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!

Moving to Costa Rica from the United States of America

Life as an Expat in Costa Rica

Does the recent election have you down? 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 with this transition, whether you just want to take a discovery trip (to see if Costa Rica is right for your) or if you’re […]

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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

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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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Breathtaking Beaches in Costa Rica

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When people think about Costa Rica, more often than not what comes to mind is an image of a sandy, white, endless beach with palm trees blowing in the wind, waves lapping onto the shore and gorgeous sunsets melting into the horizon.  It is no doubt that Costa Rica has some of the best and […]

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Costa Rica Volcanos & Mountain Ranges

Isla de Los Munecos: Best Places to Visit in Costa Rica

Volcanos & Mountains Have Shaped Costa Rica Costa Rica’s physical size is relatively small; however, this country with no military seems to have an endless supply of places for visitors and travelers to experience.  With 912 miles of coast and multiple mountain ranges, determining where to go in Costa Rica can be an endless quest. […]

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The Traditional Food of Costa Rica

Traditional Costa Rica Food: Casado!

The one word that can generally be used to describe the food in Costa Rica is fresh! The vast majority of the ingredients found in Costa Rican food while on your family vacation, honeymoon, or even a destination wedding will most likely come from within the country and even the area where you are eating […]

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Planning a Trip to Costa Rica

Planning a trip to Costa Rica shouldn't cost a waterfall of stress

People know best… Once you have decided to plan a trip to Costa Rica, there are countless ways to make it happen…and countless ways for it to go wrong if done without expert consultation. This process should be enjoyable and as interactive as you want it to be. With what appears to be an unlimited […]

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