Do I Need a Return Ticket to be Allowed to Enter Costa Rica?

This is a very common question and reading what the requirements on what you need can be time consuming, exhausting and at times, confusing. To add to it, depending on who you talk to, you will probably get a different answer from each one. Therefore I went ahead a talked to a variety of people from backpackers and families to …

The Best Hotels in Arenal

The 4 Best Hotels In Arenal Costa Rica

I remember the first time I went to Arenal, there were maybe 4 or 5 very basic places to stay and there was nothign around the hot springs. You could just walk up and sit in the hot water that was heated from the nearby Arenal Volcano. Flash forward to today and there are lots of hotels in every budget …

Facts about the Fer De Lance Snake

23 Fer De Lance Facts: Costa Rica’s Most Dangerous Snake

The first time I saw a Fer de Lance I had never heard of it nor did I have any idea how dangerous it was. Luckily the friend I was with did! We were going around Costa Rica photographing birds, monkeys and the like and we were in Carara National Park when we or should I say .. he saw …

Costa Rica Quetzal

17 Incredible Quetzal Facts: The World’s Most Beautiful Bird

Seeing a Quetzal for the first time can literally take your breath away. It is perhaps one of the most beautiful birds in the world and the settings in Costa Rica that you find them, such as a cloud forest, just adds to the beauty of this magnificent looking bird. If you have never seen one, do yourself a favor …

Surfing in Costa Rica | Tico Travel

Costa Rica Surf Map and Forecast

Its was an amazing thing to see or hear.. One minute the agency was doing business as normal and the next minute the place was going nuts! This was, back in the day, our surf report and how we would know a swell was about to hit Costa Rica. People started to call non stop would be renting cars and …