A Brief Overview
Costa Rica is a tiny country unlike any other. This Central American country, about the size of Delaware, is situated between Panama and Nicaragua, enjoys a history of peace and stability, and entertains more than a million tourists annually. Learn more b
On his final voyage to America, Columbus landed at what is now the city of Limon, Costa Rica. He was warmly greeted by Carib Indians richly adorned with what appeared to be gold and precious gems. Learn more about the rich history of Costa Rica before you
Cultural Look into Costa Rica
The cultural activity in Costa Rica has only begun to flourish in the last 100 years. Learn more about Tico culture before your travels.
Environment of Costa Rica
Costa Rica is near the equator with elevations from sea level to soaring mountain volcanoes. The result is a diversity of distinct life zones and ecosystems unknown almost anywhere else on the planet. Check out more about the country's lush environment.
Costa Rican cuisine is simple and mildly spiced. Daily fare consists of maize tortillas and the national dish (Gallo Pinto) of fried rice and black beans.
Geography of Costa Rica
Costa Rica is located in Central America, between Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south. Explore the region's diversity your Costa Rica tour.
Modern History of Costa Rica
Costa Rica enjoys a reputation as one of the most peaceful, prosperous, and least corrupt countries in Latin America. Learn more about their modern history after a tumultuous growing period.
Politics in Costa Rica
The current president is Oscar Arias Sanchez, Nobel Peace Prize Winner. The process of government is orderly and the country has avoided military involvement in the political affairs of its neighbors. Find out more about Costa Rica's stable and peaceful
Explore the Wildlife of Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a country of amazing biodiversity. Its wildlife, natural attractions and reputation for conservation attracts nature lovers from all over the world. Take a look at this country's natural treasures.
Residents Protest Proposed Pacuare Dam
Some of our favorite Costa Rica tours include a splash down the Pacuare River. Below is an article from The Tico Times about the Pacuare's future and its surrounding communities. See the Pacuare now and show your support for the river!
Colin's Costa Rica Travel Adventure
Adventure Life employee Colin Sorenson's review of his Costa Rica travel experience. Colin's itinerary included highlights from both our Beaches and Rainforest and our Earth, Fire and Water Costa Rica Tours
Historic Costa Rica: Guayabo National Monument
Tour Costa Rica's most significant archelogical site, which is veiled in the shadow of the Turrialba Volcano - like a mythical "lost city".
The Wonders of Arenal
Arenal Volcano is a Costa Rica travel highlight. It often erupts with lava and glowing hot rocks that provide a spectacular nighttime show. The area around the volcano has been declared a 2,920-hectacre park because of its tremendous diversity of flora
Selva Bananito History
The history of Selva Bananito is exceptional, and an important part of a visit to this area. Read a brief description of it's history, written by Jurgen Stein, current owner of the lodge and reserve.
SELVA BANANITO- A Trek on the Wild Side
An article originally printed in Costa Rica Outdoors. Discusses Selva Bananito rainforest reserve, its history and development, bird species found there, rainforest hikes and other Costa Rica travel activities
Solving the Mysteries of Tipping
Questions regarding tipping adequate are some of the most common concerns travelers have when visiting a foreign country. And unfortunately, there is not a straight-forward, yes or no, answer to the tipping question. But we can offer some suggestions.
Monika's Costa Rica & Panama Trip Journal
We're travelers just like you! Read Central America specialist, Monika's, trip journal to Costa Rica and Panama. Tortuguero, Boquete, Bocas del Toro, San Blas and more!
Hiking in Corcovado National Park
Starting out from the lodge with your naturalist guide you journey into Corcovado National Park. The cool morning hours offer a good opportunity to spot wildlife and to observe some of the incredible variety of birds that abound in the park.
Tips on Capturing Your Travels
Get some helpful advice and tips on how to best capture your travels - wildlife, landscape, people and more -- on film.
