Costa Rica Travel Blog

Find insider advice and local secrets with the Costa Rica Travel Blog brought to you by Costa Rica Escapes. John Rabenau (co-founder) shares his 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 this expert advice help you plan your trip whether you’re interested in a Costa Rica family vacation, honeymoon, adventure vacation, or another itinerary that would better suit your needs.

Types of Transportation & Lodging in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has worked hard to develop a very stable, high quality with excellent service tourism industry. Therefore, when it comes to transportation and lodging, visitors can expect it all. Regarding lodging, you can choose from extremely luxurious and exclusive lodges to very basic backpacker hostels and everything in between. When it comes to transportation […]

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Where to Stay in Costa Rica: Areas & Experiences

The thing about little Costa Rica is that it has a giant list of options for you to choose from when deciding where to stay. It will all depend on what you want to discover and enjoy, but be assured that Costa Rica has something for you, no matter what interest you. From adventures like […]

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Christmas in Costa Rica + New Year’s Eve Vacation Tips

A Christmas vacation in Costa Rica will be anything but a white Christmas. Costa Rica for Christmas will be green, orange, red, purple, yellow, golden, blue. December marks the end of the rainy season that has left behind a lush-green vegetation, and now with dry afternoons the days seem longer and everybody wants to be […]

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Costa Rica Family Travel Guide

This family guide to Costa Rica travel is intended to answer common questions that we think first come to mind when you decide to plan a family trip to Costa Rica, and we help guide you to other content where we have gone more in-depth about the information that you are looking for. At Costa […]

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The Best (Authentic) Places to Stay in Costa Rica With Kids

Arenal Hot Springs

A very important part of planning a trip to Costa Rica with your kids is deciding where to stay. Making a family trip an adventure is important, and finding the right kind of family activities according to your children’s age is the key. Traveling to (and through) Costa Rica with toddlers is different than bringing […]

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17 Costa Rica Facts for Kids

Costa Rica Facts for Kids

If you’re planning a trip to Costa Rica with children, you need to have a lot of fun facts to present to your kids. The following facts about Costa Rica will make your children more excited and interested in your trip, and who knows, they might even have the answer to a random question of […]

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Costa Rica with Kids: Travel Advice

Costa Rica with kids means adventure in the jungle, ocean, river, mountain, city, and more, in a country the size of West Virginia. Therefore, everything is reachable if you have the correct plan and the right advice. At Costa Rica Escapes, we love the idea of families visiting Costa Rica for an unforgettable trip (we […]

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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 everyday obsession. But what […]

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