Off The Beaten Path

Indigenous communities and reserves are great places to discover authentic Costa Rican culture because they offer a multitude of unique experiences with their elaborate festivals, celebrations and traditions. There are about 110,000 (2.5% of the population) indigenous peoples in Costa Rica located throughout the country on a total of 22 reserves. Two indigenous groups in […]

Chirripo: The Ultimate Costa Rica Adventure Trek

“Chirripó” is derived from an indigenous word meaning “land of eternal waters”. Chirripó National Park itself is195 square miles (505 sq. kilometers) and contains over 400 species of birds and a large variety of animals including pumas, jaguars, peccaries, monkeys, and the largest population of tapirs in the country. Climbing to the top of Mount […]

Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio: 200,000 Visitors Yearly for Good Reason

Manuel Antonio is Costa Rica’s most popular beach town. This once tiny fishing village has developed into a mecca of adventure activity, plush resorts and eco-exploration for national and international visitors. Manuel Antonio has a great beach town flavor with street vendors, bars and restaurants as well as a jumping nightlife. The pristine beaches, hot […]