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Costa Rica Looking to Attract More European Tourists

The European region represents one of the main tourists markets for Costa Rica, which, according to figures from the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT), accounted for 284,996 visitors from Europe, which means about 12% of total reported income in 2012. Europe represents a strong target market because it generates the[…]

The Top Ten: Driving in Costa Rica

With summer just around the corner, travel is on the forefront of many people’s minds. Costa Rica’s varied landscape – of volcanoes, mountains and beaches – lends itself toward every type of experience. One of the best ways to dive into this multifaceted country is a Costa Rica car rental[…]

Costa Rica Destinations of Choice

A look at some of Costa Rica’s best destinations, Gulf of Papagayo, Manuel Antonio and Los Suenos. Now as the most visited country in Central America, Costa Rica was at one time only considered a destination for hard core adventurers and back packers. Now Costa Rica has become a destination[…]

Medical Tourism in Costa Rica

More and more North Americans are saying adios to expensive healthcare costs in the United States and Canada and opting to take advantage of comparable medical services in countries like Costa Rica, often at  30 to 80% of the cost. Plus, throw in some recovery time at a relaxing volcanic mud spa[…]

School’s Out: Summer Vacation in Costa Rica

School’s out for the summer! If you’re a student, you’re psyched. If you’re a teacher, you’re psyched. If you’re a parent, you’re… in planning mode. Your kids are bouncing off the walls and your paid vacation time is burning a hole in your pocket.

Nature At Its Best: La Fortuna, Costa Rica

La Fortuna, situated in northern province of Alajuela in Costa Rica, is a tropical paradise that is better known to most as Arenal. The name is derived from the nearby Arenal Volcano, which is considered one of the 20 most active volcanoes in the world and last erupted in 1968 for[…]

Exploring the Night in Monteverde

As the sun set over the Nicoya Gulf, a white-nosed coati inspected a small puddle probing the water with its tongue. The coati, a cousin of the raccoon with a long nose and bushy tail, wandered past with the curiosity of a puppy searching for scraps. Inside the nearby reception[…]

Caño Negro in Pictures

The Raphia palms that line the banks of the Frío River drop fruit that turn the water black, giving the wetlands its name: Caño Negro. Spanning 25,000 acres of forests, marshes, rivers and grasslands in Northern Costa Rica, Caño Negro is one of the world’s most important wetlands.

10 Things to Love about the Green Season

The Color Green – There’s a good explanation for calling it the green season.  With the first showers of Invierno (winter), the Costa Rica landscape explodes from leafless parched earth of Verano (summer) to colorful buds and green leaves.  As I watch daily from my terrace I see whole villages disappear before my[…]