Costa Rica Travel Resources

We get it, planning a trip to Costa Rica can be overwhelming. Here are all of our favorite travel companies for booking Costa Rican adventures with ease.

Transportation in Costa Rica

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Adobe is our favorite car rental company in Costa Rica. They are a local company with excellent customer service and a new fleet of vehicles.

Book through us to get a 10% discount plus other amazing perks!

↪ Book Your Discounted Car Rental

Adobe now offers a private transfer service. This is a great way to get around the country without the stress of driving yourself.

↪ Get a Private Transfer Price Quote

If you will be in the Guanacaste area and need transportation from the Liberia airport, contact our favorite registered taxi drivers. These guys will take great care of you and you can get a discount by booking through us.

↪ Get a Taxi Price Quote

For shared shuttles, you can’t beat BookAway. They have the most comprehensive list of shuttles throughout the country as well as a secure booking platform and great cancellation policies.

↪ Check Routes and Book Your Shared Shuttle

Waze is a free driving app that is widely used in Costa Rica. It is our top choice over Google Maps because people frequently update it as they are driving so you can be warned of upcoming police stops, obstructions in the road, etc.

Download the Free Waze App

Flights to Costa Rica

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Skyscanner is always our go-to for finding flights.

They offer also offer multi-city flights.

This is helpful for you if you plan to fly into San Jose and would like to fly out of Liberia.

Accommodations in Costa Rica

Our favorite site for booking hotels. Their search features make it easy to sort by price and overall rating. Also, pay attention to the free cancellation dates. We always try to book places that we can cancel for free if needed.

↪ Find Your Next Hotel


Our go-to for booking apartments, houses, and villas. Through VRBO we have stayed in some really unique places including treehouses in Costa Rica.

↪ Find a Vacation Rental on VRBO

Book Retreats is our go-to website for finding wellness retreats. There are so many options in Costa Rica including meditation retreats, yoga retreats, and permaculture retreats.

Find a Retreat on BookRetreats

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Things to Do in Costa Rica


It is always nice to book activities directly through local companies, but we have recently started using Viator a lot more often because they typically have very good cancellation policies.

↪ Check Out Day Tour Options on Viator

Costa Rica Vacation Packages

Our top choice for finding multi-day guided tours. Their search features make it easy to find the perfect tour based on your interests, budget, adrenaline level, and more.

Check Out All the Costa Rica Tours on TourRadar

#1 Tour

Costa Rica Quest

9 Days | 4.8 ⭐ Rating

San Jose → La Fortuna → Monteverde → Quepos → San Jose

✔️ Enjoy stunning views of Arenal Volcano

✔️ See night active wildlife with a guide in Monteverde

✔️ Visit the stunning Manuel Antonio National Park

#2 Tour

Costa Rica Adventure

16 Days | 4.9 ⭐ Rating

San Jose → Quepos → Monteverde → La Fortuna → Sarapiquí → Tortuguero → Puerto Viejo → San Jose

✔️ Swim under the impressive La Fortuna Waterfall

✔️ Learn how coffee is produced with an exclusive tour

✔️ Take a fun boat trip through the rivers to Tortuguero

#3 Tour

Eco-Adventure in Costa Rica

9 Days | 4.8 ⭐ Rating

San Jose → La Fortuna → Monteverde → Samara → San Jose

✔️ Go whitewater rafting down the Pacuare River

✔️ Soak in a volcanic hot spring in La Fortuna

✔️ Go zip lining over the lush Monteverde cloud forest

✔️ Go snorkeling and kayaking along the clear Pacific Coast waters

Travel Insurance for Costa Rica

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Heymondo is our go-to travel insurance company.

If you plan on doing a lot of adventure activities they have an Adventure Sports add-on that will cover things such as zip lining and white water rafting.

Find Great Restaurants in Costa Rica


A lot of restaurants in Costa Rica don’t have websites or only have a Facebook page. So, TripAdvisor is a great tool for reading lots of reviews and getting a better idea of the best restaurants in an area.

Check Out Costa Rica Restaurants on TripAdvisor

Packing for Costa Rica

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We have created an Amazon storefront with all or favorite gear and must-have wardrobe items for your trip.

↪ Check Out the Costa Rica Packing Storefront

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