Costa Rica Travel Archive

Score 4 Free Nights in a Luxury Condo in Costa Rica!

Sorry kids, this contest is closed! Luxury Latin America turned four years old this month, so we’re celebrating by giving our readers a chance to score four nights in the lap of luxury on the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica. We’ve teamed up with one of our long-time partners, Mead Brown Costa Rica Vacation Rentals, […]

Up Close to Wildlife in Costa Rica

Our latest tour feature, posted last week, is on getting away from the routine bus tours of Costa Rica and getting up close to the country’s abundant birds and animals on a more intimate basis. See the full story here: A Wealth of Wildlife in Costa Rica. Fortunately, it’s easy to set up an exclusive […]

Updates for Costa Rica Luxury Hotels

Back in December I spent a couple weeks traveling through Costa Rica. There’s an adventure tour story on the way and I added a few new hotels—see the Costa Rica category of this blog for links to those. But I also took some time to revisit some luxury hotel favorites and revamp older reviews. For […]

Rent a Villa, Get Airport Lounge Access in Costa Rica

After my December trip to Costa Rica, in the monthly newsletter I ragged on the international airport in San Jose as being a place with nothing to do but shop and eat American fast food. True, I didn’t have to spend two hours in the immigration line upon arrival like I did on my first […]

Birds-eye View of Costa Rica with Nature Air

The first time I visited Costa Rica three years ago, I saw way too much of it from the window of a van, while bouncing along bad roads. This time I vowed to spend more time where I wanted to be and to get a big picture view of the country from above. After four […]

Getting Close to Wildlife at Lapa Rios in Costa Rica

After leaving Playa Nicuesa I puttered across the Golfo Dulce to Puerto Jiminez and bumped my way up to Lapa Rios, this time with my wife and daughter with me. They flew in on Nature Air via San Jose, which is pretty painless considering how remote and wild this area is. It’s a rough road […]