gravity falls adventure tour costa rica
Adventure

Quietly strolling down a paved trail is all fine and dandy, but if you want to dive head-first into Costa Rica’s untamed countryside, you’ll have to move off the beaten path. Desafio Adventure Company, based in La Fortuna, runs what it bills as “Costa Rica’s most extreme tour.” Does it

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irazu volcano crater and view
Costa Rica Day TripsVolcanoes

Looming over the east side of San José, Volcán Irazú pokes its head neatly through the clouds. Since Poás Volcano’s rough awakening earlier this month, and the continual flow of ash and gas spewing from the peak of Turrialba, Irazú claims the title of the only remaining active volcano that

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barrendero municipal san jose
City Living

May 1st is El día del trabajador, or Worker’s Day, in Costa Rica. Most businesses outside of essential services and tourism will be closed. Costa Rica has a long tradition of honoring workers. The country adopted Worker’s Day as a national holiday in 1913, and today no worker is obligated

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Volcanoes

The National Emergency Commission (in Spanish, CNE) has shared the infographic above so that people can take precautions if they are in an area with falling ash. Currently there are two active volcanoes in the Central Valley, where most of Costa Rica’s population resides: Turrialba and Poás. Below is a

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downtown san jose costa rica
City Living

For years, San José has been a purgatory for backpackers and travelers alike: a necessary layover on route to Costa Rica’s sunnier destinations. It’s true that “Chepe,” as the city is affectionately known, can appear hectic and intimidating at first, and its gritty stereotype keeps even the more experienced travelers

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Tourism

The tourism industry is constantly changing, and in Costa Rica, that means rapidly developing in order to fit the needs of the increasing number of tourists that arrive every year. Travelers and tourists across the globe are looking for variety: ecotourism is booming and adventure and educational packages are on

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Costa Rica Day TripsUncategorized

Ah, 5:00 a.m. Not an ideal time to start the day, but necessary if you want to trek to Isla Tortuga in time to embrace the sunshine. With its sugary sand beaches, emerald waters and swaying coconut canopies, Tortuga provides a perfect landing point for one of the most sought-after

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Playa Conchal in Guanacaste is a draw for beach lovers from around the world.
EnvironmentUncategorized

Discovery Communications, the parent company that owns Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, announced yesterday that they are going license their name as part of a $1-billion ecotourism park in Guanacaste. The park, which is scheduled to open at the end of 2020, will be located at four different points around

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Volcanoes

Poás Volcano continues its heightened activity, according to a statement from the National Emergency Commission (in Spanish, CNE). “Activity continued through last night into the morning with at least 13 registered eruptions,” the statement on the CNE’s Facebook page reads. “These [eruptions] have been smaller than the one that happened

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poas eruption
Volcanoes

Poás Volcano, located 30 kilometers from downtown Alajuela, has shown a dramatic increase in activity over the past several days. The massif erupted this morning shortly before 8:00 am, sending a plume of ash and gasses over three kilometers skyward. Parque Nacional Volcán Poás, the second-most visited national park, is

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