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Costa Rica Dry Season Guide

Costa Rica Dry Season Guide: Where to Go & Why Visit

Costa Rica is a tropical paradise that attracts millions of visitors each year, thanks to its stunning landscapes, rich biodiversity, and vibrant culture. One of the best times to visit this Central American gem is during the dry season which typically runs from mid-December to mid-May. During these months, the weather is generally sunny and […]

Costa Rica Rainy Season Guide: Why & When to Visit

Costa Rica Rainy Season Guide: Why & When To Visit

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. When is Costa Rica’s rainy season? Costa Rica has two seasons: dry season and rainy season. The rainy […]

How To Get Around Costa Rica

How To Get Around Costa Rica: Cars, Flights, Boat & More

Transportation options within Costa Rica can be nearly as diverse as the country itself! There are two international airports to choose from, various domestic flights, ground transportation routes, and sometimes boat transportation depending on your destination. Then, you’re faced with the task of deciding which company to book with. If you’re new to Costa Rica […]

Costa Rica Currency and Money

Costa Rica Currency: Money, Tipping, & Exchanging on Vacation

When getting ready for a vacation in Costa Rica, there is plenty to consider. Between keeping an eye on your destination’s weather, packing for your various excursions, and making sure your passports are all in order, the process can quickly become overwhelming! However, one of the most important things that you should focus on while […]

Best Time to Visit Costa Rica: What to Expect Month by Month

Best Time to Visit Costa Rica: What to Expect Month by Month

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 […]

Travel Mistakes To Avoid Before Your Trip

11 Travel Mistakes To Avoid Before Your Trip

Mistakes happen, but there are some travel conundrums that can be prevented. Allow us to save you some sweat and (hopefully not) tears. Fortunately for all of us, our Costa Rica Experts coordinate vacations day in and day out – for 35 years I might add – and do their best to make sure precautions […]

6 Costa Rica Holiday Travel Tips

6 Costa Rica Holiday Travel Tips

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 […]

5 Misconceptions about Travel in Costa Rica

5 Common Misconceptions About Travel in Costa Rica

I get it! It’s totally understandable to have misconceptions about a place you’ve never been to before. The thing is that misconceptions can trip you up when you go to plan a vacation. Answering questions and sharing expertise is only part of the way our Costa Rica Experts can streamline the travel planning process for […]

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Historical Sites and Legends of Costa Rica

Is there anything more captivating than walking through a fabled ruin surrounded by jungle gardens taking in the sights and stories from long ago? Admittedly, I’m a bit of a history buff, but stories and legends are one significant way to get a deeper understanding of any country’s culture. The following are some of Costa […]

Costa Rica Pacific vs Caribbean Coast: Which is Best for You?

Costa Rica Pacific Coast vs Caribbean Coast –  which is best? This is one of the most common questions we get for those getting newly acquainted with Costa Rica. And really, the answer depends on you and your preferences. The truth is that although Costa Rica is roughly the size of West Virginia, it’s ecosystems […]

The Bachelor in Costa Rica

The Bachelor is 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 […]

Costa Rica Wheelchair Accessible Hotels and Activities

Costa Rica Wheelchair Accessible Hotels & Activities

Costa Rica has such an array of destinations and lodging options for every preference and type of traveler. The following list is an overview of wheelchair accessible hotels and tours throughout the country organized by region. Of course, there are varying degrees of disability so these are some rough ideas. We are happy to work […]

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 […]

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11 Best Costa Rica Art Museums & Galleries

One way to understand the heart of a culture is to walk through its art museums and galleries. Discover through the eyes of its visionaries and most talented forefathers the events that have shaped it. En route to the rainforest or one of Costa Rica’s many well-known other natural wonders, many travelers will pass through […]

The Complete Guide to Costa Rica Airports and Flights

The Complete Guide to Flights and Airports in Costa Rica

Flying can be stressful, especially in a foreign country. The following guide will inform you on international flight options to Costa Rica, give you an idea of what to expect at the airport, and hopefully leave you vacation-ready for your trip to Costa Rica. Getting the Best Airfare Prices If you are price or time-sensitive, […]

How to Travel Sustainably in Costa Rica

How To Travel Sustainably in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a fantastic destination for environmentally conscious travelers. Not only has the country set aside approximately 25% of its land to parks, reserves, and protected land, but it also leads the world in environmental innovations and initiatives. Costa Rica is working to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2021. So if you are hoping to continue […]

Costa Rica Holiday Celebrations, Festivals, & Events

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

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 […]

6 Essential Family Travel Tips From Costa Rica Experts

6 Family Travel Tips From Costa Rica Experts

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 […]

How to Maximize Your Costa Rica Vacation Time

How to Maximize Your Costa Rica Vacation Time

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 […]

Five Star Luxury Travel Upgrades

4 Ways To Upgrade Your Costa Rica Vacation Package

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 Rica Spring Break Survival Guide

Costa Rica Spring Break Survival Guide

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 […]