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Costa Rica Travel Guide

Travel Guide

Driving    Weather    Money    Beaches    Fishing    Map    Sunsets

Important and useful things that you need to know before starting your journey to Costa Rica.

Cattle herd blocks traffic on a Costa Rica road.


Before driving in Costa Rica, you need to be aware of the laws and perils before you get behind the wheel.  Not doing so could be costly.

Lightning bolt strikes a few hundred yard away.


The topography of Costa Rica varies so much that you will most likely be able to find the perfect place to live or visit.  However, the weather here can be extreme and catch you off guard if you are not prepared.

Sample of the different types of Costa Rica bills and coins.


Costa Rica has the most beautiful money that I have ever seen plus you can still use the US dollar.  However, banking here is a completely different experience.  Learn what to expect.

The white sands of Playa Flamingo Guanacaste Costa Rica.


Costa Rica has some of the most pristine, beautiful and uncrowded beaches in the world.  Read our full reviews.

Small Mahi Mahi caught off of Playa Flamingo Costa Rica.


Some of the best fishing in the world is here, both offshore and inshore.  Follow me in my Hobie kayak as I learn how to catch dozens of different species.

Sun goes down in Playa Hermosa Costa Rica.


I always though Maui had the best sunsets until I moved here.  Clear mornings followed by afternoon storms nearly every day in green season make this a sunset lovers paradise.