Costa Rica's Blue Zone

Life, Health and Happiness in Costa Rica鈥檚 Blue Zone

You鈥檝e heard it before, and you鈥檒l hear it again: 鈥淟ife is short.鈥 In the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, however, residents are living longer than almost anywhere else in the world! Is Costa Rica鈥檚 Blue Zone the fountain of youth? According to scientists, maybe. This longevity hot-spot has become a popular tourist destination and a […]

Cabo Blanco National Park

Follow Your Heart on the Hike of a Lifetime: The Camino de Costa Rica

If you鈥檙e looking for a truly authentic way to experience Costa Rica, there鈥檚 no better method than on foot! Whether you鈥檙e an avid hiker or simply tossing around the idea of trying something new, the Camino de Costa Rica will give you an in-depth look at the people, nature and topography of Costa Rica.   […]

Puerto Viejo: The Best Kept Secret in Costa Rica

If you’ve done any sort of research on must-see destinations in Costa Rica, you’ll notice the same names continue to pop up. Jaco, Arenal, Monteverde and Tamarindo聽are all popular places among tourists and locals alike. And yet, nestled up next to Panama on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica lies Puerto Viejo 鈥 a hidden […]

5 Things You Absolutely Cannot Miss in Arenal

5 Things You Absolutely Cannot Miss in Arenal

Let鈥檚 be honest: planning a trip is hard work. Trying to decide your route, what you鈥檒l eat, where you鈥檒l stay and the places you鈥檒l visit can at times feel incredibly overwhelming. What if you get lost, or waste a day doing an activity that doesn鈥檛 make your heart sing? Well, you鈥檙e in luck. Costa Rica […]


Explore your wild side on Costa Rica鈥檚 Caribbean Coast!

Experience the ecological wonders of Costa Rica鈥檚 Atlantic Coast this summer! You’ll discover nature in its most pristine condition. From golden sand beaches to mighty rivers, the opportunities for adventure are limitless. In Tortuguero National Park and neighboring Pacuare Nature Reserve, you can witness the age-old nesting ritual of giant Green, Leatherback, Carey, and Hawksbill […]


Discovering Cahuita National Park

Since we are on the topic of introductions today, we are eager to announce that we have a new colleague here at Gecko Trail! We wish a warm welcome to Toni, who has joined our team of Travel Experts to help customize unforgettable vacations. Toni recently had the pleasure of experiencing one of our most […]