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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small country located in Central America. Known for having an incredible variety of wildlife and great waves for surfing.            Receiving millions of tourists from all over the world every year.  It is not surprising that you might be interested in learning more about this beautiful country, what it has to offer or you might even be thinking about visiting it someday.  So, here are my personal top 5 reasons to visit Costa Rica.

Katherine Ramirez

Tortuguero, Limon, Costa Rica

No roads can take you to Tortuguero, but a boat or a small plane will. A Traveler’s Memories Tortuguero, Limon, Costa Rica Two weeks before our trip we decided to book a tour that included bus and boat shuttles, lodging, three meals, tour in Tortuguero Canals, a short visit to Tortuguero town and a kayak trip. So, this is what we know so far about this place, Tortuguero National Park is a protected area located on Costa Rica’s northern Caribbean coast and it is full of wide open canals with a big variety of animal species like crocodiles, monkeys, birds, fishes and lizards.

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The university area

The most Eastern area is barrio San Pedro. Famous for its university and cheap bars. The campus is a green oasis with plants, a river and even sloths hidden in the trees. Close to the university is la Calle de la Amargura, aka the street of bitterness, with bars where students go to after class and one of the best places for affordable beers and food. If you are looking for more decent food go to El Candil, which is a few streets away from the university. They have many traditional dishes and it’s always packed during lunch time. Try their chifrijo, a typical dish with beans, pork, avocado, tomato and nacho chips, or olla de carne, a soup with yucca, beef and vegetables. If you’d rather have a sandwich check out La Pataconería. A 10-minute walk from the university where they have lots of variety. Their patacones (fried and smashed plantain bananas) are definitely worth trying and a popular snack throughout Latin America. You have probably noticed that the Costa Rican cuisine contains a lot of meat, but this doesn’t mean that they don’t have good vegetarian restaurants. In San Pedro you can find El Buho and Neshuma. Both have great options like vegan burgers, Mediterranean and Asian food, and healthy juices.

Hannah Boom

The best places to visit in Costa Rica

Costa Rica; where the sand is white and the jungle is thick.

Amber Jade

Finding Flights

I ended up finding a roundtrip flight from Chicago to San Jose, Costa Rica for $256, and I was almost sure that I would be able to make this trip work.

Alyse Gibson

Arenal national park

Costa Rica is a country with many varying climates and landscapes. From the central valley, to monte verde the could forest, to the caribbean or pacific side beaches there is adventure to be found. The area around La Fortuna is amazing. There is the Arenal volcano and national park, a sustainable ranch and hotel called Rancho Margot and hydroelectric plant, all of which are important to Costa Rica. The Arenal Volcano is unique and when the volcano erupts rather than spewing lava it releases molten hot rocks, which leaves the surrounding area covered in volcanic rock. While hiking up the volcano is illegal due to the gas that if people get to close too will die. There is still many opportunities to hike around the volcano with a great view. On the first hike that I went on we saw three different snakes, two bright yellow ones who were curled up and hanging out on tree’s, and one brown one that was next to the trail in the leaves, that one was a jumping viper luckily we spotted it because they attack when treated.

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Getting There

The Rio Celeste River is situated in the Tenorio Volcano National Park in the Northern Highlands region of Costa Rica (the province of Guanacaste), 50km from the town of Liberia and 160 km northwest of San Jose. There are two main entrances to the park – Bijagua and Guatuso. Guided tours run from La Fortuna for about $65 per person. If you have a rental car – driving to Rio Celeste is ideal – a mere 1.5 hr scenic drive through pineapple plantations and palm trees from La Fortuna. There are two ways to see this magical river. Firstly to visit the town of Rio Celeste – this incredible turquoise river runs through the town and you can enjoy its beauty free of charge.  Rio Celeste has a couple of options for accommodation such as The Rio Celeste Backpackers and the town itself is authentic, tiny and quaint devoid of much tourism. The banks of the river are lined with children and families enjoying the cool waters – a perfect way to immerse yourself in the local culture. This option, however doesn’t allow you to see the actual point where the two rivers meet and the water magically changes colour.  To see this you are required to pay $12 to enter Tenorio Volcano national park to enjoy the full experience including hot springs, the waterfall and the actual point where the river changes into its crazy iridescent blue colour.

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Arriving at Monteverde 

When 3 of us started our journey to Monteverde, I had no expectations. You know how good of a feeling it is when you are welcoming a world as it is with open hands? If you don’t, I am encouraging you to try it. As I am now rewinding the whole day I spent in Monteverde Cloud Forests, I am also encouraging you to visit it. We drove to Monteverde by car. It was a small off-road track, which was constantly going uphill, until we reached the height of almost 2 kilometers. The most important thing is that the road itself and the surroundings were already a great view. It took me one glance through the window to understand that we are about to witness the most amazing nature Costa Rica has to offer. And I can guarantee you that I have never been in a country with such a diverse and beautiful nature before. If I had any expectations, Monteverde would have had highly exceeded them.

Kasparas Asmonaitis

Isla Tortuga: The Best Kept Secret of Costa Rica

Thanks to the new job I was able not only to advise people on how to plan their vacations in this amazing country according to their needs and help them create lifetime memories of their adventures and luxurious relaxation here but to also experience Costa Rica by myself from a tourist point of view.

Andrea Sécola

Nine things to know to make the most out of Costa Rica

Unlike Phileas Fogg in the infamous ‘Around the world in 80 days, my travel over this summer took me to two beautiful tropical Islands, involved 11 flights, and a killer total of 75 hours. However, just like the film, I can safely say I have traveled a full loop around the globe, starting from my humble hometown in New Zealand, flying to Sri Lankan, Costa Rica and then back home.

Minushika Punchihewa

7 Things You Must Pack When Traveling to Costa Rica

Costa Rica, with its vast coastlines and rolling hills, is a must see destination for any traveler. With 5% of the world’s biodiversity residing in Costa Rica, and over 20% of the country’s forestry reserved as National Parks, for any nature lover and enthusiast, spending time in Costa Rica is essential.

Deia Sunshine

Thinking Of Driving In Costa Rica? What You Should Know First

Choosing to drive in Costa Rica is an adventure worth taking. Not only does it give one control over where and when to go, it also brings out the little explorer in all of us. But before hitting the road, there are a few pointers that visitors should know first to have a better driving experience in Costa Rica.

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Puerto Viejo – natural wonders and relaxed Caribbean vibes

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a small seaside town in Costa Rican Caribbean coast. The Caribbean coast differs from the other parts of Costa Rica because of the area’s Afro-Caribbean roots and Puerto Viejo doesn’t make an exception. This town has an interesting blend of Caribbean and Latino cultures and although it might sometimes (especially weekends) feel like a touristic party town, it still has some rustic and traditional fishing village charm.

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Before Traveling to Costa Rica...

First of all, please keep in mind you are traveling to Central America, do not confuse Costa Rica with Puerto Rico. This is probably one of the most common mistakes tourist make when planning a trip, I have been in the tourism industry since 2010, and trust me you don’t want to book your flight to San Juan when you actually meant San José. Which brings me to another interesting point, San José Juan Santamaría Airport is the correct one, there is another airport called San José in California. (Yes I know this might sound crazy but it has happened).

Kimberly Farrell

The most amazing places to go here in Costa Rica.

I like to know my country because even though Costa Rica is a tiny country, it has a lot of diversity and many new places to visit. For those reasons, I never get tired of traveling inside my country. My question every day: Where can I go this weekend?

Missy Honey Pie

COSTA RICA: Central and Pacific Coast

We landed in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica at 03:00 am due to our flight being 6 hours delayed (yes, 6 hours, but 2 free airport meals as compensation). We took a cab to our hostel for that night (Hostel Bekuo) and finally got some rest. Our plan for the next few days was to get a rental car and roam around Costa Rica’s famous cloud forest.

Gabriela Goetz

Tortuguero, Limon, Costa Rica

No roads can take you to Tortuguero, but a boat or a small plane will. A Traveler’s Memories Tortuguero, Limon, Costa Rica Two weeks before our trip we decided to book a tour that included bus and boat shuttles, lodging, three meals, tour in Tortuguero Canals, a short visit to Tortuguero town and a kayak trip. So, this is what we know so far about this place, Tortuguero National Park is a protected area located on Costa Rica’s northern Caribbean coast and it is full of wide open canals with a big variety of animal species like crocodiles, monkeys, birds, fishes and lizards.

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The Food

There were an abundance of food places to eat, specifically Flip Flop which was located centrally in the town. The food was epic and the portions were ginormous. A delicious complimentary watermelon shot was handed out after dinner by the owner, a lovely German lady. She was so lovely that when a friend of mine realised he only had card to pay (the restaurant only takes cash) she let him owe her for dinner. Caribbean food was a favourite here, which is no surprise given that Puerto Viejo is situated on the Caribbean coast. I had my first taste of Patacones – smashed and fried Plantain. Them, combined with meat in Caribbean sauce and the obligatory beans and rice was just the best dinner. Lidia’s Place, was another good restaurant located towards the back end of town, this family run restaurant had a delectable chilli sauce which was exactly the right amount of heat and flavour to keep you going back for more. If the rest of Puerto Viejo wasn’t enough to tempt you back, the tingling in your tastebuds will certainly be enough to make your stomach want to return to Costa Rica!

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Arriving at Monteverde 

When 3 of us started our journey to Monteverde, I had no expectations. You know how good of a feeling it is when you are welcoming a world as it is with open hands? If you don’t, I am encouraging you to try it. As I am now rewinding the whole day I spent in Monteverde Cloud Forests, I am also encouraging you to visit it. We drove to Monteverde by car. It was a small off-road track, which was constantly going uphill, until we reached the height of almost 2 kilometers. The most important thing is that the road itself and the surroundings were already a great view. It took me one glance through the window to understand that we are about to witness the most amazing nature Costa Rica has to offer. And I can guarantee you that I have never been in a country with such a diverse and beautiful nature before. If I had any expectations, Monteverde would have had highly exceeded them.

Kasparas Asmonaitis

Peninsula de Osa: Costa Rica

The summer of 2007 was the first time I made it to Peninsula de Osa, before Instagram was popular (maybe it didn’t even exist at the time) and before the #wanderlust boom took over the world. It was also before the Costa Rican government fixed the main road to get there.

Gianluca Boncompagni

Top 50 hostels in Costa Rica.

There are 50 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Costa Rica.

Volcán Poàs-Hotel Cabinas Las Fresas

Volcán Poàs-Hotel Cabinas Las Fresas

This is a mountain hotel built in a property of 2 hectares. The property is full of nature and green areas. It is quite and peaceful. The view to Central Valley ( San José, Alajuela, International airport, Grecia) is amazing especially by night. The Cabins are built with red volcanic stones and wood

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Fidelito Ranch & Lodge

Fidelito Ranch & Lodge

The bright rooms are comfortable and with European attention to details. Two big sliding windows offer panoramic views into the garden and the verdant hills of Tambor. The living bedroom joins the fully equipped kitchen with a big refrigerator and coffeemaker. The spacious private bathroom with h

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The Spot Hostel

The Spot Hostel

Is a good vibes only place. Is more like being at your place but on a small fisherman villa with the real costa rican flavour. The hostel is located on a big property in which the guest will be free to go all around. The hammocks area offers a very relaxing place to chill or read a book surrounded

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Las Brisas Hostal

Las Brisas Hostal

Pura Vida! Welcome to Las Brisas, Playa Hermosas best kept secret. Located in Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, our small hotel features charming location and comfortable accommodations Las Brisas is a small, family-owned and operated resort complex located in Playa Hermosa on Costa Rica's

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Casa Alice Surf Lodge

Casa Alice Surf Lodge

Adriana and her husband Matteo are happy to welcome you at Casa Alice Surf Lodge a 3 story, 4,520 sq. feet villa with private or shared rooms for guests (3/4/6 people) and private or shared bathroom. The lodge is surrounded by greenery and populated by nice howler monkeys at the sunrise/sunset. Spri

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Bassai Dai Yoga, Wushu & Surf Camp

Bassai Dai Yoga, Wushu & Surf Camp

Bassai Dai Yoga, Wushu & Surf Camp is located 10 minutes from Playa Hermosa, one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, awarded with the blue flag of the European Foundation of Environmental Education. We have found that the disciplines of Wushu (Shaolin Martial Art) and Yoga, balance between

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Bajo el Arbol B&B

Bajo el Arbol B&B

Bajo el Árbol B&B is a small bed and breakfast with just 4 double rooms, situated in the main street close to the principal services and protected from a great tropical garden. It is a very quiet place where also you can find a great tapas restaurant with 10% of discount.

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Ary`s Guesthouse

Ary`s Guesthouse

Comfortable rooms in a family atmosphere, garden, smoking area, shared kitchen, living room and TV room with shared cable. We have a vast experience in the hospitality industry and a great knowledge of the city, elements that we capitalize to offer the very best of our location and facilities to our

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Green Garden BnB

Green Garden BnB

We are at just one minute walking from the down town of Monteverde. We are a cozy but functional guesthouse that capitalize our experience in the sector and knowledge about the area to bring a magnificent experience to our guests and travellers. We are in the middle of the downtown of Monteverde

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Casa Jungle Monteverde Bed & Breaskfast

Casa Jungle Monteverde Bed & Breaskfast

Casa Jungle is a family style Bed and Breakfast that will offer the guests and travellers a cozy and intimate environment and atmosphere. We will offer the very best to the our travellers and guests to make their stay with us something special and something meaningful to speak about later on. W

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La Villa B & B Airport

La Villa B & B Airport

La Villa B & B Airport is a nice place that offer an outdoor pool, Free WiFi access and free parking. There is a full a kitchenette with a microwave and a refrigerator. Shared bathroom also comes with a bath or shower. You can enjoy pool view and garden view from the room. Extras include a barbecue

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The Sleeping Indian Guesthouse

The Sleeping Indian Guesthouse

The Sleeping Indian Guesthouse located in La Fortuna is named after little chain of mountains next to the Arenal Volcano , known by the locals as El Indio Dormido- The Sleeping Indian as it resembles a big fat Indian lying down. The Sleeping Indian is an international guesthouse with a an owner,

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Cabinas Algebra

Cabinas Algebra

Cabinas Algebra & Restaurant Bananas is located 2,5 km north of Cahuita, 100m to Playa Grande & 800m to Playa Negra. We offer 3 cabins, one cabin with kitchette, priv. bath ,veranda with table,chairs & hammack for 2 persons, one privat cabin with priv. bath, veranda with table,chairs & hammock fo

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Casa Aura

Casa Aura

Built in 2015, with fine woods and stone bathrooms, Casa Aura will give you the perfect feeling of a beach house were you wont have to worry about anything. The property have an outdoor terrace surrounded by palm trees and hammocks. Casa Aura is one of the few beach front properties in the heart

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Kaya

Kaya's Place

Kaya's Place is a 26 room lodge on the stunning Black Beach in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Built in the Afro-Caribbean 'Rustico' style, the hotel is artistic and unique. Local woods and materials have been used in their natural state, making each room different and beautiful. Every space you

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Hotel Santa Ana

Hotel Santa Ana

Hotel Santa Ana is strategically located at only 5 minutes from Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia Guanacaste, making it a convenient place for the traveler to stay and from here visit the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica.

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Casa Surf Hostel

Casa Surf Hostel

Casa Surf is a rustic backpacker hostel located in Playa Avellanas, a tropical paradise ideal for those who enjoy exploring roads less traveled. Amid rising development in Costa Rica, this is certainly an untouched oasis where you can truly experience the “Pura Vida” way of life! We offer a room wit

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Casa Mymy

Casa Mymy

Casa Mymy is an accommodation located 600m from the famous right of Playa Negra ( Endless Summer ), in the heart of the peaceful village of Los Pargos, set in a tropical garden, back from the street and noise at a walking distance from restaurants and grocery stores. The ground floor is built in loc

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Hostal del Mar

Hostal del Mar

Hostal Del Mar is a waterfront accommodation located in the heart of Golfito’s historic fishing village. Free wifi, wonderful local restaurants and bars within walking distance, wildlife on your doorstep, and easy access to surf spots, nature walks, national parks, world-class fishing and more.

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SomerTime

SomerTime

SomerTime is a spacious bungalow home gently tucked into the pristine forest of Costa Rica. Featuring an expansive wrap-around veranda accessible from all the rooms. We offer private rooms in the main house, a secluded cabana by the river, a Bunkalow dorm, camping, hammocks and or outdoor beds

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El Toboso

El Toboso

El Toboso Bed and Breakfast is a wooden house directly on the beach Playa la Colonia- Playa Chaman surrounded by a beautiful garden. We offer open comfortable rooms and an excellent breakfast. Dinner can be prepared in our communal kitchen. The entrance to our facilities is right next to the restaur

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Capital Hostel de Ciudad

Capital Hostel de Ciudad

We are a city hostel that offers quality and personalized accommodation while experiencing San José. We embrace diversity in a co-living environment that provides you comfort in each of our unique spaces not only for a great rest but for creativity, relaxation, and cultural experiences. At Capita

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Stray Cat Hostel

Stray Cat Hostel

At Stray Cat Hostel we endeavour you to have authentic, creative and engaging travel experiences. Here we, the staff, are travelers' connection to the city. We are here to present you different ways to enjoy . Stray Cat Hostel is a social hostel, but not a party one. There is some writing on th

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Pipe House Playa Grande

Pipe House Playa Grande

Pipe House Playa Grande is a Unique Eco-Friendly Hostel by the beach. In the common areas, the ranch has a fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, dinner tables, chilling areas,balance board, slack line and other fun activities. Bathrooms are divided into men and women, equipped with toilet paper, hand soap a

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Camino Verde Hostel and B&B

Camino Verde Hostel and B&B

Camino Verde B&B is a Bed and Breakfast style lodging opened in 2009 and located on the edge of Santa Elena. The B&B is laid out in the style of a family house and guests are encouraged to treat it as their home. The building was in fact once the owner's family home which gave inspiration to this 'T

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Guesthouse Pura Vida

Guesthouse Pura Vida

Guesthouse Pura Vida is a nice and modern Guesthouse that will offer you the very best of Costa Rica and Quepos. We offer you a magnificent and economic experience and we will be more than pleased to receive and share our Guesthouse and experience with you. We are located a little bit away from t

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Arenal Container Hostel

Arenal Container Hostel

Opening our doors in 2018, comfortable accommodation option between adventures. Comfortable accommodation option between adventures. Because lodging can be simple and with excellent customer service at the same time. We have strategically placed our modified containers in the heart of La Fortuna. We

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Isas

Isas

A hostel with a 3 units divided in 3 rooms each one. All the rooms has a unique theme like Costa Rican biodiversity, Costa Rican history, and famous Costa Rican places. The hostel is part of the propriety of Zabamar Hotel, and it has a free access to all the common areas of the hotel likes swimming

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Room2Board Hostel and Surf School

Room2Board Hostel and Surf School

Room2Board is just steps away from the beach and walking distance to the center of the vibrant surf town of Jaco. It was designed to have the social atmosphere and affordability of a traditional hostel and surf school along with the amenities and style of a boutique hotel. Whether you come to m

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Proyecto Montezuma Hostel

Proyecto Montezuma Hostel

Come join the fun! Proyecto Montezuma Hostel is the most beautifully located hostel in Montezuma. It’s located on the Pacific Ocean, a 10-minute walk from town, and a 2-minute walk from the famous waterfall. Proyecto Montezuma is a TEFL, Surf and Spanish School - join weekly and monthly classes with

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Cabinas El Pueblo

Cabinas El Pueblo

Friends, if you would like to live a new experience and sharing we definitely have to visit Cabinas El Pueblo, here you will find a family for you as it will help all we can to make you spend a unforgettable stay. We are very happy that you come and share a new experience of being in a hostel of

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Hotel Flor Blanca

Hotel Flor Blanca

Hotel Flor Blanca is located conveniently on the main road leading towards the famous Manuel Antonio Nation Park (Parque Nacional). We are family-owned and offer wonderful comfort and convenience at a great value. The rooms are very comfortable and equipped with refrigerators, cable TV, fan, a/c

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The Garden CR

The Garden CR

Our guests love us! We have many loyal, repeated guests and are one of the top-rated hostels in all of San Jose . Guests arrive as strangers and leave as friends! We offer exceptional personalized service. To us, serving our guests is our passion. You won’t find a more dedicated, and helpful team a

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Torino Backpackers Beach

Torino Backpackers Beach

Torino Backpackers Beach is one minute walk from the beach as well as some minutes walking from Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio. We have a vast experience in the hospitality sector as well as we possess a large knowledge of the area, so we capitalize both elementos to bring our guests and travellers

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Bella Vista Lodge

Bella Vista Lodge

My property is located strategically for the welfare of our clients, in the area where we are located we have facilities such as: ATMs (200 mtrs), mini super (200mtrs) restaurants (300mtrs). In addition, we are 10 minutes walking from the city where there are more shops, restaurants etc. We have a

