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Costa Rica Travel Guide – Information on Vacations

Our Costa Rica Travel Guide offers valuable information on the top travel destinations. As well as tips and advice to help you Save Time, Money & Get the Most out of your Travel to Costa Rica. We are your local experts and can offer you REAL ADVICE about where to stay and go. We have traveled extensively throughout this beautiful country we call home. We conduct periodic site inspections of the properties and tours that we represent so that we can guarantee their quality. Our office’s  located in the capital of San José, Costa Rica, so we meet our guests at the airport when they arrive and are on call for them during their entire trip.

Travel To Costa Rica, Who is for?

This Guide when you Travel To Costa Rica is written for people wanting to visit the most peaceful nation. Also, known not only for its pristine tropical beaches, virgin rainforests but the friendliness of its’ people. Planning a vacation to a foreign country can be stressful and time-consuming, especially when you don’t know the language or where to go. We help make it easy for you and can put together a custom travel package to fit your interests and budget. Best of all, we charge NO FEE for our services and can help you SAVE MONEY while getting the most out of your time here. We hope you enjoy our Costa Rica Travel Blog and perhaps we’ll see you in tropical Costa Rica soon!

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Travelling to Costa Rica

Travelling to Costa Rica is a big decision. It takes time, effort, and knowledge where you’re going to go. Packing is yet another story. Knowing what to bring? How much? And why? It is hard. Firstly we will examine the top things to bring. What to Pack and why? For the Beach: -Sunglasses, Swimsuit, Beach […]

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Costa Rica Travel Guides

Downloadable Costa Rica Travel Guides in PDF format for a friendly reading. Get our travel guides featuring really informative topics about Costa Rica destinations, best beaches, tips, culture, food, money exchange, etc.

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Travel to Costa Rica Frequently Asked Questions

    To help you prepare for your upcoming visit Costa Rica, download our a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document which contains all the information you need to address the most commonly asked questions we have been asked by the thousands of travelers like you that we helped to plan their trip to visit Costa Rica. […]

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Medical Tourism

Because of cheaper price, top surgeons, state of the art hospitals and clinics and a natural beauty unmatched by any other country, Costa Rica is your top Medical Tourist Destination. There is simply no better place to be!

Costa Rica Dental Vacation

When you think of Costa Rica, you probably think of beautiful sunny beaches and tropical rainforests. What about Costa Rica dental tourism? Probably not the first thing that comes to mind, but it should! Traveling to Costa Rica is very popular, but now it’s not just for the beaches. Medical tourism is becoming more popular, […]

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Costa Rica Trips Change Lives – Adjusting to Life Afterwards

5 Tips, such as learning to cook Costa Rican cuisine, for adjusting to life back home after a trip to Costa Rica.

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Spring Break Trips to Costa Rica

Spring break trips to Costa Rica have sunny beach destinations for the young at heart.

Costa Rica Tips

Costa Rica Tips

Thinking about planning your first trip to Costa Rica? Use our insider tips to make the most of your vacation. Famous for its spectacular scenery, which includes everything from white-sand beaches and verdant rainforest to fiery volcanoes – Costa Rica offers something for everyone, whether you’re looking for the perfect family holiday or a romantic.

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Top 10 Reason to Visit Costa Rica

Though smaller than the state of West Virginia, Costa Rica’s dramatic landscapes, diverse wildlife and wealth of eco-attractions lure more than two million visitors each year. And while every traveler will discover their own favorite aspects of this popular vacation destination, here our top ten reasons for visiting Costa Rica.

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Best Honeymoon Activities in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is an incredibly romantic place to celebrate your honeymoon. We’ve compiled a list of some suggested activities during your stay. This is such an important occasion and it’s the little details that will make your honeymoon in tropical paradise special.

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Costa Rica’s Exit Tax May Be included in your airfare

Who Needs to Pay? For all travelers departing Costa Rica via the San Jose or Liberia international airports, an exit tax must be paid before checking in for your departing flight. It is applicable to both tourists and nationals when leaving the country by air.

