San Jose

The changing face of San José, Costa Rica

Dismissed by most guidebooks as an ugly metropolis, Killian Fox develops an affection for the Costa Rican capital

Costa Rica: top five adventures for kids

Magical rainforests and long stretches of coastline make Costa Rica the perfect place to take the little ones. Emily Shea uncovers five of the best fun filled activities that all the family can enjoy

Costa Rica and Nicaragua: ten things not to miss both sides of the border

Las Tablillas, a new, million-dollar border crossing between the Central American countries is making it easier for a dual-country adventure break. Killian Fox picks ten of the best

Beyond the border: Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Until recently, Las Tablillas amounted to a few buildings and a police checkpoint. But its quiet days are almost over, as it now marks the revamped crossing between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. As Killian Fox discovers, this has opened up new paths to travellers in more ways than one

Costa Rica: Gaia Hotel & Reserve

With breathtaking views over lush tropical forest and Pacific coastline, the Gaia Hotel & Reserve, says Tim Barber, makes for a unique stay