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  • Renting a car and driving in Costa Rica
    We are often asked whether driving in Costa Rica is difficult or not. The short answer is no. In this blog, I will tell you…
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  • Holidays and cultural festivals in Costa Rica
    Throughout the whole year, there are many cultural festivals celebrated in Costa Rica. In this blog, we want to tell you about the most important…
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  • San Carlos, more than just La Fortuna
    I was born in San Carlos, this is my home. Many times I have been told by people that they visited this place and that…
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  • The top 5 animal migrations and sightings in Costa Rica
    If one day you want to experience something extraordinary, the secret is to be in the right place at the right time. This blog is…
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  • Top 5 Tours at Manuel Antonio National Park
    Manuel Antonio National Park is located at canton Quepos, province Puntarenas. It is an incredible place and even though it is quite small, it has…
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  • The best National Parks in Costa Rica
    The hikes in these National Parks are not too long and also work for kids or those who want to experience the National Parks in…
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  • Mosquitoes in Costa Rica, should I worry?
    Costa Rica is a tropical country, and it is no surprise that there are some mosquitoes here. Don’t worry, there is no plague, but anyways there…
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  • The 6 most romantic places in Costa Rica (only for lovers)
    We are at the most romantic month of the year and it is the perfect moment to talk about things that Costa Rica has to…
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  • The bests photographic spots in Costa Rica
    Costa Rica is a place full of nature and beautiful places. This magnificent combination gives us perfect places to capture the best photographs and take…
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  • The top 5 coffee tours in Costa Rica
    Coffee is an important good in Costa Rica and has a long history, as the coffee was the first export good and helped the economy immensely.
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  • Top 5 unique cultural experiences in Costa Rica
    Visiting a country like Costa Rica and not feeling the love and sympathy of its people is something impossible. The Ticos are very friendly and…
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  • Top 5 day trips from San José
    San José is the capital of Costa Rica and we always recommend to spend the first and especially last night here because, even though Costa…
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  • The top 5 EXTREME- adventure activities in Costa Rica (just for brave people)
    If you are passionate about feeling the maximum adrenaline and feel really alive, you are continually looking for activities that give you exactly this feeling.…
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  • 5 Reasons to visit Costa Rica during the rainy season
    Costa Rica is divided in two seasons, the dry season from November to April, and the rainy season from May to October. Most tourists visit…
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  • The top 5 spots for bird watching in Costa Rica
    Costa Rica is a privileged country for being in a biological corridor and being the bridge between North and South America, which allows migratory birds…
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  • Costa Rica Bucket-List! Top 5 Things you must do when you travel to Costa Rica!
    Costa Rica is a country full of nature, activities, culture and other things to do. When you are planning a trip, all the information can…
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  • Top 5 Places to fly a drone in Costa Rica
    If you love drones and aerial shots and you are going to visit Costa Rica or you are already here, then this blog is perfect…
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  • 5 Things to know before travelling to Costa Rica
    Are you inspired by the beautiful nature of the little paradise Costa Rica? If you are thinking about traveling to Costa Rica or already have…
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  • Top 5 Waterfalls in Costa Rica
    As I promised in my last blog, here is my list of the TOP 5 waterfalls of Costa Rica.
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  • The indigenous culture Bribri
    For me visiting an indigenous community is always fascinating. They are a living culture, endemic settlers, without human mergers, maintaining ancestral traditions. Every time I…
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  • Experience Chirripó, a hike to the highest point of Costa Rica
    The Chirripó is with a height of 3820 meters about sea level the highest point in Costa Rica. It’s located at the National Park that…
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  • Best itineraries in Costa Rica for 21 days
    Are you planning to visit Costa Rica for 21 days? But you don’t know which is the best itinerary according to your budget and holiday…
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  • Best itineraries for a 7 and 14 day trip in Costa Rica
    Are you planning to visit Costa Rica? But you don’t know which are the best itineraries according to your budget and holiday duration? Don't worry!…
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  • Travelling through Costa Rica and watching animals
    Travelling and seeing exotic animals at the same time- this is absolutely normal in Costa Rica.
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  • Top 10 souvenirs from Costa Rica
    Your trip is getting closer or maybe you are already in Costa Rica. What can you bring for your beloved ones? I have some ideas…
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  • How can I combine Costa Rica with Nicaragua?
    When you visit another country, a big part of the costs of our vacation is flight tickets. Sometimes we want to get the most of…
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  • What is COSTA RICA TALK and how can I book a tour?