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Where is Costa Rica?

Where is Costa Rica? You more than likely have heard of it once or twice. Maybe from friends or family that have visited. If you do know anything about Costa Rica, you will be aware that It’s NOT An ISLAND and that you’ve probably been corrected for asking if it was. The truth is this […]

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Costa Rica Money and Tipping Customs in Costa Rica

The Costa Rican Money – the Colon is colorful and includes pictures of some of Costa’s Rica’s wildlife – sharks, monkeys, sloths and butterflies. They come in 1000, 2000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 colones denominations. When you arrive you may exchange your money to Costa money or colones at local banks. You will get the best exchange rates inside banks. Avoid changing Costa Rica money inside the airport or on the street to ensure that you get the best exchange rate.

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Costa Rica Maps

The Map of Costa Rica you need!  Costa Rica is a small country located in Central America and boasts two coastlines – the Caribbean and Pacific. Also, it borders Nicaragua to the North and Panama to the South. The Map of Costa Rica contains a lot of useful information to help you plan your trip and give […]

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Costa Rica Weather

Situated just 11 degrees north of the equator, Costa Rica enjoys a temperate climate year-round. Daily temperatures hover between 75°F and 88°F throughout most of the country, with varying elevations creating a huge range of micro-climates. The weather is generally categorized by two distinct seasons: the dry season, which begins in early December and extends through mid May; and the rainy season that occurs between May and late November. Both seasons offer excellent opportunities for adventure tours, and each has its own set of advantages. Follow our insider tips to get the most out of your upcoming vacation.

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Living in Costa Rica

Home to just over 4.5 million residents, Costa Rica, has attracted U.S. retirees for years thanks to its tropical weather, low cost of living and beautiful landscapes. There are countless perks of moving to Costa Rica, and many people are catching on and making the big move.  Living in Costa Rica is often appealing to foreigners. […]

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Cool Costa Rica Facts

Costa Rica is cherished as one of the world’s most popular eco-tourism destinations, and for good reason. Thanks to its beautiful landscapes, pristine beaches, myriad adventure activities and proximity to the U.S., the country draws more than two million tourists each year.

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Costa Rican Food

While travellers and tourists don’t come to Costa Rica for gastronomic reasons, Costa Rica still holds a few surprises for food lovers. There is more to it than Rice and Beans!

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The Typical Costa Rica Food Menu

The reason that Costa Rica food tastes so fresh and healthy to foreigners is because…it is! Food in Costa Rica is mild, not too spicy, and usually made up of ingredients that have never seen the inside of a can.

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Costa Rica Language Differences

So you’ve taken high-school or even college level Spanish and think you can navigate Costa Rica? For the most part, you’re right, but you’ll be much better off if you know of the local words of the street or colloquialisms. Just like any other country of the world, Costa Rica has developed many words and phrases that are unique to the country and have become part of the culture of Costa Rica. Some may seem silly, but to understand them is key to having great conversations with the locals.

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The Country of Costa Rica

    History and Today The history of Costa Rica stems all the way back to Christopher Columbus. In 1502 Christopher Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue. Well, that’s how it goes. And upon landing his ships, they saw the natives wearing gold jewelry and the richness of the land. Seeing this gave him the inspiration to […]

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Costa Rica Ruins

Do you like history, archeology, culture, or all the above? Then you will love visiting the ruins in Costa Rica! There are beautiful ruins amidst gardens, haunting ruins that will leave you with shivers, and impressive pre-Colombian ruins. Most people do not think of a visit to ruins during their Costa Rican vacation but they truly are worth a visit!

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Top 10 Monteverde Tours Costa Rica – A Rainforest Experience!

Looking for a taste of the wilderness with a mix of adrenaline? Located about three to four hours from Costa Rica’s capital city San José, the majestic and serene town of Monteverde awaits.

