Costa Rica

Costa Rica is an amazing place to discover a diverse Central American culture, lush tropical jungles, 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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San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica is a relatively small, 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 journeys towards other parts of the country. To be honest, it is not an extremely exciting or pleasant place to stay, but of course it’s possible to …

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Day Trip to the Corcovado National Park

The Corcovado National Park, situated on the Osa Peninsula, is the biggest and wildest national park in Costa Rica, frequently mentioned as one of the biologically most diverse places on earth.
Since a couple of years now it can only be accessed in the company of an official guide.
There are two major hubs where the Corcovado is accessible from, Puerto Viejo on the south-eastern and Drake Bay Town on the north-western coast of the peninsula. In this two village …

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San Gerardo de Rivas

Is it too much of the tropical heat by the beach in Costa Rica? Would you rather spend a few days hiking in some refreshingly cool cloud forests high in the mountains of the Cordillera de Talamanca?
The town of San Gerardo de Rivas is situated in an exceptionally beautiful area with a lot to do around and relax for a couple of days. Either if you came here to climb the Cerro Chirippo, or just want to …

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The Caribbean coast, Puerto Viejo & Cahuita

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 and 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 range in the middle, …

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Drake Bay

One of the most remote, secluded coastal areas in Costa Rica is the stunning and lush Osa Peninsula.
Costa Rica’s largest national park, the Corcovado National Park is also situated here, slicing the peninsula in two parts, as it has a massive coastline to provide the wildlife direct access to the ocean. The Corcovado National Park can only be accessed by pre-booked tours led by professional guides, which all start from and are organized by the surrounding villages, providing …

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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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Food in Costa Rica

or, a Foodie’s Struggle 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 …

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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 …