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Costa Rica in Video – 3 weeks itinerary

Costa Rica- Manuel Antonio National Park

When we planned to visit Costa Rica, we wanted to make a Costa Rica video. Unfortunately, as our drone was broken after a couple of little accidents, we were really sad not to have it with us to shot the gorgeous landscapes of Costa Rica. Finally, we ended up using our newly acquired DJI Osmo Pocket and DJI Action very often, which enabled us to film many great…

Last stop: Corcovado national park & Carate Luna Lodge

Luna Lodge in Corcovado National Park

As the last stop of our itinerary in Costa Rica, we decided to go all the way south of the Osa Peninsula to Carate, to discover the most preserved national park of Costa Rica: Corcovado National Park. From the rainforest to the ocean, it was an amazing end to our trip, and it was definitely because we decided to book our last 3 nights at the Luna Lodge.…

10 fun facts about Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio National Park

We fell in love with Costa Rica, and we have tried to understand the people and the country. We have summarised some key (and fun) facts here ! “Pura vida!” We were not exactly sure at first what does this expression means, as we found out it : only and many positive things: hello, thank you, you are welcome, nice to meet you, goodbye, I am good, ……

Our fifth and sixth stop in Costa Rica – Manuel Antonio National Park & Dominical

Manuel Antonio National Park main trail

After Santa Teresa, we went to Manuel Antonio, where is located the eponymous national park, one of the most famous and most visited park in Costa Rica and South America. We spent 2 days there before heading to Dominical for two more nights. Where to sleep in Manuel Antonio Millenium Hostel Manuel Antonio – a confortable hostel with different rooms for all budget: dormitory, double rooms and family…

Our fourth stop in Costa Rica: Santa Teresa on the Pacific Coast

Santa Teresa's beach in Costa Rica

We spent 3 nights in Santa Teresa Costa Rica but we had to work remotely at that time. Apart from some late afternoon at the beach with some incredible sunsets and some really good food, we were not able to explore too much the area. Where to stay in Santa Teresa Costa Rica Our hotel: We needed a quiet and confortable place to stay as we would spend…

Our third stop: Monteverde National Park – Cloud Forest Reserve

Next, Monteverde national park and its cloud forest: humid, windy and cold, but very beautiful. Even more than anywhere else in Costa Rica, we have seen green everywhere, and it was incredible. We have stayed at the hotel Claro de Luna: a peaceful place with luxurious vegetation, kind staff and very good breakfast ! We stayed 2 nights there, it was the perfect duration to visit Monteverde. Half…

Our second stop in Costa Rica: La Fortuna and the Arenal volcano

After Tortuguero, we had decided to go to la Fortuna, and to visit the famous Arenal Volcano. We were expecting some great volcano trails and a stay full of adventures. Our stay did not quite meet our expectations even though we did have some fun, and I have to admit we were not that lucky with the weather – out of 4 days there we had only half…

Our first stop: Tortuguero National Park, canoë, hike and walk

From la Pavona to Tortuguero village After a two days in San Jose – without any interest – we headed to Tortuguero National Park taking 2 buses and 1 boat. You can check all the details about transportation here. We had a very sunny first day and the trip from la Pavona to Tortugero village was a very nice start. All nature and our first spot of some…

Our Itinerary in Costa Rica – 3 weeks as digital nomads

Santa Teresa's beach in Costa Rica

We decided to visit Costa Rica in February-March 2020 for a short workation and we dedicated several days to decide our final itinerary. Our mains criteria for our itinerary in Costa rica were : 6 days of work to spend along the 3 weeks of holidays : Good working Wifi, in Costa Rica this ended up being our biggest issue : we only had a couple of places…

Costa Rica in 25 figures

Population: 5,078, 755 inhabitants 4 different species of monkeys 37 different species of snake (22 venomous) More than 200 volcanos with 5 still actives 930 species of birds 27 national parks 1 official language – Spanish with 10% of the population speaking English Year of independence: 1821 (without any fight) 1948 : Year of the army abolition. Costa Rica is now the only country in the World without…