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Costa Rica and our tourism will survive the coronavirus

Our life has radically changed in a matter of days: the entire world has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and Costa Rica has been no exception. My country, this little piece of land that adopted me years ago, is experiencing one of its worst crises: tourism, the main economic engine of Costa Rica, has completely stopped. These months, which are high season, we will not receive income: all of us, absolutely all of us who promote the natural wonders [...]

Active Volcanoes in Costa Rica

  There you are, soaking in a hot spring. Your shoulders are covered in clay, and the sun is trickling through the jungle canopy. And look! Monkeys in the branches! Is this the life or what? And then you remember: There are a lot of active volcanoes in Costa Rica and you’re chillaxing next to one. A real volcano. Actually, the volcano is the reason there are hot springs for you to chillax in. Come to think of it, should you be worried? [...]

Packing for Costa Rica

  If you haven’t been to Costa Rica yet, you’re probably wondering about the weather. Didn’t you uncle say it rained all the time there? But didn’t you cousin say it’s sunny and beautiful? Your librarian said you can wear sandals all the time, except in places where there might be snakes—which is where, exactly? Then you throw up your hands and exclaim, “WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO PACK?” This is a great question, because gearing up and packing for Costa Rica [...]

Driving in Costa Rica – Tips from Loco Jim

  Driving in Costa Rica is fun and easy… Just kidding! Driving in Costa Rica is crazy and terrifying… Kidding again! Driving in Costa Rica is basically a mix of the two: The roads are rough and confusing, but most drivers respect the rules of the road. Traffic is actually pretty slow, even in the highways, rarely exceeding 60 kmh. You may get lost, but there’s almost always a friendly campesino around to help you find your way. A few things to keep [...]

Where is Costa Rica and what makes it so awesome

Where is Costa Rica and why it's so awesome Hola, my name is Loco Jim! I live in Costa Rica, I’m a Sagittarius, and I love long walks on the beach – which is convenient, since Costa Rica has hundreds of beaches to choose from. I’m here to tell you about how cool this Central American country is, not just because I love it, but because I am LOCO FOR TRAVEL. What is costa rica famous for? A lot of people [...]