Turrialba is a quaint country town tucked in the mountains of the central valley of the Cartago province. This off the beaten path gem has a rich history of agriculture, transportation, and education. This small town flourished in the early 20th century when the country created the railway system that would connect the port of
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,
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
This Gold Coast mini-metropolis is all about great surf, sand, food and nightlife. And while that makes Tamarindo a hotspot for surfers, partiers and bohemians, it doesn’t make bonafide adults shy away, either. Our Langosta and Tamarindo travel guide introduces you to this Costa Rican hotspot for couples, kids, and anyone who loves nature (nesting
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
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
It’s not just palm trees that line the sun-bleached coastline of Samara beach; this town-on-the-sea is home to beachfront restaurants, nightlife, and many other amenities. Indeed, these family-friendly white sands offer a one-stop-shop for all things vacation, making it one of the most sought-after destinations in Costa Rica.
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, 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
Towering 8,900 ft. (2,713 mt.) above sea level, home to the world’s second-largest volcanic crater, and site of fumaroles, lagoons, and otherworldly cloud forest, Poás Volcano is, unsurprisingly, Costa Rica’s most visited national park. Our Poas Volcano travel guide fills you in on everything you need to know about this incredible volcano its surrounding cloud forests,