Costa Rica

A Central American country known for its biodiversity, eco-tourism, peaceful democracy, no standing army since 1948, and pura vida lifestyle.

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Costa Rica is a prime destination for weed enthusiasts. With a legalization bill that's been in the works for years, locals and visitors alike are able to enjoy the natural beauty of the country while indulging in some of the best cannabis strains around. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or an adventure-filled excursion, Costa Rica has something to offer for any type of traveler. Don't forget to try some of the local edibles and enjoy the laid-back lifestyle that comes with weed-friendly culture.

seeker 11 months ago

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.

seeker 3 years ago

Costa Rica is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers, according to Travel & Leisure's 50 Best Places to Travel. This Central American gem is home to lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and abundant wildlife, including howler monkeys and sloths. Visitors can also enjoy activities such as zip-lining, surfing, and hot springs soaking while soaking up the country's laid-back, pura vida vibe.

seeker 11 months ago

Costa Rica is an ideal honeymoon destination with its lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and stunning views. Couples can enjoy experiencing the wonders of nature, from relaxing in hot springs to watching the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. The country's warm hospitality, delicious cuisine, and endless adventure activities make for an unforgettable romantic getaway.

seeker 11 months ago

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.

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Costa Rica Guides

  • beer & beaches in nosara, costa rica

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    Surf & yogi haven, hidden gem, home of the best frozen banana coffee—Nosara is, by far, one of easiest and breeziest places I've ever been. While there's local shopping, yoga retreats, and extreme adventure a'plenty, my focus was on three things and three things only: vegan food, good beer and beautiful beaches. Pura Vida, folks!
  • Ethical Eco Tourism in Costa Rica

    missfilatelista (Lola Mendez)
  • Traveling Solo in Costa Rica

    netanyas (Netanya Trimboli)
    I'll admit, solo travel is not my favorite. But I had a killer time in Costa Rica, because there was so much to do and everyone was so friendly. I made friends at hostels everywhere I went (except San Jose!) and had such an amazing time. Doesn't hurt that everything is so cheap either!
  • Making the Most Out of Playas del Coco

    vagariouswanderer (Jennifer Zollo)
    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!
  • Nosara

    staceybwills (Stacey Wills)
  • World Heritage Sites in Central America

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Ancient ruins of past civilizations, magnificent temples, as well as spectacular natural phenomenons, there are so many treasures to be discovered in Central America. Uncover history's best mysteries and explore these world heritage sites across this culturally and geographically diverse continent. We have gathered this collection to bring your bucket list to new adventurous levels.
  • Animal sanctuaries around the world that you can visit

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
  • Where I want to go when the pandemic is under control

    bentito (Brett Tofel)
    Los Angeles Point Reyes National Seashore San Jose, CR Bogotá ...
  • Monkey sanctuaries that you can visit

    wildlifeconnect (Wildlife Connect )
    If you're a fan of our primate cousins and looking for an adventure that combines wildlife conservation with unforgettable experiences, then visiting a monkey sanctuary should definitely be on your travel list! Not only will you get the chance to see these playful and intelligent animals up close, but you'll also be supporting sanctuaries that work tirelessly to protect and rehabilitate monkeys from all walks of life. Whether it's the charming capuchins, majestic baboons, or the endlessly fascinating orangutans, each sanctuary offers a unique glimpse into the lives of these amazing creatures. So grab your eco-friendly gear, prepare for some heart-melting moments, and let's explore some of the best monkey sanctuaries that welcome visitors with open arms!
  • Best Beach Getaways For Early Summer

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    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.
  • ayahuasca retreats around the world

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    ayahuasca retreats around the world
  • Lesser Known National Parks Around The World

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    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.
  • Epic Destinations For Surfing Around The World

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    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.
  • Places that scream "me!"

    katie (Katie Camille)
  • Best Places to visit in Central America

    reinacartagena (Reina Cartagena )
    I was in Honduras, a pretty small country in the middle of Central America! Central America is very rich beautiful and rich! Here are some places you would t want to miss if you are to that part of the world!
  • Epic Treehouse Lodging

    michele (Michele Humeston)
    "Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world." ― John Muir
  • Green Colored Places Around the World

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Embrace nature's highly pigmented beauty, from within the tropical rainforests of South America to amongst tiered emerald-toned rice fields in China. Here are the most breathtaking green-colored travel destinations.
  • The Best Yoga and Wellness Retreats Around the World

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Reset your body and mind at these luxury destinations. Whether you seek to nourish yourself with fresh food and thermal water or escape into a tropical paradise to train with professional yogis; these retreats offer the escape you need. From poolside island relaxation to hikes in the mountains, here is our curated list of top wellness retreats across the world.
  • Ethical Wildlife Tourism

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Explore the vast and friendly wildlife on this planet through these amazing ethical tourism escapades, from underwater adventures to African safaris- the options are endless. Truly life-changing experiences are available on every continent, ride on a sled with huskies in the arctic forests of Finland or volunteer at an elephant sanctuary in gorgeous Thailand. Here are our top pics of ethical wildlife destinations from around the world.
  • Spring Break Destinations Without the Crowds

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Not everyone wants the super-packed spring break experience that is typically advertised- especially in recent times. Having a chance to unwind in beautiful weather amongst inspiring locations while not seeing many people sounds like a dream come true to many. This list encompasses sandy beaches and wintery mountains, perfect for whatever escape you seek to enjoy your spring break to its fullest. Enjoy this selection of spring break destinations picked to safely avoid crowds

Costa Rica Articles

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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