Costa Rica Travel Blog

Travel Excellence in Regional Conference of gender equality

Travel Excellence in Regional Conference of gender equality


Written by MJ Blanco
February 9, 2018

Regional Conference "Equal pay between men and women for more prosperous and inclusive economies" was held in Panama last week and Travel Excellence was there.


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Costa Rican hotel enters the prestigious association Relais & Châteaux

Costa Rican hotel enters the prestigious association Relais & Châteaux


Written by MJ Blanco
January 30, 2018

The Association brings together world class hotels and restaurants. This means that is a great recognition for the Costa Rican hotel and an opportunity to be internationally recognized.


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Costa Rica received world recognition during Fitur 2018

Costa Rica received world recognition during Fitur 2018


Written by MJ Blanco
January 22, 2018

The country’s new identity "Costa Rica, my choice, naturally” continues to position in the world. In this occasion, the opportunity took place in Spain, during Fitur. 
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South American airline Latam inaugurates flights to Costa Rica

South American airline Latam inaugurates flights to Costa Rica


Written by María José Blanco
January 15, 2018

Company will flight from San Jose to Lima three times a week strengthening the traffic of our Costa Rica airports and offering new opportunities to travel


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San Gerardo de Dota Costa Rica Travel Guide

San Gerardo de Dota Costa Rica Travel Guide


Written by Travel Excellence
December 26, 2017

San Gerardo de Dota Costa Rica is one of the smallest spots in the Central American beautiful country, an unparalleled area to rest, relax and be off the beaten track.


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Costa Rica Reaches Global Positioning as a Reference in Sustainable Tourism

Costa Rica Reaches Global Positioning as a Reference in Sustainable Tourism


Written by MJ Blanco
December 26, 2017

The UN concluded the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development in Geneva, Switzerland and Costa Rica reaches a great position due to its efforts.


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Two must-visit Costa Rica hotels with worldwide recognition

Two must-visit Costa Rica hotels with worldwide recognition


Written by MJ Blanco
November 15, 2017

Costa Rica has a lot to offer to its visitors, proof of this are the international recognitions given to some of its most prestigious hotels. Here two of them.


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Costa Rica airports: KLM flights to Costa Rica are offered twice a week

Costa Rica airports: KLM flights to Costa Rica are offered twice a week


Written by MJ Blanco
November 9, 2017

KLM now flies twice a week to the main Costa Rica airports, on Tuesdays and Thursdays since last October 31 with the most modern aircraft in its fleet, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner


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Dominical & Uvita Costa Rica Travel Guide

Dominical & Uvita Costa Rica Travel Guide


Written by Travel Excellence
November 3, 2017

Have you ever heard about the whale tail that can be seen from the air? Maybe the annual whale festival?  Well, we will tell you a little bit about this amazing spot. This is a natural place, not


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Turrialba Costa Rica Travel Guide

Turrialba Costa Rica Travel Guide


Written by Travel Excellence
October 28, 2017

Turrialba is a small beautiful valley, an authentic and nice place to be off the beaten track. This is a perfect run off for adventurous tourists, a village surrounded by rivers and mountains, rural,


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Costa Rica coffee consolidated as a leader in the transformation of a sustainable coffee

Costa Rica coffee consolidated as a leader in the transformation of a sustainable coffee


Written by MJ Blanco
October 24, 2017

As part of efforts to achieve the goal of becoming a carbon neutral country in 2021 and to comply with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Costa Rica has made significant progress towards the conso


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Southern Caribbean - Puerto Viejo, Manzanillo, Cahuita

Southern Caribbean - Puerto Viejo, Manzanillo, Cahuita


Written by Travel Excellence
October 21, 2017

The South Caribbean region is a place that people must visit when coming to Costa Rica, this is the home of the Afro Caribbean culture, is a site where you can taste delicious, unique and different fo


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PLANET, PEOPLE, PEACE: 6th. International Conference on Sustainable Tourism was held in Costa Rica

PLANET, PEOPLE, PEACE: 6th. International Conference on Sustainable Tourism was held in Costa Rica


Written by MJ Blanco
October 19, 2017

The P3 Conference: Planet, People, Peace is the only international event that Costa Rica offers to the world in the field of sustainable tourism. 


