Now Available: Moon Costa Rica, our Costa Rica guidebook with Moon Travel Guides!

Now Available: Moon Costa Rica, our Costa Rica guidebook with Moon Travel Guides!

Our Costa Rica guidebook, Moon Costa Rica (2019), is full of tips, recommendations, photos, maps, and itineraries. Learn more!

40+ Common Questions About Costa Rica And Our Answers To Each!

40+ Common Questions About Costa Rica And Our Answers To Each!

Have questions about Costa Rica? We answer the top questions we receive about Costa Rica travel, trip planning, and saving money. Pura vida!

Your Costa Rica Hot Springs Questions Answered!

Your Costa Rica Hot Springs Questions Answered!

We have soaked in most Costa Rica hot springs! Read our answers to popular Costa Rica hot springs questions to prepare for your visit!

What Happens To My Tour Reservations If It Rains?

What Happens To My Tour Reservations If It Rains?

Last updated on May 2nd, 2020 at 11:15 am ESTYou asked… What happens to my tour reservations if it rains? Are the tours cancelled? Will I get my money back? We answered… Given that Costa Rica is part rainforest, rain is inevitable. We tend to 

What Medication Or Vaccines/Immunizations Do I Need To Travel To Costa Rica?

What Medication Or Vaccines/Immunizations Do I Need To Travel To Costa Rica?

Last updated on May 2nd, 2020 at 11:15 am ESTYou asked… What medication or vaccines/immunizations do I need to travel to Costa Rica? We answered… We hesitate when answering this question only because we are not medically trained to do so and the medical tourism requirements 

What Is There To Do (In La Fortuna/Arenal And Manuel Antonio) If It Rains?

What Is There To Do (In La Fortuna/Arenal And Manuel Antonio) If It Rains?

Last updated on May 2nd, 2020 at 11:15 am ESTYou asked… What is there to do (in La Fortuna/Arenal and Manuel Antonio) if it rains? We answered… Given that Costa Rica is part rainforest, rain is inevitable (please see our answer to: What Happens To My 

Are Guided Tours Essential? Do You Feel You Truly Get A Better Experience?

Are Guided Tours Essential? Do You Feel You Truly Get A Better Experience?

Last updated on May 2nd, 2020 at 11:31 am ESTYou asked… Thank you for the site, I have also joined the DIY portion. We are independent travelers who rarely take a tour. Your site seems to be geared more to those who prefer tours. Are 

How Much Does Food Cost In Costa Rica?

How Much Does Food Cost In Costa Rica?

Last updated on May 2nd, 2020 at 11:15 am ESTYou asked… How much does food cost in Costa Rica? How much does it cost to go to restaurants in Costa Rica? How much does it cost to eat in Costa Rica? How much should I budget 

What Is The Most Time-Efficient Way To Travel To Monteverde, Arenal, And Manuel Antonio?

What Is The Most Time-Efficient Way To Travel To Monteverde, Arenal, And Manuel Antonio?

Last updated on May 2nd, 2020 at 11:15 am ESTYou asked… We plan to visit Monteverde, Arenal, and Manuel Antonio; what would you recommend for the most time-consuming way (correction: most time-efficient way) to travel to see these places? We answered… To begin, since your 

I Am Lactose Intolerant/Allergic To Milk And/Or Cheese. How Do I Inform Restaurant Staff Of My Allergy In Spanish?

I Am Lactose Intolerant/Allergic To Milk And/Or Cheese. How Do I Inform Restaurant Staff Of My Allergy In Spanish?

Last updated on May 2nd, 2020 at 11:15 am ESTYou asked… I am lactose intolerant. I am allergic to milk/cheese. How do I inform restaurant staff of my allergy in Spanish? We answered… Allergy-ridden travellers, we hear you! I have a strange sensitivity to an 

How To Raft The Pacuare River To/From Manuel Antonio Or Between Manuel Antonio And *Choose A Location*?

How To Raft The Pacuare River To/From Manuel Antonio Or Between Manuel Antonio And *Choose A Location*?

Last updated on May 2nd, 2020 at 11:15 am ESTYou asked… How can I raft the Pacuare River to/from Manuel Antonio? How can I raft the Pacuare River between Manuel Antonio and another location, such as La Fortuna/Arenal or Puerto Viejo? How can I raft 

What Is The Lunch Or Dinner Included With the Springs Resort Hot Springs Pass?

What Is The Lunch Or Dinner Included With the Springs Resort Hot Springs Pass?

