Why travel to Costa Rica

Why travel to Costa Rica? Few places in the world present, within such a small and accessible area, so much natural diversity, so many species of plants and animals as Costa Rica. It is a relatively small country, only 51,100 square kilometers, but when you travel to Costa Rica you will be surprised to see … Read more

Puntarenas Costa Rica

Puntarenas Area Information Puntarenas, or Puerto Puntarenas, is located in the province of Puntarenas; this long thin province stretches along the Pacific coast, from the southern tip of The Nicoya Peninsula all the way down to Panama. It is about 1 and half hours away from San Jose, some 120kms, and even though it is … Read more

Blue Flag Costa Rica Beaches

BLUE FLAG COSTA RICA BEACHES Costa Rica beaches are world-famous for their beauty and the diversity of experience they offer. And the best of them bear Blue Flag certification. They form the life-blood of the Costa Rica vacation industry and lead to the creation of thousands of jobs. After all, most honeymoons in Costa Rica … Read more

Costa Rica Beaches Article

COSTA RICA BEACHES ARTICLE You’ll probably come across a number of Costa Rica beaches articles if you’re thinking about vacationing here. Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful countries on the planet, world-famous for its beaches, tropical mountains, and volcanoes. Beaches in Costa Rica are unbeatable in their beauty. There are white, brown, black … Read more

Costa Rica National Parks

COSTA RICA NATIONAL PARKS Wherever you travel on your Costa Rica vacation, Costa Rica national parks will be near-at-hand because 25% of this little country is set aside in parks, reserves, or protected zones. There are way too many Costa Rica parks and preserves (161 in all) to adequately cover in one place and so … Read more

Costa Rica caving

CAVING INTO ADVENTURE   It’s only been a few years since caving entered the world of Costa Rica vacations. Today, there are 234 known caverns. Most are off-limits to tourists but here are two places to explore during your trip to Costa Rica. One set of grottos is on the magnificent Nicoya Peninsula; the other … Read more

Arenal Volcano

ARENAL VOLCANO Arenal Volcano is the youngest and most exuberant of Costa Rica’s 112 volcanoes—and a favorite Costa Rica vacation destination. Today a major tourist destination, the volcano was largely unexplored until 1937 when its summit was reached. Arenal volcano is one of seven historically active Costa Rican volcanoes that include Poás, Irazú, Miravalles, Orosí, … Read more

Costa Rica Volcones

COSTA RICA VOLCANOES Take a look at Arenal, Turrialba, and Irazu volcanoes in this slideshow. Now you can see why they are must-sees for many people on their Costa Rica vacation. This tiny country has 112 of them! Yep, 112. Think that if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ’em all? Think again. This section shows … Read more

Costa Rica Tourism Your Todo List

COSTA RICA TOURISM: YOUR TO-DO LIST Costa Rica tourism. What do you know about it? Sure, the weather’s great and there are 800 miles of unspoiled beaches. Volcanoes, parks, and reserves nearly everywhere–about 25% of the country is set aside for parks or reserves. Great resorts, hotels, eco-lodges for Costa Rica eco-tourism. But, what’s there … Read more

Tapanti National Park

Tapanti National Park Come and spot a Quetzal in 144, 058 acres of Cartago´s forests. The park is located in Orosí; the main attractions refer to miles of hiking trails through forests, rivers, and creeks. The Pittier Ranger Station at Tapanti is open for visitor attention from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hiking trails … Read more