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Costa Rica, host country of the Pan American Kayak Championship

Costa Rica, host country of the Pan American Kayak Championship


Written by MJ Blanco
October 18, 2017

Costa Rica is the host country of the Pan American Canoe Slalom Championship (obstacles in river), organized by the Costa Rican Kayak and Canoeing Federation (Fecokac, due to its name in Spanish).


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The first edition of Trans Costa Rica 2017 successfully concluded

The first edition of Trans Costa Rica 2017 successfully concluded


Written by MJ Blanco
October 2, 2017

This Thursday, September 28th, the mountain biking event everyone was talking about in Costa Rica started. Trans Costa Rica was a demanding race in terms of mileage


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Tamarindo Beach will host more than 3200 athletes this Saturday

Tamarindo Beach will host more than 3200 athletes this Saturday


Written by MJ Blanco
September 15, 2017

One of the most anticipated events of the Costa Rica’s athletics calendar will take place at dawn this Saturday: the Tamarindo Beach Marathon.  With a record participation in the distance o


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Travel Excellence became today the first company to achieve the Gender Equality Mark in Costa Rica

Travel Excellence became today the first company to achieve the Gender Equality Mark in Costa Rica


Written by Travel Excellence
August 25, 2017

The implementation of a fairer and more dignified conditions for women working in our company led us to be the first company in Costa Rica to be certified with the Mark of Gender Equality. Wit


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Tamarindo Costa Rica Travel Guide

Tamarindo Costa Rica Travel Guide


Written by Travel Excellence
August 1, 2017

Tamarindo is one of the nicest Pacific West Coast beaches, located at the second largest province of the northwest area of Costa Rica, Guanacaste.


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Tortuguero Costa Rica Travel Guide

Tortuguero Costa Rica Travel Guide


Written by Travel Excellence
July 28, 2017

Tortuguero, in the Northern Caribbean of Costa Rica, flourished because of the National Park of the same name, established in the early 1970’s.


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Costa Rica Hotels Travel Guide

Costa Rica Hotels Travel Guide


Written by Travel Excellence
July 18, 2017

Costa Rica's assorted accommodations enable guests to experience the country any way they wish. At Travel Excellence, we are proud to offer an extensive selection of Costa Rica hotels


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Jaco Costa Rica Travel Guide

Jaco Costa Rica Travel Guide


Written by Travel Excellence
June 18, 2017

Jaco, in the province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, can best be described as a town of contrasts.  Through the years, it has developed into a favorite for foreign and local tourists, from surfers lu


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Monteverde Costa Rica Travel Guide

Monteverde Costa Rica Travel Guide


Written by Travel Excellence
June 16, 2017

The town of Monteverde, up in the mountains, overlooks the Gulf of Nicoya in the province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica.  Its lush green scenery, cool weather, history and biodiversity all make it a


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IRONMAN® 70.3® Costa Rica to be held for the first time this June 2017

IRONMAN® 70.3® Costa Rica to be held for the first time this June 2017


Written by MJ Blanco
June 16, 2017

Finishing details cause the big day is coming! ... So are all the public and private companies involved in this worldwide recognized event the first IRONMAN® 70.3® Costa Rica


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Positioning of Costa Rica as a Destination for Tourism Investment

Positioning of Costa Rica as a Destination for Tourism Investment


Written by MJ Blanco
June 9, 2017

Costa Rica Tourism Board brought together Spanish tourism entrepreneurs of the highest level to present Costa Rica as an ideal destination for tourism investment. This activity was carried out in the


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ICT invests $1.8 million in New Global Tourist Identity: "Costa Rica: My Choice, Naturally"

ICT invests $1.8 million in New Global Tourist Identity: "Costa Rica: My Choice, Naturally"


Written by MJ Blanco
June 2, 2017

For the first time in history, the Costa Rica Tourism Board has established an alliance with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and CNN International, a world leader in news and one


