Costa Rica


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November 9, 2007: A long day on the plane After a restless overnight at a Seattle airport hotel, we were up at 3am to begin the hurry and wait of modern air travel. Just a few years back, I …

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October 2007 Sarapiqui Our first set travel day started in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica. After a windy road drive through mountains and past waterfalls on the side of the road, we arrive to flatter …

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Adventure Life partnered with our local office in Costa Rica to fund a Holiday Party for the students at Cuarros School in December of 2011.

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Fun at the Costa Rica holiday party!Fun at the Costa Rica holiday party!Fun at the Costa Rica holiday party!Fun at the Costa Rica holiday party!Fun at the Costa Rica holiday party!Fun at the Costa Rica holiday party!

Our blue panga sped across the clear, Pacific waters toward the tiny, green island of Cano just off the south coast of Costa Rica. Each of the panga's occupants was grinning enormous smiles at the …

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Costa Rica September 7-16, 2006 Sept 7, 2006 After a long 12 hour day of traveling, I finally arrived into the San Jose airport. The building itself was very clean, and while on a smaller scale, …

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The history of Selva Bananito is exceptional, and an important part of a visit to this area. Below is a brief description of the history of Selva Bananito, written by Jurgen Stein, the current owner …
Bordering Costa Rica's largest and most pristine nature reserve, Selva Bananito is part of the same rich ecosystem as the La Amistad International Peace Park. The lodge prides itself on providing …
Nature in the raw! Untamed tropical Nirvana! Rainforest euphoria. As I search for the right words to describe the magic of Selva Bananito, I begin to realize that the English language may not have …
The rhythmic sounds of calypso and reggae music beckon to all ushering in the Carnaval in Limón, a port city on the Caribbean coast, which begins October 8th with the crowning of the Carnaval …
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 …
This extraordinary rafting trip takes you down the mighty Pacuare River through virgin forests and steep gorges towering above the riverbanks. The wild and scenic river offers some of the finest …
Adventure Life's community grants provide funding for grassroots projects in the countries we visit. Grants have funded reforestation projects, youth festivals and education, operations at a …
History Back in the 16th century, when the Spanish explorers arrived in what today is called Costa Rica, all they found was a region scarcely populated by several poorly organized tribes. The …
Working together for Sustainable Travel Adventure Life is the first US-based operator to join the Rainforest Alliance's TOPS (Tour Operators Promoting Sustainability). We have formed an alliance to …
Earlier this year a 5th grade teacher contacted me looking for posters of the rainforest for her classroom. She hoped to turn her entire classroom into a vibrant jungle to help teach her students …
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 …