Costa Rica Souvenirs

The Artistic Tradition of the Boruca Masks in Costa Rica

You might see them in museums and souvenir shops around the country: brightly colored, meticulously carved wooden masks with fierce and sometimes even frightening expressions. These are traditional Boruca masks, and are a symbol for the small indigenous group in southern Costa Rica. Mask carving is a Boruca tradition that goes back to colonial times. The indigenous masks are still …

Costa Rica Day Tours

9 Best Family Day Tours From San Jose Costa Rica

Children’s Museum One of the most culturally enriching, educational experiences  in the San José city limits can be found at the Children’s Museum, housed in the old Central Penitentiary, constructed in 1906 on the southwest side of the city. The museum offers exhibits on a multitude of subjects, including space travel, the human body, electricity, aviation and Costa Rican history …

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 …