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Britt Coffee Tour – Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica is overflowing with things to do. It’s funny because most people immediately flock to the big-ticket items when visiting Costa Rica; beaches, volcanoes, waterfalls, the list goes on. There are so many incredible and exotic experiences to be had all over the country that sometimes travelers ignore the capital city. However, the San Jose area also offers tons of fun activities. One in particular, the Britt coffee tour, is close to my…

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Manuel Antonio Beach – Costa Rica

It’s crazy to think that for all the times I’ve traveled to or been in Costa Rica (I used to live there), I’ve only been to the beaches a handful of times. For this trip I made sure we found an opportunity to go, even if just for a day or two. Luckily, we managed to plan a quick trip to Manuel Antonio. I had heard great things about the park and the beaches inside,…

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Mountainside in Escazu – Costa Rica

Back in November I traveled to Costa Rica for my grandfather’s 100th birthday and I decided to spend a little time exploring other areas of the country while I was there. I was lucky enough to have a friend traveling with me this time around, so we decided to have some fun and book this incredible airbnb for one night. It wasn’t too far from my grandfather’s house, but going up into the mountains really…

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Gallo Pinto

I’ll level with you; I’m currently missing my mom. She’s in Costa Rica for a few months this summer taking care of my grandfather. Even though I don’t live at home anymore, I’m still used to seeing her on a regular basis and lately I’ve seriously been craving some motherly home-cooked meals (no offense to your barbecue, Dad!) Recently, I’ve been thinking back to whenever I was last in Costa Rica with her and I…

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9 Great Costa Rica Travel Tips

Get a physical map – Or at least a GPS! Costa Rica, although beautiful, can be difficult to navigate. Most places don’t have straightforward addresses and even if you have a working cellphone there, service can be spotty in many remote areas. Also, if you research ahead of time where you’ll be going specifically, you’ll be able to familiarize yourself with names of towns, streets, etc. Don’t leave your bags unattended – This seems like an…

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Pangas Beach Club

I think it’s safe to say that a lot of times my life revolves around food. I even plan my day around it. So, when I travel, one of the things I research before I go is the food. I like to be well-informed about what kind of food options will be available to me where I’m going. What is the local cuisine like? What kind of prices can I expect to pay? Any food-related…

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Tamarindo – Costa Rica

Although my trip to Costa Rica this time was shorter than I would’ve liked it to be, I had the opportunity to see parts of the country I (surprisingly) hadn’t seen before and OH MY GOD it was beautiful. It was apparent from the moment we were within miles of the beach why so many people from around the world travel to and often relocate to Costa Rica. Warm weather, a beautiful environment and welcoming…

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