Category: Costa Rica

6 of the best luxury wildlife lodges in Costa Rica

6 of the best luxury wildlife lodges in Costa Rica

Famous for its mind-blowing biodiversity and sheer natural beauty, Costa Rica should be on every wildlife enthusiasts bucket list. Thanks to its tiny size, visitors can squeeze in a surprising amount of activities in a short amount of time, from spotting the shy quetzal deep in the cloud forest, to watching a mother turtle lay […]

8 of the world's best villas for golf lovers

8 of the world’s best villas for golf lovers

A golf holiday can be a great way to spend and have a great time while enjoying your favorite sport: from mountain lodges to sea side estates, there are plenty of properties around the world that are right on the green. Villa Manzu, Costa Rica Staying at Villa Manzu is an unforgettable experience in itself, […]

Osa Peninsula

Top 6 wildlife experiences in Central America

Costa Rica has a well-deserved reputation as a dream wildlife-watching destination. A quarter of the country is protected land (national park or reserve) and these wildernesses shelter many endangered or threatened animal and bird species, including the rare resplendent quetzal. It’s not the only country in Central America for wildlife encounters. Whale enthusiasts should head […]

10 unusual islands you need to see

10 unusual islands you need to see

We all want to find a private island paradise. But it’s hard to keep a white sand beach secret for too long, and after a while all those pristine beaches start to look the same. And besides, there’s so much more to island living than finding your own Eden. This is a list of islands […]

Stunning properties for a warm-weather winter vacation

Stunning properties for a warm-weather winter vacation

As the first leaves fall, many start missing the warmth of the sun. However, there is no need to wait for the next summer to enjoy the sunshine and the sea. The tropics offer the chance to indulge in some warm weather even in the middle of the winter, with beautiful properties in the Caribbean, […]

Top 10 luxury beach hotels in Costa Rica

Top 10 luxury beach hotels in Costa Rica

Costa Rica invites you to spend a luxury vacation next to the beach. All of these accommodations are walking distance from on of Costa Rica’s most popular playas. This list has something for a variety of travel styles. Pick a place that allows you to have total independence in your own villa, or book a […]

Top 10 adventure vacations

Top 10 adventure vacations

Feeling a little daring? On your next vacation, try something new. You haven’t really travelled until you’ve left your comfort zone. Even in remote corners of the world you can find expert guides ready to supply you with everything you need for an adventure. Make your trip as easy or intense as you want — […]

10 must-see beaches you've probably never heard of

10 must-see beaches you’ve probably never heard of

This Summer, don’t settle for a quick cannonball into the chlorinated waters of your local pool. Step out of your Summer routine and visit a beach that’s far from your usual Summertime destinations.  This guide will help you find your coastal oasis with blue water, untouched sand and lush palm trees swaying in the breeze. Uvita, […]

Elephant Hills Tented Camp

8 great places to travel responsibly

Responsible travel is about directly benefitting the communities you visit whenever possible through sustainable travel, environmental protection and social projects. Here are just a few responsible travel suggestions you can include as part of a trip to the destinations in question. 1. Elephant Hills Tented Camp, Thailand One of the highlights of many peoples’ visits […]

4 ways to get your adrenaline-fuelled fix in Central America

4 ways to get your adrenaline-fuelled fix in Central America

Costa Rica is known for its glorious coastlines, romantic beauty spots, sloths and much more but it is also a fabulous place to visit for the adrenalin junkies out there who want non-stop, heart-racing adventure from a holiday, with a selfie to prove it. Here are some suggestions for living on the edge when coming […]

Culture and fiestas - Springtime in Costa Rica

Culture and fiestas – Springtime in Costa Rica

The months of February, March and April are pretty full with Costa Rican events and fiestas. Such events give a taste into the history of the different areas of the country from cowboys showing off their horse skills in the ‘tope parade’ in Puntarenas to the best local music in Monteverde. It is a time […]

5 cracking ideas for a good night out in Costa Rica

5 cracking ideas for a good night out in Costa Rica

There are so many ways to have a good time in Costa Rica. There are lots of towns that have a reputation for a good night out like Jaco and Tamarindo. Most guide books talk about the day time activities full of volcanoes, wildlife and surfing. These are all obviously incredible aspects to an equally […]

4 of the most romantic places to spend Valentine's Day in Central America

4 of the most romantic places to spend Valentine’s Day in Central America

Central America is the epitome of romance; with its secret beaches tucked away in an oasis of calm and tranquillity, exquisitely crafted lodges hidden deep in the tropical rainforest and vibrant cities overflowing with history and culture, the seven countries of Central America have a little something for everyone on Saint Valentine. Here are some […]

6 travel trend predictions for 2016

6 travel trend predictions for 2016

Explore, the adventure travel specialist, has predicted the key travel trends for the coming year and there is lots to look forward to with more than 90 new trips added to Explore’s portfolio as well as plenty of old favourites. Ashley Toft, Managing Director of Explore commented, “2016 is set to be another exciting year […]

7 top tips for moving to Costa Rica

7 top tips for moving to Costa Rica

There is no doubt that as soon as most people set foot on a beach somewhere in Costa Rica, thoughts of ‘how can I move down here?’ start entering your mind and with New Year’s resolutions on the horizon, I think there will be even more people considering such a lifestyle change. I am such […]

Cracking Costa Rican craft beers

Cracking Costa Rican craft beers

Upon entering Costa Rica, within minutes you will see the black and yellow crested logo of the national beer, Imperial. It is on shop fronts, T-shirts and car stickers and is distributed so widely, it is as near to a national symbol as you can get, that can also be found everywhere. If you are […]

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