The Official Costa Rica Travel Blog

Last updated on June 20th, 2022 at 08:57 am EST

Hola, amigos! We’re Ricky, a born-and-raised Tico (Costa Rican) and former tour guide; and Nikki, a writer, published guidebook author, and Tica (Costa Rican) at heart. We’re a happily married, nature-loving, adventurous couple in our 15th year of exploring Costa Rica together. Click here to read our full bio.
In addition to writing this Costa Rica Travel Blog, we’re also the team behind several other Costa Rica-based projects, including:


LUX Life Magazine’s Travel Blogger of the Year 2020 – Costa Rica (Nikki Solano)

Book Authority’s #3 Pick, 40 Best New Hiking eBooks To Read In 2020 (Moon Costa Rica 2019)

Recipient, Versatile Blogger Award

Recipient, Liebster Award

Recipient, Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Recipient, Trip 180’s Traveler’s Award

Asher Fergusson’s Pick, Top 5 Costa Rica Travel Blogs

Viva Tropical’s Pick, Top Costa Rica Tourism Sites and Top Blogs About The Costa Rica Lifestyle For Expats And Investors

Feedspot’s Pick, Top 30 Costa Rica Blogs And Websites To Follow In 2018 and 2021

Prosoft Nearshore’s Pick, Best Costa Rica Travel Blog

GotSaga’s Pick, Top 40 Incredible Travel Bloggers’ Sites That You’ll Want To Follow

Smartlad’s Pick, Top 100 Travel Blogs You Should Be Following In 2017

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