica

Big Five Animals of Costa Rica

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 […]

Arenal Volcano: Adventure Capital of Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano Adventure Capital of Costa Rica

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 […]

Top Costa Rica Adventure Tours For Active Travelers

Costa Rica Adventure Tours

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 […]

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