Pura Vida on a Budget: How to Make it Worthwhile in Paradise.

By Silvanna Pacheco, April 17th, 2024

Costa Rica is the postcard-perfect paradise of rainforests, volcanoes and beautiful beaches attracting many travelers with its “pura vida” vibe. Visitors do bring essential revenue to the country, but they can also inflate prices, especially in popular areas. For budget travelers and even locals some areas turn out to be very expensive to visit.

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Conquering the Clouds: A Day Trip to Irazu Volcano National Park.

By Silvanna Pacheco, April 2nd, 2024

Costa Rica is a land of lush rainforests and beaches teeming with exotic wildlife. A network of national parks protects its incredible biodiversity, offering opportunities for exploration and discovery. One of the most amazing destinations to visit in Costa Rica are its volcanic peaks, like Irazu, the country’s highest active volcano reaching a staggering 3,432 meters above sea level.

Located about an hour and a half east of San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, a trip to Irazu National Park is a thrilling adventure that combines breathtaking landscapes with local culture. Read more…

The Beginning of the Dry Season in Costa Rica.

By Silvanna Pacheco,  December 31st, 2023

The Dry Season in Costa Rica coincides with the traditional Christmas holiday season. If you are planning your visit during this time of the year, you will be able to experience many of the local traditions and festivities. Days are sunny and blessed with a cool gentle breeze during December. 

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North Pacific beaches – Where to go and what to do.

By Silvanna Pacheco, November 3rd, 2023

Costa Rica’s North Pacific Coast, or Guanacaste, is well known for its natural beauty, warm waters and great weather and offers a wide range of attractions and activities for visitors. Here are some of the most popular North Pacific beaches you can explore on your next trip to Costa Rica:

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Local Food – Dishes you are most likely to try when visiting Costa Rica.

By Silvanna Pacheco, October 1st, 2023

Costa Rican cuisine is known for the use of fresh ingredients that are locally sourced.  Many of its iconic dishes have been featured in the top 10 list of best dishes to try in Central America.

Local people like to visit the local “feria” or farmer’s market weekly to get their fresh fruits and vegetables. Beans, rice and corn are an important part of the diet as well as vegetables like squash and potatoes. 

Feria de Guadalupe.

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Luxury Travel – Visit the Four Seasons Costa Rica

By Silvanna Pacheco, September 1st, 2023

Just 45 minutes away from the Liberia International Airport you will find the Peninsula Papagayo, a hidden gem among tropical forest, wildlife and the Pacific Ocean. The Peninsula Papagayo is the ultimate area for coastal retreats and the Four Seasons Costa Rica is one of the premium resorts in this area.


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Packing essentials for your trip to Costa Rica.

By Silvanna Pacheco, August 2nd, 2023

When coming to Costa Rica, you are likely to visit national parks, beaches, volcanoes and cloud forests. These locations vary in elevation, weather and activities. So, what should you pack? Here are some suggestions to make your trip more comfortable and enjoyable.


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Visit Cartago, a city of traditions and religion.

By Silvanna Pacheco, June 5th, 2023

The town of Cartago is located just 40 minutes away from downtown San Jose. It is the heart of Cartago’s Province, home to the Irazu and Turrialba Volcanoes. Taking a day off to explore this city will be the perfect plan to learn about Costa Rica’s history while taking in the great views of the green hills and the rural towns around it.

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La Paz Waterfall Gardens: The perfect family day trip!

By Silvanna Pacheco, May 1st, 2023

If you are in San Jose there are many places you can visit: museums, theaters and the central market among many other cultural sites. But if you have kids and are looking for a fun day among nature and wildlife, La Paz Gardens is the perfect place to go. Visiting La Paz Waterfall Gardens in Heredia is the perfect day trip to plan.

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