Costa Rica Attractions

Costa Rica Attractions Reviewed

Find out the best Costa Rica attractions and tours to do while traveling to Costa Rica with kids. We’ve done them and tested them so you can feel safe.

Spotlight Costa Rica! Desafio Tours in Arenal and Monteverde

When visiting Costa Rica, what tour should I do? Who do you recommend? These are questions that I get asked daily from my friends and clients that are going to Arenal or Monteverde in Costa Rica. My answer: Desafio Adventure … Continue reading

Turu Ba Ri Adventure Park in Costa Rica – The Park

Turu Ba Ri covers over 90 sq. hectares of tropical forest. During the intense park tour, our guide managed to explain in an entertaining manner what an orchid is, how bromeliads grow, and the importance of banana plants. He also … Continue reading

Turu Ba Ri Adventure Park in Costa Rica- The Canopy Tour

Costa Rica is world-famous for canopy tours. There are over 120 different locations throughout the country that you can zip over the tropical rain forest. Beware, not all of them are well done or meet the correct standards for secure … Continue reading

All About Enjoying the Tours in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

As we were forewarned, the rain and Tortuguero go hand in hand! Although, at 5:30 AM, I would have preferred that the clouds had waited just a little longer before opening up and pouring out all their contents all over … Continue reading

Turu Ba Ri Adventure Park in Costa Rica – Rappelling and Climbing

To push my husband’s adrenaline glands into overtime we signed him up for the rappel/rock climbing wall at Turu Ba Ri Adventure Park in Costa Rica. This is an awesome place where we’ve already done the Canopy tour and even had my … Continue reading

Family Travel – A Trip to Tortuguero Village Costa Rica

After a delicious buffet lunch at Mawamba Lodge and a quick dip in the pool, our guide gathered us around to take a quick boat ride to Tortuguero Village. Since there were no cars, the majority of the walkways were … Continue reading

Photo Friday – INBioparque in Costa Rica A Kid’s Dream

If you had one day to spend in Costa Rica and wanted to see all of its ecosystems in one go, INBioparque would be the best place for it. Do you want to feel the heavy humidity of a tropical … Continue reading

Favorite Things to Do in Costa Rica – A Trip to Tortuguero

Tortuguero is one of those Can’t-Miss-This Things to Do in Costa Rica. Our trip was so great and chock-full of fun, I couldn’t possibly have written just one post about it! Mawamba Lodge picked my family and I up at … Continue reading

Turu Ba Ri Adventure Park in Costa Rica – The Welcome

Please sign up for my RSS feedand find me on twitter @marinavillatoro OK, so we know about the Disney and Universal theme parks. How about a nature, adventure park in Costa Rica where the theme is all part of Mother Nature’s … Continue reading

Daily Photo – ATV Rides One of the Most Popular Tours in Costa Rica

ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) are really popular tours in Costa Rica, because you really get to see the lay of the land! While living in the country I decided that I had to try it and it ended up being … Continue reading

Visiting a Rock Climbing Gym in Costa Rica

Some would say my husband is an adrenaline junkie. The truth is, he always indulges in sports that push him mentally, physically and spiritually. ‘Rock Climbing‘ is all that and much, much more. Luckily we found a rock climbing gym … Continue reading

Photo Friday – The Arenal Hanging Bridges, Costa Rica

Please sign up for my RSS feed and find me on twitter @marinavillatoro At the foothills of Volcano Arenal, one of the ten most active volcanoes of the world, is the town of La Fortuna. From here to Lake Arenal, … Continue reading

Animal Rescue Site – The Only Sloth Rescue Center in the World!

It’s true, the Sloth Rescue Center (Aviarios Del Caribe), is the only Animal Rescue Site of its kind and you can find it in Costa Rica. Nowhere else on earth will you find a place that focuses on saving and … Continue reading

A Real Chocolate Tour in Costa Rica

In the early 1900’s Costa Rica was one of the top exporters and producers of the Cacao plant, better known as chocolate. The seed was so valuable that in the South Caribbean region of Costa Rica it was used as … Continue reading

Sports Fishing in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

My girlfriend and her husband own Tropic Fins Adventures a Sports Fishing outfit in Puerto Jimenez and invited us to join them on an afternoon In-shore fishing trip. I am sooo not a fisherman! My husband had about as much … Continue reading

An Ex Prison turned into a Childrens Museum – San Jose, Costa Rica

Yes, it’s true! This was at one point one of the harshest and cruelest penitentiaries of Costa Rica. But today it is one of my favorite places to take my son to. The Childrens Museum of Costa Rica, located in … Continue reading

Costa Rica Tour – Africa Mia an African Safari

Please sign up for my RSS feed and find me on twitter @marinavillatoro An African safari in Costa Rica, are you sure? Yes I am! Located a few miles outside of Liberia, on the way to all the hottest beach … Continue reading

Cano Island in Osa Peninsula Costa Rica: How the Rangers and Volunteers Live

Please sign up for my RSS feedand find me on twitter @marinavillatoro Cano Island is a precious gem about one hour off the coast of Osa Peninsula. It is a tourist mecca and a huge money maker for many tour … Continue reading

Amusement Park Costa Rica Style

Please sign up for my RSS feed and find me on twitter @marinavillatoro I took my son on the last bang before his mid-school break was over to Parque de Diversiones, the Tico version of an amusement park. And to be … Continue reading

Things to do on Guanacaste Costa Rica – Megafauna Park for Kids

No, I’m not! The road trip from the Central Valley to ANYWHERE in Guanacaste Costa Rica, with kids, is grueling and long. So whenever I can take a detour to stimulate my son and let him burn off some of … Continue reading