• Rincon de la Vieja National Park opens trails and visitor center

    Rincon de la Vieja National Park in Guanacaste, opened two new trails and one visitor center to improve service to the visitors of this protected area. The infrastructure is located in Pailas, about 25 kilometers from the town of Curubande. The trail has a length of eight kilometers and one of… Read more
  • Chucaras Hotsprings Estate

    Located in the beautiful Orosi Valley in Cartago; just 1 hour and 20 minutes East from San Jose. The property offers the possibility of relaxing in hot springs with an average temperature between 36 and 38 degrees Celsius and surrounded by a natural landscape overlooking the Turrialba and Irazu Volcanoes. Additionally,… Read more
  • La Marta Wildlife Refuge

    The refuge is located in the area of Pejibaye in Turrialba, in Cartago province. Its 1518 hectares of extension are part of the Friendship Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Approximately 60% of the territory is primary forest, and the remaining 40% is covered by secondary forest in various… Read more
  • National parks are improved to better serve visitors

    The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) is conducting these works to revamp and fulfill its sustainable tourism program, which also includes local governments to improve access to protected areas and promoting community involvement.The total amount of investment is US$19 million and has been implemented since 2012 and now, the… Read more
  • Hike to Tortuguero hill

    With its 119 meters of height, Tortuguero hill is an ancient volcano and the highest point of this region. From the highest point it is possible to have great views of the rainforest, the canals, lagoons and the Caribbean Sea. The hike is a beautiful experience that lasts about 2 hours… Read more
  • Paradise Hot Springs

    Our colleague Alexandra Lizano, from our Product Department recently visited Paradise Hot Springs in Arenal and it is important to share with you the feedback we had from her:  Very quiet place with beautiful gardens.The thermal pools in very good condition and some jacuzzi located among the vegetation.The restaurant is… Read more
  • Danta Corcovado Lodge… a new lodging experience in Costa Rica!

    Can you imagine yourself waking up in a very cozy bungalow and being surrounded by the sounds of the forest and amidst the lush tropical vegetation…? Here, in Danta Corcovado Lodge it is possible! Set in a tranquil piece of earth at approximately 45 minutes from Puerto Jimenez airstrip, and… Read more
  • Departure tax purchase service for groups

    Travel Excellence will no longer offer the service of purchasing the Costa Rica departure tax; today most airlines are including this tax in airfare. Additionally, the bank in charge of selling the departure tax has eliminated all the agreements with all tourism companies that offered this service. We suggest to reconfirm… Read more
  • Changes to shuttle bus routes

    We are pleased to inform you that the following new routes are available on the shuttle bus service: From Montezuma, Mal Pais, Tambor and Santa Teresa to La Fortuna (Arenal).From Carrillo beach to San Jose or La Fortuna (Arenal).From Monteverde to Carrillo beach.From San Jose or La Fortuna (Arenal) to… Read more
  • Droning over El Remanso Lodge

    El Remanso Lodge, on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica features an amazing setting in an untouched rainforest over a dramatic South Pacific beach. Our colleagues from El Remanso Lodge have sent us a video featuring some great aerial shots of the lodge and its surroundings and we want to… Read more
  • Imperial, the Costa Rican beer arrives in Europe

    Who has not drunk one Imperial beer while traveling in Costa Rica? For the first time in history, the Imperial beer can be enjoyed in the European continent; since August the company "Introdrink" based in Zurich, Switzerland will import and distribute Imperial throughout the Swiss territory under its "Premium /… Read more
  • Top 10 Most Environmentally Friendly Nations

    The Environmental Representation Index 2010 (EPI) of the U.S. Universities of Columbia and Yale, determined that six of the top ten environmentally friendly nations belong to Europe. The study also reflects a general loss of environmental quality in the 163 countries studied, compared to the previous edition of 2008, air… Read more
  • What to see in Costa Rica: Festival de la Luz will illuminate the streets of San Jose

    The Festival de la Luz is one of the most anticipated events for the people of Costa Rica. The event, held in downtown San Jose, includes floats parade, masquerades, live music and fireworks. Because it takes place in December, the Festival de la Luz is associated with holiday celebrations in… Read more
  • Costa Rica second most peaceful country in Latin America

    The Global Peace Index, released in May by the Institute for Economics and Peace, Costa Rica ranked as the second most peaceful country in Latin America after Uruguay and above Chile. In the overall index, Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world, second New Zealand and Japan third.… Read more
  • Costa Rica: the safest country in Latin America

    Costa Rica is the safest country in Latin America according to Latin Security Index to businessmen and multinational firms. Costa Rica, Chile and Uruguay were the first three countries in the list according to Mr. Frank Holder, Senior General Manager for FIT Consulting Ibero America. Read more

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