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Costa Rica is a unique country set in theheart of Central America. On one side, it faces the Caribbean Sea andits vibrant afro-Caribbean culture, which includes traditional forms ofLatin music (and plenty of Reggae ;-), delicious foodand Costa Rican Sunsetincrediblenightlife.

On the other, Costa Rica faces the Pacific and boastslong expanses of white sand, world-class surfingand a beach culture that features both international nightlife andtiny, tucked away beachesand towns. Between these two coasts lie miles of dense rainforest,thousands of different species of animals, a series of toweringvolcanoes and adventureactivities waiting around every bend.

This Costa Rica travel guide is just the place to startplanning your trip. There's plenty of useful info and tips, including myfirst hand knowledge as a former resident. I’ve thoroughlyresearched the places and topics on this site and I've even enlistedthe help of my friends who live there to help come up with other relevant Costa Rica tourism information.

My tips and info on Costa Rica travel will help you makethe best of your vacation in this jewel of Central America. But first alittle background on me.

I’m an avid traveler – I’ve been to Europe, the Caribbean, throughoutSoutheast Asia (lived in Bangkok for a few months), lived in Mexico forseven months and have been to every country in Central America. Eventook a boat to Colombia.

I’d wanted to travel Costa Rica's beatiful countryside for years, and then itfinally happened. I had quit my job in the States and already been toMexico and back, so I decided to improve my Spanish while diving andstudying to be a divemaster. I just so happened to come upon an offerfor a divemaster internship on the northwest coast of Costa Rica in alittle pueblo called Playas del Coco.

I needed little motivation to travel again. I LOVE to travel!

Anyway, I arrived with a plan to spend three months.

I came back almost exactly one year later.

So, be careful, the Costa Rican lifestyle can be a bit addictive. Youmight end up like I did…living there for a year and enjoying everysecond of it!

I’m putting my time spent there to good use by compilinga Costa Rica travel guide to help prepare potential travelers like you.I’m sure when you're through reading you’ll be chomping at the bit tohop a plane travel down here. Lets see why...

Why should you travel to Costa Rica?

Because Costa Rica has SO much to offer:

  • Cheerful and friendly people – they call themselvesTicos (Ticas for the ladies)
  • 26 National Parks – teeming with amazing flora andfauna (5% of all documented species on earth call Costa Rica’s 12distinct ecological zones home)
  • Water sports galore – diving,snorkeling,surfing,white-waterrafting, kayaking
  • World-classfishing
  • Volcanoes (including active ones that light up thenight more dramatically than fireworks)
  • Pacific and Caribbean beaches
  • Golf courses
  • Spas
  • Honeymoonspots
  • Great coffee
  • And it’s closer to some US states than Hawaii andMUCH cheaper to travel here!
That was by no means an exhaustive list. You’ll have to poke around thewebsite a bit to get a better understanding of this and all the greatCosta Rica travel info I have to offer.

There are lots of wonderful little towns to get lost in for a couple ofweeks of tranquility. But as a country that is the size of Vermont andNew Hampshire together, it’s also easy to spend those weeks exploringand traveling all over Costa Rica with a rentalcar. You have even more options if you rent a 4x4– which is required in some of the more remote regions, and just morecomfortable on unpaved roads. Ticos will amaze you with their abilityto use 2-wheel drive on rough terrain, but I did all my driving aroundin a 4x4. Makes those swimming pool size potholes along the coast alittle more manageable – especially in the rainy season.

Don’t get scared though, road tripping around this country is a blast.

Costa Rica really does have it all. From luxury toadrenaline spiking adventure activities – imaginemy heart rate when I was scuba diving and saw a ten-foot bull shark –this country will make a lasting impression on you. And perhaps you’llbegin a life long love affair as I certainly have. You wouldn’t be thefirst as there were over 80k expats counting Costa Rica as home in2004.

Look around this Costa Rica travel guide and find out what you’ve been missing!

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