Costa Rica


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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White-water rapids and eight-hour jungle hikes may not seem very romantic. But our Costa Rica adventure revealed a magical netherworld where the air is cleaner, the greens are greener and life a …

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Our Costa Rica Travels!

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Horseback ridingAcross the riverPacuare Nature Reserve LodgePacuare Nature Reserve

Our family vacation to celebrate Rick's 50th and our 15th wedding anniversary. It will be our first time in Central America! We're looking forward to seeing Costa Rican culture and enjoying the …

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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 …
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 …
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 …
Christmas on the beach is a great idea!
Thinking about all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season could stress you out...even in July. Wouldn't it be nice to feel like you actually had a break during your time off? How great would …
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 …
Here nature speaks for itself: the majestic Arenal Volcano is the shining star of Costa Rica's northern zone. Both the incredible night view of incandescent lava descending from its cone and its …
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 …
I've dreamed of visiting Costa Rica for several years now, and that dream was finally realized when I made it there on an Adventure Life Journey. The trip from Missoula, Montana to San Jose, …
The Aspinall family has long been a force for environmental education and protection in Costa Rica. John Aspinall is president of Costa Rica Sun Tours, an inbound Costa Rica travel agency …
Unlike Guatemala's Tikal or the Incan ruins of Peru, Costa Rica tours are not exactly famous for their archaeological history. But veiled in the shadow of the Turrialba Volcano - like a mythical …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …