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Diria National Park

diria national park landscapeThe Diria National Park is located in the province of Guanacaste in the heart of the Nicoya Peninsula, one of the most important sites for Spanish settlers thanks to the large amount of precious woods that were found in the area, especially the Mahogany. Thanks to its proximity to the ocean and its relative proximity to the San Juan River at the border with Nicaragua, it was undoubtedly a treasure for the Spaniards who took advantage of the trees located in this whole area.
20 Aug 2019
Andrey S
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Guayabo National Monument

guayabo national monumentLocated in the province of Cartago, in the foothills of the Turrialba Volcano National Park is the most important archaeological site in Costa Rica. The Guayabo National Monument is a very rich historical site that tells us how it was to live in Costa Rican soil from 3000 to 2500 years ago. This piece of land was discovered in the 1800s when local settlers began to clean the area to make it suitable for coffee production, which led to the year 1882; the director of the national museum Don Anastasio Alfaro commanded the first excavations in the region and from there the project began to take great importance.
15 Jul 2019
Andrey S
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Miravalles National Park

miravalles national parkOn June 5th 2019, Costa Rica created the newest protected area of the country, the Miravalles National Park. Including Miravalles, the country has now a total of 29 National Parks and 8 National Reserves, for a total of 37 protected areas. The government’s goal is to have at some point 45% of Costa Rica fully protected, currently the total of protected areas is 26% of the whole territory, not counting the numerous private reserves which increase this percentage to a total of 35% of the country’s territory.
11 Jul 2019
Andrey S
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Day Tours from San Jose, Costa Rica

day tours from san jose costa ricaThere are many fun day tours from San Jose, Costa Rica. This city is located right in the middle of the country, which allows the travelers to take tours in all different directions. From San Jose you will be able to visit the 3 main destinations: Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest and Manuel Antonio National Park; as well as other important destinations. The best day tours from San Jose, Costa Rica include visiting rainforest, cloud forests, beautiful beaches, volcanoes, good places to observe wildlife, historic towns and plantations; and do adventure activities like zip lining, white water rafting, horseback riding and others.
21 Jun 2019
Andrey S
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Guanacaste National Park

costa rica sunset in guanacasteThe Guanacaste National Park belongs to the Guanacaste Conservation Area; which comprehends the Santa Rosa National Park, Rincon de la Vieja National Park, and the Junquillal Bay Wildlife Refuge. This National Reserve was created to make a biological corridor and ensure the preservation of the surrounding areas connecting with high elevation cloud forests and the skirts of the Caribbean Rainforest. It was in the year 1989 when the American ecologist Dr. Daniel Janzen had the vision to form this ambitious project that became a reality in 1991, together with the creation of the Las Baulas Marine National Park.
15 May 2019
Andrey S
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Coco’s Island National Park

cocos island national parkThe Coco’s Island National Park is a natural outdoor treasure in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and there are not enough words to describe it; those who visit its coasts are perplexed with so much biodiversity, its impact was so great that in 2008 was nominated to in the list for the new 7 natural wonders of the world. At 535 km from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, it was created as a national park on June 22, 1978 by executive decree; it is said that in the island lies hidden treasures by pirates dating from the years 1684 and 1819; consisting of tons of gold and silver ingots, gold plates that covered church domes, history that combined with its spectacular landscapes makes it a perfect place to admire and fall in love with this island.
04 May 2019
Andrey S
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Felines of Costa Rica

felines of costa ricaCosta Rica hosts 6 different types of wild felines in its territory, which are noticed in the Americas for their colors and beauty, makes them without a doubt one of the highest points of our country in themes of fauna and diversity. In this blog we will talk about the different species of Felines of Costa Rica that will never go unnoticed in these beautiful tropical lands.
25 Apr 2019
Andrey S
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Chirripo National Park

chirripo national parkThe Chirripo National Park is one of the few places in the world where you can observe two oceans at the same time. Moreover, it is the highest peak of Costa Rica (3820 meters / 12532.81 feet above sea level). It has its curiosities and amazing data in which many people get astound.
12 Apr 2019
Andrey S
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Children Eternal Rainforest Reserve

children eternal rainforest reserveThe Children Eternal Rainforest Reserve it’s a private organization dedicated to the conservation of the Rainforests and Cloud Forests of Costa Rica. This reserve is very important for the conservation of the natural resources because it is known to have one of the highest biological density on the planet, and due to this, the Children Eternal Rainforest Reserve is undoubtedly one of the obligatory stops for scientists and biologists to study the biodiversity of our country in the largest private nature preserve. This reserve is also open to the general public, for those nature lovers who want to know a little bit of the 23,000 hectares covering this vast region of forest and wildlife.
02 Apr 2019
Andrey S
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Cerro Dantas Wildlife Refuge

cerro dantas wildlife refugeThe Cerro Dantas Wildlife Refuge was created in 1998 with the function of ensuring the natural resources surrounding Cerro Chompipe, located in the Province of Heredia, Costa Rica. This Natural Sanctuary is trying to reach schools and visitors through studies and research conducted in the refuge to soak with the theme of environmental conservation. Its 57 hectares of land allows you to enjoy an area with evergreen forest, where the average temperature is 23º Celsius (around 73 Fahrenheit).
26 Mar 2019
Andrey S
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Carara National Park

carara national park entranceThe name “Carara” comes from the Huetar language that means River of Lizards. It is located 90 kilometers from the city of San Jose and it measures around 4,800 hectares (11,500 acres). Carara National Park is a significant area where bird lovers will enjoy a lot; this place is home to one of the largest populations of scarlet macaw in the country, the climate is pleasant, and there are many types of other animals that are found here.
19 Mar 2019
Andrey S
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Cano Island Biological Reserve

cano island biological reserveConsidered a sacred site for Central American and South American natives between 1500 - 700 BC, the Cano Island Biological Reserve is a treasure located 13 miles from Drake Bay and 21 miles from Corcovado National Park, which was considered by National Geographic as the place with the greatest biological intensity in the world. As if that is not enough, in 2016 Corcovado was considered the most beautiful National Park in the world according to the list "The Top 10 National Parks in the World". On the other hand, named in that way by the conquistador Juan de Castañeda, the Cano Island Biological Reserve was created in 1978 to protect the innumerable corals and marine resources found in this place.
12 Mar 2019
Andrey S
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Braulio Carrillo National Park

braulio carrillo national park viewBraulio Carrillo National Park is the largest of the central region of Costa Rica, and it is located within the Central Volcanic Mountain Range, which includes volcanoes such as the Barva, Cacho Negro, and Bajo de la Hondura. With a total area of ​​47,588 hectares, it is estimated that there are around 6,000 species of plants and 515 species of birds. Besides this, there is a paradisiacal cataract which is accessible only if you walk through the park for 3 days. This is a perfect place for those who are very adventurous and are willing to discover diversity and complexity in a single place.
28 Feb 2019
Andrey S
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Bahía Junquillal Wildlife Refuge

bahia junquillal wildlife refuge beachAbout 5 hours from San Jose on the Pacific coast of La Cruz de Guanacaste, we find the Bahía Junquillal Wildlife Refuge. This region was donated in 1988 with the objective of taking the area for conservation and years later in 1995 the refuge is created and managed by the Guanacaste Conservation Area. With an annual average temperature of 29º Celsius (85F) and a precipitation of around 1500 mm makes it a perfect place for people to enjoy of a sunny trip and for the species that inhabit the region.
25 Feb 2019
Andrey S
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Barra Honda National Park

barra honda national park in guanacasteLocated in the province of Guanacaste and created in the year 1974, Barra Honda National Park belongs to the Tempisque conservation area, well-known because of its famous limestone caverns under the Barra Honda hill that were formed during the Miocene Era while the country was gradually forming. In addition to the caverns, there is very significant information of coral reefs that thanks to the fall of rainwater in calcium carbonate ended up forming this unique place in Costa Rica.
17 Feb 2019
Andrey S
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Best places to see monkeys and sloths in Costa Rica

see monkeys and sloths during your trip to costa ricaThe enormous biodiversity of Costa Rica allows us to capture unique and unparalleled moments, and without a doubt, happiness at this time is sometimes accompanied by Costa Rican animals, which immediately catch the attention of locals and foreigners when they are seen. Inevitably, monkeys and sloths are well known in our lands, so some are very accustomed to the treatment of man and sometimes give us sparks of friendship that are impossible to ignore. Learn about the best places to see monkeys and sloths in Costa Rica on this blog post.
24 Jan 2019
Andrey S
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Toucans of Costa Rica

costa rica toucansBirds with relatively large beaks, omnivores and with a lifespan of 15-20 years, they do not stop bringing up attention for their peculiar beauty and song, in Costa Rica we have 6 different species of toucans, which have been characteristic in many types of publicity related to our country. They extend along the coasts and mountains, and thanks to efforts in conservation, they are being seen again in the central valley, in this blog we tell you in details about these peculiar species that make these lands an even more beautiful country.
20 Jan 2019
Andrey S
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General History of Costa Rica

general history of costa ricaThose who know about Costa Rica, know that this country is very particular and its history cannot go unnoticed, and due to these facts, we are a mix of cultures and ethnicities, having records from 10.000 years ago, when hunters and gatherers came to establish little sedentary groups, and started growing in these lands, but our story goes beyond, Costa Rica called the attention of countries worldwide, becoming a natural scientist center and its richness could not be ignored, it had such impression that Christopher Columbus itself mentioned he witnessed the richest lands that any other European have ever seen before, due to the ornaments and the nature he saw in Cariay, nowadays called Puerto Limon in the Caribbean coast.
11 Dec 2018
Andrey S
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Animals of Costa Rica

animals of costa ricaTalking about the biodiversity of Costa Rica is simply something that can give us weeks to cover, with more than 505.000 species, 300.000 of them are insects and 490.000 are invertebrates, Costa Rica has the highest density of biodiversity than any other country worldwide, this beautiful country started the phase of formation around 200 million years ago, and it just finished the process 3 million years ago, completing a natural bridge where the fauna from North America and South America joined to never leave these volcanic lands that represents between 4% – 6% of all the species of the earth in just 51.100 km2.
07 Dec 2018
Andrey S
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Juan Castro Blanco National Park

costa rica is full of natureFounded in 1992 and categorized as one of the most important hydric sources in the region and with five types of different forests, you will find the Juan Castro Blanco National Park. This park is located just 30 minutes before arriving to Ciudad Quesada, one of the towns where you can make a stop before continuing your way to La Fortuna, where Arenal Volcano resides; and around 40 minutes after passing the town of Zarcero, a small beautiful town that is characterized for its original park full of plants cutted and sculpted into different figures such as faces, elephants, arches, dinosaurs, birds and others, which have been made by a local sculptor during the last fifty years. Here you can also visit Zarcero’s church, which is a magnificent piece of art, founded in 1910 and painted with very fine details, some of them done by national artists. Inside this church, an image of Saint Raphael can be found, and the locals say and believe that if you touch the tail of the fish he has in his hand, you will find someone to get married soon, so, if you want to give it a try, you can take a chance!
11 Oct 2018
Andrey S
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Souvenir Shopping in Costa Rica

souvenir shopping in costa ricaWhen you visit a foreign country there is nothing more memorable than an item bought from a handicraft in that visited country, as it can remind you about of all the details and stories during your trip and make you keep some good memories for yourself, it can also be an excellent gift and insight to provide for someone close about the place you visited. On this blog we are going to show you some of the most interesting handicrafts to find and consider searching once you Visit Costa Rica, so it will be easier for you to find options and affordable prices, while you enjoy your tours and do some Souvenir Shopping in Costa Rica.
25 Sep 2018
Andrey S
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Costa Rican Cocoa

costa rican cocoa and its propertiesUsually called as the food of the gods, considered as sacred by the aborigines in general and used as an exchange-paying method many years ago, cocoa has been really popular not only for its healthy properties but also for its marvelous taste, sometimes a little bit bitter, but as you consume it and feel more its flavor it starts becoming sweeter to your palate, like an “acquired taste”.
29 Aug 2018
Andrey S
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Top 5 Tours From Guanacaste

best tours from guanacasteThis blog is mainly for those tourists traveling to the North Pacific Region of Costa Rica. If you are staying there, we highly recommend taking a look at these Top 5 Tours from Guanacaste; these are the Best Things to do in that area. The Guanacaste Region is known as the Beach Resort’s area of Costa Rica, this is the sunniest and driest part of the country with a very well-marked dry season that goes from the beginning of November until mid-May. This part of the country is ideal for those looking for a Relaxing Costa Rica Beach Vacation, rather than an Adventure Trip in Costa Rica with a lot of exploring. For those who choose the beach vacation and want to do some exploring, these are our Top 5 Recommended Tours from Guanacaste.
15 Aug 2018
Andrey S
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Drake Bay

drake bayDrake Bay is one of the most beautiful and natural places in Costa Rica, located in the South Pacific Region at the Osa Peninsula. It offers several places to visit, in addition to be able at some points of the year to see the famous whales, and dolphins. Since it is really close to Corcovado National Park some tours can be taken from this area. Also around 20 minutes before arriving to the port of Sierpe River there is a small reserve where you can see the antique spheres, built by our aborigines a long time ago.
09 Aug 2018
Andrey S
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Costa Rica Convention Center

new costa rica convention center in san joseIf your boss notifies you that for your next convention you will need to be flying to Costa Rica, you are one of the lucky ones. Not only your business activity will be held at an innovative, architectural and technological Eco focused infrastructure, but also will be visiting a touristic location known as a paradise, located among the rainforests of Central America.
03 Aug 2018
Andrey S
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Costa Rican People

tours from san jose costa ricaCosta Rican people, a bundle of five million happy beings, give or take. According to worldwide recognized organizations that specialize in qualifying the wellbeing of citizens, Costa Rican people are among the happiest and with great life expectancy. No wonder our social slogan “pura vida” translates literally to pure life which really translates to something like nice life, understanding it in the sense of trying to define “aloha” to a non-Hawaiian.
20 Jul 2018
Andrey S
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Best Months to Visit Costa Rica

best months to visit costa ricaIf you are traveling to Costa Rica, you better know which are the Best Months to Visit Costa Rica and have an idea of what this beautiful country offers if you pin point the calendar. Your interests are a good start to lean the scale when choosing your Best Months to Visit Costa Rica and there are a few main factors to consider. Weather, budget, crowdedness, maybe a search of a mystical and exotic creature or adventure are among the most important factors to take into account.
22 Jun 2018
Andrey S
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Top 5 Tours from Manuel Antonio Beach

top 5 tours from manuel antonio beachThis blog is meant to be of help for those people traveling to the Central Pacific Region and are looking for something to do in the area. Here you can learn about the Top 5 Tours from Manuel Antonio Beach in Costa Rica. There are many activities offered in the Manuel Antonio National Park area, as always, all of them with mixed reviews, these are the ones we consider as the best:
25 Jan 2018
Andrey S
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Guachipelin Adventure Combo

guachipelin adventure comboFor those of you staying in Guanacaste and looking for an all in one adventure tour, the Guachipelin Adventure Combo is the best option for you. In the area of Guanacaste sits the beautiful 3400 acre Hacienda Guachipelin in the foothills of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.
17 Jan 2018
Andrey S
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Best Zip Lining tours in Costa Rica

best zip lining tours in costa ricaZip lining is the most popular adventure in Costa Rica for foreign tourists, this activity has become a boom in our country and more and more businesses of this kind are opening every year. All of them claim to be best and all of them are fun for the people, regardless if it’s the best or the worst zip lining tour of the country; the only real way to know which is better over the others is to do them and compare them. Some people also uses the information on the internet to compare them, but some of them have more technological tools to have more exposure on the web, but that doesn’t necessarily means that they are the best; the best example I can use is the absolutely best zip lining tour of Costa Rica, which doesn’t have much exposure on the web because their tools and exposure in the web is minimal, but with the potential of being a huge business with a better administration…   We as tour guides have done most of the zip lining or canopy tours (as they are also called) of Costa Rica; here is some information about the top zip lining tours in each Costa Rica Destination.
21 Dec 2017
Andrey S
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Heredia Province

heredia province The Heredia Province is the smallest province of Costa Rica, which capital is a city with the same name and better known as “The City of Flowers”.  This province is located to the North of San Jose just about 15km from its Downtown, it also borders with Nicaragua and the provinces of Alajuela and Limon. Heredia is known for many things, education, employment, tourism and one of Costa Rica’s biggest passions… soccer.
15 Dec 2017
Andrey S
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens Costa Rica

la paz waterfall gardens costa ricaLa Paz Waterfall Gardens Costa Rica is the most visited private attraction in our country, a place where the tourists can enjoy of a lot of things during a one day trip. La Paz Waterfall Gardens offers hiking in the rainforest, waterfalls observation and wildlife observation at their animal rescue center.
06 Dec 2017
Andrey S
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Top 5 Tours from San Jose Costa Rica

