2014 Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown Shatters Fishing Records

Two thousand, one hundred and seventy billfish released in three days! If this doesn't make all you avid saltwater anglers scurry to get on the next plane to Costa Rica, we don't know what will. Los Suenos Marina, reputedly the finest marina on the Pacific coast south of the US border (Cabo San Lucas in Mexico and Viña del Mar in Chile might beg to differ, but who cares), … [Read more...]

American Students Power Up Costa Rican Community

This August, twenty students, teachers, alumnus and parents from the Meadowbrook School of Weston, Massachusetts, along with three guides from Costa Rican Adventures, traveled through Costa Rica to revisit some of the communities they had been introduced to during the school’s class trip in February 2013. The group came with two very ambitious service goals:  1. Building a library at … [Read more...]

World Records Of Saltwater Fish Caught In Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known around the world for its big-game saltwater fishing done on the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, which is done from boats to catch large open-water species such as tuna, wahoo, dorardo and  billfish (marlin, sailfish and swordfish). Recently, Sport Fishing Magazine sought input from seven angling experts, historians and authorities and did their top 100 world’s records … [Read more...]

Help Prevent Getting Dengue Fever in Costa Rica

Travelers to Costa Rica may acquire dengue fever, a potentially life-threatening viral illness, during visits to tropical and subtropical countries. Dengue is transmitted by the bite of infective Aedes mosquitos which are found primarily in urban areas. This disease occurs in most of tropical Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean Islands, Central and South America, and Africa. There is … [Read more...]

Simple Mosquito Trap To Help Guard Against Dengue Fever

Each year, around one million individuals, a large part of whom are kids, need to be hospitalize for severe dengue. And each year, numerous Costa Rica media outlets warn about it. Costa Rica Minister of Health stated in 2012,  23,000 dengue cases were reported. Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) are viral diseases transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, usually Ae. aegypti. The four … [Read more...]

Costa Rica Beaches – Worlds Best

Costa Rica is also known for its eco-tourism and has claim to some of the top beaches in the world like Santa Teresa and Malpais  and some very nice black sand beaches.   Most of the beaches here are very close to each other and almost a walkable distance. Therefore, one can travel to a number of beaches in one day. Beside the big tourist beaches, Costa Rica also has small beaches, … [Read more...]

Costa Rica Aerial Photos

If you want to get a overall look at Costa Rica's country side  there is nothing like Aerial photos of cities, hotels, beaches, towns, landmarks, coastline and general landscape. Some of the photos include, Flamingo Beach, Osa Peninsula, Palo Seco, Gulf of Papagayo, San Jose, Santa Ana, Dominical, Playa Conchal, Quepos and Golfito. Click on any photo to start the slideshow.   … [Read more...]

Costa Rica Volunteer Organizations and Programs

For such a small country, Costa Rica seems to be a leader in volunteer programs. The number of individuals interested in donating their time - there are literally hundreds of organizations throughout Costa Rica and each has its own mission and purpose. One of the biggest volunteer programs is for the protection and conservation of the Sea Turtles. Many eco-conscious tourist will join a program … [Read more...]

Costa Rica Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties vs. La Vegas

Las Vegas has always been known as Sin City or “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas.” With 24/7 parting, high-energy clubbing, gambling, massive drinking and of course adult entertainment it has always been the best place to have bachelor/bachelorette party. Or is it? A bachelor/bachelorette party usually involves debauchery activities - often drinking, gambling and going to strip … [Read more...]

Trivia, Odd and Weird Facts About Costa Rica

Below are some interesting, odd, trivia, tidbits and weird facts about Costa Rica. Some will make you smile, relate to and may even be educational. All in all, if you have some more, please put them in the comment section at the end of this this article. FOOD The first fast food chain was McDonald, which began in operations in Costa Rica in 1970. But in May 2011 it was shut down (and another) … [Read more...]

Dogs In Costa Rica – Stray, Puppy Mills and Abuse

  About 2 to four times a month we get these heartbreaking emails from animal lovers about stray dogs that wander the streets.  And of course the story of the man who took a machete to a street dog, who only survived by a generous veterinary,  pretty much had animals lovers in rage. Those loving and caring pet owner know that owning pets, especially dogs, is a big responsibility. … [Read more...]

Redbone Celebrity “Fishing” Tournament Helps Raise Funds For Cystic Fibrosis

Huge breakthrough in CF gene research; Redbone Celebrity Tournaments perseveres with fund-raising efforts in 25th year Costa Rica’s Crocodile Bay OSA Classic March 17 -22 helping to catch a cure for CF. PUERTO JIMENIZ, Costa Rica and ISLAMORADA, Fla. USA -- Hopefully there’s a lot to celebrate at the 25th anniversary of the Redbone Celebrity Fishing Tournament this November after a … [Read more...]