Author: Sandy Pradas

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Costa Rica, Destinations

Things to Do near San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica, yet it’s not usually the first destination of choice for visitors. Many Costa Rican vacations begin by flying into the airport in San Jose (the airport is actually located in Alejuela). Depending on what time you land, you might spend a night there, then move on […]

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Costa Rica, Travel Tips

Basic Travel Tips for Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a wonderful country with friendly people. But like traveling anywhere, having a little information ahead of time can help you avoid problems and make sure you have a great time on your vacation. Here are some basic travel tips for Costa Rica: What to Bring Costa Rica is […]

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Costa Rica, Destinations

Arenal, La Fortuna

Arenal / La Fortuna is one of my favorite places to go in Costa Rica. To me it is the quintessential Costa Rica. It is green, green, green. It has a perfect volcano and a perfect waterfall. It is chock-full of wildlife, both on the ground and in the air. […]

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Costa Rica, Destinations

Costa Rica

I have a long, loving history with Costa Rica, and I’ve traveled there more than 20 times in the past 12 years. When I fly over San Jose and see those rolling rich green peaks and valleys, my heart leaps. When I step into a rainforest, I feel like I […]