Costa Rica Travel Blog

Find insider advice and local secrets with the Costa Rica Travel Blog brought to you by Costa Rica Escapes. John & Molly Rabenau share all of their knowledge to help you discover the beauty and secrets of one of the most magical places on earth…all while ensuring your trip is a breeze. Let them help you plan your trip!

Costa Rica with Toddlers

Costa Rica Collection (Days 5-8)

Traveling with toddlers means looking at the world as if it were for the first time. You are sure to see them enjoy each new thing like it is the most amazing they have ever laid their eyes on, therefore you don’t need anything too big or glorious to keep them interested and entertained. Traveling […]

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Beginning Birding in Costa Rica

Have you ever heard of bird watching, bird lists, big years and binoculars, and felt out of place but somewhat intrigued? Birding certainly can elicit a wide range of images. Perhaps it’s your neighbor’s laid-back weekend hobby; or your co-worker’s focus every time she goes on vacation; or even your uncle’s every day obsession. But […]

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Things to Do in Costa Rica with Kids

If you are planning your family vacations (or holidays) in Costa Rica, you will not be disappointed with the number of family activities Costa Rica has to offer. No matter what you end up doing, kids and adults will be able to discover and be amazed by nature and some of those activities will add […]

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The Best Beaches in Costa Rica for Families

Parents from all over the world heading for a beach vacation with their little (or not-so-little-anymore) ones should be happy to know that nothing works quite like the combination of sun, salt water and sand to tire out kids of all ages. Fortunately, Costa Rica has two coasts brimming with all of the above plus […]

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Moving to Costa Rica from the United States of America

Life as an Expat in Costa Rica

Are you an American considering moving to Costa Rica with kids and the rest of your family? You’re not alone. We can help you by planning a discovery trip to see if Costa Rica is right for you. Note: we do not offer relocation services. Moving to Costa Rica Because of the US Election Results Trump […]

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Turrialba Volcano Eruptions & Traveling to Costa Rica

The Turrialba volcano eruptions in Costa Rica are a sight to behold. Travelers come from all around the world to see this magnificent wonder of nature, and Ticos (local Costa Ricans) hold a sense of awe, wonder and beauty that this volcano brings to their daily lives. Come see for yourself why this natural phenomenon is […]

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Facts About the Zika Virus & Traveling to Costa Rica

zika virus costa rica

The current state is that Zika is a mild disease that affects a very small percentage of travelers, and the disease is relatively easy to avoid if properly informed. A family vacation, honeymoon or adventure trip to Costa Rica is supposed to be fun and worry-free. These types of vacations are recommended for our health, […]

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Christmas in Costa Rica

Christmas in Costa Rica offers a holiday vacation of a lifetime. There’s nothing quite like the tropical breeze and vibrant culture that this gorgeous country has to offer, especially over the holidays! The best part is…it’s not too late to book your trip! Costa Rica is full of festivities over the Christmas holiday. Misa de Gallo (Mass […]

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5 Costa Rica Coffee Plantations to Tour

Costa Rica Coffee Plantation Tours

For over a century, Costa Rica, with its fertile volcanic soil, tropical climate, and high altitude hills, has been recognized as one of the best places in the world for growing coffee. That’s why it came as no surprise to coffee lovers when, in 2012, coffee giant Starbucks announced that its Reserve line would be […]

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TicoMan Half-Ironman in Costa Rica

End Your Triathlon Season with a Personal Record In late October, while the majority of US-based tri-athletes begin to transition into the long, cold winter season, you can extend your season and treat yourself to one last final race in a gorgeous, tropical environment only a short flight away. Join other athletes & Costa Rica […]

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Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica is home to one of the most gorgeous landscapes in the world. Offering a myriad many white sand beaches, mystical coves, tropical rainforests rich with diverse vegetation among the backdrop of mystical mountains. This place is paradise…and we can book your family vacation or custom tour/day trip here […]

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