top 5 tours from san jose costa ricaSan Jose is the Capital City of Costa Rica, a place where international business and tourism is growing rapidly. Here an International Conference Center for 10,000 people is being built, as well as many hotels, hostels, Airbnb’s and restaurants; the city is changing rapidly and adjusting to all of these changes. The visitors of this city, whether they are here for business, pleasure or both, will be searching for things to do, so here is some information about the Top 5 Tours from San Jose Costa Rica that can be done while visiting this city.
30 Nov 2017
Andrey S
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Costa Rica Hanging Bridges Tours

costa rica hanging bridges toursThere are lots of activities that a tourist can do in Costa Rica, such as zip lining, white water rafting, nature hikes or others, but doing one of the Costa Rica Hanging Bridges Tours is one of the must do things when visiting our country. This type of activity centers started in Costa Rica a few decades ago and have been a total success ever since then; there are hanging bridges parks in Monteverde, Arenal, Tenorio Volcano and San Ramon, but more than likely there will be many other parks like these that will be opened in other regions in the upcoming years…
24 Nov 2017
Andrey S
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Guanacaste Province

guanacaste provinceThe Guanacaste Province is located in the North Pacific Region of Costa Rica, the ideal place to take a Costa Rica Beach Vacation because of the countless gorgeous beaches that can be found here and because this is the driest region of our country, something that the visitors look for when planning a Relaxing Beach Vacation.
20 Nov 2017
Andrey S
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Laguna de Hule

laguna de hule in the costa rica rainforestThe “Laguna de Hule” or “Rubber Lagoon”, as it would be translated to the English language, is one of the less known natural attractions of Costa Rica, but something definitely worth it to mention at least in the blog of a company in the travel industry like us.
17 Nov 2017
Andrey S
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Events in Costa Rica

events in costa ricaAs in many countries of Latin America, Costa Ricans are also party people, we like to attend events like concerts of tropical music, urban music, reggaetón music, festivals you name it... Let’s go ahead and talk about some of the Events in Costa Rica, this may be a reference next time that you are looking for an event to enjoy while in Costa Rican soil.
14 Nov 2017
Andrey S
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Top 5 tours in the Arenal Volcano-La Fortuna area

top 5 tours in the arenal volcano la fortuna areaTourism information about Costa Rica can be a little confusing, due to the huge number of destinations and activities offered in such as a small country. The number of tourists visiting our country keeps growing year by year, to the point that in 2016 we had almost 3 million visitors, and because of this touristic “boom”, there are more and more entrepreneurs creating new numerous attractions every year, making the offer bigger and bigger; and more confusing for the tourists to choose. So if you are surfing the web trying to decide what activities to do, but encounter a huge number of options then the big question arises: Which activities should I do? Here is a little guide of the Top 5 tours in the Arenal Volcano-La Fortuna area; we are going to start with this particular region of the country because is the one with the largest number of activities, and it’s also the most visited part of Costa Rica:
10 Nov 2017
Andrey S
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Costa Rica Airports

costa rica airportsTourism in Costa Rica is growing rapidly and it’s important for the visitors to know that there are 2 Costa Rica Airports where they can land: the San Jose International Airport which is the main and busiest airport of the country; and the Liberia International Airport, located in the North Pacific Region in the Province of Guanacaste and close to a beach resort’s area. Here is a good number of reasons to choose either airport based on your interests:
28 Oct 2017
Andrey S
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Limon Province

limon provinceThe Limon Province in the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica, is probably the one with the richest and most authentic culture of our country, because everything about it is different than the in the rest of Costa Rica, like the food, the music, the life style, etc. This province is also a very natural place, because all of the zones of it are rainforests.
21 Oct 2017
Andrey S
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Tenorio Volcano National Park

tenorio volcano national parkThe Tenorio Volcano National Park is located in the Guanacaste Volcanic Mountain Range, towards the Northern part of Costa Rica. This national park is similar to many others of the country, a gorgeous green rainforest area with nature trails for the tourist to enjoy hiking on them, but with the difference of having a very special and unique ingredient: its rare blue river.
08 Oct 2017
Andrey S
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Soccer in Costa Rica

soccer in costa ricaCosta Ricans are known for many things, like being the happiest people on earth, coffee crops, Rain Forest / Cloud Forest and so on, but what many people don’t know is that Soccer in Costa Rica is an everyday thing; we eat, breath and sleep with soccer. In Costa Rica we have many soccer teams that locals support, also our national team is currently made up by many star players that play in important soccer clubs in various countries in Europe, U.S.A and Asia. Soccer in Costa Rica is celebrated and it’s treated with the same excitement and passion as you would celebrate a Super Bowl a US Open or even a Rugby Championship game. Let’s get more in detail about this topic.
03 Oct 2017
Andrey S
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Independence Day in Costa Rica

independence day in costa ricaThe Independence Day in Costa Rica is celebrated on September 15th, it is a national holiday and Costa Ricans celebrate it in different ways. The tradition in our county is to attend the parades done by the schools; every single town of Costa Rica organizes a parade in the main streets of the city, where all of the schools participate with their marching bands and other forms of cultural performances. Since this is a national holiday, as mentioned before, most people have the day off from work and school, and gather to participate as part of the parade.
28 Sep 2017
Andrey S
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Surfing in Costa Rica

surfing in costa rica is greatSurfing in Costa Rica is a really popular sport; you just have to sit in one of the good beaches with good waves and all of the sudden you will see several people with surfboards jumping in the water. This intense and skillful sport is also practiced in many parts of the world and Costa Rica is one of the best places to do it. There are many beaches in Costa Rica, more than 300 actually, but some just have that thing that attracts many local and foreign surfers. Usually the best beaches are the most remote, but in the case of Costa Rica there are many options where you don’t really have to go on an expedition just to catch some waves.
20 Sep 2017
Andrey S
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Puntarenas Province

