Costa Rica Travel Blog

Find insider advice and local secrets in our Costa Rica travel blog. 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 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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Top Hanging Bridges in Costa Rica

Hanging Bridge at Arenal

When planning your trip to Costa Rica, hanging bridges are one of the most popular adventures to explore, other than the Arenal Volcano and the beaches. When you see the hanging bridges and how they are set up, if you don’t think about it, you will love every aspect of it—feeling that you are part […]

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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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Easter in Costa Rica (Semana Santa)

Costa Rica Cross on Beach Cliff

As a company that puts together travel itineraries to visit Costa Rica, we always say it is an excellent time to visit Costa Rica. Still, there are some holidays that we need you to be aware of that will be much more crowded or a bit more expensive as well. We have already talked to […]

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Costa Rica Spring Break Vacation Guide for Families

Dad and Child on Costa Rica Beach

Spring break can be the perfect opportunity to enjoy a family trip somewhere new. Costa Rica is a popular spring break destination for many reasons: it has warm weather and excellent beaches, it’s readily accessible from the United States, and it caters to tourists while retaining an authentic feel — unlike, say, Cancún. If you’re […]

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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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How to Spend Thanksgiving in Costa Rica

Pura Vida sign

So, you want to travel to Costa Rica with family or friends. And maybe thinking to yourself, “What is Thanksgiving like in Costa Rica?” In this article, we will help you understand what happens in Costa Rica during the USA Thanksgiving celebration because this is where we see a lot of tourists come down to […]

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How to Spend Christmas in Costa Rica in 2023

Christmas Ornament and Sea Shell on Costa Rica Beach

“I’m dreaming of a White Christmas. Just like the ones I used to know.” ~Bing Crosby, White Christmas. Bing Crosby must not have been to Costa Rica during Christmas because the only way you would see white is on the beaches but in Costa Rica during Christmas, you will see green, orange, red, purple, yellow, […]

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