    Costa Rica Talk is a blog made by locals with experience in tourism who love to share their experiences and love to help others to…
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  • A different Halloween. The day of the masquerades in Costa Rica
    The day of the Dead or Halloween is celebrated all around the world with costumes of ghosts, witches or characters of different movies, colorful masks,…
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  • Costa Rica: A Guide for beginners (Part 2)
    Like I have told you, Costa Rica is a small country full of incredible places. Here I will present to you the second part of…
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  • An unforgettable day at the capital of the paradise
    It is true that Costa Rica is known for its extensive tropical forests, the uncountable wildlife, and the unbelievable views. But there is another side…
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  • The Ferry of Costa Rica. Everything you need to know!
    One of the fastest ways to go to the peninsula Nicoya from San José, the Caribbean, the north or south of Costa Rica, is by…
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  • Renting a car, flying in Costa Rica? Everything you need to know!
    When we are planning a trip, one of the things we have to keep in mind during the organization is how we are going to…
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  • Carara National Park
    Carara National Park is a transition forest close to San José. Half of all animal species that live in Costa Rica can be found in…
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  • How do I get the most out of my budget during my Costa Rica trip?
    One of the biggest fears when traveling is to have enough money for all our expenses. But don´t worry, because here I leave you some …
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  • Visiting the Jaguar Rescue Center
    The Jaguar Rescue Center is a great place, not only to be able to observe many species of animals but also to support their survival,…
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  • Nosara´s stunning beaches
    Traveling to one destination and getting to know three different beaches? Yes, that’s possible in Nosara!
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  • 5 things to do in Puriscal
    If you decide to visit the town of Puriscal I share with you some good stuff you can plan for a day visit or even…
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  • 5 Ideas for a Sustainable Trip in Costa Rica
    In this blog you will find 5 ideas on how to make your Costa Rica trip environmentally friendly and leave the smallest possible ecological footprint.
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  • The best Chicharrones of Costa Rica
    If you are wondering what the name “Chicharron” means, and are trying to even figure out how to pronounce it. Let me give you a…
    Tags: Gastronomy
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  • The most beautiful beaches at the north of Guanacaste
    Many people say that the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica are in Guanacaste. In this blog, I will tell you about the best beaches…
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  • The best hotels at the Caribbean and La Fortuna
    Soon you are flying to Costa Rica, or at least you have those plans in your head and you don’t really know where to go…
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  • 6 Beaches you must visit in Cobano
    My friends and I and were craving some sunny and warm days so we decided to take a small break and drive to one of…
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  • 9 hotel recommendations at the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica
    While planning a trip, it is normal that we are looking for recommendations. Recommendations about where our next trip should go to, which places we…
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  • Costa Rica: A Guide for beginners (Part 1)
    You decided to go to Costa Rica, but... do you know what you can find in this country? Which month is the best to travel?…
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  • La Paz Waterfall Garden
    In the middle of nature, in Alajuela province, is located La Paz Waterfall Gardens, about one hour away from San José. It´s a place, where…
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  • Top 6 Things to do in La Fortuna
    La Fortuna is a popular destination in Costa Rica. From almost everywhere you get a great view on the perfectly conic shaped Arenal volcano and…
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  • Luxury in Costa Rica
    Are there luxury hotels for the high demand in Costa Rica? The answer is yes, there are! In the mountains, at the beach, at the…
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  • 7 reasons why Costa Rica is one of the best destinations of the world
    The traveler demand of people that want to visit Costa Rica for their vacation has been increasing, since many airlines offer direct flights once or…
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  • The thrilling days of the Tico yesteryear
    I went out to find food ingredients used in the days of old that are no longer common in the most typical dishes of the…
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  • Best dishes you have to eat at the Caribbean
    Dishes that are 100% a must for food-lovers who want to try new flavors and are planning on going to the beautiful province of Limon.…
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  • Need to relax? Become one with nature in Sarapiquí
    I was at home playing “Connect 4” with my daughter and I remember my last visit to Sarapiquí. We stayed at La Quinta de Sarapiquí,…
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  • Will my phone work in Costa Rica?
    Today the mobile phone has become an inseparable companion in our daily life. If we need to find something in the internet, we do it…
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  • Transportation in Costa Rica
    By bus, shuttle or by taxi? On the road in Costa Rica. The decision is never easy. Depending on your budget, on how good you…
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  • The best time to travel to Costa Rica
    You are planning your vacation at the tropical paradise Costa Rica and you are looking for a good traveling time? There are some things you…
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  • Means of Payment in Costa Rica
    Are you traveling to Costa Rica soon, but you don’t know how you can pay there? If you should take your credit card with your…
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  • Electricity, Internet and Adapter in Costa Rica
    It’s the first time for you in Costa Rica, but you are not sure about electricity there. Do you need an adapter? Is there electricity?…
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  • 10 reasons for biking in Costa Rica
    For those bikers that can’t leave their house without their 2- wheel transportation. If you are thinking about biking in Costa Rica, this blog is…
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  • Prusia Sector: Fairytale Forest above Cartago
    What comes first to your mind first when you hear Costa Rica: dream beaches, rainforest, colorful wildlife? But this country offers much more, such as…
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  • 5 reasons why Costa Rica is a perfect destination for biking
    Your plans for a perfect holiday include a nice stay in Costa Rica along with biking? Here is everything you need to know.
