Río Celeste waterfall surrounded by rainforest
Costa Rica Day Trips

Seven reasons why Rio Celeste is one of Costa Rica’s most unique natural attractions 1. The waterfall. The intense blue color makes it one of the most unique in the world. Although the waterfall is one of the first sights along the walk, we recommend saving it for last. 2. The

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A young woman sells flowers in a market in Costa Rica.

There has been some ballyhoo about the members of U.S. reality-show royalty arriving in Costa Rica and setting up their reanimated plastic corpses at Papagayo Peninsula’s Villa Mazu. The price per night? Twenty-three thousand dollars. Towards the other end of the spectrum, I’ve rented a furnished studio apartment near downtown San

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Sculpture in downtown San Jose, Costa Rica
City LivingSan Jose

I love downtown San José. The parks are pleasant places to while away the hours, and the pedestrian malls are bustling gathering places for shoppers, workers, street artists, and tourists. I especially enjoy the sculptures. You’ll find public art dedicated to families, street sweepers, firefighters, farmers, and more. Two of

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Drake Bay has got to be one of the most exotic and intimate destinations in Costa Rica. It is also one of the hardest to get to. Getting there is an adventure. First, we drove five hours from San José along the Pan-American Highway, passing through Palmar Norte before arriving

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Monteverde is so rich in nature and culture that it can reinvent itself quickly. From tours that range from basic backpacking to sophisticated stays, to restaurants and lodging, we always find something new and surprising. Here are our recommendations. Daily Dose of Adventure Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve This reserve

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The rains are upon us. One should expect daily showers from here to mid-November, so plan accordingly: an umbrella should form part of your daily outfit. For a detailed, up-to-date weather forcast, check out the National Meterological Institute’s website. It’s only in Spanish, but if with a basic understanding of

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Costa Rica Day TripsRío Celeste

By Aída Araya I had heard a lot about Río Celeste and had high expectations. Even with my mind set to experience something incredible, the panoramic natural beauty that surrounds Río Celeste left me astounded. The human mind cannot conceive of such a level of magnificence and purity until it

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City Living

One of my favorite places to sit and watch the crowds pass by. For a bird’s eye view, grab a beer and boca at La Terraza (where this photo was taken), located at the southwest corner. The entire plaza is abuzz with pedestrians, lottery vendors, taxi drivers, kids eating ice

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HotelsPhoto of the Day

For direct access to Manuel Antonio – one of the most beautiful beaches in the world – at an affordable rate, go straight to Hotel Verde Mar. This isn’t awe-inspiring luxury. Instead, it’s a wonderfully friendly staff, reasonable accommodations, and a gate that leads right to the beach. For proles

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Tree frog in Costa Rica rain forest.

Does this frog really deserve our adulation?

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