Community and Family Values Connect Jaco Walk Business Owners

Jaco Walk is quite the talk of the town lately. The new shopping center defies traditional style with an innovative, creative layout. Located in the center of Playa Jaco leaning more toward the south end, many new businesses have made their home here. Additionally, several established businesses have moved to this great location to be part […]

Rendevous at Rincon de la Vieja National Park

Costa Rica sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area that is world reknowned for its high volcanic activity. Many of Costa Rica’s volcanoes are found in the northern and Central Highlands regions of the country. Volcanic activity dates back sixty-five million years and the country has over 200 volcanic formations. You can say […]

Boruca Tribe Members Visit Jaco’s Tico Pod

  The indigenous Costa Rican Boruca people are artisans known for their traditional masks, weaving and other handmade objects. Tribe members live in a self-sustaining agricultural village located deep in the Talamanca mountains. They support themselves mostly through their esteemed artwork and ecotourism. Recently, some members of the tribe visited Tico Pod Art House & […]

The Diverse and Historical Province of Alajuela

The city of Alajuela is also known as the “City of Mangos” due to the large number of mango trees found there. It is the capital of the second largest province in Costa Rica and located about 11 miles (17 km) northwest of  San Jose, along the General Cañas highway. The province contains one of […]

Temperamental Volcano Turrialba

The beautiful Turrialba Volcano is covered in dense vegetation and looks out over approximately 3,900 acres (1,577 ha) of mostly mountainous rain forest. It is the second tallest volcano in Costa Rica (Irazu being the first). A large area of the national park is composed of both primary and secondary rainforest, where it is common […]

Karma Tribe Celebrates Its First Year Anniversary

“How can we, in our short lives, make a significant positive impact in the world?” This was the question  David Grillot and his friend Allan Campbell were contemplating some years ago. Both were active members of Couchsurfing at the time, a website service that allows you to offer and request free travel lodging. “It occurred to […]

Medical Tourism In Costa Rica Part 1: Comparing Costs

This is a follow up to the overview we did on the health care system in Costa Rica, including Medical Tourism. As the first of a three part series, we compare the difference in costs of various medical procedures performed in the United States and Costa Rica. Costa Rica has a quality health care system […]

Six Tips To Best Enjoy Easter Week In Costa Rica

Holy Week or Semana Santa is one of the busiest and most popular times to vacation in Costa Rica. Besides the international tourists that arrive, national public employees here have off all week. Schools are closed which means many Costa Rican families take this time to head to Guanacaste or other popular beach towns. Holy […]

The Exotic Hot Springs of La Fortuna

People come to Costa Rica for various reasons but it is a fact that many come to have a true vacation. Hot springs offer the opportunity to rest and experience rejuvenation by soaking in the thermal waters heated to therapeutic temperatures by a volcano. The majority and most well-known springs are located in the La […]

The Different Perspectives of Volcano Arenal National Park

If you would like to see one of Costa Rica’s most impressive volcanoes and stay for a couple of days to enjoy other sights and activities, a weekend trip to Arenal and La Fortuna is a perfect choice. Arenal Volcano makes its home within the 29,960 acre Arenal Volcano National Park. It was considered to […]