Practical Travel

  • Crossing the Paso Canoas Border
    Paso Canoas: Costa Rica and Panama’s Biggest Border Crossing
    There are several reasons why you might be planning to cross the border between Costa Rica and Panama. Many people do this just to explore another part of Central...
  • Best National Parks in Costa Rica
    Best National Parks in Costa Rica
      One of the things that makes Costa Rica unique is the amount of protected land it holds. Beginning in the 1960s, Costa Rica started putting parcels of land aside...
  • Best Airport Hotels, San Jose, Costa Rica | Two Weeks in Costa Rica
    Best Hotels Near SJO Airport
    With crazy flight schedules and lengthy drive times between most destinations and the airport, sometimes an overnight near Costa Rica’s SJO (Juan Santamaria International) airport is inevitable. But just...
  • Traveling with a baby to Costa Rica | Two Weeks in Costa Rica
    Traveling with a Baby in Costa Rica
    Since having our son, Sam, last December, we have learned a lot about traveling with a baby in Costa Rica. Although we had already lived here and traveled the...
  • Cost of Traveling in Costa Rica | Info on cost of hotels, restaurants, and activities, plus tips to help save you money
    Cost of Traveling in Costa Rica
    Traveling to Costa Rica might cost more than you think. A lot of people expect that because Costa Rica is in Central America, it will be extremely inexpensive. While...
  • Manuel Antonio Restaurant Guide | Two Weeks in Costa Rica
    Manuel Antonio Restaurant Guide
    Deciding where to eat in Manuel Antonio can be overwhelming. With almost 75 restaurants tucked away in town and dozens more in nearby Quepos, knowing where to get a...