Traveling in Costa Rica

Traveling in Costa Rica

  • 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 ... Read more
  • 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, ... Read more
  • 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, ... Read more
  • 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 ... Read more
  • 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 ... Read more
  • 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 ... Read more
  • 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% ... Read more
  • 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, ... Read more
  • Wild tapir in Costa Rica We spotted a wild tapir in Costa Rica, on the seashore of the Corcovado National Park in the distance, and decided to follow it. We lost sight of it for a while but later saw him crossing a river, and took a closer look... Read more about my encounter with a wild tapir in Costa Rica ... Read more