Category: Free Things To Do

The Beaches of Guanacaste

July 9, 2015

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Explore the beaches of Guanacaste, Costa Rica

With more than 125 miles of powder-fine white sands, crystalline waters and crashing waves, Costa Rica’s northwestern coast is like one gigantic beach resort. Many of the beaches of Guanacaste are among the best in the country.

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Best Spots to Watch the Sunset in Jaco

April 16, 2015

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Watching the sunset in Jaco, Costa Rica

With its golden sands hemmed in by towering palm trees and azure waters, and the horizon framed by volcanic peaks and vast swaths of rainforest, Jaco paints a striking picture and it’s an idyllic spot to watch the sunset over Costa Rica’s Pacific coast.

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Barrio Amón, San Jose’s Oldest District

February 19, 2015

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Historic architecture in Barrio Amon, San Jose. Photo courtesy of ElTico68 via Flickr.

Just northeast of downtown San Jose, Barrio Amón offers a characterful alternative to the bleak office blocks of the center, with its striking colonial buildings, tranquil parklands and chic assortment of cafes, restaurants and bars.

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Discovering Lake Arenal

January 15, 2015

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Enjoy water sports in Jaco

With the misty cone of Arenal Volcano looming on the horizon and miles of lush forest hemming its banks, Lake Arenal is as striking in real life as it is on the postcards. Starting life as a small crater lagoon lying within the Arenal Volcano National Park , Lake Arenal was expanded in 1979 and is now Costa Rica’s biggest lake and an important hydroelectric dam, as well as a popular tourist attraction.

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Fiestas de Zapote, San Jose

November 20, 2014

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

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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Costa Rica’s Best Budget Destinations

October 9, 2014

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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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