Some hotel and lodge owners have expressed concerns that rental properties and room shares have an unfair advantage in Costa Rica because they do not pay taxes. Pablo H. Arbaca Mora, president of La Cámara Nacional de Turismo de Costa Rica (Costa Rican Tourism Chamber CANATUR) is working to change … [Read more...]
Eco-Lodges, Hotels, Resorts, Stations, and even Campgrounds
The last thing the internet needs is another comprehensive listing of every hotel in Costa Rica with "helpful" reviews from "real travelers" so that's not what this is. Instead we've written about some of our personal favorites over the years and our experiences staying at them.
Anytime you hear the question "¿cuántas horas le gustaría quedarse?", (how many hours would you like to stay?) when shopping for a hotel you should suspect that maybe you've wandered a bit too far off the tourist trail. Fun for the Whole Family We were planning to spend the night in the rustic … [Read more...]
Travelers considering All Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica sometimes discover their expectations and previous experience don't apply. There are some amazing resorts but there are things you should consider before you reserve a non-refundable week in Papagayo. Geographic and economic … [Read more...]
Renting a house or condo can be a great way to get more family togetherness, settle in and get to know a region, and possibly save some money compared to resorts or eco-lodges...if you're aware of the potential pitfalls. Mistakes to Avoid When Renting a Vacation Home Location, Location, … [Read more...]
The Organization for Tropical Studies' main mission is to facilitate scientific research but they also provide unique and educational experiences for tourists who are interested in Costa Rican nature. In the heart of Palo Verde National Park the OTS lodge provides rustic (very clean, comfortable … [Read more...]
Camping in Costa Rica is a great way to get to out of the way places, and experience the fascinating night and very early morning hours in the tropical forests. Camping is not necessarily a great way to travel around tourist destinations Costa Rica. Twenty years ago, camping was … [Read more...]