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Westin Playa Conchal 2017 Best Hotel in Latin & South America

Westin Playa Conchal 2017 Best Hotel in Latin & South America


Written by MJ Blanco
May 8, 2017

As part of the Excellence Awards presented by the prestigious Marriott International chain, for this 2017, the Westin Playa Conchal Costa Rica was selected as Hotel of the Year in Latin America and th


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The Offshore World Championship is happening since April 24th to 28th, at Marina Pez Vela, in Quepos

The Offshore World Championship is happening since April 24th to 28th, at Marina Pez Vela, in Quepos


Written by MJ Blanco
April 26, 2017

Costa Rica has been selected for the fifth edition, as home to the most important fishing championship in the world: The Offshore World Championship


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Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica

Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica


Written by MJ Blanco
March 10, 2017

Have you ever heard about the Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica? If not, we are here to introduce you to a very wonderful, and even mystic, place! 


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Oscar Winner, Emma Stone, invited by the President to visit Costa Rica

Oscar Winner, Emma Stone, invited by the President to visit Costa Rica


Written by MJ Blanco
February 27, 2017

Costa Rica’s President, Luis Guillermo Solís, invited Oscar Winner's Emma Stone to visit the country and enjoy some Costa Rica vacations


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San Jose Costa Rica Travel Guide

San Jose Costa Rica Travel Guide


Written by Travel Excellence Team
February 26, 2017

This Travel Guide was created by experts of Costa Rica, you can find the best tips from where to lodge, eat, visit, party & more when vacations in San José Costa Rica


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Arenal Volcano National Park & La Fortuna Vacations Travel Guide

Arenal Volcano National Park & La Fortuna Vacations Travel Guide


Written by Travel Excellence Team
November 16, 2016

Arenal & La Fortuna are two famous locations in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano can be found in this region and is one of the most well-known volcanoes in Costa Rica


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Quepos & Manuel Antonio National Park Vacations Travel Guide

Quepos & Manuel Antonio National Park Vacations Travel Guide


Written by Travel Excellence Team
November 15, 2016

Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most visited destinations in Costa Rica not only for its easy access, but also of its variety of services.


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For the first time, Condor Airlines will fly from Costa Rica to Münich

For the first time, Condor Airlines will fly from Costa Rica to Münich


Written by MJ Blanco
November 11, 2016

German airline Condor celebrates 25 years of flying to Costa Rica and celebrates them by expanding flights between the San Jose airport and Germany.


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Guanacaste & Liberia Costa Rica Travel Guide

Guanacaste & Liberia Costa Rica Travel Guide


Written by Travel Excellence
November 7, 2016

Guanacaste became part of Costa Rica in 1824; until then. This territory certainly has a very important natural and cultural richness for Costa Rica’s economy


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Air France initiates today its operations in Costa Rica

Air France initiates today its operations in Costa Rica


Written by MJ Blanco
November 2, 2016

This Wednesday the airline Air France will start its operations between Paris and the Juan Santamaria International Airport, the main of the airports in Costa Rica


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Whales & Dolphins In The South Pacific Of Costa Rica

Whales & Dolphins In The South Pacific Of Costa Rica


Written by MJ Blanco
October 23, 2016

The community of Bahía Ballena in Uvita, Dominical, is part of the great Marino Ballena National Park and this September hosted the 8th edition of the annual Whales and Dolphin


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Costa Rica host the World Surf League’s Open Pro QS 3000 Tournament

Costa Rica host the World Surf League’s Open Pro QS 3000 Tournament


Written by MJ Blanco
October 6, 2016

Surf in Costa Rica is growing up too fast. The eyes of surfing fans and events’ organizers around the world will be on Costa Rica from Oct. 5-9, when the country will host for the first time the


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Costa Rica Beaches: The Best, Nicest & Most Beautiful Ones to Visit

Costa Rica Beaches: The Best, Nicest & Most Beautiful Ones to Visit


Written by MJ Blanco
August 9, 2016

Planning vacations to Costa Rica? Travel Excellence will show you the BEST Beaches in Costa Rica you can visit. Find out travel details of what you can do in these pieces of paradise!


