Costa Rica


Spend the holidays on holiday
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 …
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Before embarking on a journey, you put a lot of effort into deciding where to go, preparing, and researching.  While taking the time to organize a trip, why not plan to see TWO …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Duration: 4-5 hours Terrain: I-III, guided (min. 2, max. 6 participants) Terrain Descriptions * I-Flat and even; for everyone. * II-Uneven gradients; watch your footing; for most everyone. * …
After a delicious breakfast your adventure begins. Starting out from the lodge with your naturalist guide you journey into Corcovado National Park. The cool morning hours offer a good opportunity to …
A Costa Rica travel destination marked by mysticism, magic, lush vegetation, unexplored Wildlife Observation Tower, Costa Rica mountains and seductive beaches, the Caribbean coast is a territory full …
A wildlife paradise on the Caribbean coast! A breathtaking Costa Rica travel highlight! In the Atlantic region of Costa Rica there is a protected zone of incomparable beauty that begins near the …
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 …
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 …
"We try to teach what we live," says general manager Geiner Guzmán, eloquently summing up years of sharing conservation efforts with visitors to the simple and profoundly beautiful La Cusinga Lodge …
Tropical rainforests are defined primarily by two factors: location (in the tropics) and amount of rainfall they receive. Rainforests receive from 4 to 8 meters of rain a year -- 5 meters of rain …
Fundación Cuencas de Limón (FCL), or Limon Watershed Foundation, was established in response to indiscriminate logging in the southeastern mountain region of Costa Rica, and to the …
Arenal Erupts Night View of Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica At roughly 7:30 a.m. on Monday July 29, 1968, after having lain relatively dormant for over 400 years, Arenal Volcano erupted with violence …
Directly offshore mysterious Cano Island beckons to the intrepid traveler. Here you can walk in the footsteps of ancient Indian kings and bloodthirsty pirates. The first visitors to the Island are …
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, …
Jenny in front of our dome at Eco Camp
From Patagonia to Costa Rica, traveler, Shannon Beineke, weighs in on ecolodges and some of the best places to relax your head, take in remarkable surroundings and enjoy examples of effective …
Baby sea turtle at Corcovado National Park
Pacuare Nature Reserve/Turtles and Rainforest Seasonality   MONTH LEATHERBACK LEATHERBACK BABIES GREEN TURTLES March …
Arenal Volcano on Costa Rica Vacation
Costa Rica Tours Costa Rica's climate and geography summon a welcoming retreat. The region is celebrated for its flourishing tropics and wildlife; the minute you visit its rainforests alive with …
Beach at Manuel Antonio
The beaches of Manuel Antonio aren't your typical beaches. They aren't full of sun bathers. volleyball courts, or snack vendors. They are natural looking, sometimes forest almost up to …