Tipping in Costa Rica

What to know about Tipping in Costa Rica

One of the main sources of income for the Costa Rican people is within the tourism industry welcoming over 3 million tourists a year.  It is a country rich in biodiversity, volcanoes and tropical beaches drawing in crowds from all over the world.  Whether it be a taxi ride from the airport, your knowledgeable and fun tour guide or your …

Costa Rica Souvenirs

Costa Rica’s Historic Central Market in San Jose

In the center of Costa Rica, you will find its capital, San Jose which is also the largest city in this biodiverse country.  San Jose is known for its arts, culture and history where you are welcomed with world class museums, theatres and streets lined with historic buildings and beautiful green parks. As you venture into San Jose’s urban jungle …

Costa Rica Expressions

55 Costa Rica Expressions and Slang: Learn to Talk Like a Native

Although Costa Rica is a small country in Central America, it has a lot of wonderful things to offer to everyone that lives in and visits this beautiful country. And like any country, Costa Rica has its fair share of slang words and expressions that the locals use to talk about anything from fruits at the store to the weather. …

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Do I need Travel Insurance For Costa Rica ?

The Government of Costa Rica does require medical travel insurance for entry into Costa Rica. This travel insurance must cover at least $50,000 of expenses for accomodations and medical charges due to Covid-19.  There are many other factors in determining if you need additional Costa Rica Travel Insurance and if so what type of coverage. It is important to know …

Visiting The Small Museums of Costa Rica

Once upon a time, museums were fusty-looking collections in glass cases with, perhaps, a few life-size stuffed wild animals or mannequins displaying strange foreign customs. Today’s museums in Costa Rica serve different functions, such as preserving the past, instilling pride in one’s culture, safeguarding traditions, providing teaching tools to complement classroom learning, and disseminating information through activities and publications. Not …

Diving The Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica

When going to Costa Rica for diving many people think of places on the Pacific coast such as Cano Island, Catalina Island and probably the most famous of them all Cocos Island. However if you head on over to Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, you will find some of the most spectacular diving to be found in Costa Rica especially …