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What Are The Best Costa Rica Hotels In and Near San Jose

I am often asked what hotel or lodge is the best in San Jose or the Central Valley of Costa Rica? Why am I asked this question so often? Because, if you are flying into and out of the San Jose Airport, chances are you are going to have to spend a night or 2 in the capital and there …

Hotels in Costa Rica | Tico Travel

What are The Best Hotels on the Caribbean Side of Costa Rica?

The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica has a completely different look and feel as compared to the Pacific and so do the hotels. The hotels range from eco lodges for those that love nature, to B&B’s and more basic places such as tent refuges that sit on stilts. There are thatched lodges in the rain forest, cabanas and even places …

All Inclusive Hotels Costa Rica | Tico Travel

What Are The Best All Inclusive Costa Rica Resorts

Sometimes I just prefer to stay in a all inclusive resort in Costa Rica  instead of the “a la carte” places. For me, it just makes for a more relaxing vacation when I can just sit and chill for a while and not be concerned about anything. However finding out the right all inclusive hotel can be a challenge depending …

22 Frequently Asked Questions about Costa Rica Travel

Over the 25 plus years that I have helped people traveling to Costa Rica, I am often asked variations of the same questions consistently. Therefore I have decided pick out answers to the most frequently asked questions about travel to Costa Rica. Here I put together a list of  frequently asked questions about Travel to Costa Rica. You will be …

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Is Car Rental Insurance Mandatory in Costa Rica? Read Before Renting

Only Car Rental liability insurance in Costa Rica is mandatory and is regulated by the Instituto Nacional de Seguros.  Car Rental agencies in Costa Rica offer optional supplemental insurance that cover deductibles and contingencies.  Many people who have asked me about renting a car in Costa Rica also ask me about the rental insurance because they are confused about it …

Rafting in Costa Rica

4 Best Rivers for White Water Rafting in Costa Rica

Costa Rica offers some of the world’s best white water rafting rivers. They go through spectacularly beautiful, largely unexplored tropical wilderness. Regardless whether you are a rafting expert or beginner,  its always an unforgettable part of any trip to Costa Rica . There is a lot to go over with these rivers and rafting on them, so lets dive right …