Best Places to See Monkeys and Sloths in Costa Rica

Baby Spider Monkey bottle feeding

Jump To: The Best Places | Southern Caribbean | Northern Llanuras | Volcanoes | Southern Pacific | Central Pacific Looking for monkeys and sloths in Costa Rica is a bit like searching for a needle in a needle stack. The place is crawling with them. But There Couldn't be a Sloth Here A couple of years ago we were traveling friends on their … [Read more...]

Top Ten Complaints about Living in Costa Rica

Traffic can be so bad that it is faster to walk across the central valley than drive.

Always look on the bright side, but it's not a good idea to bury your head in the sand - even if it’s on a beautiful beach.  Costa Rica was declared the happiest place on earth a few years ago but there are negative things that don't make anyone smile. These are some of the most common complaints and concerns we've heard from expats who've … [Read more...]

Best Airport Hotels

Central Valley Map showing the location of the hotel areas near SJO

Jump To: Best Hotels Liberia Airport | Best Hotels San José Airport The Top Hotels at SJO and LIR International Airports, Costa Rica Ninety nine percent of the time the right answer to the question "What's the best airport hotel in Costa Rica?" is "none of them." It's quite apparent to most people that a bungalow on the beach or volcanic hot … [Read more...]

Guide to Costa Rica’s Best Yoga Retreats & Studios

Map of Costa Rica Best Yoga Studios and Retreats

Beautiful Tranquil Yoga Settings Creating a helpful guide to the best places to practice yoga in Costa Rica is difficult  because so much of the experience depends on the teacher and they are often transient. Groups travel with instructors and studios host guest yogis from around the world or invite locals to use their facility.  Even the … [Read more...]

Best Things to Do in Costa Rica

Waterfall Rappelling Arenal

TopTen Quick List: Canyoneering | Zip-Lines | Beach | National Parks | Rafting | Night Tours | Boat Safaris | Canopy Bridges | Birdwatching | Dining & Drinking One of the really great things about Costa Rica is that there are so many things to do for everyone of all ages.  We've traveled with friends and family age one month to their mid … [Read more...]