Costa Rica – Between Oceans


Local name of the country : Costa Rica


Languages : Spanish 


For more information :

Official Gateway to Costa Rica



Hiking : the Montaña de Oro Trek until Carate

Rafting : Tico’s River (Turrialba)


Places to stay :

Lapa Rios (Osa Peninsula) first ecolodges of Costa Rica with thatch roof , built with palm trees planted by the lodge each year (member of Cayuga,  luxury responsible hotels group in Nicaragua and Costa Rica) and to receive the CST Five Green Leaves, the national environmental and social label. They recycle waste, create energy based on methane from the composte, water warms up with solar energy, integration of local population (hiring), no air conditioner etc. Lapa Rios is also a National Geographic Unique Lodges of The World member.

Ecoturistico la Tarde is a place where you will be able to stay in dormitory on stilts with shared showers and toilets or tents with private bathrooms. No internet and no air conditioner. Kitchen with wood fire and organic vegetable garden. Hiking from the lodge until Los Patos (5km) and night safari.

Pacific coast (Village World Label) : Ranchos Tinamu, Rural Lodge Cerro Biolley, Rural Lodge El Descanso, Playa Hermosa Eco Reserve, Hostel La Laguna, Casa Drake Lodge

Caribbean coast (Village World Label) : Casa de las Mujeres

Central Valley (Village World Label) : Rural Lodge Las Quebradas, Guayabo Lodge


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Some words to learn

Holà / Buenas / Buenos dias – Hello / Good morning

Buenas tardes – Good evening

Lo siento – Excuse me

Me llama … – My name is …

Hablas Ingles ? – Do you speak English ?

Si – Yes

No – No

Gracias – Thank you

Buenas noches – Good night

Adios / Que te vaya a bien – Goodbye

Uno – One

Dos – Two

Tres – Three

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