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Seven Essential Items to Pack when Traveling to Costa Rica

You’ve booked your tickets, planned your itinerary and are almost ready for your Costa Rican adventure. The only thing left to do is pack your bag. Many travelers are pleasantly surprised by the infrastructure and amenities available in Costa Rica, drinkable tap-water being a good example. There are, however, a few fairly simple things [...]

The Most Popular Attractions in Manuel Antonio and Their Low-Key Alternatives

Manuel Antonio is a popular destination for a reason; the diverse wildlife, incredible beaches, and adrenaline-filled adventures are hard to beat. With so much on offer, during high season the hottest spots can get a little overcrowded. Luckily, there are still plenty of hidden gems left to discover here. We recommend some of our favorite [...]

The Best Way to Learn Spanish

To quote Ludwig Wittgenstein, ‘The limits of my language are the limits of my world’. Learning a new language is like finding a new key that can help unlock doors and open up your mind, introducing you to new adventures and people along the way. With over 350 million native speakers spread over four continents, [...]

What Are the Languages Spoken in Costa Rica?

Although Spanish, or Castellano, is the official language of Costa Rica, you can find other living languages spoken here on a daily basis. Before Spanish conquerors arrived in the early 16th century, a great variety of different languages were spoken by the indigenous population. Indigenous communities in the Northern province of Guanacaste spoke languages derived [...]

5 Tips to Make the Most of a Day at Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most popular attractions in Costa Rica. Priced at $16 a ticket for non-nationals, it is one of the most expensive National Parks in the country. Almost every traveler has it on their ‘must-do’ list, so we want to make sure you get your money’s worth. Go prepared [...]