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 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
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
*** Note: Updated April 2018. This post was originally published in October 2015 and has been completely revamped for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It was Easter week, some days off to explore but also we know is the busiest time to travel around Costa Rica. We decided to do one-day trips from … Read more about How to get to Laguna de Hule
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
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