puntarenas provinceSome people get it mixed up and say that Guanacaste is the largest Province of Costa Rica, others say that it’s Alajuela or Limon, but in reality the Largest Province of Costa Rica is the Puntarenas Province, with an area of about 12,000 square kilometers (4,700 square miles) and made up of 11 capitals including the famous Manuel Antonio and Jaco Beach, while the second largest is the Guanacaste Province with 10,000 square kilometers (3,800 square miles). Geographically, the Puntarenas Province is located on the West Part of Costa Rica and it borders with the Pacific Ocean for a long portion of its territory. This province for the most part, is a long line of mountains next to the coast that creates a very beautiful landscape worth to see, visit and photograph. The type of climate towards the Northern part of the province is very dry, while the climate towards the Central and Sothern parts of Puntarenas are rainy and extremely rainy, as a matter of fact, the South Pacific Region of Costa Rica is one of the rainiest places in the world.  
12 Sep 2017
Andrey S
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Turtle Nesting at Ostional Beach

turtle nesting at ostional beachToday we will provide some information about the Turtle Nesting at Ostional Beach. In the coast of the Nicoya Peninsula at the Province of Guanacaste sits the beautiful black sand beach of Ostional, located about 6 hours from San Jose and 3 hours from the City of Liberia.
07 Sep 2017
Andrey S
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Costa Rica Hotels

costa rica hotelsCosta Rica is developing a very complete touristic platform, a small country with several regions to visit with different and varied characteristics, the perfect ingredients to become the country that everyone wants to visit. Besides the proximity and variety of these regions, the country also has a lot of natural attractions that are protected as National Parks, Natural Reserves or Private Reserves, all of them appropriate for the enjoyment of the visitors who need a place to stay close to these attractions; here is where the Costa Rica Hotels do their part. But then the big questions arise, where should I stay? What is the best location? Which is the most reliable? These questions will be addressed further ahead on this blog.
24 Aug 2017
Andrey S
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Excursions from San Jose, Costa Rica

excursions from san joseTaking Excursions from San Jose is a great option while visiting Costa Rica. When traveling to another country, people usually question themselves if they are traveling to the best possible region; well, in the case of Costa Rica that could be very relative depending on the time that you have for the trip, the purpose of it, the available budget, etc.
20 Jun 2017
Andrey S
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Barva Volcano

barva volcanoThe Barva Volcano is located in the Braulio Carrillo National Park in the Province of Heredia, at about 30 km away from Central San Jose. This Volcano unlike the currently active Turrialba Volcano is completely dormant; the last time that this volcano reportedly made any sort of activity was more than 7,000 years ago. However, there are still some tiny craters that have bubbling water in some points of the mountain.
07 Jun 2017
Andrey S
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Beers of Costa Rica

 beer at the beach in costa ricaThere are many slang type of ways to call beer around the world, but the Beers of Costa Rica are either called “Birras” or “Frias”; or depending on what you are drinking we can also use other terms like: Aguilas (Eagles) or Rubias (Blond). Beer in Costa Rica is something that is part of life and part of our culture, just like in other countries like Belgium, Germany, and Holland. Beer is not only a vice (for those who take it there), it’s a way of life, a lifestyle, a tradition and we also feel the same way.
19 May 2017
Andrey S
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Birdwatching in Costa Rica

birdwatching in costa ricaCosta Rica offers nowadays a wide array of tourism options for its visitors, like Vacations on the Beach, Adventure Vacations, Vacations near Volcanoes, Multiday Wildlife Observation Excursions, Multiday Fishing Tours, etc. But there is one type of tourism that is gaining strength over the past 2 decades: Birdwatching in Costa Rica.
23 Feb 2017
Andrey S
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Buena Vista Adventure Tour

buena vista adventure tourGuanacaste is a very diverse part of Costa Rica, and by diverse I mean filled with things to do and places to see and visit; there are hundreds of beautiful beaches, volcanoes, national parks and theme adventure parks. Today I will talk about one of these parks, the Buena Vista Adventure Tour.
21 Feb 2017
Andrey S
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Arenal Hanging Bridges

arenal hanging bridgesLa Fortuna is a very popular area and has a high amount of tourism on a daily basis for many reasons, eco-tourism, abundant wildlife, beautiful scenery, several options for Adventure Activities and the most important of all… to see the amazing Arenal Volcano. This beautiful volcano sits right in the heart of La Fortuna de San Carlos. In the Arenal Volcano area many kinds of activities are done, from zip lining, to ATV riding to hot springs, but there is one activity that is very unique: the Arenal Hanging Bridges, now why does this set it apart from others? Let’s talk about it.
15 Feb 2017
Andrey S
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Arenal Hot Springs

arenal hot springsOne of the Most Visited Places of Costa Rica by foreign and local tourists is the Arenal Volcano area, located near the town of La Fortuna in the Province of San Carlos. The reason why so many people visit the area is not only because of the amazing view of the volcano, but also for the high amount of activities that can be done in the area, like Zip Lining, Waterfalls, Horseback riding, Nature Hikes, Hanging Bridges, and many others; but the most important reason people come to this region is to enjoy of the famous Arenal Hot Springs.
07 Feb 2017
Andrey S
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Irazu Volcano

irazu volcanoSo in Costa Rica there are a total of 351 Volcanos, or eruptive points where sometime in history there was a large eruption, and out of those 6 are active nowadays (the only really active is the Turrialba Volcano). The remaining are dormant or extinct, out of all those lets pick the Irazu Volcano.
24 Jan 2017
Andrey S
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Costa Rican Coffee