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  • Caribbean Ride
    My experience at a recreational ride in Puerto Viejo. For travelers who have biking in mind for their visit to the Caribbean and with a…
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  • The crazy cheesemaker of Turrialba
    There is a unique character in Turrialba you have to meet, of course, if you are a cheese lover this is the place to go!
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  • Monteverde: I’m walking on clouds oh oh!
    I always believed that hidden somewhere in Costa Rica you can find a magical place, something pulled out from a fairy tale! And guess what?....…
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  • Everything to know about the Poas Volcano National Park
    I remember, as a “tica”, who has lived most of my life in Alajuela, how a trip to the Poas Volcano was the most normal…
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  • Escazú: The Folklore Guardian
    I know Halloween is over! But it's hard for me to accept how underestimated this celebration has become. I love monsters and everything related, so…
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  • GOLFO DE NICOYA: Breaking the water's surface
    As the rainy season starts to draw back and its healing powers have restored the earth; the smell of wet soil is replaced by the…
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  • From the market to the table
    The experience of visiting Plaza Ferias in Alajuela, Costa Rica. A place where you can find products that maybe you have never seen before, at…
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  • Nicoya, the village of traditions and authentic people
    Nicoya, Canton number 2 in Guanacaste province, offers more than wonderful beaches and wide savannas. It hosts villages that are lost on a map with…
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  • La Sabana Park, free space and pure air in San José
    The official name of this public space, called La Sabana Park by the Ticos, actually is Parque Metropolitano La Sabana Padre Chapuí, and has its…
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  • SIERPE, The Three headed Snake
    Preserving magic in the wetlands of Sierpe. A hypnotic attraction drawn by a weird first encounter left me wanting more. My curiosity about this ghost-like…
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  • Memorable hike in the Talamanca Mountains
    Get to know a hike that takes 4 days over 50 kilometers and leads you through very old forests full of magic. In the Talamanca…
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  • National Park Rincón de la Vieja, a natural paradise
    Have you asked yourself, where the magic found in the Rincón de la Vieja National Park, is born? In this article I’ll tell you a…
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  • San José, a vibrant city...
    Some people say that San Jose is a messy, noisy, chaotic, intense and exciting city... To draw my own conclusions, I have given myself the…
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  • Safety in Costa Rica
    Due to some negative events, recently we are often asked about how safe Costa Rica is as a travel destination. This article will help you…
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  • 4 child friendly places in Costa Rica
    It’s true... Costa Rica offers a lot of attractions, but to travel with a baby and to define which activities we are able to undertake…
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  • Child friendly hotels for travelling
    People say that the most effective way to communicate something is by telling your own experience and this has been mine. It is very exciting…
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  • Golfo Dulce: A hidden paradise
    Costa Rica may be small, but it is a country that conceals more than one jewel ... In this case, I had the opportunity to…
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  • Guanacaste, Costa Rica - 8 treasures of the province
    It is said that everybody that visits Costa Rica and didn’t visit the Guancaste Province, didn’t really “get to know” this beautiful country. Guanacaste at…
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  • Manuel Antonio: Highlight or tourist trap?
    What is it that you should know to be a potential visitor to the Manuel Antonio National Park, and that your visit will be a…
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  • Costa Rican Food: Top 5 dishes you must try!
    When traveling to Costa Rica, the first thing that comes to our mind is a country with paradisiacal landscapes, lots of green nature with beautiful…
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  • Corcovado – Costa Rica’s Pearl - Holidays in paradise
    When you’re traveling to Costa Rica, a visit to the Corcovado National Park has to be on your list. They also call it “The Pearl…
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  • Mountain Bike, Rincón de la Vieja
    Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park is known worldwide as one of the best places to practice mountain biking and hiking in Costa Rica,…
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  • Road trip with (small) kids
    Yeah, our next trip by car is going to happen soon. With kids, it can be a little bit tiring, even more, when they’re still…
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  • Canopy in the Braulio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica
    Ziplining combined with the aerial tram in the Braulio Carrillo National Park is a fantastic way to experience spectacular views, getting close to nature, as…
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