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How to drive to Poas Volcano National Park

Enchanting Poás One of the most popular day trips for visitors looking to discover Costa Rican culture and unforgettable scenery is a trip to Poás Volcano National Park and surrounding pueblos, Fraijanes and Vara Blanca.   Located only 33 km from Juan Santamaria International Airport in Alajuela, the roughly one-hour drive will take you through the […]

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Exploring the South Pacific

Driving to Costa Ballena and Uvita   Some of Costa Rica’s most magical and pristine beaches are found on the Pacific Central Coast in the southernmost point of Puntarenas Province. The area is commonly referred to as Costa Ballena, or Whale Coast, and is aptly named due to the frequent whale sightings as well as […]

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Discovering the Magic of Orosi Valley

Exploring Orosi Valley   In the rush to shake off those winter blues with a beach tan, visitors to Costa Rica often flee the Central Valley immediately upon arriving, missing some of the country’s most cherished gems located within a one-hour radius of San José. One such spot is the verdant Orosi Valley in Cartago […]

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Getting to the Nicoyan central beaches

Our guide to driving to the central Nicoya Peninsula beaches Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula encompasses an expansive stretch of the country’s rugged northwest Pacific coast, lined with miles of largely uninhabited crystalline beaches, a rolling interior of dense forests and wind-swept cattle ranches, and a secluded interior gulf interspersed with quiet estuaries, mangroves, mysterious islands, […]

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Getting to and around the Southern Nicoya beaches

Visiting the Nicoya Peninsula’s southern beaches: The Naviera Ferry Tambor   Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula is known for its arid climate and windswept cattle and horse ranches; four national parks, including a marine preserve; hundreds of miles of crystalline beaches lined with renowned world-class waves; and the iconic Guanacaste tree whose massive, mushroom-shaped canopy shades […]