Practical Travel

  • 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...
  • La Fortuna Hotel Guide
    La Fortuna Hotel Guide: Where to Stay Near Arenal Volcano
    La Fortuna is a destination for almost every type of traveler. It offers a huge selection of lodging that ranges from budget-friendly hostels to mid-range hotels with volcano views...
  • Monteverde Hotel Guide
    Monteverde Hotel Guide
    Monteverde may be a remote destination in Costa Rica, but once you arrive, you’ll find a long list of things to do and places to stay. In this post,...
  • 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...
  • Simple Spanish for Visiting Costa Rica | Two Weeks in Costa Rica
    Simple Spanish for Visiting Costa Rica
    If you are worried about not speaking Spanish for your upcoming trip to Costa Rica, you’re not alone. We remember those days too and hear from lots of others...
  • Packing List for Costa Rica | Two Weeks in Costa Rica
    Packing for Costa Rica: The Essentials
    If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably bought your tickets and are getting excited for your trip to Costa Rica (congrats!). You likely have a good idea of where...