Last updated on May 2nd, 2020 at 11:15 am ESTYou asked… What is the lunch or dinner included with the Springs Resort Hot Springs Pass? We answered… The Springs Resort hot springs pass (whether it be the 1-day pass including transportation or the 2-day pass 

We Are A Family Of 5 Travelling To Costa Rica. It Is Amazing How Hotels Will Only Allow A Maximum Of 4 People Per Room. Any Advice?

We Are A Family Of 5 Travelling To Costa Rica. It Is Amazing How Hotels Will Only Allow A Maximum Of 4 People Per Room. Any Advice?

Last updated on May 2nd, 2020 at 11:31 am ESTYou asked… We are a family of 5 travelling to Costa Rica. It is amazing how hotels will only allow a maximum of 4 people per room. Any advice? We answered… Yes! We are familiar with 

I Am Trying To Choose Between The Naranjo River And The Savegre River. I Have Rafted the Pacuare River Before. Which River Would Be The Most Similar?

I Am Trying To Choose Between The Naranjo River And The Savegre River. I Have Rafted the Pacuare River Before. Which River Would Be The Most Similar?

Last updated on May 2nd, 2020 at 11:31 am ESTYou asked… LOVE YOUR BLOG! We are all trying to settle on which white water rafting trip to take. Some don’t mind class 3 and 4, and none of us really want a class 5. Some would 

I Will Be Visiting La Fortuna and Playa Carrillo. Which White Water Tour Is The Best In The Areas We Will Be In And The Most Challenging?

I Will Be Visiting La Fortuna and Playa Carrillo. Which White Water Tour Is The Best In The Areas We Will Be In And The Most Challenging?

Last updated on May 2nd, 2020 at 11:15 am ESTYou asked… We were just in Costa Rica in December and were in the Jaco area. We are now coming back the last week of April and are going to Arenal Lodge for 3 days and 

I Am Afraid Of Heights. Are There Particular Areas Of Costa Rica Accessible From Either Of The Two Main Airports In Which Driving Would Not Be A Problem?

I Am Afraid Of Heights. Are There Particular Areas Of Costa Rica Accessible From Either Of The Two Main Airports In Which Driving Would Not Be A Problem?

Last updated on May 2nd, 2020 at 11:31 am ESTYou asked… I am afraid of heights; I would be frightened of windy/high roads, or even roads that are not exceptionally high but do not have guard rails and are bumpy. I love wildlife, birding, and 

Can We Visit La Fortuna, Monteverde, And Manuel Antonio In 7 Days… With A 1-Year Old?

Can We Visit La Fortuna, Monteverde, And Manuel Antonio In 7 Days… With A 1-Year Old?

Last updated on May 2nd, 2020 at 11:31 am ESTYou asked… We want to go on a trip to Costa Rica in Nov/Dec with our 1 year old son. We want to go to La Fortuna, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio to have a mix of 

I Am Landing In San Jose Around 1PM And Will Then Be Heading To La Fortuna. Is It Possible To Find Transportation To La Fortuna That Afternoon Or Evening, Or Should I Stay The Night In San Jose And Leave For La Fortuna The Next Morning?

I Am Landing In San Jose Around 1PM And Will Then Be Heading To La Fortuna. Is It Possible To Find Transportation To La Fortuna That Afternoon Or Evening, Or Should I Stay The Night In San Jose And Leave For La Fortuna The Next Morning?

Last updated on May 2nd, 2020 at 11:15 am ESTYou asked… I am landing in San Jose around 1 pm and will then be heading to La Fortuna. Is it possible to find transportation to La Fortuna that afternoon or evening, or should I stay 

Which Spanish Language/Phrase Book/Dictionary Is The Best?

Which Spanish Language/Phrase Book/Dictionary Is The Best?

Last updated on May 2nd, 2020 at 11:31 am ESTYou asked… Which Spanish language/phrase book/dictionary is the best? We answered… This question is a tricky one to answer with one overarching response. Depending on the interest of the reader, we could pick one of many 

Is It Possible To Rent A Car In Costa Rica Without A Printable Credit Card?

Is It Possible To Rent A Car In Costa Rica Without A Printable Credit Card?

Last updated on May 2nd, 2020 at 11:31 am ESTYOU ASKED… I inquired with Mapache Car Rental and am pleased with the quote. However, in their response (and I have seen this mentioned elsewhere) they require a credit card that is “printable”. All of our 

We Want To Get Married At The La Fortuna Waterfall–Just The Two Of Us. What’s The Best Way To Go About That?

We Want To Get Married At The La Fortuna Waterfall–Just The Two Of Us. What’s The Best Way To Go About That?

Last updated on May 2nd, 2020 at 11:31 am ESTYou asked… Want to get married at la fortuna waterfall – just the two of us. Best way to go about that? wedding planner seems a bit silly; as just us and a commitment ceremony –