Cynthia Adams

Cynthia Adams was raised in Costa Rica and currently lives outside of San Jose. In a multi-cultural household she has an international view of the world. She’s spent years exploring Costa Rica and travel writing.

Hotel Belmar Front

Hotel Belmar Review

Location: Monteverde Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Parking, Restaurant, Juice Bar and Tea Room, Microbrewery, Room Service, Spa, and Wellness Center, Hot Tub, Complimentary Yoga Classes, Mini Bar with Organic Snacks, Bathrobes and Slippers, Hand Made Organic Complimentary Toiletries, Hair Dryer, Free Local Phone Calls, Magnifying Mirrors. Getting to Monteverde is not easy, but the almost three-hour drive and

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The Best Things To Do in Costa Rica

They say the best things come in small packages and Costa Rica is a great example, this small country in Central America will surprise you with how much it has to offer. Thanks to its diverse terrain you can go from sunbathing on a secluded beach to hiking in a cloud forest a few hours

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Renting a Car and Driving in Costa Rica

If you’ve already chosen Costa Rica as your travel destination, the next step is to figure out which attractions to visit, if you settle on more than a couple, then renting a car in Costa Rica is your best option. Driving in Costa Rica is an adventure in and of itself, I will explain this

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Costa Rica Weather and the Best Time to Travel

Costa Rica is a paradox, its proximity to the equator means it’s catalogued as having a tropical climate, but the different geographical elevations within this small country means there are actually 12 different micro-climates which range from the hot and humid tropical lowlands of the central and southern Pacific coast, cool cloud forests in the

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Manuel Antonio Travel Guide

There’s a reason Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica’s hottest destinations: It’s paradise. This Manuel Antonio travel guide will show you why. Dramatic cliffs rise to breezy bluffs and sweeping views of white sand beaches. As we said – paradise! Overview: Manuel Antonio is a stunning combination of pristine sandy beaches, spectacular coral reefs,

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Monteverde Travel Guide

At the very end of a meandering dirt road, sits the hilltop town of Monteverde, a cloud forest enclave with an alpine feel. Founded by Quakers in the 1950s, what was once mountaintop pastureland is today a paradise of nature reserves, coffee and cheese production, wildlife (and lots of it!), and emerald-colored everything. You don’t know


Corcovado National Park-Puerto Jimenez Travel Guide

Situated in the Golfo Dulce, on the Southern tip of Costa Rica, Puerto Jimenez is the largest town in the Peninsula de Osa, and it is considered the gateway to the one of the most renowned National Parks in the world, Corcovado National Park. Our Puerto Jimenez travel guide fills you in on what you

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Sierpe and Drake Bay Travel Guide

The Drake Bay and Sierpe area used to be a biologist-only playground, where scientists would come from around the world to study its immense biodiversity. Today, our Sierpe and Drake Bay travel guide helps you plan your escape to what has become Costa Rica’s ultimate escape destination for nature lovers – an escape of white

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La Fortuna & Arenal Volcano Travel Guide

La Fortuna, the beloved adventure capital of Costa Rica, sits at the base of the towering Arenal Volcano, proud owner to one of the world’s most perfect (and picture-perfect) volcanic cones. While the volcano’s once fiery activity has calmed significantly, Arenal is still one of the hottest destinations in Costa Rica, thanks to its relaxing hot springs, adventure activities, and stunning scenery.


Tortuguero Travel Guide

Tortuguero, and the National Park of the same name, is a magical place. It is often compared to the Amazon basin due to its water canals lined by dense tropical jungle. It is one of the most important sea turtle nesting spots in the region and a hotbed of biodiversity. Overview Four different species of

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