Why Hurricanes Rarely Hit Costa Rica

We get asked all the time, does Costa Rica get hurricanes? Well, yes and no, meaning "yes" they do receive the tropical aftermath of one, like heavy rains  of what Tropical Storm Tomas did in November 2010 that caused sever damage and deaths. In meteorology; a tropical cyclone (or tropical disturbance, tropical depression, tropical storm, typhoon, or hurricane, depending on strength and … [Read more...]

Costa Rica’s Medical Tourism On The Rise

Costa Rica has become the first choice for Americans, Canadians and Europeans seeking quality and affordable medical treatment, or what is known as medical tourism and wellness. SAN JOSE, Costa Rica.  According to Mark Sydney of Americana WellcareCR,  between 150,000 and 200,000 foreigners could be traveling to Costa Rica in 2011 for medical procedures. It's hard to give an exact figure, … [Read more...]

Costa Rica’s Southern Caribbean – A Pirates Treasure

In the 1600s pirates combed Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast in search of Indian gold and trading ship’s merchandise. However their greatest find is still undiscovered by many today. Its enchanting, uncrowded beaches, distinctive climate and charming, carefree culture make Costa Rica’s south Caribbean a true treasure yet to be known. For nature lovers, Costa Rica’s Caribbean holds a treasure trove … [Read more...]

Driving and Road Conditions to Puerto Jimenez Costa Rica. Highway 245

A once was quiet remote town of Puerto Jimenez has grown to become the largest town on the Osa Peninsula today. Located in the southern part of the Puntarenas province, this kick-back town is one of the main gateways to the beautiful Corcovado National Park. With said, it has become one of the hot eco destinations in Costa Rica. Many will take a plane, but those that like to see the country … [Read more...]

Hilton Hotel & Restaurants Stops Serving Marlin & Sailfish Meat

In a bold move, Hilton Hotels and Resorts in Costa Rica's restaurants set example for others in promoting sportfishing ecotourism by taking sailfish and marlin off their menus. They adopted the stance after working with The Billfish Foundation and  the Costa Rica Sport Fishing Federation (FECOPT). FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. USA. – The Billfish Foundation (TBF) entered into an agreement with its … [Read more...]

Costa Rica Tourism; Quest for Pura Vida & National Convention Center

Costa Rica Tourism is back on the rise after a relatively flat 2010. Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) reports that total number of visitors is up 7% or 45,000 more visitors in the first quarter of 2011. This is great news for tourism and there are even bigger changes on the horizon. Tourism is Costa Ricas’ number one industry and if the size and scope of many projects and initiatives on the table … [Read more...]

Plastic Surgery in Costa Rica – Low Costs, Hospitals, Recovery

It has not been a surprise to some how Costa Rica has become a desired and popular medical tourism hub attracting thousands of medical tourists every year. They are coming in for all kinds of different medical treatments, starting from necessary surgery to elective procedures and prolonged treatments. In the last few years, the medical tourism industry has jumped up 200% and that is expected to … [Read more...]

Sportfishing Study Will Provide Economic Roadmap For Panama

We stand on the brink of a period of strong economic growth that will be fueled in part by a shift to a more sustainable use of our natural resources. The international market for eco-tourism is rapidly expanding and seeking new destinations, particularly in the area of sportfishing. With proper planning and execution, Panama can and should establish itself as the regional leader in this industry. … [Read more...]

Walking and Hiking in Costa Rica – Coastal and Mountain Areas

In Costa Rica  what better way of seeing nature is  walking from point A to B and back to A.  For almost 20 years they have a long-established reputation for being  environmental protective and conversational that is the envy of many other countries around the world. So if you like to hike, Costa Rica is a superb country for you to explore a wide variety of countryside and wildlife and can … [Read more...]

Sea Turtle Extinction – Harvesting or Thieves

We have just discovered why the Costa Rica sea turtle is going extinct, it is not being trapped in fishing nets, pollution,  global warming or tourism development, but local Costa Rican's  over harvesting eggs where many are starting to claim, it has becomes an illegal attack against nature. The above photographs [that have been plastered all over the internet],  show the destruction and/or … [Read more...]

Fincas Natural Wildlife Refuge – Butterfly Botanical Gardens

Did you know that there are approximately 2000 species of butterflies in Costa Rica? Or  that of all of the eggs laid, only about 2% complete metamorphosis to become butterflies?  Did you know that some butterflies copulate for four hours at a time? Or that all  butterflies lay their eggs at mid-day? How many of you know that the Blue Morpho's  brilliant color is not a pigment, but actually a … [Read more...]

Golfito, Banana Republic and Ecotourism of Golfo Duce, Costa Rica

These days, the words Banana Republic are more likely to conjure up an image of neatly stacked chinos and v-neck sweaters than they are a place like Golfito. But when United Fruit built this town on the southwest coast of Costa Rica in 1939, there was nothing here but wilderness and Boruca, the region's indigenous tribe. Fleeing a rash of banana disease. like what happened to Quepos, that … [Read more...]