About John Rabenau

John Rabenau has been working in the eco-tourism & adventure travel industry in Costa Rica since 2002. He has worked in a variety of capacities from Outdoor Educator & Principle Guide to Itinerary Design Manager & Business Owner for numerous organizations. He has grown Costa Rica Escapes into one of the most reputable Costa Rica travel agencies since its creation in 2006, hosting more than 5,000 people with custom vacation itineraries.

All articles by John Rabenau:

The Traveler’s Guide to Tabacon Hot Springs

Tabacon Hot Springs Waterfalls

In a country with six active volcanoes and hundreds of dormant ones, it is no surprise that hot springs abound. Tabacon Hot Springs is one of the nicer hot springs resorts in Costa Rica and definitely worth a visit if you plan to be in the area around Arenal Volcano. Benefits of hot springs Medical […]

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Costa Rica Language & Communication Guide for Travelers

Watiress/hospitality staff in Costa Rica ready to speak Spanish or English

While Spanish is the principal language spoken in Costa Rica, it is relatively easy to travel around the country using English. Here at Costa Rica Escapes, we have hosted all kinds of travelers: from first-time-passport-users with very little Spanish to lifetime travelers with extensive experience in Latin America. The good news is that there are […]

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Types of Lodging in Costa Rica & Recommended Options

luxury lodge room in Costa Rica

Along with booking flights to Costa Rica, choosing your lodging, activities, and transportation are the other primary details. Choosing the right lodging is no small detail, however, so let’s dive into your options so you can choose which is best for your trip. This article will discuss different places you can stay in Costa Rica. […]

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Costa Rica Travel Insurance

costa rica travel insurance

Coming to Costa Rica is on many people’s bucket lists for many reasons, the beaches, the rainforest, the volcanos, the surf, birding, and everything in between. As we move away from the tough times of 2020, we still get common questions from our clients about insurance, whether it is from COVID-19, flight cancellations, or lost […]

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Planning Corporate Retreats, Business & Incentive Trips to Costa Rica

Company Meeting in Costa Rica

Many businesses choose to hold their corporate events in Costa Rica due to the country’s diversity. With tropical rainforests, jungles, and cloud forests, miles of gorgeous coastline along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, volcanoes, waterfalls, and incredible wildlife, Costa Rica is impressive and very safe! So if you want to give your colleagues and employees […]

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