Articles Tagged ‘Costa Rica Travel’

Postcard Perfect: Poas Volcano in Costa Rica

Postcard Perfect: Poas Volcano in Costa Rica February 29, 2012 | Whats New | Read More
A short day trip from San Jose, Volcano Poas is a striking symbol of the powerful geothermal  forces of nature that formed Costa Rica. Its main crater measures nearly a mile wide in diameter and is 900 feet deep, at the bottom of which lies a gaping hole filled with a bright green lagoon that spews...

Holiday in Costa Rica: Deck the Hills with Balls of Paint

Holiday in Costa Rica: Deck the Hills with Balls of Paint December 2, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
‘Tis the season to be jolly, so why not grab the bull by the horns and consider complementing a Costa Rica vacation with a boatload of color? Paintballing is the latest and perhaps greatest adventure to hit the scene, and it’s a blast, I promise. From the Jurassic-themed field outside of...

It’s Always Sunny In Puerto Viejo: Old Harbor Banana Barge at Sunset

It’s Always Sunny In Puerto Viejo: Old Harbor Banana Barge at Sunset September 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
This old rusted barge sits just off the shore of Playa Negra, at the entrance to Puerto Viejo de Limon. A rusty-but-not-forgotten symbol of the town’s history with the banana trade, the barge is now home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Snorkeling its basin is possible when waters are calm, ...

Costa Rica’s Independence Day is September 15th: Break out the Red, White and Blue

Costa Rica’s Independence Day is September 15th: Break out the Red, White and Blue June 29, 2011 | Events | Read More
Independence Day Costa Rica Flag March As Americans get ready to celebrate the 4thof July, Costa Ricans are already immersed in preparations for their independence day festivities around the corner in September. Kids have marching band rehearsals, practice traditional dance routines and get fitted for...

Happy Camping on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

Happy Camping on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast June 23, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Camping Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica From Manzanillo-Gandoca National Park to Cahuita, the beaches of Puerto Viejo are ideal for camping, and it’s becoming quite the popular option for budget travelers, tent-pitching affionados, and unlikely adventure seekers alike. Although camping is supposed to be limited...

Manga Meets Boba This May in San Jose, Costa Rica

Manga Meets Boba This May in San Jose, Costa Rica May 7, 2011 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
An anime stylized eye. Photo: November 2006 Source Oni Lukos     Now through May 14th, an art exhibit of amateur manga works entitled “Fantasias de Papel” will be on display in Costa Rica’s first and only boba shop, The Bubble Tea Co., also known as Te Mas Mas (Te ++). In...

This Weekend: Rising Sound Brings Live Reggae to Puerto Viejo, Limon, San Jose

This Weekend: Rising Sound Brings Live Reggae to Puerto Viejo, Limon, San Jose April 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
This weekend in Costa Rica, reggae music lovers are in for a rare treat. Three of the country’s most sought-after men of modern reggae music,  Pressure, Protoje, and Don Corleone of Rising Sound are launching a three show tour from Friday to Wednesday, free for all to attend. DJ Jerren and DJ...

Puerto Viejo: A Paradise for Surfers and Beach Bums

Puerto Viejo: A Paradise for Surfers and Beach Bums April 22, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
In the shadow of chaotic San José and the jam-packed resorts of the Pacific coast, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (not to be confused with Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí in Costa Rica’s northern lowlands)—seems all but forgotten. A picturesque, sand-swept playground, it  may not have the cachet...

Seafood Specials Reign Supreme for Semana Santa

Seafood Specials Reign Supreme for Semana Santa April 14, 2011 | Food | Read More
If you’ll be in Costa Rica during Semana Santa,  April 17th to the 24th , you’re in for a Tico treat, especially if you like seafood. Coast to coast, chefs in family kitchens, hotels, resorts, and restaurants are gearing up their menus to deliver the goods most in demand-fresh caught fish. According...

Archeology in Costa Rica: Las Mercedes and Balls of Stone

Archeology in Costa Rica: Las Mercedes and Balls of Stone April 8, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Las Mercedes is one of the largest monumental and complex archeological sites in Costa Rica, alongside Guayabo de Turrialba, and the former political center of an important chiefdom. Located in the Limon province of the central Caribbean region, between the foothills of the Turrialba Volcano, Las Mercedes...