A backpacking travel guide to Costa Rica !
Passplanet is a free practical travel guide that offers the latest backpacking information about
Costa Rica : budget accommodation,
itineraries, visa, tips, surveys,
photos, essay,… 10 places covered !
Free as a backpacker !
You will find in this free travel guide lots of tips and
most of the budget info you need to prepare your trip to Costa Rica on a shoestring ("before"), live your backpacking adventure in the best conditions ("during") and share your experience with other backpackers ("after") plus a photos gallery, a backpacking forum, surveys on the
localities in Costa Rica (backpacker 's ratings), travelogues, an essay in French,
links to other travel guidebook on Costa Rica or related budget information etc. All in one convenient stop ! Go for it :
backpack Costa Rica (Lao) with pass planet !
If you know what you are looking for in Costa Rica, use the Search Form to find backpacking info. Otherwise, have a look at the backpacker's Index or
let Passplanet be your free guidebook to Costa Rica
The original features of this free backpacking travel guide to Costa Rica include :
- Budget & practical travel information about chinese localities only.
- Ratings of the localities by the backpackers themselves : more than 40 localities precisely covered in
- What to do there & what you may not like while you backpack Costa Rica
- The cheapest budget accommodations (guesthouse or hostel on a shoestring ) for backpackers
- The various transportations' options for easy backpacking
- Travel information on how to save money
- Lots of backpacker's photos in special sections
- A guidebook with frequent updates
But Passplanet will, hopefully, be more than a free backpacking travel guide to Costa Rica
& Central America. My ambition is to make it a place where backpackers can freely exchange the latest info from "on the road" of the
Central American countries and communicate with each others. In the world of backpacking, information indeed changes with the blowing of the winds. But while a guidebook is out of date by the time it reaches the shelves, a web site can be updated daily.
Pass planet will strive to keep the budget information about Costa Rica warm !
But to achieve the above, we need your help & support. Passplanet is not supposed to be a single backpacker's journey and travel guide. There are too many trips ahead.
Costa Rica, Central America and the world are too vast to be covered by one individual. Let's share !
Everyone is welcome to join the backpacking adventure and submit travel information !
Passplanet is looking for new backpackers, budget writers, partners and ideas on a shoestring. And Passplanet also counts on you for its promotion. If you find it useful, please give the direction to other backpackers.
The more traffic, the more updated info in the future to backpack Costa Rica
Passplanet is also a place of exchange related to Costa Rica. Beside all the forms which allow you to share your budget info about
Central American countries, experiences about a place, Passplanet also hosts a forum and a links section to other travel guide. You are welcome to submit your own travel web site in the latter and benefit from Passplanet's growing popularity in the world of backpacking on a shoestring.
Together, let's keep Passplanet as free & independent as a backpacker so more and more people can use this free travel guide to backpack
Costa Rica !
I wish you a good backpacking experience, on the site and around Costa Rica !
@ @ Costa Rica @ @ @
The wilderness paradise
Description of Costa Rica ?
The prime eco-tourism destination in Central America, Costa Rica
boost 25% of its territory under National Parks or Wildlife Refuges, 9 active
volcanoes and 5% of all life forms on earth.
>> Why go to
Costa Rica ?
Play Indiana Jones in the jungle or cloud forest / Play Tarzan
above the canopy forest / Watch a volcanic eruption / Listen to some of the
850 species of birds / Snorkel toward colorful fishes / Surf the best wave in
Central America / Wind surf's a huge lake / Get wet on a class V river / Horse
ride toward a waterfall /
>> Drawback of
Costa Rica ?
The higher cost to visit / The tourist
crowd during high season / The high entrance fees / The difficulty & cost
to reach some national parks / The lack of cultural attractions / The wait at
the bus stations
>> Cultural Highlights
Costa Rica ?
Not much here... Possibly the Caribbean
culture found on the North Coast with Creole cuisine, dominos games and reggae
>> Natural Highlights
of Costa Rica ?
The eruption of Volcano Arenal, the
most active and studied volcano in the area / The beaches of P.N. Manuel
Antonio, home of big lizards and monkeys / The "perfect wave"
of Puerto Viejo / Any big colorful bird / The wilderness of Corcovado N.P.
meaning lots of wildlife-spotting opportunities / Kayaking Tortuguero, one of
the most important green sea turtle nesting area (between July & October)
>> How long in
Costa Rica ?
Two weeks for a basic tour. One more
week for adventures in the remote parks.
>> Budget for Costa
$15 per day in the low season, $20
minimum in the peak season. Plus the entrance fees.
>> Visa for Costa
Rica ? Not necessary.
90 days on arrival for most westerners.
>> When to go in Costa
During the low (or "green") season in April
(after Eastern), May or November. June, September & October also possible
but more rain.
- Central America - Guatemala - Honduras - Nicaragua - Costa Rica - Panama
a backpacking travel guide to Costa Rica !