Costa Rica

The ever-popular holiday destination, Costa Rica, is an eco-friendly tropical paradise where friendly locals live the “Pura Vida.” Like Belize, they also decriminalized recreational smoking, meaning that although it is illegal, the police are only after traffickers, not your average users.

Costa Rica is known often as a party destination with gorgeous beaches, and yes, if that is what you are seeking then you are sure to be satisfied- but there is so much more also offered in this gorgeous country. Enjoy authentic cuisine in bustling San Jose, or embrace serenity deep in the rainforest, with countless retreats and tourist activities across Costa Rica, there is something for everyone. Costa Rica is incredibly open and friendly towards tourists and makes for a popular destination for solo travelers.

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Costa Rica Lists

  • Making the Most Out of Playas del Coco

    In a beach town that doesn’t believe in real addresses (good luck at customs lol), it can be difficult to figure out where you should go and where some basics like a grocery store and bank are. I’m here to help!
  • Best Beach Getaways For Early Summer

    Kick-off your summer travel plans the right way- lots of sunshine and sandy shores. Whether you hit the beach to relax and unwind, or are looking for a coastline adventure- we have selected the world's most incredible, top-rated beaches for your early summer travel. So it's time to sink your toes into some cool sand, let's dive into the best beach getaways for early summertime travel.
  • Epic Destinations For Surfing Around The World

    We finally decided to put together a little list for the surfers out there- and this one is seriously epic. Whether you just got your first board or have been riding the waves for a while, these destinations offer up diverse waves for all levels and an incredibly friendly surf community. Whether it's along the coast of Ireland or Indonesia- this world has no shortage of prime surfing destinations. So grab your board and let's check out the waves- Summer is just around the corner after all.
  • Lesser Known National Parks Around The World

    If you are looking for something new this year to provide excitement, wilderness, and adventure to your travel plans- here are our top picks of the best, lesser-known, national parks from around the world. No matter if you are in Africa, Australia, or North America, if you are seeking mountain climbing or prefer trailing through shimmering rainforests of unique creatures and flowers, we have found the spot for you. Explore these hidden gem destinations that provide all the wonder and beauty, without the crowds.
  • Places I’ve Loved

    Gorgeous places I’ve been to that took my breath away.
  • My Future Adventure List

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Costa Rica Articles

  • 38 of the Most Unique Hotels in the World

    When it comes to sleeping around the world, we have no reservations. Fancy resorts? Cheap hostels? Quirky hotels? Been there, done that. From planes and trains to a decommissioned oil rig to ice hotels and igloos, we get around, booking unique hotels that come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and surroundings. We’ve traveled to […]

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  • 14 Green Places You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

    “Are they talking about sustainability or what?”  —Most people, before reading this introduction. No folks, we’re talking about literal green places— although it makes sense that the two usually go hand-in-hand. From rainforests and misty pine tree-covered wonderlands to emerald-colored palaces and living, breathing skyscrapers, “green travel” brings an impressive amount of beauty. Buckle up and […]

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  • Nosara Costa Rica: a Secret Eco Oasis

    While driving down the pothole-ridden dirt road that connects Nosara, Costa Rica, with the outside world, you’d be right to wonder if there really will be civilization when you get to the end of it. But if you can weather the bumpy dirt treks, you’ll be treated to a hidden paradise. Unlike some of the […]

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  • Ecotourism in Costa Rica: the Ultimate Eco Travel Guide

    ¡Pura Vida! Costa Rica is the perfect destination for ecotourism: ethical tourism designed to respect and protect threatened natural areas and wildlife. Twenty-five percent of the country is a protected with over 32 beautiful national parks within just 19,730 sq. miles. Four percent of all species on Earth live within Costa Rica’s lush, verdant landscape. Ecotourism […]

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  • Amazing Travel Destinations for Yoga Retreats

    Once upon a time, traveling yogis made pilgrimages to the birthplace of their practice — India— to learn from their gurus. While India still makes the hot list of best yoga destinations, modern yogis are blessed with a variety of international destinations to choose from when they head off on a soul-searching adventure. Here are […]

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  • Things to Do in Costa Rica’s Monteverde Cloud Forest

    Green. I don’t know if I truly understood what that colour was until I arrived in Costa Rica, a nation wedged between Nicaragua and Panama in the very centre of Central America. Beaches, forests, wildlife, and fun come together in Costa Rica to form what the locals call pura vida. Life is more balanced here: […]

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  • Best Weed-Friendly Countries for Travel in 2022

    Travel doesn’t have to put a wrench in your favorite hobby. Recently, Canada made headlines by legalizing the recreational use of cannabis, full stop. But they’re not the first country to do so — nor are they the only weed-friendly destination in the world. From navigating the world of flying with weed to booking stays […]

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  • 10 Amazing Volunteer Vacations for Animal Lovers

    Animal lover seeking an adventure with purpose? You may want to consider a volunteer vacation. Volunteer holidays are life-altering experiences where travelers have unique opportunities to get their hands dirty and make a direct, ethical impact on animals, both domestic and wild, around the world. Not only can you help locals with rescue and conservation […]

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  • Tropical Destinations to Escape the Winter

    Looking for stunning tropical destinations that won’t break the bank? Join the club. It seems like a truly Utopian dream: a tropical paradise that offers all the trimmings — minus all the exorbitant prices. Well, I’ve spent the last decade of my life chasing the dream (of living in a sarong on an idyllic stretch […]

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  • Costa Rica Volcanoes: Visit These 5 Active Volcanic Spots

    Costa Rica is an ecotourism hotspot teeming with biodiversity, breathtaking landscapes and plenty of friendly locals to show you around. This tiny country, like most of Central America, has volcanic origins, and these hot-lava cones have become some of the country’s favorite attractions. Of the more than 209 volcanoes are littered throughout this tiny tropical […]

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