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The Golden Orb and other creatures in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

The Golden Orb and other creatures in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Why would Kathie Lee, a modern Canadian mom, want to visit an old growth wet forest in Central America? Because of the bugs! Q: Corcovado National Park is rather remote, in the very south of Costa Rica. … Read entire article »

Wilson Botanical Garden, Las Cruces, Costa Rica

Wilson Botanical Garden, Las Cruces, Costa Rica

There are many reasons to visit the Wilson Botanical Garden in Costa Rica, two of which have nothing to do with the garden itself. The Wilson Botanical Garden is located at 1200 m (3,935 ft) … Read entire article »

A Memorable Family Holiday in Dominical, Costa Rica

A Memorable Family Holiday in Dominical, Costa Rica

Our family of twelve spent 2 weeks in southern Costa Rica near the surfing town of Dominical, a laid-back location removed from the maddening crowds.  We chose Dominical primarily because it is situated near mountains, … Read entire article »

A blended family of 12 goes to Dominical, Costa Rica

A blended family of 12 goes to Dominical, Costa Rica

Taking a family of 12 on an independent, two-week vacation to Costa Rica involves hours of planning. Here’s how one of our ‘Riding the Buses’ contributors set about organizing such a vacation.  Q: Who all … Read entire article »

Catching the wave in Playa Nosara, Costa Rica

Catching the wave in Playa Nosara, Costa Rica

Stephanie Jack spent 5 days at Playa Nosara learning to surf and finally was able to catch the wave. On a trip to Costa Rica in February, I decided to spend a few days surfing. … Read entire article »

Three generations vacation in Costa Rica

Three generations vacation in Costa Rica

Dianne Bascombe had never been to Costa Rica and wanted to go see the leatherback turtles lay their eggs and hike in a national park where swamps bubble. Eight others wanted to go with her. Nine … Read entire article »

Birding in Costa Rica with Road Scholar

Birding in Costa Rica with Road Scholar

Darby Bayly and her sister travelled to Costa Rica with Road Scholar (Elder Hostel) to see the birds. Birding is something that has always fascinated me. I started when I was really young, four or … Read entire article »

It’s easy to travel around Costa Rica

It’s easy to travel around Costa Rica

There are many reasons to visit Costa Rica and certainly one of them is that it is considered to be the ‘greenest’ country in the world. Costa Rica, which means “Rich coast” is situated in … Read entire article »

Turtles hatching in Costa Rica

Turtles hatching in Costa Rica

Charlotte Fanjoy was in Costa Rica to celebrate a special birthday and woke up one morning to witness baby sea turtles making their way from their nest in the sand to the sea. I was walking … Read entire article »

Celebrating my 60th birthday in Costa Rica

Celebrating my 60th birthday in Costa Rica

Charlotte Fanjoy wanted to celebrate her 60th birthday in a special place and decided on Tamarindo, Costa Rica. But who would join her and would they be happy? Q: You recently celebrated a very special birthday … Read entire article »

Travelling with young kids in Costa Rica

Travelling with young kids in Costa Rica

Craig and Carla spent three weeks travelling in Costa Rica (Tamarindo and around Arenal) with their young children. Zack was four years old and Lucas was eight months old at the time. Most of their friends … Read entire article »