Collected by Emily Chiasson
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
There are plenty of opportunities to try canopy tours in Costa Rica, but I have to highly recommend Extremo in Monteverde. The best strategy we unexpectedly took on this venture was going in blind. We took recommendations for the best town and...
Guanacaste Province, Punta Islita, Costa Rica
A beautiful little town that sits on the Guanacaste side of Costa Rica. A pleasant way to get away and pick up some spanish lessons, enjoy a horseback ride against a beautiful sunset or listen to howling monkeys.
36, Limón, Costa Rica
On our most recent trip to Costa Rica one of my goals was to take a photo of a sloth in the wild. While on a walking tour in Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, our guide Florentino turned to me and said 'do you see it?' What an amazing photo...
Cartago Province, Costa Rica
My husband and I took a week long trip to Costa Rica in Dec 2011. Cartago is about 24 kms from the capital city of San Jose. We took a local bus ride to the city so that we could catch a taxi for Irazu volcano from there. We did not spend much...
La Fortuna - El Castillo, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
There are no words for the sounds and life of a tropical evening beneath an active volcano. What began as a simple 10 day trip to what's become a popular destination, has turned into a love affair that we find ourselves going back to...and missing...
Arenal Volcano Main Road 3 Blocks West From Centra, Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, 68241000, Costa Rica
Arenal Backpacker's Hostel beats most five star hotels in Costa Rica. You can purchase a private room, dormitory, or tent for less than 30 dollars. (Don't assume the tents are the worst option simply because they are the cheapest: they include...
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