A Visit To Tapanti National Park Costa Rica

Tapantí National Park, combined with the larger Macizo de la Muerte sector, is comprised of a cloud, tropical, montane and premontane forest. It is home to 300 species of birds, 64 species of reptiles and amphibians, 45 species of mammals, 500 different types of fauna and a whole lot of insects. An hour and a half southeast of San José, …

Cano Island Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s Incredible Cano Island Biological Reserve

Forbidden islands have long captivated, especially ones shrouded in mists, forests and legends of treasure, pirates and Indians. Add world-class diving and snorkeling along with a world hot spot for lightning strikes, and you get one of the most fantastic and unique islands on the planet. Caño Island is all this, plus you can visit it without going on an …

Guanacaste Costa Rica

What is The History of Costa Rica Culture in Guancaste?

The pride of Guanacaste Costa Rica is its unique culture, formed by its history and inhabitants. The first known settlers in the region were the Corobicí, an Indigenous tribe who migrated up from South America around the year 1000 and made a home in the inland Cañas, Abangaras and Tilarán areas. The next wave of immigrants were the Chorotegas from …

Costa Rica Surfing: The Central Pacific Coast

For surfers, hitting the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica is an opportunity to ride the most consistent waves in the country, all year round. Every kind of beach and reef break imaginable begins a short two-and-a-half-hour drive from San José, in Jacó, the unofficial welcoming committee for the miles of bliss to follow. Jacó is a busy place featuring …

How to Use Money in Costa Rica

10 Tips On How to Handle Money While Traveling in Costa Rica

When traveling to Costa Rica, travelers ask should carry cash, or use credit cards and ATMs? All these options are available in Costa Rica for accessing cash, and paying with credit cards or money while traveling, but which one is best? It’s as safe to carry cash, either colones or dollars in Costa Rica as it is to carry cash …

Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica

How To Safely Buy Real Estate in Costa Rica

Is it safe to buy Real Estate in Costa Rica?” This is one of the most frequent questions I get asked by the guests on my monthly retirement/relocation tours. During my nearly 30 years of living in Costa Rica I have had the opportunity to observe a lot of people make money and other lose it. I have also bought …