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Snorkeling Costa Rica – A Fun Activity for All Ages

With lengthy coastlines on both the Pacific and Caribbean coast, snorkeling in Costa Rica is the perfect activity. It is possible to experience coral reefs, dolphins, tropical schools of fish, whales, sea turtles, reef sharks, rays, octopus, and more! I always recommend snorkeling for families because it is something that people of every age can

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Golfing in Costa Rica – The Six Best Places to Play

Most people associate Costa Rica with pristine beaches and lush jungle, but it is also home to many amazing golf courses.  The warm weather, blue skies, exotic backdrops, and well-maintained courses make golfing in Costa Rica something that should be on every golfer’s bucket list.  Golfing is not an overly popular sport in Costa Rica,

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Backpacking Costa Rica – A First-Timers Guide

Ah, Costa Rica! The land of amazing rainforests, beautiful beaches, cool wildlife, and a bad reputation of being too expensive for backpackers.  Because of its expensive and touristy reputation a lot of people tend to skip backpacking in Costa Rica and head straight to it’s more affordable neighbors, Panama and Nicaragua. Seriously, it’s insane the

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Butterflies in Costa Rica – The Best Places to See Them

Butterflies in Costa Rica can be found all over the country. In fact, Costa Rica is home to 18% of the world’s butterfly species. Yeap, there are thousands of different butterfly species flying around here. How cool is that?!? Although the country is home to tons of varieties of butterflies, the most popular butterfly is

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Costa Rica Surfing – Top Spots & Tips

Costa Rica is a great place to visit for tons of different adventure activities, and that includes surfing. Surfing in Costa Rica is possible on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts for all skill levels. If you are a more experienced surfer, have no fear, Costa Rica has several world-class surfing beaches. If you are

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Planning A Trip to Costa Rica? Do This First

Are you thinking of planning a trip to Costa Rica? We absolutely love it here and are sure you will as well. Costa Rica is the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation with pristine beaches and lush jungles as your backdrop. It doesn’t get much better than that. However, we understand it can be a

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Should You Visit Costa Rica Now?

I know I am anxious to return to traveling, and I’m sure you may be as well. This has been a crazy year for everyone and the freedom to just get on a plane and go somewhere seems like a distant memory. Things are starting to open up again, but it is of course a

32 Travel Gifts for Men – 2020 Holiday Ideas

It’s that time of year, time to start thinking about holiday presents! Travel obviously looks a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still find the perfect travel-themed gift for the men on your list. This list of 32 travel gifts for men come at a variety of price points and

32 Best Travel Gifts for Women – Holiday Ideas

It’s that time of year again….holiday shopping time! That means it is also time for us to update our list of our favorite travel gifts for women. Obviously, travel is looking a bit different this year than in the past. However, that doesn’t mean your favorite travel-loving woman won’t appreciate some amazing travel themed gifts

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Costa Rica Travel Insurance – The Best Options

Costa Rica is a paradise vacation destination, but unfortunately, that does not mean that travel plans will always go perfectly smoothly. Throughout our years of living in Costa Rica, we have dealt with a few different incidents in which we were super thankful that we had health insurance to cover us for unexpected illness, injury,