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Cascada Verde

Cascada Verde

At Cascada Verde we looking forward to meeting all of you! The Hostel Cascada Verde is based a little up the hill of Uvita de Osa and only 5 minutes walking distance to the waterfall of Uvita. Uvita is located at the beautiful pacific coast of Puntarenas and you will find the entrance to the nati

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Rio Celeste Posada Rural

Rio Celeste Posada Rural

Posada Rural Río Celeste is a family’s dream come true in the beautiful and picturesque plains of northern Costa Rica. The hotel is located in a green area of 7000m2 with beautiful gardens; surrounded by a lot of trees and different types of plants, the rooms are located in different parts of the be

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Casa Marina

Casa Marina

Casa Marina is located in the beautiful north pacific coast of Costa Rica, is a hostel for backpackers traveling on a budget but still want an amazing place to stay, This is the perfect place to relax and rest with the unreal view and get ready to explore the surroundings, It offers an amazing out o

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Cool Vibes Beach Hostel

Cool Vibes Beach Hostel

Located at the Dominical beach, Cool Vibes Hostel is the place to stay for Backpackers travelers. Our motto at Cool Vibes hostel is: Stay, relax and enjoy!!! A special place where travelers from all the world can make best friends over night... Please note: Check in at 2pm Check out at 11a

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Hostel De Haan

Hostel De Haan

The first original hostel of Jaco . Our passion is to make sure you have an amazing vacation here in Costa Rica while feeling safe and secure. We are Located in one of the top surf towns in Costa Rica. Meet new friends from all over the world or enjoy your perfect getaway! 30 meters from the hostel

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Cabinas Eddy

Cabinas Eddy

The Cabinas Eddy are located 150 meters south west from downtown Santa Elena. We offer to our guests new Cabins with shared or private bathrooms. Our facilities include; Hot Water, Cable Tv, Kitchen facilities, Barber shop, Laundry service, Balcony, Private parking, Tour info. Luggage storage

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Hospedaje El Bosquecito

Hospedaje El Bosquecito

Hospedaje El Bosquecito is a family run property above a creek in a tranquil forest. We offer rooms that sleep between 2 - 4 people, with the choice of shared or private bathroom. The large kitchen is available for all guests to use. You will see monkeys, tucans and sloths from your window. The moun

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Bolita Hostel

Bolita Hostel

Right beside Corcovado National Park! If you want to be immersed in pure nature, this is the place to do it! Enjoy our extensive self guided trail system located on over 61 hectares of rain forest in the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve. It's bordered on one side by the beautiful Rio Tigre, and on the o

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Aracari Garden Hostel

Aracari Garden Hostel

Aracari Garden Hostel has many facilities, such a free Wifi in the common area and in the rooms, a big garden, a spacious commun area, a fully equipped kitchen, reception and tour desk, transfer bookings, laundry service and free luggage storage Aracari Garden Hostel is located close to the Tortu

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Hotel Casa Tago

Hotel Casa Tago

Hotel Casa Tago opened its doors in July 2008. Hotel Casa Tago is a small hotel run by owners who are willing to give a personalized service to their guests. For the owners more than a tourist you are our friend who we invite to Costa Rica - Welcome to Costa Rica 'Pura Vida!'. The property offers a

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Matilori

Matilori

Matilori is surrounded by two mango trees and the amazing Costa Rica wildlife where you can see iguanas, monkeys and hummingbirds. In the 2 community kitchens you'll find everything you need, even free cafe in the morning. Since last year we also have a sofa lodge with TV, books, games and an outsid

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Cabinas the Corner

Cabinas the Corner

Cabinas the Corner is a small family hotel, we have three types of room: room with private bathroom, with shared bathroom and mixed room for a maximum of 6 people, in this bedroom you can share and meet people from different parts of the world, Form groups to go to Corcovado National Park, share tra

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Robles Hostel

Robles Hostel

Robles Hostel is located in the best area in San Jose, Costa Rica, called Escazu - We are in the old Escazu center - it is like a little village - with many restaurants, bars, hospitals, clinics, malls among other shopping areas close by - close to the center and airport all at the same time. No n

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Hostel Finca Escalante

Hostel Finca Escalante

Finca Escalante is PURA VIDA! Feel at home and become part of our family the instant you walk in. Located in Barrio Escalante, an outstanding cultural and gastronomical hotspot in the whole country (Look it up in Google Maps). At Hostel Finca Escalante we are super passionate about our guests, we un

