• 11 Travel Mistakes To Avoid Before Your Trip

    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 […]

  • Top Costa Rica Typical Foods by Region

    Sometimes it’s fun to explore the flavors of a country before your trip. And, often times equally amusing to find that certain dishes bring back memories after your return. If you’re in the Chicago area, Irazu restaurant in Wicker Park is the place to scratch that itch. Browse this fantastic breakdown of typical Costa Rican […]

  • 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 Common Misconceptions About Travel in Costa Rica

    5 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 […]

  • 8 Best Beachfront Hotels in Costa Rica 

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    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 […]

  • 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 […]