• Costa Rica Expert Interview with Aaron Daker: top destinations, new hotels, & best months to travel

    Costa Rica Expert Interview with Aaron Daker

    Our Costa Rica Expert, Aaron Daker, recently had the opportunity to speak with Active Travels about his favorite destinations, new hotels, and some of the best months to travel. As he has been designing Costa Rica itineraries since 1997, Aaron is a wealth of information and up-to-date on all the exciting happenings in Costa Rica. […]

  • Bajos del Toro Waterfall Hike Guide

    Del Toro Waterfall Costa Rica

    About a 2-hour drive from Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose in the small cloud forest town of Bajos del Toro, the Bajos del Toro Waterfall Hike is a countrywide attraction for locals and worldwide visitors alike. Bajos del Toro Waterfall Hiking Trail The Bajos del Toro area is great for hiking and has […]

  • Historical Sites and Legends of Costa Rica

    La Casona 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 […]

  • 7 Costa Rican Food Staples You Must Try

    7 Costa Rican Food Staples You Must Try

    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 are the most basic element of the Costa Rican diet and Gallo […]

  • Santa Rosa National Park Guide: Where To Go & What To See

    Santa Rosa National Park Guide

    Santa Rosa National Park is located within one of the hottest and dryest regions of Costa Rica, Guanacaste. The sprawling 386 square kilometer park protects the largest remaining expanse of tropical dry forest in Central America. Set in the far northwest corner of Costa Rica, Santa Rosa has pristine remote beaches and is fantastic for […]

  • 7 Top Costa Rica Remote Resorts

    Costa Rica Remote Resorts and Hotels

    It’s time for an escape. Perhaps somewhere remote? Costa Rica has a multitude of resorts and hotels set in secluded rainforests, cloud forests, and by the sea. The following are just a few of our favorites, but there are many more. We encourage you to speak with a Costa Rica Expert for a personalized recommendation! […]

  • 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 […]

  • Why Not Work Remotely in Costa Rica?

    Why not work remote in Costa Rica?

    It’s been eight months. Working at home seemed almost magical at first, but now that backyard view is getting a bit tiresome. Can anyone relate? It’s probably time for a change of scenery. Now, if it hasn’t yet crossed your mind, allow us to highlight a simple truth: if you can work remotely from home, […]

  • Visit Palo Verde National Park for Birding & Wetlands

    Palo Verde National Park Guide

    Situated in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, Palo Verde National Park is one of the most important wetland ecosystems in the country. The Rio Tempisque River is the park’s lifeline as it seasonally swells, spilling out over the region to form marvelous wetlands among the dry tropical forest. The park makes up about 45,492 […]

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