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Monteverde Backpackers

Monteverde Backpackers

Monteverde Backpacker's has the best location,only a 2 minutes walk from the bus station in the town of Santa Elena, Monteverde, right to the main supermarket and a minute walk from the center of town, restaurants, bars, ATM and more. IMPORTANT, Anyone older than 40 years old and younger than 15 ye

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Costa Rica Travel Guides

The Best Things About Traveling in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a popular destination for a lot of retirees, Spring-breakers, and Summer vacations. The country is filled with lush jungles and expansive mountainscapes, all surrounded by crystal beaches. However, the beauty of the country goes a lot deeper than landscape. It is a country filled with activities for…

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Isla Tortuga: The Best Kept Secret of Costa Rica

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The best places to visit in Costa Rica

Costa Rica; where the sand is white and the jungle is thick. A tourist favourite when visiting Central America! One of the newest land developments on Earth, aging just over 3 million years old. The energy here is young, full of enjoyment, and truly sticks to its slogan “Pura Vida,”…

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The most amazing places to go here in Costa Rica.

I like to know my country because even though Costa Rica is a tiny country, it has a lot of diversity and many new places to visit. For those reasons, I never get tired of traveling inside my country. My question every day: Where can I go this weekend? Esterillos…

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Before Traveling to Costa Rica...

First of all, please keep in mind you are traveling to Central America, do not confuse Costa Rica with Puerto Rico. This is probably one of the most common mistakes tourist make when planning a trip, I have been in the tourism industry since 2010, and trust me you don’t…

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7 Things You Must Pack When Traveling to Costa Rica

Costa Rica, with its vast coastlines and rolling hills, is a must see destination for any traveler. With 5% of the world’s biodiversity residing in Costa Rica, and over 20% of the country’s forestry reserved as National Parks, for any nature lover and enthusiast, spending time in Costa Rica is…

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COSTA RICA: Central and Pacific Coast

We landed in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica at 03:00 am due to our flight being 6 hours delayed (yes, 6 hours, but 2 free airport meals as compensation). We took a cab to our hostel for that night (Hostel Bekuo) and finally got some rest. Our plan for…

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Peninsula de Osa: Costa Rica

The summer of 2007 was the first time I made it to Peninsula de Osa, before Instagram was popular (maybe it didn’t even exist at the time) and before the #wanderlust boom took over the world. It was also before the Costa Rican government fixed the main road to get…

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How I spent a week in Costa Rica for less than $600

Traveling can get expensive. As a student I understood this more than anyone. I wanted to travel more than anything, but it was very difficult to be able to afford it. By the time you add up airfare, hotel and food, the price is already incredibly more expensive than one…

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Costa Rica

  Costa Rica is a small country located in Central America. Known for having an incredible variety of wildlife and great waves for surfing.            Receiving millions of tourists from all over the world every year.  It is not surprising that you might be interested in…

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Nine things to know to make the most out of Costa Rica

Unlike Phileas Fogg in the infamous ‘Around the world in 80 days, my travel over this summer took me to two beautiful tropical Islands, involved 11 flights, and a killer total of 75 hours. However, just like the film, I can safely say I have traveled a full loop around…

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Thinking Of Driving In Costa Rica? What You Should Know First

Choosing to drive in Costa Rica is an adventure worth taking. Not only does it give one control over where and when to go, it also brings out the little explorer in all of us. But before hitting the road, there are a few pointers that visitors should know first…

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Looking for places around Costa Rica to visit next?

AlajuelaArenalCahuitaCartagoDominicalDrake BayEsterillos OesteGolfitoGuanacasteHerediaJacoLa CruzLa FortunaLa VirgenLiberiaManuel AntonioManzanilloMarbellaMonteverdeMontezumaNosaraOrosiPlaya AvellanasPlaya del CocoPlaya del Coco GuanacastePlaya GrandePlaya HermosaPlaya NegraPlaya SamaraPlaya TamborPoasitoPuerto JimenezPuerto ViejoPuerto Viejo de LimonPuntarenasQueposSan IsidroSan JoseSan JuanilloSanta AnaSanta RitaSanta TeresaTamarindoTinamasteTortugueroTurrialbaUvitaVolcano Tenorio

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