costa rican coffeeCosta Rica is known for being an exporter of many agricultural products, like Bananas, Plantains, Pineapples, Ornamental plants and flowers, you name it. However, there is one product that puts Costa Rica on the map apart from other countries and eventually making it a household name; our famous Costa Rican Coffee. Our country is known around the world for its high quality of Arabica coffee, as a matter of fact; this variety of coffee is the one known to be of the highest quality and by law, is the only one that can be planted in the country, because of our high standards. Due to this and the fact that we have very fertile volcanic soils ideal for the cultivation of this product, there is a high demand for the Costa Rican Coffee in foreign markets like North America, Europe and Asia.
29 Sep 2016
Andrey S
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Poas Volcano National Park

poas volcano national park in costa ricaThe Poas Volcano National Park is one of the most important National Parks of Costa Rica, perhaps, it could be considered as the most important of the country in terms of tourism, since is the most visited of the country and because it holds one of the only 2 volcanoes that can be accessed all the way to its crater by vehicle (the other one is Irazu Volcano). Poas is one of the active Volcanoes of Costa Rica where minor volcanic activity can be seen, such as fumaroles that constantly produce gas and steam from the main crater. Other Costa Rica Volcanoes where this type of activity also takes place are the Miravalles Volcano, Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Tenorio Volcano and Arenal Volcano; but the one that is really active nowadays is the Turrialba Volcano, doing very large ash and incandescent rock eruptions.    
26 Sep 2016
Andrey S
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Costa Rica Rainforest

costa rica rainforestWhen one thinks about Costa Rica, most people would picture this tropical country with warm water beaches, lots of palm trees, mountains, volcanoes, wild animals and lush vegetation.  Well, the fact that many people relate the name of the country with lush vegetation is because of the Costa Rica Rainforest, famous worldwide because of its big biodiversity.
11 Sep 2016
Andrey S
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Province of Alajuela

province of alajuelaThe Province of Alajuela is home to many places of interest for those visiting Costa Rica, including the busiest airport of the country. This one is the 3rd biggest province, which capital city has the same name, and is commonly known as “La Liga”, in reference to its local soccer team.
20 Aug 2016
Andrey S
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Costa Rica Main Activities

costa rica main activitiesCosta Rica is a lot more than the regular “beach bubble” vacation destination, such as Cancun, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and many of the Caribbean Islands. Besides the vast number of beautiful beaches in its 1,200 kilometers of coastline, the country offers a tremendous amount of activities and unique destinations, located in very safe areas.
20 Jul 2016
Andrey S
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Tamarindo Beach

tamarindo beachWhen we speak of the Province of Guanacaste here in Costa Rica, we normally think of some of the best beaches of the country, the sunny weather, the blue ocean and the surfing. Well, all of these factors are found at the famous Tamarindo Beach, one of the best beach destinations of Costa Rica.
15 Jul 2016
Andrey S
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Costa Rica Waterfalls Paradise

costa rica waterfalls paradiseToday I will talk about a magical place in Costa Rica; and I know, every single touristic website you have encounter that offers touristic services to the country refers to all the places as “magical” or “wonderful“, or use other similar terms to describe them, but this place I’m mentioning is truly something else!
09 Jun 2016
Andrey S
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Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge

cano negro wildlife refugeNear the border with Nicaragua and the town of Los Chiles in the most Northern part of Costa Rica, sits the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, a wetland that is home to many local rainforest animals and migratory birds.
30 May 2016
Andrey S
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Cartago

cartagoThe City of Cartago Costa Rica, is one of the oldest population settlements in the country, perhaps we should say, it’s the town of Costa Rica with the most history and curious stories from the entire colonial time. This city is the former capital of the country, which was moved to San Jose back in 1823 after a civil war. 
03 May 2016
Andrey S
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La Fortuna de San Carlos

la fortuna de san carlos La Fortuna de San Carlos is the name of the main town close to the “must see” touristic destination of Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano area. This town was historically populated by farmers and ranchers, but in 1968 when the Arenal Volcano made its big eruption, this region started to be an attractive point of interest for visitors.
25 Apr 2016
Andrey S
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Rincon de la Vieja National Park

rincon de la vieja national park The Rincon de la Vieja National Park is one of the most unique in Costa Rica, because it features a neat combination of rainforest and volcanic activity-observation at the same place. This 14,000 hectare park (36,000 acres), is just about 25km from the town of Liberia (and the Liberia International Airport); and its volcano stands about 1,895 meters (6,400 ft.) above sea level. This active volcano is constantly making minor eruptions, being the last in 2016, when some material was flowing down the mountain towards the North-eastern flank (mainly water and mud, nothing major).
22 Apr 2016
Andrey S
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San Jose City

san jose cityThis time we will talk a bit about our nation’s Capital, the San Jose City. Back in the days the capital of Costa Rica was not San Jose, from 1574 to 1824 the capital was Cartago (Just about 25Km from San Jose). Due to issues with the support of a political party, the republicans ended up in moving the Capital to what is today San Jose.
15 Apr 2016
Andrey S
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Costa Rican Food

costa rican foodThe Costa Rican Food has a large variety of traditional dishes, many of them based on all the different heritages and descendants that have migrated to our country since the ruling of the Spanish in the 16th century. As the times have changed, technology gets more advanced and foreign relations have come to Costa Rica, so has the cuisine, still keeping in mind that we, till this day, keep following our roots when it comes to cooking traditions.
15 Mar 2016
Andrey S
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Corcovado National Park

corcovado national parkThe Corcovado National Park is the largest national park of Costa Rica, holding an amazing 4% of the entire world’s biodiversity, making it the richest eco-system found in the country (the country’s overall biodiversity is 5% of the planet).
16 Dec 2015
Andrey S
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Parasailing in Manuel Antonio Beach

