Costa Rica

Costa Rica is an amazing place to get to feel the exotic Central American vibe, discover lush tropical jungles and an exceptionally rich and abundant wildlife. Trekking, surfing, relaxing, indigenous cultures, wildlife watching and all sorts of activities await you in this spectacular journey. Find out where to go and what to expect!

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Traveling by bus in Costa Rica

Public transportation in Costa Rica is only possible by bus. There are several independent bus companies across the country; you could literally get anywhere by bus. There are no other options, no public railways. Local airlines do exist, but that’s only for the wealthy tourists so if you want to travel as the locals do, and save some colones, then vamos!
Getting around by bus is actually really cheap, a few dollars would get you from one town …

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Food in Costa Rica

I am quite sure this is not the most objective article about Costa Rican cuisine; it is rather an impression I got after three weeks of backpacking around the country.

So I have watched all those videos about how enlightened Costa Rica is in regards to the protection of its environment, and that more than 25% of the land is protected national park. So I was prepared for all those easily accessible organic goodies and healthy food and all those …

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Opening coconuts in Costa Rica

I was around Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula  – one of my favourite places in Costa Rica so far, when I started to form a strong interest towards the stunning amount of coconuts around me.

Drinking and eating fresh coconut is a part of the tropical dream, you can buy them “peeled” and ready to drink from the old rasta or local Tico on the beach for about a dollar or so – these guys are equipped with a …

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The Caribbean coast, Puerto Viejo & Cahuita

Climate in Costa Rica

Even though it is a relatively small country, Costa Rica’s climate is quite diverse, except the warm tropical temperatures, which only cool as we move to a higher altitude in the mountainous regions. There is no summer or winter, only a constantly warm rainy season and a dry season. The country borders both the Caribbean Sea to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west, and as the land is separated by a high mountain …

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Day Trip to the Corcovado National Park

Situated in the Osa Peninsula, Corcovado National Park is the largest national park in Costa Rica, and is acknowledged as one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth.
So it came at no surprise when I saw a National Geographic’s ship moored nearby.

Drake Bay & Puerto Viejo

The Corcovado National Park used to be open to public, however, after several accidents and incidents of abusing behavior by visitors, it can now only be accessed with the company of …

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Drake Bay, Costa Rica

The Osa Peninsula

One of the most remote, secluded coastal areas in Costa Rica is the stunningly lush Osa Peninsula.
Costa Rica’s largest national park, the Corcovado National Park is also situated here. Dividing the peninsula into two sections, the national park has a long coastline as well, which provides the wildlife direct access to the ocean, and it can only be accessed with official organized tours. In fact, the whole area of the Corcovado National Park is only …

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San Gerardo de Rivas

A hike in a refreshing tropical cloud forest, high in the mountains of the Cordillera de Talamanca sounded rather appealing coming just away from San Jose’s sweltering heat.

The tiny, tranquil town of San Gerardo de Rivas is situated in a fascinating area, surrounded by a landscape of tropical cloud forests. Despite its size and remoteness, there are a number of visitors here constantly, as it serves as a starting point in the ascent towards the summit, the Cerro Chirippo

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San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica is a relatively small and busy Central American city with a diverse local culture.
For the untrained eye it gives the impression of an unorganized, polluted, messy town with not much to see or to do for tourists, except using it as a hub to start their journey towards other parts of the country. To be honest, it was not an extremely exciting or pleasant experience for me, but of course there are …