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9 Reasons You Should Visit Costa Rica During Green Season

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.29.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Impossible as it seems, the green season is proof that Costa Rica can be even more lush, abundant, and, well, green.

Historic Architecture of San Jose, Costa Rica (Photos)

Mark Chesnut | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

Many travelers skip past San Jose and head straight for the nation's lush interior or sandy beaches, but I found lots of visuals to enjoy in San Jose.

7 Tips for Whitewater Rafting

Mark Chesnut | Posted 09.01.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

During my most recent visit I couldn't resist the opportunity (or the peer pressure) to join in one of the adventure travel experiences that has helped to make this Central American nation famous.

How Two 9 Year-Old Girls Saved the Rainforest of Costa Rica

The GypsyNesters | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
The GypsyNesters

We wondered what was up, and the answer was a bit surprising, most of the ropes can be traced back to a couple of 9-year-old girls. What? That's right, two kids with a big idea had a huge impact on the ecosystem of the region.

Sneak Preview: The Jade Museum's Sparkling New Home in Costa Rica

Mark Chesnut | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

The Jade Museum has been one of the top must-see cultural institutions in San Jose, Costa Rica for years. And now, it's likely going to surge even higher on the list of things to do in that Central American nation.

A New Kind of Family Vacation!

Crawford Hill | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
Crawford Hill

What we are talking about is maximizing the diminishing opportunities we all have to be together as a multigenerational family in a unique and stimulating setting.

Costa Rica For Everyone

Jetsetter.com | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

For thrill seekers, beach bums, nature fiends and honeymooners alike, Costa Rica is a freewheeling adventure playground.

Traveling With Parents: Costa Rica

Michele Bigley | Posted 11.24.2013 | Travel
Michele Bigley

Balancing the needs of everyone on a trip requires a careful dance, especially as parents take to the road with their grown children. It might be hard not to baby your kids, but in most cases, when you treat your kid like a child, she will start acting like one.

Let's Get Lost for the Memories (Pura Vida)

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 11.04.2013 | Travel
Aaron Caleb Bardo

Travelers are a bit egocentric: We put our journeys ahead of time. We put life above because as far as we know, as far as Sendak knew, we've only got one -- too short to be confined to memory.

Customized Family Expedition Travel For All Ages

Crawford Hill | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

Heading to a destination resort -- mountains or beach or wherever each individual can do their own thing during the day and the group reconvenes for dinner each night -- is common.

5 Things You Need To Know Before You Move To Costa Rica

Norm Schriever | Posted 07.13.2013 | Travel
Norm Schriever

"I'm thinking about moving to Costa Rica," are words I hear every day. So what advice do I have for them? Let's break down that plan.

PHOTOS: 16 'Secret' Costa Rican Beaches

James Kaiser | Posted 04.17.2013 | Travel
James Kaiser

You may think this destination is way too touristy, but most of the coastline remains as lovely and untouched as ever.

The Wild Beauty Of Costa Rica

Charlotte Temple | Posted 03.22.2013 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

Costa Rica is about the size of West Virginia, yet it has some of the most varied landscapes and wildlife on earth.

Costa Rica's Medical Tourism Boom

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Travel

SAN JOSE - When Canadian house cleaner Marlene Trithardt needed a tooth replaced, she drove past her local dentist's office in Alberta and flew to ...

Eco-Immersion at 9,000 Feet Above

Crawford Hill | Posted 01.13.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

Andy was cementing the cinderblocks together deftly as he was speaking to me in his rapid-fire way, when I remarked "You, ah call yourself a Tico (native Costa Rican) but you sure don't look like any I have ever seen!"

An Open Letter To Costa Rica

Lindsay Hartfiel | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel
Lindsay Hartfiel

You had me at, "Hola, guapa."

Guilt Free Golf In Costa Rica

Joseph Satto | Posted 09.13.2012 | Travel
Joseph Satto

I'm 13 minutes into my round and I'm already seeing something I'd usually see on a National Geographic special, a family of Howler monkeys.

Ecotourism In Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula

Elevate Destinations | Posted 07.03.2012 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

Many of us care about the environment we travel in and want to take part in influencing it in a positive way. The Corcovado Foundation offers just that to travelers in Costa Rica.

PHOTOS: Searching For Costa Rica's Theme Song

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 05.13.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

I have "Left My Heart in San Francisco," had another "Beer in Mexico" and discovered the "Coast of Marseilles." So as I sit on this most perfect palm-lined beach in Costa Rica, with scarlet macaws flying overhead and the surf crashing upon dried coconuts long since fallen, I am searching my iPod in the hopes of capturing it with a song.

PHOTOS: An Organic Coffee Plantation With A Secret Ingredient

Joseph Satto | Posted 05.12.2012 | Travel
Joseph Satto

We arrive at Finca Rosa Blanca in a drenching storm and although we're here for a few days, I'm desperate to lay eyes and boots on the plantation.

Friday Photo: Happy Place

Kirsten Alana | Posted 03.14.2012 | Travel
Kirsten Alana

I've always though myself an adventurous person, one who appreciates the great outdoors and who would never hesitate to jump out of a plane at first chance.

A Huffington Post Travel Guide To Family Vacations In Costa Rica

The Huffington Post | Caryl Ramsey | Posted 01.01.2012 | Travel

Family vacations in Costa Rica can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we'...

PHOTOS: Visiting Costa Rica's Turtle Maternity Ward

Karin Palmquist | Posted 01.15.2012 | Travel
Karin Palmquist

It's not just turtles that thrive in the nature reserve: The animal and plant diversity in Tortuguero National Park is among the highest in Costa Rica with over 400 kinds of birds and 60 species of frogs.

Costa Rica And The Quest For 'Pura Vida'

Richard Bangs | Posted 11.12.2011 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Costa Rica is like the monkey who locked up the zookeeper. It's put away the constrained thinking that keeps others stuck in unproductive routines and allowed its wildness to escape the margins.

Destin-Nation Costa Rica: Hitting the Beach in Central America (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Dolan | Posted 08.16.2011 | Travel

With coasts on both the Pacific and Caribbean, the Central American country of Costa Rica is home to more than 750 miles of shoreline. To the traveler...