Parades in San Jose, Costa Rica. Photo courtesy of Bruce Thomson via Flickr.

Fiestas de Zapote, San Jose

As the feasts and celebrations of Christmas come to a close, the Costa Rican capital will be getting ready for the biggest festival of the year – the legendary Fiestas de Zapote. Held around the Redondel Bullring in San Jose’s Zapote district, the festivities take place throughout the last few days of December and typically run until January 5th – a triumphant goodbye to the past year, complete with live music, traditional rodeos and a huge fun fair.

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November 20, 2014 by
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Red-Eyed Tree Frog, Costa Rica

Wildlife Spotting in Arenal Volcano National Park

As one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, Costa Rica’s kaleidoscopic wildlife is a huge draw for travelers and nature lovers will find plenty to get excited about in the Arenal Volcano National Park.As one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, Costa Rica’s kaleidoscopic wildlife is a huge draw for travelers and nature lovers will find plenty to get excited about in the Arenal Volcano National Park.

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November 20, 2014 by
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Top Winter Sun Destinations in Costa Rica

Winter sun in Costa Rica

It might be freezing in the United States and Europe, but over in Costa Rica, the ‘dry season’ from December through to April is one of the busiest times of year. Escape the cold back home for one of these top winter sun destinations in Costa Rica.

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November 6, 2014 by
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How to Spend One Day in San Jose

San Jose, Costa Rica

With so much to see and do in Costa Rica, it’s not surprising that the capital often gets relegated to a stopover and the truth is, with a bit of forward planning, you can easily take in the highlights with one day in San Jose.

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October 23, 2014 by
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Costa Rica’s Best Budget Destinations

Jaco, Costa Rica

Long a favored destination of backpackers and gap year students, Costa Rica’s spectacular landscapes and admirable eco credentials have also earned it acclaim as a luxury retreat and family holiday destination. Whether you’re traveling on a shoestring, spending a longer time in one place or just looking to get the most for your dollars – here are a few of Costa Rica’s best budget destinations.

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October 9, 2014 by
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Horseback Riding in Costa Rica

Horse riding in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a long history with horses and whether you’re looking for an eco-friendly way to take in the scenery or just want to try something new, horseback riding in Costa Rica is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

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September 25, 2014 by
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