Costa Rica

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Lioness relaxing in an African sunset
Our vast world is teeming with curious and diverse wildlife to be discovered.  Take a look at our top five wildlife watching destinations. Africa This continent has long been recognized as the …
Costa Rica's caribbean coast
Looking for Pura Vida?  In the southeastern region of Costa Rica, you can find a Caribbean paradise in Puerto Viejo.  This coastal town is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in …
Costa Rica adventures
Buenos Dias, San Jose!  Greeting our first morning in Costa Rica. Wake up call on the Pacuare! After an initial night in San Jose, due to a late flight arrival, we started our journey with a …
Costa Rica adventures
Adventurous spirits! I already wrote about our Pacaure River rafting trip in another blog post.  However, it was so awesome, that I think it deserves to be mentioned again.  You should not …
Costa Rica adventures
As a self-proclaimed "foodie", I thought I would designate a post as a culinary tour of our trip.  Jordan and I REALLY enjoyed the "comida tipica", or common dishes, in Costa …
Costa Rica adventures
Why Nicoya Peninsula? Like I mentioned in another post, one of Jordan's dreams has been to SURF in COSTA RICA.  So, when we were planning this trip, one goal was to make this dream come …
Costa Rica adventures
You know how there are just those people who are "automatic friends"?  Caro is one of those people in my life. What is unique about our friendship is that it started through our jobs …
Feeling the rush of the rapids during a whitewater rafting trip in Costa Rica
Costa Rica's summer-rain means rivers are full & rafting is awesome! Summer's here and it's rainy season in Costa Rica. But while a few rainy afternoons might keep some travelers away, there are …
My son with the turtle
A sea turtle meets a Samuel on Baja's Magdalena Bay Turtle monitoring begins! The camp buzzed with energy. The turtle monitoring was a much anticipated highlight of our Baja camping adventure …
Sea turtle monitoring
National Geographic Adventure picks Baja Sea Turtle Conservation tour as a Top 10 Trip that Gives Back In its Top 10 Adventure Trips that Give Back, National Geographic Adventure features one of …
Enjoying the local rhythm during a Costa Rica tour Castro's Discotheque is a classic Costa Rican dance club. Combining Latin flare with a bit of world techno, dancers are treated to a mixture of …
Earlier this year, I had the rare opportunity to travel with my 12-year-old daughter, Gabs, to Costa Rica. Exclusively a mother-daughter trip, all other siblings, husbands, grandparents, friends and …
Riding a donkey at Taullipampa
Our friend Milgros takes her son Bruno trekking in Peru's Ausangate In the recent years, it has become more and more common for border officials to exercise caution when they encounter a child …
Holding a baby sea turtle
Adventure Life traveler, Doug McCallum, assists biologists at the Pacuare Reserve The Trip: Turtles and Rainforest 8-day Costa Rica Tour The Pacuare Nature Reserve, or Reserva Pacuare, was …
A great introduction to a sea-kayaking trip through Costa Rica canals. Mangrove swamps are one of the richest natural environments in the world - in this clip alone you'll spot capuchin monkeys, …
Tippy-toes
Batting at the pinata   Letter and picture from one the children who enjoyed the holiday celebration Last month, Adventure Life teamed up with our partners in Costa Rica, to sponsor a …
Digging for baby sea turtles at the Pacuare Nature Preserve
Leatherback nest found! The Lovato family assists scientists on their turtle patrols at the Pacurare Reserve The Pacuare is located between Costa Rica's coastal lowlands and the country's highest …
Approaching the remote La Selva Lodge - Ecuadorian Amazon Travel writer, Mark Resnicoff and examiner.com feature our La Selva Ecuadorian Amazon trip as their "Deal of the day." Missoula, …
Jenny in front of our dome at Eco Camp
Traveler outside of her dome at Torres del Paine's EcoCamp   EcoCamp at sunrise -- hard to beat that view   A remote welcome from Sacha Lodge, in the Ecuadorian …
Based on reports from the World Health Organization as of May 8, 2009, there are few confirmed cases of swine flu in Central and South America in two countries that Adventure Life visits.† Presently, …
Whitewater rafting
One of my favorite photo albums from one of our travelers I was reading the New York Times this weekend, and noticed that the #1 Most Emailed article was about travel in Costa Rica. Itís a really …
Traveler riding horse on Costa Rica Trip
Horseback riding excursion in Costa Rica Everyone lately seems to be looking for ways to cut costs on the trip of a lifetime. For me, it can be difficult to give good advice on how to do this, as …
Preparing for tree climbing during Costa Rica Adventure tour
Getting ready to tackle the zipline! After about two years of thinking about creating some sort of trekking/multisport tour option in Costa Rica, we have finally done it! It includes all the great …
Rios Tropicales, Pacuare River Rafting, Costa Rica
Experience our new Pura Vida tour in Costa Rica With the economy in the doldrum, we've been dreaming up new options that are both affordable and yet still offer the quality of travel experience …

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