Category Archives: Costa Rica

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Costa Rica by the Numbers

While a small country, Costa Rica has a lot to offer. From beautiful beaches, to cloud-covered mountains and rumbling volcanoes, we enjoyed exploring the teeming wildlife and natural beauty of this lush country. These many attractions (along with a stable democratic government) have cultivated a thriving tourism industry – we found Costa Rica to be […]

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Last Stop in Costa Rica – Cahuita

After our fantastic whirlwind tour in Tortuguero, we decided to pass through the beach-jungle town of Cahuita. This place had a real chill, Rasta-vibe and was a great place to relax for a couple of days. Cahuita is unique in that the jungle comes right up to the beach. Since we had just seen incredible […]

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Turtles Nesting at Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Every year, thousands upon thousands of green, leatherback, hawksbills and loggerhead turtles nest on the beaches of Tortuguero, Costa Rica. This remote location on the northeast Caribbean coast is now a national park and the largest nesting site for green turtles in the western hemisphere. Obviously, timing is crucial when planning a trip here. Luckily, […]

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Rafting Class IV+ Rapids – Pacuare River, Costa Rica

Whitewater rafting was something we both had never tried, and it was definitely one of our “bucket list” items for this trip. Many places we’ve passed through offer this exhilarating activity, but as first-timers we wanted to go with a respected company that would provide all the usual thrills without the usual lax safety standards […]

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The Lava Search Continues – La Fortuna, Costa Rica

After Monteverde, we decided to catch a “jeep-boat-jeep” shuttle to another part of the cloudforest, La Fortuna. It’s really difficult and time-consuming to get there on land alone, so this seemed to be the best option. The bumpy ride provided stunning landscapes and finally we arrived at the boat portion of the trip. No dock, […]

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Exploring the Cloud Forests in Costa Rica

After a slightly disappointing time in Nicaragua, we were ready to move on to our fifth country, Costa Rica. Most of the things we had heard about Costa Rica were fantastic, so we had high expectations for this country. It is said to have amazing cloud forests, incredible animal life, beautiful landscapes and fantastic beaches.  […]

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