Ostional is considered as one of the most impressive nesting beaches for Olive Ridley turtles anywhere in the world. Looking to do turtle watching in Costa Rica? We are going to talk about one of the best places to see turtles not only because here happens a very unique phenomenon of thousands of … Read more about Ostional Wildlife Refuge: Responsible Travel Guide
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
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 "Travel, Enjoy … Read more about What everyone ought to know about ecotourism in Costa Rica
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 … Read more about Corcovado National Park
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 EVERYTHING organic. However, Rodrigo and I … Read more about Visiting the Costa Rican Organic Coffee Farm That Welcomed George Clooney
One of the nice things about social media nowadays is the possibility to create a positive impact by movements. These are usually led by people that love what they do in their field beyond a selfie. We feel really encouraged about what is happening in Costa Rica in terms of more environmental … Read more about Water Pollution in Costa Rica? A Big Contradiction That is Real!
Juan Castro Blanco is not too far from our hometown (San Ramón). It was the last National Park created in Costa Rica in 1992 with a total extension of 35715 acres (equivalent 14453 Ha). It’s considered part of the Arenal Conservation Area. The park was set up in order to conserve a tract of … Read more about Tips for visiting Juan Castro Blanco National Park: The Park of Waters
A few months ago, Poas Volcano started with new eruptions that closed the park for several weeks. Government institutions are monitoring the eruptions of gas, vapor and ashes in the area. For visitors, it is still safe to visit the zone, but there is a reasonable resistance to people going there, … Read more about Farming Cultural Tour at Corso Lecheria
Hacienda Baru is a private nature reserve with 330 hectares (815 acres). It was declared a National Wildlife Refuge in 1995. This place has passed through different changes, from pasture area and cacao plantation to a conservation area. They have worked hard to make this place a biological … Read more about Ecolodge Lodge at Rainforest: Hacienda Baru