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 […]

A Visit To Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park is located off the the main road going from Quepos to Manuel Antonio. It is the smallest national park in Costa Rica, yet one of the busiest. Covering 1,700 acres (688 ha) and over 130,000 acres (52,609 ha) of water, the park offers some of the best wildlife watching with more […]

The Splendor of Monteverde Cloud Forest

What makes Monteverde Cloud Forest different from any other rainforest in Costa Rica?  According to Merriam-Webster, a cloud is a visible mass of particles of condensed vapor suspended in the atmosphere. At elevations of 1,600 meters above sea level, the moisture catches around the branches of the tallest trees at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. […]

Corcovado Is The Crown Jewel of National Parks

Corcovado National Park is located on the Osa Peninsula in southwestern Costa Rica and, as the largest national park, it protects approximately one third of the peninsula. It is one of the most complex freshwater and saltwater ecosystems in the world. There are at least thirteen distinct vegetation types identified within the park boundaries that […]

Scarlet Macaws and Crocodiles: A Visit To Carara National Park

Carara National Park ranks among the most popular of Costa Rica, perhaps due to its location. It it just an hour’s drive south of San Jose and 9.3 miles (15 km) north of the popular beach town of Playa Jacó. Established in 1978 as  a biological reserve, it was upgraded to a national park in […]

Prioritizing Education: Costa Rica Invests In Its Future Workforce

According to World Economic Forum, The Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016, Costa Rica performed highest for quality of education system in Latin America. Education has been free and mandatory since 1870. Literacy rate is near 98% and the number of Ticos learning English as a second language continues to grow daily.  The country’s educational system has […]