Monika's Costa Rica Travel Journal
Read a description of what a whirl-wind inspection trip is like with Adventure Life staff member, Monika. Don't worry -- she had a little time to enjoy some of beautiful Costa Rica.
About Rainforests: By the Numbers
Statistics and important information regarding rainforest weather, area coverage, animal species, vegetation, medicines and food.
Holiday Travel Tips for Your Adventure Trips!
Planning for great holiday travel is about being smart and traveling well — work out all the kinks in advance, keep a cool head, and you’ll set yourself up for smooth-sailing.
An Accessible Slice of Eco-Heaven: Costa Rica Travel at its Best
La Cusinga Lodge is an excellent destination for travelers interested in experiencing authentic Costa Rican rainforest and contributing to conservation efforts through their visits.
Adventure Life has an annual, ongoing grant program that provides funding for small, grassroots projects in the countries we visit. Organizations and/or projects are nominated by our local partners.
Mary's Travel Journal: Central America Expedition Cruise
Adventure Lifer, Mary, recently visited Costa Rica and Panama on an expedition cruise. Read her travels through the Panama Canal, Darien Jungle, Corcovado National Park and more!
Carnaval Celebrations Fill Streets of Limon
Carnaval! Learn more about this week-long event, with signing, dancing and traditional food, that is an absolute must-see on Costa Rica tours.
Me Tarzan, You Jane: In the Jungles Of Costa Rica
From Caribbean Travel and Life, an article written by a traveler on our Beaches and Rainforest Costa Rica tour. Includes accounts of whitewater rafting the Pacuare River, a stay along the Caribbean beach, and rainforest hikes, etc. at Selva Bananito.
Do You Travel Responsibly?
A helpful list of questions to ask your travel company to better understand the type of impact your trip might have on the local people and environment.
Costa Rica Overview
This article summarizes the history and culture of Costa Rica, including the religion, language, and cuisine. Take a look before your trip!
Cano Island Tour
Directly offshore mysterious Cano Island beckons to the intrepid traveler. Here you can walk in the footsteps of ancient Indian kings and bloodthirsty pirates. Learn about the history and wildlife as you tour through the island.
Limon Watershed Foundation
See the mission and goals the Limon Watershed Foundation of a Costa Rica: a conservation organization working to protect the Limon watershed on the Caribbean side of the country.
You Can See the Ocean from Here
Read through this Costa Rica Travel Journal with information on La Cusinga Lodge as well as descriptions of the natural beauty of the country.
Best Time to Travel to Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a beautiful country, which will charm you at any time of year. However, many travelers may prefer to take advantage of Costa Rica's dry season, while others will want to take advantage of the off-season deals and less-crowds during the rain
Selva Bananito: Ecotourism at its Best
Bordering Costa Rica's largest and most pristine nature reserve, Selva Bananito is part of the same ecosystem as the La Amistad Peace Park. The lodge prides itself on providing first-rate comfort while trying to limit human impact on the environment.
Rain Forest Aerial Tram
Tour the rainforest on an aerial tram near Braulio Carillo National Park. It offers an up-close look at Costa Rica's rainforest canopy.
CORCOVADO COSTA RICA: The Battle Against Poaching Receives a Huge Gift
Costa Rica is known for its tropical beauty and its lush rainforests. The Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula proves it. We invite you to tour Costa Rica and visit Corcovado to discover for yourself what makes this region so incredible.
Daytime Canopy Tree Platform Expedition
Remember your childhood dream of building the best tree house ever? We are delighted to offer you an opportunity to experience this rarely visited world: join us for a trip to the rain forest canopy via our new tree platform.
Adventure Life and the Rainforest Alliance
Adventure Life and the Rainforest Alliance have established a partnership to promote tourism operations that are part of the Rainforest Alliance's Best Management Practices in Sustainable Tourism Program.
Costa Rica Success!
Read through Brian's report from his 2001 Costa Rica travel experience, introducing new Costa Rica tours to Corcovado National Park, La Cusinga and Tiskita Lodges, and Arenal Volcano.