Category: Costa Rica

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 […]

Top 5 beachfront hotels in Central America

Top 5 beachfront hotels in Central America

Attentive staff, fine dining, or pristine spas – what puts a luxury resort over the top? Experienced travelers will tell you that in the end, the most exceptional hotel is only as memorable as its surroundings. And where better than the beach? The following beachfront hotels make it possible for you to roll out of […]

5 reasons why Costa Rica is so happy

5 reasons why Costa Rica is so happy

Tourism to Costa Rica is buoyant and is set to increase again in 2015 and 2016. Europe especially is seeing a large rise in travellers to the sunny Central American country with an increase of of almost 20% between 2013 and 2014. British Airways is further adding to the trend by launching a direct flight […]

Top 10 most expensive villas and chalets to rent

Top 10 most expensive villas and chalets to rent

From the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea to the white peaks of the Alps, there’s no such thing as too much luxury when it comes to holiday rentals. The most exclusive properties in the world have one thing in common: their uniqueness, which reveals itself in every detail, in their styles, in the grandness […]

16 beauty experiences from around the world

16 beauty experiences from around the world

When traveling, make your days even more beautiful by experiencing beauty treatments based on ingredients and rituals native to the country you’re visiting. From Tahiti to Tulum and from Bali to Morocco, here are the 16 of the best beauty experiences you’re likely to find anywhere in the world! 1. Evian-les-Bains – hydrotherapy You know […]

11 gorgeous gastronomic experiences in Costa Rica

11 gorgeous gastronomic experiences in Costa Rica

The country with the most diverse flora and fauna also has an amazingly diverse culinary offering. This is in part due to its geography. With two coasts and a lush central valley, there is a huge variety of seafood and tropical produce which adds to the richness of its gastronic offerings. The country’s capital, San […]

Top 5 luxury ecolodges in Central America

Top 5 luxury ecolodges in Central America

Visitors to the rainforest are faced with a conundrum – how to see the rainforest without damaging its delicate ecosystem? More and more, you can choose form an array of hotels that recognize that have found a way to provide luxurious accommodations while minimizing their carbon footprint. You’ll notice these hotels usually have a few […]

6 unmissable experiences on the Southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica

6 unmissable experiences on the Southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica

The southern most tip of the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica is one of the most difficult places to reach in the country but the journey is well worth the effort. It is also becoming one of the most popular spots in the country too as it has a combination of several incredible surf spots, […]

Suite of the week: Rancho Cielo, Playa Hermosa de Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Suite of the week: Rancho Cielo, Playa Hermosa de Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Suite name: Rancho Cielo Location: Playa Hermosa de Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Size of accommodation: 7,200 sq m Cost per night: $2850 + 13% SALES TAX What makes it special: Rancho Cielo offers you a destination uninterrupted, with utter privacy and service, where you can live luxuriously and sustainably. This secluded estate offers the ultimate private getaway for the […]

5 Central and South American waterfalls that'll leave you speechless

5 Central and South American waterfalls that’ll leave you speechless

Waterfalls steal the show when you’re hiking through Central and South America. When you arrive at the waterfalls on this list, you’ll have made your way through some of the most lushly diverse environments in the world. These environments are also some of the most humid, so you’re likely to find a splash in the […]

4 of the most luxurious hot springs in Costa Rica

4 of the most luxurious hot springs in Costa Rica

There is something truly exquisite about a hot spring: luxuriating in water heated by a volcano feels as primal as it does magical. Nowhere is this experience more transcendent than in the hot springs of Costa Rica. From rustic, rocky pools to high-end spas, the hot springs of Costa Rica have the healing powers and […]

Top 5 most family-friendly spots to visit in Central and South America

Top 5 most family-friendly spots to visit in Central and South America

With fragments of the Mexican drug cartels burrowing deeper into Central and Southern America, travelers may worry that their days of exploring Central America are over once they have a family. Contrary to popular myth, however, the crime rates throughout Central America are consistently decreasing. One need only look as far as Instagram for plenty […]

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