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.

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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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How Much Does a Trip to Costa Rica Cost in 2023?

A week-long vacation in Costa Rica can cost anything from $1,800 to over $4,500 per person. The trip price will be affected primarily by the type of accommodation you choose and the kind (and the number) of activities included in the tour. Meals and transportation can also affect the cost of the trip but to […]

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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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Costa Rica Ecotourism: Destinations, Activities & More

Rio celeste; Tenorio national park Costa Rica

When you think of Costa Rica, what comes to mind? If you live in the United States, Canada, or Europe, there’s a good chance it’s a form of ecotourism. Whether you’re imagining secluded beaches, towering waterfalls, soaring macaws, or bubbling volcanic hot springs, Costa Rica’s identity as an ecotourism destination has been carefully cultivated. Costa […]

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Top 10 Costa Rica Group Travel Tips

Costa Rica Group Travel

Costa Rica is among the most beautiful and exciting destinations in the world, and while it’s perfectly suitable for solo travel, the best experiences are often those that can be shared with others. If you are planning a group or family trip to Costa Rica, you won’t be lacking in available activities. From thrilling canopy […]

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Top 10 Costa Rica Family Tours

Costa Rica Hiking

If you are planning a family vacation to Costa Rica, you won’t be disappointed with the number of family activities Costa Rica has to offer. No matter what you end up doing, kids and adults will both be able to discover and be amazed by nature, and some of those activities will add just the […]

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How to Plan a Family Reunion Trip to Costa Rica

Family on Reunion Trip to Costa Rica

After the year we’ve all had in 2020, it’s no surprise that people are now eagerly looking to reunite and travel with their friends and family. Travel demand is surging as more people get vaccinated and restrictions ease. And what better way to celebrate the end of a pandemic than by a special trip with […]

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