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Travel blog Central America - inspiration, tips and stories

In this travel blog, we share travel adventures and special stories, but also practical tips about our destinations and travels in Central America, especially Costa Rica.

In a real Edventure journey, you will go off the beaten track. You are a guest in unique and authentic accommodations, you travel with local guides and get to know the real Central Americans. What are the nicest places, how do you organize this and how have others experienced their trip? In our travel blog, you will find these answers and much more inspiration!

You will see travel blogs from our regular blog team consisting of Marlou, Renee and Lisa, but we also invite guest bloggers (and vloggers) to share their experiences at this place. Did you know that we also share our favourite spots with the world on our Facebook and Instagram almost every day?

Do you have a question about a destination, do you want to collaborate with Edventure once or do you have an ultimate travel tip that you would like to share? Please contact us. We love to hear from you!

  • Tips, stories and inspiration about, among others:
  • Authentic experiences and accommodations
  • The best cultural hotspots
  • Most beautiful and undiscovered beaches
  • Best restaurants and eateries
  • What you need to know before departure
  • And more...

Of course, good food is also part of an unforgettable holiday! But when you travel to Costa Rica you probably don’t think about food first. Yet the country has a lot of culinary surprises.

We have made a list of our culinary hotspots. We start in the capital San José, where the gastronomic map have had a burst in the recent years. Also outside San José you can find a lot of gastronomic delights, discover them in this blog from Renee. After reading this blog you will be craving the food in Costa Rica!

Check out our gastronomic hotspots

Spending the night in a tent in the jungle or on the beach immediately creates a special atmosphere. You feel even closer to nature, especially if in the morning you are woken up by howler monkeys or a toucan family!

Glamping, which stands for glamourous camping, is still relatively new in Costa Rica, but in more and more beautiful places you will find luxury safari tent camps. They are usually fully equipped with a nice bathroom and good beds, a nice terrace and often also a fridge.

Do you see yourself camping glamourously on the beach, in the mountains or in the middle of the jungle? We have tested and selected the most beautiful glampings for you. Check them out in Renee´s blog!

Check out the best glampings in Costa Rica

Part of our work at Edventure Travel is discovering beautiful and well-hidden places, experiencing them ourselves and then share them with other travellers. For one of their expeditions, colleagues Lisa and Marlou drove from San Jose over the mountain pass of the Braulio Carrillo National Park towards the Caribbean coast to Bananito Norte, a small village surrounded by banana plantations and tropical rain forest.

´Our three-day stay in this special ecolodge made a great impression and is highly recommended! It is not easy to get there, but it`s worth the effort. In addition to all the adventures that you can experience here (like flying a gyrocopter!), there is so much to learn about nature conservation and you can participate in it yourself`, says Marlou.

In this blog, Marlou tells you why you should not skip a stay at this lodge…

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You have booked a trip to Central America but have no idea what you can best take with you?

In this blog, we are happy to help you on your way with a handy packing list and some extra tips to make your holiday in Costa Rica, Panama or Nicaragua as unforgettable as possible!

Photo: Boy de Nijs

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Our guest bloggers Jan and Marieke left Belgium on 2nd July 2018 for an adventurous journey. After travelling for 3.5 months in Southeast Asia, they flew to Central America to explore Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama.

To get to know Costa Rica they go out with a 4×4 with roof tent for a road trip. During this adventure, they camped on the beach of Junquillal, in the rain forest at Rio Celeste in Bijagua and around the special environment of the volcano Arenal.

“Our road trip was unforgettable!”, say Jan and Marieke. Read more about their adventures:

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Graduation student and Edventure intern Jaimy van Eenennaam travelled to Costa Rica for the first time in September 2018. The ultimate treat after successfully completing her Tourism Management studies.

Jaimy thought it was a great experience: “The Caribbean coast, in particular, left a great impression on me. The beautiful weather, the many palm trees, the sounds of the sea and the reggae music played in the nice restaurants immediately gave me a summer feeling.”

This is what her travel blog is about. In addition to her stories and tips regarding accommodation and activities on the Caribbean coast, you can also see the travel vlogs that Jaimy recorded during her trip.

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Chances are that your tour in Costa Rica starts or ends in San José, the capital of the country. The city is beautifully situated in the so-called Central Valley and surrounded by green mountains (where you can go hiking and mountain biking for example). And the weather is nice all year round, not too hot and not too cold …

Yet, travellers prefer to skip the city. Arrive in the evening and like to leave in the morning, because the city is big, busy, ugly and uninviting. At least they’ve heard or read that in their travel guide.

At Edventure, we often hear this too, but we often talk to our customers to start their journey relaxed in San José with two nights. Why? Because in and around San José there are also many beautiful and fun things to see and discover. You just have to know. And what you need to know exactly, that’s what Renee’s travel blog Central America is all about.

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In Costa Rica, you can spot a lot of animals and you don’t even have to put a lot of effort into it. You have probably seen the sloth, the toucan, the blue Morpho butterfly and the red-eyed frog on photos of Costa Rica, but there are so many more animals to see!

Where you can best spot the animals on your Edventure trip, Lisa tells you in this travel blog.

Wildlife watching in Costa Rica

Our regular bloggers:


Renee brings you up to date on lifestyle and culture in Central America with her travel blogs. She tells you about the best hotspots in San José, the capital of Costa Rica that has undergone a true metamorphosis in recent years and is certainly worth exploring during your trip. The best restaurants, nicest boutiques and best local markets, Renee shares it with you. As well as practical tips to prepare for your trip.


Lisa, our newest colleague, regularly sets off to discover our Edventure destinations in Central America herself. With her pick-up, she makes her way through all kinds of terrains in search of adventure. Via travel blogs and vlogs she takes you on her trips through the jungle, volcanoes, oceans and beaches of Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.


For Marlou, the best thing about travelling is being allowed to experience authentic and local experiences. You learn to view life from different angles and you can try new things. The Marlou travel blogs introduce you to our authentic destinations, the real Central America and the lifestyle of its residents.