Costa Rica Travel Articles

Stephanie Schrauth
Feeling the rush of the rapids during a whitewater rafting trip in Costa Rica
Julia Kocubinski
Arenal Volcano on Costa Rica Vacation
Kevin Schafer
A monkey relaxes in a tree
Stephanie Schrauth
Why not relax after a day in Paradise?
Janet Gordon
Arenal Volcano
Rhonda Maki
Exquisite flowers
Rhonda Maki
Tortuguero canals
Glory Moore
Frog-finding in Costa Rica
Marissa Fox
Travelers horseback riding during Costa Rica tour
Marissa Jensen
Rappelling down a waterfall in Costa Rica!

Costa Rica

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
About Rainforests: By the Numbers
Statistics and important information regarding rainforest weather, area coverage, animal species, vegetation, medicines and food.
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.
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.
Arenal Volcano: Explosive Costa Rica Travel
Details of the most recent eruption of Arenal Volcano, a travel destination in Costa Rica.
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
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.
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.
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
Community Grants
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.
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.
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!
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.
Costa Rica: A Family Adventure Mecca
Read through the myriad of family tour adventure options available in Costa Rica. This destination offers such diversity that you're likely to come back again and again.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.