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Expect the Unexpected; 3 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Costa Rica

Whether it’s your first time traveling abroad or your 30th, adapting to a new culture is always a challenge. Different types of food, lodging and a language barrier can all add up to be somewhat overwhelming – even for the most experienced travelers! It should come as no surprise, then, that Costa Ricans have a […]

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Are You an Informed Traveler? Take a Stand Against the Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Tourism Industry

Travel is often seen as a great way to immerse yourself in the beauty of a foreign country. New food, people and a different way of life can make us feel more connected and informed. Sometimes, however, we find ourselves questioning certain practices or behaviors that we see along the way. Is it okay for […]

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Planning the Perfect Vacation: When is the Rainy Season in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is a unique and beautiful country. From the inviting tropical beaches to the cool, lush mountaintops, there are countless opportunities to be amazed by the rich biodiversity that attracts tourists year-round. If you’re planning on visiting Costa Rica, you may have noticed that there are 12 distinct climate zones, all with different climates […]

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Costa Rican Words – Costarriqueñismos

Imagine, you are a young college student, both eager and nervous to embark to your study abroad journey. After careful consideration and a great deal of preparation, you board a plane en route to the Central American nation of Costa Rica. Although you are excited for what lays ahead of you, you are also a […]

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Your First Trip to Costa Rica

Planning your first trip to Costa Rica can be daunting. You’ve been waiting on your dream vacation to Costa Rica for quite some time! Your friends at Gecko Trail have already helped you create an awesome itinerary that is tailored to your vacation style and preferences. Now, your trip is getting closer and you are starting […]

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Costa Rica’s President Elect Blazes New Trails through Unprecedented Measures

In the early morning hours of May 8, Costa Rica once again captured the world’s attention. We know that grit and determination can forge an innovative road to a new modern era! Costa Rica’s President elect blazes new trails through unprecedented measures. Building national unity and conquering government reform, the country is regional leader in […]