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Costa Rica Increases Its Forests While Latin America Was Deforesting

Costa Rica Increases Its Forests While Latin America Was Deforesting


Written by MJ Blanco
August 3, 2016

In the last years, Latin America has destroyed a great part of its forests to turn them into farmland; while Costa Rica was increasing the number of its protected forests. 


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Costa Rica Beyond Senses: Visually Impaired Group Guided by Travel Excellence

Costa Rica Beyond Senses: Visually Impaired Group Guided by Travel Excellence


Written by Travel Excellence
August 2, 2016

TravelExcellence.com wants to share with you the experience lived by Giovanny Madrigal local expert guiding this awesome group of visually impaired people


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Costa Rica Holidays: The Annexation of Guanacaste Day, 25th of July!

Costa Rica Holidays: The Annexation of Guanacaste Day, 25th of July!


Written by MJ Blanco
July 25, 2016

The Annexation of Guanacaste Day is celebrated each year on July 25th and commemorates the annexation of the province of Guanacaste to Costa Rica.


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Christiana Figueres nominated for the post of General Secretary of the United Nations by the Government of Costa Rica

Christiana Figueres nominated for the post of General Secretary of the United Nations by the Government of Costa Rica


Written by MJ Blanco
July 15, 2016


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 Top 5 Reasons Why Do People Visit Costa Rica

Top 5 Reasons Why Do People Visit Costa Rica


Written by MJ Blanco
July 5, 2016

Have you ever thought about the reasons why do people visit Costa Rica? Well, if you don’t, here I will tell you some of the main facts that have made this country one of the most popular destin


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Costa Rica Coffee Producers will have its own International Fair on July 9-10

Costa Rica Coffee Producers will have its own International Fair on July 9-10


Written by MJ Blanco
July 2, 2016

Expocafe Costa Rica Latam will take place on July 9 & 10, and seeks for a global projection of the Costa Rican coffee with the support from private companies and renowned educational institut


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Air Canada increases from 5 to 11 the weekly frequencies on route Toronto - San Jose, Costa Rica

Air Canada increases from 5 to 11 the weekly frequencies on route Toronto - San Jose, Costa Rica


Written by MJ Blanco
June 22, 2016

​Air Canada decided to increase its operations to Costa Rica by adding 6 new frequencies to its current 5, for a total of 11 weekly frequencies operating the route Toronto - San Jose


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Costa Rica Food: The Traditional “Casado” and More Typical Dishes & Recipes

Costa Rica Food: The Traditional “Casado” and More Typical Dishes & Recipes


Written by MJ Blanco
June 7, 2016

We assure you that once you try Costa Rican food you will fall in love with our gastronomic culture. Find out about our typical dishes and learn recipes in how to cook them.


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The Hidden Benefit of Relocating to Costa Rica

The Hidden Benefit of Relocating to Costa Rica


Written by Travel Excellence
June 3, 2016

Talented millennials and retirees alike are seeking to work in locations that offer work-life balance and health benefits, and Costa Rica fits the bill. 


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“World’s happiest goalie” Keylor Navas in the new promotional campaign of the ICT

“World’s happiest goalie” Keylor Navas in the new promotional campaign of the ICT


Written by MJ Blanco
May 23, 2016

The world famous goalkeeper from Real Madrid C.F. Keylor Navas is now the protagonist of a new advertising campaign of the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) which pretends to attract European tourists


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Costa Rica Airports: New Flights Opening this 2016

Costa Rica Airports: New Flights Opening this 2016


Written by MJ Blanco
May 23, 2016

For first time in the history of Costa Rica, the Juan Santamaria International Airport welcomed on April 27th the first direct flight of British Airways from London.


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2015: A Great Year for the Tourism Industry in Costa Rica

2015: A Great Year for the Tourism Industry in Costa Rica


Written by María José Blanco
May 9, 2016

Costa Rica is a great destination for all those who are wondering to experience a real contact with nature as the same time that enjoy a remarkable service


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