Category: Things To Do

Exploring the Sarapiqui River from San Jose

September 11, 2014

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Rafting on the Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica

Running from the Central Mountain Range north of San Jose to the Nicaraguan border, the Sarapiqui River marks out one of the most idyllic regions of Northern Costa Rica, lined with tropical rainforest, sugar cane, coffee and banana plantations, and protected nature reserves. Exploring the Sarapiqui River from San Jose is easily done on a day trip, but with most tourists making a beeline for the Monteverde Cloud Forest and Arenal Volcano National Park, the Sarapiqui rainforest remains somewhat off-the-beaten-track.

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Free Things to Do in Jaco

July 24, 2014

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Jaco, Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s surf and party hub and the closest beach resort to San Jose, Jaco draws a steady stream of sunseekers and backpackers throughout the year, and the laid-back beach town entices many to stay much longer than intended. Whether you’re down to your last few colons or just looking to stretch out your trip, here are some ideas for free things to do in Jaco.

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Market Shopping in San Jose

June 26, 2014

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Shopping at San Jose markets, Costa Rica. Photo courtesy of Everjean via Flickr.

Fresh produce is the mainstay of Costa Rican cuisine and wherever you are in the country, you’ll find farmers markets heaped with a rainbow of fruits and vegetables, and bustling mercados selling everything from local handicrafts to cut-price clothing. But market shopping in San Jose is not just about picking up a bargain – it’s also a cultural experience where you can mingle with the locals, joke with vendors as you haggle over souvenirs and sample a smorgasbord of local delicacies.

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6 of Costa Rica’s Natural Wonders

June 12, 2014

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Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

With its mind-boggling geographic diversity, the entire country of Costa Rica could be classed as a natural wonder, so picking out its most memorable highlights is no easy feat. Choosing from 26 National Parks and an endless landscape of cloud forests, volcanic peaks, rainforests, beaches and wetlands, here are just 6 of Costa Rica’s natural wonders.

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Viator’s Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

May 29, 2014

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With so much to see and do in Costa Rica, we wanted to be sure to make the best use of our limited time. The Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose was a great way to see a big chunk of the country in one day.

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Day Trips From San Jose

May 15, 2014

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Visit the Poás volcano on a day trip from San Jose. Photo courtesy of The LEAF Project via Flickr.

The busy capital might not be the highlight of most Costa Rican itineraries, but with its central location and excellent transport links, San Jose makes a prime base for exploring the country’s varied landscapes. From ziplining through a cloud forest to climbing an active volcano, there are plenty of adventures to be had on day trips from San Jose – here are some of the top choices.

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