[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqA1xF1WB7c] 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 what-have-yous were strictly instructed they were NOT invited; this was a trip just for Gabs and I. We didn’t waste a moment of our 8-days away, traveling through this beautiful country on a Beaches and Rainforest trip. We ascended to [...]
In the recent years, it has become more and more common for border officials to exercise caution when they encounter a child traveling with just one birth parent. So if you are traveling as a solo parent with your child and another legal guardian/parent for your child is staying in the US, it is a very good idea to obtain “Permission to Travel” letter — a notarized letter from that [...]
The Trip: Turtles and Rainforest 8-day Costa Rica Tour The Pacuare Nature Reserve, or Reserva Pacuare, was established by the Endangered Wildlife Trust in 1989 and protects 800 hectares of lowland tropical rainforest and 6 km of deserted beach on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. The special mission of the reserve has been to protect the Leatherback Turtles, which nest along its beach – one of the most important nesting sites [...]
Last month, Adventure Life teamed up with our partners in Costa Rica, to sponsor a holiday party for a group of Costa Rican children from the Turrubares Mountains. The following is from our friends in Costa Rica regarding a few details of the celebration. Looks and sounds like it was a delightful day. On November 28, 2009 Costa Rica Reps based in San Jose, Costa Rica teamed up with [...]
The Pacuare is located between Costa Rica’s coastal lowlands and the country’s highest mountain range. Besides being home to thousands of species of birds, insets, reptiles and mammals, Pacuare is home to Costa Rica’s most important nesting ground for leatherback turtles. On our Turtles and Rainforest trip, our travelers have the unique opportunity to visit the Pacuare Reserve and stay at an active scientific research station, which doubles as lodging [...]
From Patagonia to Costa Rica, traveler, Shannon Beineke, weighs in on ecolodges and the regions where you can relax your head, take in remarkable surroundings and enjoy examples of effective ecotourism at work.
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, there is one confirmed case in Costa Rica as well as Guatemala. Safety and security of our travelers is of the highest priority, and Adventure Life will continue to monitor the global swine flu situation. We [...]
A popular New York Times article highlights the beauty and fun of Costa Rica, as well as the benefits of going with someone who knows.
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 activities you can hope to experience while in this country, ziplining, whitewater rafting on the Pacuare, kayaking, snorkeling, and of course now a 2 day/1 night trek up Chirripo Peak.. the highest in the country. Check it out now here: http://www.adventure-life.com/costa_rica/costa_rica_tours/tour/CM9.php5
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 expected of Adventure Life. Our first recession special tour is now online and it costs just $995/person for 6 action packed days in Costa Rica. Highlights include: Whitewater rafting the Pacuara, Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, and a zipline tour! Check it out at http://www.adventure-life.com/costa_rica/costa_rica_tours/tour/PV6.php5.