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Juan Santamaría International Airport

The Best Boutique Hotel in San Jose; the art of living

Studio Boutique Hotel sits on the edge of San Jose in the dynamic suburb of Santa Ana where the diversity of restaurants, offices, commercial centers, and local living is alive and kicking. Unlike other hotel properties in the area, the Studio Boutique Hotel is not only a great option for business or pleasure travel, but...
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Family vacation Costa Rica

Costa Rica family vacations are easy with vacation rentals

According to a top travel site, there are still travel deals to be found on flights for Thanksgiving and Christmas vacations. And with now 70 connections from destinations in North and South America and Europe, Costa Rica should be an easy choice for your family vacation. Three airlines just inaugurated new routes to Costa Rica last...
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San Jose Costa Rica downtown post office

San Jose Costa Rica offers a lot as a tourist destination

If you’re coming to Costa Rica on vacation, chances are you are going to visit at least one or two of the country’s beautiful tropical beaches, possibly a volcano, and probably one or more of the proud nation’s national parks. The destination you may or may not have in your travel itinerary is the capital...
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Costa Rica national park Corcovado

In honor of Earth Day, 4 Costa Rica National Parks you should visit

In celebration of Earth Day 2015 – celebrating its 45th anniversary on April 22, 2015 – Horizontes Nature Tours in Costa Rica asked one of their long-time naturalist guides what was his favorite element of Costa Rica nature. Costa Rica’s national parks were his answer. From a country that was nearly devastated by deforestation by...
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Juan Santamaria of Costa Rica

Who is Costa Rica’s national hero Juan Santamaria?

Ever wonder who is Juan Santamaria, for whom the San Jose international airport in Costa Rica is named? This week is a good time to find out. Costa Rica will celebrate its national holiday Juan Santamaria Day on April 11. On this day, Costa Rica celebrates this drummer boy in its national army who heroically...
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300 oxcart drivers with their teams of oxen and carts

Oxcarts and cultural fiestas in Atenas Costa Rica

The way Omar Arce sees it, the Costa Rica tradition of the oxcart driver and his oxen is an important cultural heritage that must be kept alive. Nowadays in his country town of Atenas, Costa Rica most roads are paved and cars zoom everywhere. But when Arce, 73, was a boy, the only way to...
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Yoga on the beach at Santa Teresa Hotel Tropico Latino

After the Costa Rica national yoga festival, escape to yoga hotspot Santa Teresa Beach

Yoga lovers will definitely not want to miss the National Yoga Festival in Costa Rica in April. The capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica will host the 7th annual National Festival of Yoga from April 16 to 19, 2015 at the National Culture Center (CENAC). The festival is promoted by the Costa Rican Association...
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Manuel Antonio Beach Costa Rica

Costa Rica wins big in TripAdvisor 2015 travel awards

Continuing to be a favorite with world travelers, beaches and hotels in Costa Rica were named among the best in the world according to the latest TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards. The popular global travel site announced on Feb. 18 its 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards for the best beaches and hotels in the world. The annual...
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Nature Air Costa Rica

Costa Rica South Caribbean travel now easy with new flight to Limon

Now getting to the South Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica will be easier than ever with a new 30-minute flight between San Jose and Limon on Nature Air . Starting Dec. 1, travelers to Costa Rica can fly from San Jose and the Central Valley to the Caribbean port city of Limon on daily flights with...
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Flor Blanca Resort at Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

Costa Rica beach vacation dreaming

I think Jimmy Buffet said it best: “With these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes, nothing remains quite the same.” There is a definite change in attitude traveling to Costa Rica on vacation. A slow in the pace, relax of the heartbeat, and a desire to kick back and soak in the sun on a...
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Family Vacation Costa Rica

Best fall family vacation in Costa Rica

October and November means autumn school breaks, and Thanksgiving Week in the USA. It’s time for your fall family vacation. This year, be ahead of the learning curve and visit one of the world’s largest “outdoor classrooms” in the sun and tropics of Costa Rica. Imagine discovering animals and plants that you have never seen...
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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is a poster example of Costa Rica's eco-tourism fame

Costa Rica Tops the World in Eco-Tourism

Tourism all over the world is on the upswing. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) statistics show that the number of international tourists around the world grew nearly 5% during the first six months of 2012, as compared to the same period in 2011. Despite lingering worries over the global economy, international tourism is bouncing back. A...
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Enjoy your honeymoon in Costa Rica!

Costa Rica is a top honeymoon destination

The best part about all of the effort to make your wedding day the most memorable occasion is what comes next … the honeymoon, of course! There’s no better way to finish celebrating a lifetime commitment than with a trip of a lifetime. Wishing for sand and surf, sunny days, palm trees, lounging in hammocks,...
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