Cabo Blanco National Park

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

If you’re looking for a truly authentic way to experience Costa Rica, there’s no better method than on foot! Whether you’re 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.   […]

weather in costa rica

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 […]

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 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 – a hidden […]

Ultimate Guide to Traveling in Costa Rica and Panama

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling in Costa Rica and Panama

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Grab your swimsuit and get ready to dive into some of the most beautiful places in Central America! Our ultimate guide to traveling in Costa Rica and Panama will give you the tips and tricks you need to make your vacation simply unforgettable. Say Hello to […]

5 Things You Absolutely Cannot Miss in Arenal

5 Things You Absolutely Cannot Miss in Arenal

Let’s be honest: planning a trip is hard work. Trying to decide your route, what you’ll eat, where you’ll stay and the places you’ll visit can at times feel incredibly overwhelming. What if you get lost, or waste a day doing an activity that doesn’t make your heart sing? Well, you’re in luck. Costa Rica […]

Costa Rican Words

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 […]

Dog in Costa Rica

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 […]


Explore your wild side on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast!

Experience the ecological wonders of Costa Rica’s 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 […]

Costa Rica President and Family

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 […]

costa rica Facts

Costa Rica Facts

It’s Monday morning and the snow is falling outside the office window. Your co-worker just returned home from their vacation to Costa Rica with a nice tan and a huge smile. She can’t stop talking about all of the amazing experiences she had. This isn’t the first time someone has raved to you about their […]