What It Takes To Travel To Costa Rica Right Now

November 17, 2020

On September 1, Costa Rica began welcoming the first US residents since borders were closed in March from six states (Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Vermont). A valid driver’s license showing residency and a negative Covid-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival was also a prerequisite for entry. By September […]

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Costa Rica – Beyond the Classic

January 29, 2018

Volcano, rainforest, cloud forest and beach. That’s the most popular combination of sites in the Classic, our best-selling Costa Rica itinerary. The volcano is typically Arenal. You’re surrounded by rainforest there as well. Monteverde is the most well-known cloud forest location. For beach, a popular option is Manuel Antonio (also rainforest) or the Guanacaste region […]

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Unexpected Delay at SJO Airport in Costa Rica

August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey recently impacted outgoing and incoming United Airlines flights at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica. United only flies to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) from Costa Rica and all IAH flights were cancelled for days starting on Saturday, August 26, 2017. We opted […]

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Humpback Whale Season Starts Soon in Costa Rica

June 21, 2016

Costa Rica boasts two whale watching seasons for humpback whales. From mid-December through late February/early March, northern humpback whales migrate south to Marino Ballena National Park. From July through October, southern humpback whales migrate north to Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. Ranked in the Top 10 by National Geographic for whale watching in the world, Marino […]

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Carara National Park, Costa Rica – Worth the Stop

May 1, 2016

When driving to Costa Rica’s central and south Pacific coast from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), you pass Carara National Park. Located an hour west of SJO and a few km past Rio Tarcoles Bridge and its resident crocodiles below, Carara isn’t typically a stop on standard Costa Rica itineraries. It should be, though. Carara […]

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Alaska Airlines Expands Flight Service to Costa Rica

September 22, 2015

Starting this fall, Alaska Airlines will offer non-stop flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to both international airports in Costa Rica (Juan Santamaria – SJO and Liberia – LIR). Flights between LAX and SJO begin on October 31, 2015 and between LAX and LIR on November 1, 2015. This new service also makes it easy to […]

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Hands-On Conservation – Working with Leatherbacks in Costa Rica

September 21, 2015

Leatherback sea turtles are the largest species of turtle to swim the world’s oceans. A leatherback can measure four to six feet in length and can weigh in at more than 1000 pounds. The biggest, deepest-diving, widest ranging of all turtles, the leatherback has endured for 100 million years. Reefs to Rockies co-founder Sheridan Samano […]

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Costa Rica Trip Report – Tortuguero

June 25, 2015

Though Tortuguero, Costa Rica is primarily known for its turtle season, it offers an abundance of other wildlife watching opportunities. Tortuguero (the name of both the town and the national park) is on a spit of land on the northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, and is accessible by boat via a network of canals. […]

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