Buying a Home in Costa Rica | Tico Travel

How to Avoid Mistakes When Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica

  I may be stating the obvious here but to make we are on the same page from the start, Costa Rica Real Estate is no longer a secret…… but then again neither are the enormous opportunities to buy land, a condo or a vacation home that this small country offers.  There are many advantages to buying real estate in …

Golfing in Costa Rica | Tico Travel

Where to Play Golf in Costa Rica

So the question you need to ask yourself is should you be playing golf in Costa Rica while on vacation?  I mean to say that instead of playing golf, maybe you should reserve your time in Costa Rica for things in which Costa Rica is famously known for, like spotting a Quetzal in Monteverde or looking for Turtles in Tortuguero.  …

Tips on Using Dollars vs Local Currency

Using Dollars in Costa Rica If I am carrying U.S. Dollars, and want to make things easy on myself, I carry $20 or smaller bills. Why you may ask? The reason is that in Costa Rica the people lack trust in $50 and $100 bills, mostly because there have been counterfeit problems in the past with those bills, and of …

Travel Gear Costa Rica | Tico Travel

What to Pack for your Costa Rica Vacation

I get a lot of questions from people on how or what they should pack on a trip to Costa Rica. They usually go something like: “We are planning to visit the Osa Peninsula. I was wondering what the weather would be like for hikes, snorkeling, and other explorations. I would expect it would be on the muddy side, but …

Top Hotels in Quepos Manuel Antonio | Tico Travel

The Best 4 Hotels in Quepos & Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

Quepos and Manuel Antonio are two separate but completely interdependent central Pacific coast towns. Quepos is a fairly good sized town with about 7,000 permanent residents, a large hospital, banks, markets, stores, hotels, bars, restaurants and main bus terminal. Manuel Antonio to the south is much smaller and extends along both sides of the road that stretches 4 1/2 miles …