From sampling the local brew or photographing vibrant birdlife to zip-lining across the rainforest canopy, IE’s Costa Rica tours are as diverse as this extraordinary country! The IE Blog is your source for the latest natural discoveries in Costa Rica, as well as recipes, park recommendations and more. Check back daily for insider’s tips and “must sees” from International Expeditions’ staff and inspiring stories from guests who have just returned from their Costa Rica tours.

The IE Blog is your trusted source for news on trends impacting wildlife, the environment and the planet, as well as features on International Expeditions’ knowledgeable nature travel guides and Costa Rica tour information.
 

costa rica's arenal volcanoIs Costa Rica's Arenal Volcano Now Dormant?
Vulcanologists believe that the Arenal Volcano is entering a more dormant or less active phase, and could remain quiet for years to come.
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What Does It Mean to Create an IE Journey?
Whether we are taking travelers into the depths of the Amazon or to the rainforests of Costa Rica, every IE journey started out as a dream in the heads and hearts of our team.
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  Costa Rica Expedition Report
Here are just a few of the birds, reptiles, mammals and spiders they spotted on our February 2011 Costa Rica tour.
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best birding photosCarefully Plot Your Shot for the Best Birding Photos
While birders spend much of their time researching the behavior patterns and physical characteristics of their avian infatuation, many remain clueless when it comes time to take a photo of their feathered friends.
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costa rica biodiversityThere's Nothing Boring About Biodiversity
No one travels to Costa Rica to see the same species they encounter in their backyard…which is good since Costa Rica is one of Earth’s richest displays of biodiversity!
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Costa Rica's Jesus Christ Lizard Will Impress Even Non-Believers
Wildlife enthusiasts on Costa Rica tours often hope to glimpse sea turtles, but the country is also home to a bright green lizard that can run across the surface of water at the rate of five feet per second.
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  Costa Rica Expedition Report
Here are just a few of the birds, reptiles, mammals and spiders they spotted on our February 2011 Costa Rica tour.
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costa rica tour salsa lizanoGetting Spicy in Costa Rica With Salsa Lizano
Recently, our Costa Rica tour naturalist Jonathan Sequeira told us about one of the most frequently asked guest questions during meals out: “What’s this sauce?”
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Creating Costa Rican Cuisine
Heavy on rice and beans, Costa Rican cuisine also incorporates ingredients native to the country like beef, chicken and fish.
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 travel tips for fog free photos Fog-Free Photographs
Sometimes that means your glasses and camera lens can fog up.
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travel tips for fog free photosHow to Stay Healthy During Your Trip
Traveling can take a lot out of a person, and vacationers may be wondering how to stay healthy on an ecological adventure.
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