7 reasons why Costa Rica is the best place to raise kids

Costa Rica is not only a great destination for a family vacation, but it’s a great destination to raise a family. Costa Rica is full of expat families from the U.S., Canada, Germany, Italy, etc… Here are the 7 reasons why Costa Rica is the best place to raise kids: Tons of schooling options Just in the Guanacaste area alone there are over 8 private schools focusing on expat education, not to mention homeschooling is a great option here. Less…

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$560 for 7 nights at Esplendor Tamarindo, round trip flights included

If you’re looking for a quick getaway to Costa Rica and spontaneous enough to book a last minute vacation, you can get a steal on a package deal offered by Travel Nation. This deal includes round trip airfare from Toronto, breakfast, and an ocean view room at the beautiful Esplendor Hotel in Tamarindo. For only $560 ($753 Canadian) this is one of the best deals available to Costa Rica from Canada right now. Here’s an overview of the hotel you…

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How to get from Tamarindo to Rincon de la Vieja

Rincon de la Vieja is one of the most beautiful national parks in Costa Rica and is definitely worth a visit if you’re staying in Tamarindo. The easiest way to get to Rincon de la Vieja from Tamarindo is to join one of the many tours leaving from Tamarindo. These tours include transportation to and from the park, activities like rafting, zip-lining, mud baths, and many of them even include a buffet style lunch. If you’re looking to go on…

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How to get from Tamarindo to Monteverde, Costa Rica

After visiting the beautiful beaches of Tamarindo and surrounding areas you might be ready for an escape to cooler climates. A trip to Monteverde is the perfect place to visit. Monteverde is known as a cloud forest thanks to the low lying clouds present all year. A word of caution about driving to Monteverde from Tamarindo. The last 15 miles just before you reach Monteverde is extremely rough, dirt road. Take a look at this video just to see how…

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How to get from Tamarindo to Arenal and La Fortuna

A trip to Costa Rica is not complete without a visit to the beautiful town of La Fortuna nestled at the base of the Arenal volcano. One things to keep in mind is that there is no city called Arenal, Arenal is the name of the volcano that heats the hot springs in and around the town of La Fortuna. If you’re planning on making the trek from Tamarindo to La Fortuna (or vice versa) my best piece of advice…

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Air France launches new direct flight from Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to Costa Rica

Starting October 20, 2017, Air France will be offering an additional flight to San José (Costa Rica), increasing its weekly flight frequency from 2 to 3 on departures from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. The new flight will increase seat capacity by 50% on this route. Flights will be operated by Boeing 777-300 equipped with 468 seats, including 14 in Business, 32 in Premium Economy and 422 in Economy class. Air France flight #430 will leave Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:25, arrives at…

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Traveling though Central America permanently is cheaper than the 9-5 life

You’ve probably heard the excuses a million times from your friends, “I’d love to travel more, but I just don’t have the money.” Well, when it comes to traveling around Central America, you don’t need much money, and it can be cheaper than living the 9-5 life in most major cities in the U.S. Housing One of the great things about Central America are the number of hostels willing to give you a free place to stay in exchange for…

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