parasailing in manuel antonio beachParasailing is a fairly new attraction in the touristic regions of Costa Rica, being the companies of the Manuel Antonio National Park area the pioneers of this adventure activity in the country. Soon there will probably be more around, but for now the visitors of Manuel Antonio are the only ones who are able to enjoy the amazing views of this area from an “eagle’s eye” perspective.  
14 Dec 2015
Andrey S
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Uvita Beach

uvita beachUvita Beach is one the emerging beach touristic destinations of Costa Rica, not as famous as its neighbors Jaco Beach and Manuel Antonio National Park, but every year is becoming more popular, having bigger numbers of visitors especially during the whale watching seasons.
29 Nov 2015
Andrey S
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Jaco Beach

jaco beachPlaya Jaco or Jaco Beach, was one of the first beach touristic destinations of Costa Rica, not so much because of its natural beauty, but because of its proximity to the Capital City of San Jose, where most of the Costa Rican population lives. Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s the beaches of “Playa Jaco” and “Puntarenas” were pretty much the only 2 coastal areas with a fairly “easy access” from San Jose, which made them popular between the local tourists. Then in the 1990’s the touristic boom started in Costa Rica, and due to the fact that the foreign visitors wanted to see more than Jaco and Puntarenas, other areas started developing with a good touristic platform.
20 Nov 2015
Andrey S
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Costa Rica National Parks

costa rica national parksCosta Rica is being an ecological driven country over the past few decades, and the best proof of this is that more than 34% of its territory is protected, in the form of National Parks, Biological Reserves and Private Reserves.
15 Nov 2015
Andrey S
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Costa Rica Beaches

costa rica beachesEven though Costa Rica is such a small territory, its uneven terrain allows this Central American country to have over 1,290 kilometers of coastline (800 miles approx.), where lots and lots of beautiful beaches can be found. The country has the privilege of having 2 oceans: The Pacific on the West and the Caribbean Sea on the East, where the visitors can find many coastal areas to visit with different habitats and characteristics.
10 Nov 2015
Andrey S
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Cahuita National Park

cahuita national park tourCahuita National Park is one the natural jewels of the Caribbean Region of Costa Rica. This place is a beautiful combination of gold color sand and rainforest everywhere around its gorgeous beaches. The park has well maintained nature trails surrounded by the most lush-exuberant vegetation in all Costa Rica; with wildlife present everywhere you look.
06 Nov 2015
Andrey S
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Best Adventure Activities in Costa Rica

best adventure activities in costa ricaCosta Rica is well known worldwide to be an eco-touristic destination, but nowadays is also a very intense adventure destination. Here are some of the Best Adventure Activities in Costa Rica, including information about the best places to practice them and other details:
03 Nov 2015
Andrey S
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Visiting Costa Rica

visiting costa rica rainforestVisiting Costa Rica for the first time could be confusing, especially with so much information on the internet and so many mixed reviews on the different travel forums. Here are some tips that would really help you with the planning of your trip depending on your interests and travel style:
30 Oct 2015
Andrey S
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Costa Rica’s Top Destinations

costa rica top destinations palm treesOur country has become very popular for international tourists from all over the world in the past couple decades, and due to this, the touristic sector have had a huge boom in some key areas of the territory. Here we will give you a list of those Costa Rica’s Top Destinations that had already built a brand name of its own:
22 Oct 2015
Andrey S
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Culture of Costa Rica

culture of costa rica marketThe idiosyncrasy of the Costa Rican people can be described in the most popular expression of the country called “Pura Vida”.  Pura Vida is actually our national slogan, it translates to English as “Pure Life” in a literal way, but the meaning behind it tells a lot about the way we are as a society in this small Central American country. To put it in simple terms, we are all full of life here, and the best proof of that is that we got the award of being the happiest country in the whole wide world in 2010 and 2011, but the other years when we don’t end up in first place, we are normally in the top 5, which is not bad at all…
16 Oct 2015
Andrey S
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Puerto Viejo de Limon

puerto viejo de limon natureWhen I think of Puerto Viejo de Limon, the first thing that comes to my mind is the dramatic contrast of the bright green color of the vegetation and the turquoise color of the sea; and of course, that makes this particular region another different and unique part of Costa Rica, not as explored as the main touristic towns of the country.
17 Sep 2015
Andrey S
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Tortuguero

tortuguero national parkThe Tortuguero National Park area is the best natural place to visit in Costa Rica if you are a nature lover, because this is one of the best spots for observation of wildlife in the whole country, where is very common to see lots of monkeys, sloths, caimans, iguanas, toucans and several other species of wild animals, including turtles during nesting seasons.
09 Sep 2015
Andrey S
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Monteverde and Santa Elena Cloud Forest area

monteverde and santa elena cloud forest reserveThe Monteverde and Santa Elena Cloud Forest area is one of the most famous eco-touristic destinations of Costa Rica, mainly because of its unique and rare cloud forests, a habitat that is unfortunately becoming extinct because of global warming. Walking in these cloud forests, which are located at the top of Costa Rica’s continental divide, is a little different than walking in our rainforest, because all the vegetation here is covered with moss and if it happens to be foggy at the time of your hike, it’s a very interesting-kind of mystic feeling when you are in there.
27 Aug 2015
Andrey S
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Manuel Antonio National Park

manuel antonio national park rainforestThe Manuel Antonio National Park is one of those places that we can consider a mix of what really represents tourism in Costa Rica. Here you can find a very lush-beautiful tropical rainforest, lots of wildlife and one of the most beautiful beaches of the world!
14 Dec 2014
Andrey S
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A trip to Costa Rica

