Costa Rica Travel Blogs

woman on a scenic swing

By Olivia
On: 29th July, 2020

Our Favourite Sabbaticals for 2021

  • Swedish Lapland
  • Borneo
  • Costa Rica
  • California
  • Paris
  • Japan
  • Argentina

So far, 2020 has been a year that no one is going to forget in a hurry. Many of us have had to adapt to working from home, rethink how we travel, and consider that age-old question of work-life-balance which has been brought to the forefront of people's minds by the coronavirus crisis. The…

family beach

By Ella
On: 28th April, 2020

Best Places for a Multi-Gen Holiday - Reconnect With the Wider Family After the Lockdown

  • Mallorca
  • Peloponnese
  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives
  • Costa Rica
  • Mexico
  • South Africa
  • Kenya

With the world on lockdown and fun family get-togethers a thing of the past, we're willing to bet that the moment the restrictions are lifted, families far and wide will be desperate for a foreign holiday, bringing together the whole clan for a sunny escape. While we may not be able to go…

costa rica forest

By Susie T
On: 27th March, 2020

Go on an Online Adventure with Original Travel and Oppidan Education

  • Tokyo
  • Rome
  • Norway
  • Havana
  • Greece
  • Costa Rica
  • Botswana
  • Vietnam
  • New Orleans & The Deep South
  • Israel

We have partnered with the leading children's mentoring firm Oppidan Education to offer families the chance to learn about the world remotely, and enjoy online adventures, until the time soon when we are all able to visit again for real.


By Emily
On: 6th March, 2020

Woman Up - Our Best Destinations for Female Solo Travel

  • Iceland
  • Namibia
  • Costa Rica
  • Portugal

When it comes to travel, flying solo can be an incredibly liberating experience. With no travelling companions to cater to, you're free to craft the holiday you've always dreamt of whether you're after a slick city getaway, an adventurous escape or an idyllic island-hopping trip. Travelling…

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By Carys
On: 17th February, 2020

2021 Here We Come: The Best 2021 Holidays

  • South Africa
  • Antarctica
  • Costa Rica

So, the January blues have finally come to an end, there's a faint whiff of optimism in the air that spring isn't too far away, and everyone is finally crawling out of social hibernation to start the new decade once and for all. Never ones to be left behind, the Original Travel team in…

By Tom
On: 25th October, 2019

Top 2020 Trips for Tweens

  • Jordan
  • Costa Rica
  • Indonesia
  • Turkey
  • Egypt

Welcome to the age of the 'tweenager' - the twilight zone between the innocence of early childhood and the dark ages of the teenage years. No need to panic though, because handled correctly these can be some of the most memorable (for all the right reasons) of all family travel times. For…

By George
On: 8th August, 2019

Livin' La Pura Vida in Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica

'Pura Vida' … or, 'pure life' in English, is the phrase heard everywhere in Costa Rica, but it's not just a motto to describe how to live your life. The Ticos and Ticas (male and female Costa Ricans) use the phrase in many situations. Yes, the underlying meaning is to try and live a 'pure'…

inle lake fisherman myanmar

By Tom
On: 18th July, 2019

Why So Slow, UNESCO?

  • Indonesia
  • Raja Ampat
  • Gothenburg and the West Coast
  • Sweden
  • Ethiopia
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Inle Lake
  • Zambia
  • The South Luangwa
  • Costa Rica
  • Bhutan

The last few weeks have been something of an emotional rollercoaster, haven't they? There was the absolute madness of the Cricket World Cup final, the devastation of honorary Brit Roger Federer losing in the Wimbledon final and, of course the annual updates to the UNESCO World Heritage…

Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 12th February, 2019

Where To Go in March

  • Kenya
  • Seville
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Thailand
  • Whistler
  • Svalbard
  • Bhutan
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Botswana

March: a month typified by new-born lambs frolicking in fields, daffodils blooming and the start of it being socially acceptable to scoff Creme Eggs at all hours. But, lest we forget, March 2018 was, in reality, dominated by a certain Beast of an Easterly nature and its after-effects, which…

Wooden speedboat

By Susie T
On: 20th April, 2018

Arrive in Style

  • Oman
  • New Zealand
  • Bhutan
  • Canada
  • Sweden
  • Botswana
  • Peru
  • India
  • Italy
  • Zambia
  • Costa Rica

What do Bond girls, the Pope and Boris Johnson have in common? They all know how to make an entrance (who can forget Boris swinging from that zip wire?). And while we don't necessarily recommend 'doing a Boris', the slightly smug feeling of having really arrived in style is something we can…