Costa Rica
The Switzerland of Central America


The number of years since the army was abolished in Costa Rica.


The number of foreign visitors who visited Costa Rica last year.


The percentage of protected land in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Stories, Information, & Opinion

A Few Tips About Volunteering In Costa Rica

We published a recent article about the best places to volunteer in Central...

What Makes FAD Fishing At The Costa Rica Seamounts So Special?

Fishing expert and boat owner Justin DeBoom talks about FAD fishing and what...

My First Costa Rica Surf Lesson

Jocelyn Grzeszczak takes a Costa Rica surf lesson in Tamarindo. Here, she talks...

What Are The Best Beaches In Costa Rica? An Expat Names His Favorite Three

It's all subjective, but if you're looking for the best beaches in Costa...

Jaco Nightlife (Or Where Should I Party In Jaco, Costa Rica?)

Everyone's always asking local travel expert Justin DeBoom about the clubs and nightlife...