Is Island Life for You? Find Your Happy Place in Bocas del Toro

Believe it or not, island life isn’t for everyone. Beautiful ocean views, endless sunlight, delicious food, strong drinks, kind people… actually, let’s get real – it’s pretty hard not to enjoy living on an island! Whether it’s your first time in Panama or your fiftieth, you can’t miss out on the one of a kind […]

Costa Rica's Blue Zone

Life, Health and Happiness in Costa Rica’s Blue Zone

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again: “Life is short.” In the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, however, residents are living longer than almost anywhere else in the world! Is Costa Rica’s Blue Zone the fountain of youth? According to scientists, maybe. This longevity hot-spot has become a popular tourist destination and a […]

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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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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.   […]

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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 […]

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 […]