• 10 Top Costa Rica Honeymoon Bungalows & Suites

    Top 10 Costa Rica Honeymoon Bungalows & Suites

    After the whirlwind of your wedding you’ll likely want to relax. These bungalows & suites are all you need for a truly unique & well-deserved romantic getaway you’ll never forget.

  • 8 Best Beachfront Hotels in Costa Rica 

    best beachfront hotels four seasons

    Costa Rica is known for many things: imposing volcanos, mischievous monkeys, dreamlike cloud forest, world-class coffee…the list goes on and on. Most visitors make a point to check out the rainforest, but in almost every case they also head to the beach at some point during their trip. And with good reason; Costa Rica is home […]

  • 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 […]