Definitely, it's not the famous Cloud Forest in the country and there is not much information about Los Quetzales National Park. What if we told you there is a cloud forest 1 hour and a half from San José that few visitors ever see and you can see also the Quetzal? no gift shop, no snack bar, no … Read more about Los Quetzales National Park
This place is one of the best-kept secrets. It´s a hidden gem guarantee. Do you want that we tell you where is this place? It´s located in the beautiful area of Bajos del Toro Cloud Forest. It´s 1.5 hours (maximum 2 hours) from San José, it's a powerful waterfall surrounded by surreal rocks … Read more about How to visit Rio Agrio Waterfall at Bajos del Toro Cloud Forest?
If you are visiting Costa Rica during mid-July to late October (rainy season) don't pass the opportunity to go on a whale watching tour in Uvita and see these beauties up close. Uvita can be considered a whale sanctuary. "Whales Festival" is celebrated every year since 2008 in the south of our … Read more about Responsible Whale Watching in Costa Rica
He asked: Ligia, I want to know things to do in San José that are not a shopping center. I want to meet locals. Mr. Yves was bored in his hotel room in San José. After doing some loops in the lobby, he came to check out the tour desk. I was sitting there with not much to do. Sunday afternoon was … Read more about Cultural One Day Tour at Nacientes Palmichal in Costa Rica
There is an area called Bajos del Toro, where we always find new Costa Rican waterfalls. It seems like nature creates a new waterfall every time we go, and for this reason, this place never ceases to amaze us. This area is located in the middle of two National Parks, Poas Volcano and Juan … Read more about Tips for visiting Paraíso de Manantiales Waterfalls
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
Is it possible to see many animals/wildlife in Corcovado National Park? Definitely, the answer is: YES, it is! Ligia and I started planning our trip to this national park back in November/December 2017. Believe it or not, a small percentage of Costa Ricans had visited this part of the … Read more about 15 different animals to photograph in Corcovado National Park
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
*** Note: Updated May 2018. This post was originally published in February 2015 and has been completely revamped for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Have you ever been close to a crocodile, caiman or any big reptile?! Well, if you are a biologist, crazy wildlife filmmaker or live next to a river … Read more about Carara National Park: The River of Alligators