• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 Costa Rica Hotels Made The Travel & Leisure Top 100 in the World List

    Costa Rica Hotels Made Travel Leisure Top 100

    Last month, Travel + Leisure released its ranking for The Top 100 Hotels in the World, a curation of some of the world’s most elite hotels pitted against one another. It’s always especially exciting for us when a Costa Rica hotel makes the list. This year, three very deserving Costa Rica hotels were on it. […]

  • 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 Traditional Costa Rican Food Staples You Must Try

    7 Costa Rican Food Staples You Must Try

    Experiencing Traditional Costa Rican Foods is an Essential Part of Your Trip 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 […]

  • 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! […]