trip to costa ricaPlanning a trip to Costa Rica could be complicated because there are too many choices, too many recommended places or towns to visit and lots of mixed reviews all over the internet. Today I will talk about a simple alternative to plan your trip, stress free and accurate according to whatever it is that you are looking for in a vacation. At Go Tours Costa Rica we take care of doing customized vacation packages that reflect the passion we feel for this small country, by trying to show you as much as we can of the place we call home. I know and understand that all the other companies out there promise the same experience, but we can prove that we are a little different and that we can deliver it that way based on our reviews on Trip Advisor and other travel forums. So, my recommendations is for you to relax while we take care of the whole planning, reservations and other details that could give you a headache trying to figure out yourself. 
17 Nov 2014
Andrey S
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Miravalles Volcano

miravalles volcanoThe Miravalles Volcano is the highest mountain in the entire Province of Guanacaste, at  2,023 meters above the sea level (6,653 feet), and is one of the 5 main volcanoes of the Guanacaste Volcanic Mountain Range, along with the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Orosi Volcano, Tenorio Volcano and the world famous Arenal Volcano.
10 Nov 2014
Andrey S
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Tirimbina Biological Reserve

tirimbina biological reserve viewThe Tirimbina Biological Reserve has become one of our favorite places in the tropical rainforest of Costa Rica. We love to take our customers there during their stay Costa Rica because of several reasons:
08 Nov 2014
Andrey S
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Rainforest Animals in Costa Rica

rainforest animals in costa rica howler monkeyThere is a large variety of rainforest animals in Costa Rica, due to the fact that it is located between 2 large continental territories: North America and South America. A lot of the animals from these 2 big territories where able to cross from North America to South America when Costa Rica and Panama formed a bridge between the 2 about 4 million years ago.
07 Nov 2014
Andrey S
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Arenal Volcano National Park

arenal volcano national parkThe Arenal Volcano National Park is located in the district of La Fortuna, which belongs to the county of San Carlos and the province of Alajuela.
07 Nov 2014
Andrey S
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Palo Verde National Park

palo verde national park wildlifeThe Palo Verde National Park, located in North Pacific Province of Guanacaste, is the absolutely best place for the observation of wildlife in the entire region, which includes the Papagayo Gulf area (Coco Beach, Hermosa Beach, Panama Beach, Buena Beach, Esmeralda Beach, Ocotal Beach and Matapalo Beach where the Riu Guanacaste Resort is located); the Liberia area, the Tamarindo beach area (Potrero Beach, Flamingo Beach, Brasilito Beach, Conchal Beach, Playa Grande, Tamarindo Beach, Langosta Beach); and the entire southern part of the Nicoya Peninsula. We normally have very good luck at Palo Verde National Park, where is very common for us to see lots of howler monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas, scarlet macaws, lizards, cattle egrets, great egrets, tiger herons, green herons, wood storks, jabirus, roseate spoonbills, snowy egrets, and of course, the white faced capuchin monkeys, who actually climb on our boats!
06 Nov 2014
Vladimir S
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Turrialba Volcano

turrialba volcano most active of costa ricaTurrialba Volcano is Costa Rica’s most active volcano, located in the Central Volcanic Mountain Range. Its altitude is 3,340 meters above the sea level (10,958 feet), and it has a total of 3 craters at the summit. It was dormant from 1,866 until 2,010, but just a couple of weeks ago Turrialba Volcano started important activity, doing stronger phreatic eruptions, throwing ash, rocks and small amounts of lava. The Turrialba Volcano National Park remains closed due to the latest heavy ash activity, but all tourism businesses are still operating normally (except for Volcan Turrialba Lodge, located at only 1 kilometer from the crater), since the eruptions don’t represent a dangerous threat at the moment, mainly because the wind blows all the ash towards the west, while the touristic activities are towards the east flank of the volcano.
06 Nov 2014
Vladimir S
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Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel

rio celeste hideaway hotel roomThis past weekend I had the opportunity to visit one of the best lodging options I’ve seen in all Costa Rica, the Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel. The purpose of my trip was to find a good alternative for those travelers who don’t like to follow the most traveled routes, but prefer to stay in hidden-special places off the beaten track. As a matter of fact, we’ll be featuring this hotel in one or a few of the vacation packages that we’ll be launching in the next couple of months; new vacation packages including “off the beaten track” type of accommodations around all Costa Rica. At this hotel, I found what I was looking for.
05 Nov 2014
Vladimir S
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Whitewater rafting

whitewater rafting tenorioWhitewater rafting is one of Costa Rica’s most popular adventure activities. We highly recommend for you to include a rafting trip during your vacation in Costa Rica, because regardless of your level of experience, there would be a tour suitable for you (even floating trips for those who are physically challenged).  The country has the advantage of having many mountain ranges, from which several rivers flow down, creating lots of opportunities for practicing the sport. Another advantage is that Costa Rica is located in the tropics, therefore the water is always warm and the views are amazing on some of the trips, with views of lush rainforests, canyons and even wildlife.
30 Oct 2014
Vladimir S
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Costa Rica Vacations, why should I choose this destination?

costa rica vacations guanacasteAs time goes by as I work here at Go Tours Costa Rica, I constantly find myself wondering what would it feel like to be from another country trying to find a good destination for a well-deserved vacation, in the best scenario, I would make tons of research around the web seeking for a set of very good sources of information so I can make a good, concise, rightful decision, after all, I deserve to get my money's worth and chances are, I'm putting 3 to 4 figures on a faceless company that is not from my country, I'm paying a good portion (if not all) in advance for my vacations and just hoping that everything goes well... and let me tell you the truth, I would be stressed about this process, I would probably feel lost in an ocean of websites thrown at me from Google all claiming to be the best, to have the lowest rates and most importantly, they will all claim that you will have the best time of your life [period].
15 Oct 2014
Ben P
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