30 minutes away from San José Downtown This is not the first time that San José surprised us with the beauty of its mountains. To put it this way, you can do wildlife photography and capture the Emerald Glass Frog (Espadarana Prosoblepon) 30 minutes away from the traffic and noise of the … Read more about Costa Rica Nature Photography: Jardín de Lourdes, San Jose
The little-known side of San José: Nacientes Palmichal, a rural lodge pioneer in water conservation.
Wait. ecotourism in San Jose? It is not a secret that some people don't think that San Jose is the prettiest city in Central America. People usually don't come to Costa Rica thinking to spend much time exploring San Jose. I have to admit that, like many people, I am guilty of bad-mouthing San … Read more about The little-known side of San José: Nacientes Palmichal, a rural lodge pioneer in water conservation.
*** Note: Updated July 2018. This post was originally published in March 2016 and has been completely revamped for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Supporting local economies is one of the goals of sustainable travel. However, since 1980 -1990 Costa Rica has been adopting a model of development … Read more about Support local economies through rural tourism
The nationals parks in Costa Rica conserve the best of the nation's natural and cultural heritage. According to the National Parks Guide, we have in our forest: 221 mammals, 830 bird species, 150 amphibians, 215 reptiles and 1080 salt and freshwater fishes. Around 366,000 arthropods also 10,000 … Read more about National Parks in Costa Rica: See how easily you can impact nature and people
Is "ecotourism" or "sustainable tourism" just another buzzword?? Does every destination in Costa Rica do ecotourism? In 2017, the World Tourism Board (UNWTO) celebrated the "International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development" #IY2017. Also, the international campaign … Read more about What everyone ought to know about ecotourism in Costa Rica
Facts about Barva Volcano¹ Area: 51000 ha .Around 126023.74 acres. This is the total extension of the National Park Braulio Carrillo) Altitude: 2906 meters ( Around 9534 Feet Above Sea Level) Type of ecosystem: Rainforest, Wet forest, and cloud forest Dry season: January until … Read more about How to drive to Barva volcano without getting lost
This. Waterfall. is. light blue We have visited the Rio Celeste waterfall several times. One time we went there with no luck to see the stunning color. But this time was one of the nicest because of the time of the year (February). The color that you can see is like the pictures. LIGHT … Read more about Rio Celeste: A waterfall and its light blue waters
After you travel to someplace ... Have you ever felt it was a dream? Did I really go there? Well, to me, Corcovado National Park feels like that sort of memory. I'm still processing that we've been there. Especially because you get to this stage of consciousness after immersing yourself in such a … Read more about Hiking Corcovado National Park from Sirena to Carate station
If you're not informed about the prices in Costa Rica, you could be in for a surprise upon arrival. We don't want you showing up unprepared and having to cancel plans because you're worried about breaking the bank! Costa Rica is an amazing, friendly tourist destination, but it's also one of the … Read more about Costa Rica Travel Costs & Prices Guide
When you hear the word "jungle," what goes through your head? For me, Corcovado "jungle" sounds like: rivers with bull sharks, pumas, hot humidity, mosquitos, snakes, and awesome wildlife. It sounds like the most amazing place to understand and connect with nature. Corcovado National Park was on … Read more about Corcovado National Park
If you are planning a trip to one of the coolest places in Costa Rica, Corcovado National Park, and by any chance are thinking to stay in Drake Bay as your "home base," you will probably have to pass through Sierpe to get there. We finally made this trip recently after many years having an … Read more about How to Get to Drake Bay or Corcovado through Sierpe
When I (Ligia) was growing up, my family learned the hard way to be more mindful about what we put in our bodies. After my dad's health problems, organic food became very important for our family. Although, of course, it can be quite challenging to eat … Read more about Visiting the Costa Rican Organic Coffee Farm That Welcomed George Clooney