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Top 5 Museums in San Jose

The capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica has many museums that are worth visiting and seeing. Some focus on history, and some focus on more current Costa Rican culture.

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Best Beaches in Costa Rica

Calm ocean waters and great services are priorities on family holidays. The overall best family beaches in Costa Rica are…

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Costa Rica’s Top Surfing Spots

Host to prestigious surf tournaments and more than 800 miles of gorgeous coastline, Costa Rica is one of the world’s top destinations to hang ten. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a seasoned wave rider – there’s no shortage of epic surf spots in this tropical nation.

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The Top Coffee Tours in Costa Rica

Coffee lovers from around the world rejoice in Costa Rica’s rich, delicious coffee blends. The coffee bean has played a significant role in the country’s history, and tourists can explore the heritage and traditions of this cherished beverage on one of many popular coffee tours.

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Costa Rica’s Top Adventure Tours For Adrenaline Pumping Fun

Are you an adrenaline junkie? Love to test your fear of heights, or take the ultimate leap of faith from a 200-foot high platform? For thrill-seekers around the globe, Costa Rica ranks highly as one of the best spots for serious adventures.

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Snakes in Costa Rica

The Biggest, Brightest, and Most Deadly,  There are a vast collection of Snakes in Costa Rica. With over 130 or more species found here. You may be deathly afraid of snakes or absolutely fascinated, there isn’t really a middle ground. Snakes in Costa Rica do not have a good reputation. Even the non-venomous ones have […]

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Birds of Costa Rica

Where to find Birds of Costa Rica Costa Rica has several particular Regions that are great for Birding. For example, the Osa Peninsula where you will find the Scarlet macaw as a common resident. San Gerardo De Dota is a gorgeous region and includes the Resplendent Quetzal. In the Northern zone is the Caño Negro Reserve. Also, […]

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Mosquitoes in Costa Rica

Nothings tastes quite as good as a tourist to the mosquitoes in Costa Rica. Somehow, they seem to know who is “fresh blood” and, therefore, it’s not uncommon in certain areas of the country to get over 100 bites during a 1 hour campfire at beach. Watch out especially on the coasts, and anywhere there may be standing water. You may not seem them, but these pesky little creatures often called “no-see-ems” in the United States or “zancudos” here, certainly see you.

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A Tourist Favorite: Costa Rica Monkey’s

Home to an astounding 5% of the world’s total biodiversity, Costa Rica is heralded for its amazing flora and fauna, which attracts nature lovers from around the globe. Known for their playful antics and curious sounds, the monkeys of Costa Rica are always a tourist favorite.

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Flights to Costa Rica

 Costa Rica, the land of Beaches, Volcanoes, and Waterfalls, and one of the most beautiful countries in not only Central America but the world. However, it can be a bit of a tricky place to get to. In this article, we are going to review the best Flights to Costa Rica. Naturally, we will consider […]

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Motorcycles in Costa Rica

Dirt bikes, Enduros, Choppers, or just your average Motorcycle. Whatever it is you prefer to ride it is best to ride here in Costa Rica. “Feel the wind in your hair” That’s the usual saying right. Well here it is a little different, you don’t just see winding roads. From one coast to the next […]

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Costa Rica Shuttles – Transportation with Interbus & Grayline

A Safe Affordable Option For those looking for an economical and comfortable way to travel to their vacation destination  a semi-private Costa Rica shuttle may be the perfect option.  Hotel-to-hotel  Costa Rica shuttle service is available to all of the popular tourist destinations. It is available daily throughout Costa Rica for a relatively low price. […]

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Costa Rica Airlines – Domestic Flights Guide

Nature Air’ s avant-garde fleet includes quiet and luxurious crafts, with improved fuel efficiency and low carbon emissions.

Renting a Car in Costa Rica

Renting a Car in Costa Rica

So if you are going to rent a car in Costa Rica, prepare to get lost, hit an occasional pothole, dodge an iguana crossing the road. So take it slow, it’ll make for a much more enjoyable, safer trip.

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