Costa Rica

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Mi Cafecito: A Coffee Tour for a Tea Lover

Our Intercultural Immersion Editor, Stephane Alexandre, recently was a guest with G Adventures for 16 days to Costa Rica! This is one of her trip reports – and on my favorite subject, coffee.

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Manuel Antonio National Park: Snakes, Monkeys, and Sunshine

Life has been a whirlwind of traveling lately! I have just returned from a 16 day trip to Costa Rica with G Adventures and I am still pinching myself over this experience!

Manuel Antonio National Park: Snakes, Monkeys, and Sunshine

Costa Rica’s Motto, Pura Vida, Comes Through in Its Humble Dish, Gallo Pinto

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Sep 25, 2017 / 0 comments

Our driver, Emilio, and our cultural guide, Antonio, kept glancing at their watches and speaking in quick, hushed Spanish as they navigated the packed streets of downtown San Jose. At first, I thought their thinly-masked concern has something to do with the swarms of subcompacts and mopeds zipping around the tour bus, but even as we cruised up the mountain highway, past lush coffee plantations, jungle river valleys, and mist-wrapped peaks, I could see their worry increase. When we got stuck behind a slow-moving farm truck, their stress became palpable. 

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Things to Do in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a lot to offer when you visit this amazing place. Its natural beauty gives visitors a unique holiday experience you can’t find in most other holiday destinations. It’s the perfect holiday location for individuals and groups of people with differing interests and requirements. Some people like a quiet peaceful vacation, while others are interested in a more adventurous holiday. Others want a combination of relaxation and adventure. Costa Rica gives you all of these options. Here are some of the most popular things you can do in Costa Rica.

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Through the Eyes of an Educator: Costa Rica

Central America is a hop, skip and a jump away from the United States. It’s that kind of access I want my students to know. It’s that possibility and ability of choice that can help make travel happen. Places become more than dots on a map - they become memories. Accents are not solely other languages or sounds fumbled through in high school - they become conversations with new friends. Customs are not only cultural artifacts in a classroom or answers to a standardized test - they are embraced, honoured and learned in an adventure-filled afternoon.