A guide to camping in Costa Rica

A guide to camping in Costa Rica

Since spending as much time as possible outdoors is the chief concern of many people traveling to Costa Rica, it's not a surprise that camping is a popular pursuit among visitors. Although you can find excellent hotels, inns and eco-lodges even in the most unspoiled parts of Costa Rica, some people might still prefer the freedom and easy connection to nature that a simple tent can offer. Thanks to its countless national parks and nature reserves, Costa Rica is an excellent camping destinatio... [ read more ]

The best festivals in Costa Rica

The best festivals in Costa Rica

Traveling to Costa Rica usually includes trips into the jungle, to nature reserves, around the magnificent volcanoes or the beautiful hidden beaches of the country. But no matter how beautiful Costa Rican nature is, it can't take away all the attention from the villages, towns and cities brimming with history and culture. Old archaeological sites, interesting museums, beautiful old towns and other monuments make up a huge to-see list for any traveler interested in Costa Rican culture. But an... [ read more ]

The best restaurants in Tamarindo

The best restaurants in Tamarindo

If you want to see all the best things about Costa Rica in one place, head to Tamarindo, the pride and joy of Costa Rican tourism. This small beach town is the kind of destination that lends itself to all sorts of travel, from luxury to shoestring budgets. Budget travelers who visited Tamarindo back in the days when it was still a quiet hippie paradise might complain of the touristy turn the town has taken, but even with the new shopping malls, luxury hotels, souvenir shops and massive devel... [ read more ]

Top 5 luxury hotels in Costa Rica

Top 5 luxury hotels in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the ultimate travel destination, where everyone, starting from the most rugged globe trotter to luxury tourists can have their share of fun. The lush jungles and beautiful beaches are things that most travelers to the country end up seeing, but regardless of where you go and what you see, your accommodations can make a world of difference in how your holiday turns out. Some travelers might feel more comfortable lodging in guest houses and hostels, but if you are used to glamoro... [ read more ]

The best tours in Costa Rica

The best tours in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a paradise for indie travelers, but going off on your own to a foreign country whose culture and language might be completely unfamiliar to you can be a very serious decision. Traveling independently with some friends or family, or even better, traveling solo, can be a great way to learn things about yourself and the world surrounding you, but getting used to doing everything on your own can be challenging. Tours are a good compromise - you choose your destination, sign up for ... [ read more ]

Top 5 unusual attractions in Costa Rica

Top 5 unusual attractions in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is amazingly diverse and you could fill entire books just with reasons to visit the country, but most of the travelers who end up in Costa Rica are lured by the promise of stunning scenery, interesting hikes, nature and wildlife. But as fun as it is to spend your time in Costa Rica exploring famous sights like Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio National Park or Corcovado, there are several other attractions that also deserve your attention despite not being in the limelight. If you wa... [ read more ]

Top 5 things to do in Manuel Antonio

Top 5 things to do in Manuel Antonio

Costa Rica has more national parks than many other much larger countries, and every single one of them deserves the attention of tourists interested in the country's natural beauty. But if there's one park that perfectly represents the sheer beauty and diversity of Costa Rica, then it is Manuel Antonio. Despite being the smallest national park in Costa Rica, over 150,000 people visit it every year, and it is widely regarded as one of the most stunning national parks on the planet. It is no u... [ read more ]

The best views in Costa Rica

The best views in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is blessed with incredible natural beauty, and there are few other countries on the planet where you can see wonders that compare to the volcanoes, beaches and cloud forests of Costa Rica. Some people  come to Costa Rica to hike, bike and be active in general, but being attracted to the pure natural beauty of Costa Rica is not a bad reason either, quite the opposite. Finding places with beautiful views is easier in Costa Rica than perhaps any other country in Latin America,whethe... [ read more ]