Costa Rica


Marino Ballena National Park
After a beautiful visit at Savegre and another great story from the owner, siting the quetzel, watching the hummingbirds, and fabulous food - loved the fresh pineapple, papaya and watermelon - we are …
After a relaxing morning, we were transport to Savegre Mountain Reserve & Lodge. Okay, this was no ordinary road...the drive was of beautiful mountain countryside along the Pan-American Highway. …
Guayabo Lodge, view from back patio
This morning, after a wonderful breakfast and beautiful view from the lodge, we started with a mountain bike tour of CATIE in Turrialba. This was an intimate hands on tour. The guide was very patient …
Packer River Rafting
Rafting the Paquare - WOW - what an amazing adventure! Our guide was so much fun. As a family of 6 it took a little cooperation to row together and stay upright. The clas III & IV rapids came …
Airport Taxi
Day 1: Arrive in San Jose 11:30 pm, catch a taxi to the Rincon de Valle. The taxi driver greeted us inside the airport and was very eager to give us a ride. Once we saw the orange van, we knew this …
Buenos días from Tamarindo! If you haven't already figured it out, we made it to the hostel safe and sound. We are in the beautiful city of Tamarinado, which is unfortunately full of …
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 …
http://youtu.be/FjLpkKrTaHI It's an exciting new year for us at Adventure Life in our new office! Last fall Adventure Lifers packed up our belongings and headed across town to set up residence in …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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. It’s a …
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 …