Environmentally Responsible Marine Tours

An important thing to consider when choosing a whale and dolphin watching tour in Costa Rica is whether or not the operator is being environmentally responsible and respectful towards these amazing animals. It is something that many of our guests have asked us about in the past, and something that …

The Best Hidden Beaches of Costa Rica

One of the main reasons travelers come to Costa Rica is for the beaches. Depending on your particular style of beach-going, there are a number of different Costa Rican destinations to consider. Today we are going to focus on the most pristine beaches of Costa Rica- places where you could …

What Time of Year Should I Visit Costa Rica?

When should I come to Drake Bay? At GringoCurt.com, this is one of our favorite questions. And the answer is more nuanced than you might think. You have probably read in various travel guides, that you should come to Costa Rica in dry season (December to March) and avoid it …

What’s Happening With Gringo Curt’s?

Gringo Curt’s is always looking for new and better ways to travel to Drake Bay and the Osa Peninsula. Over the last year, we have been working hard on the best model for travelers to experience this unique jungle paradise. In the last few weeks we have been making some …

How Much Time Should You Spend in Drake Bay?

Many websites, hoteliers and tour operators will tell you that you should probably spend 3 days in Drake Bay. This piece of “wisdom” has become so prevalent that as much as 90% of visitors to Drake Bay follow it. The standard package? Corcovado National Park, Cano Island and a day …

New Regulations in Corcovado National Park

Since 2014, it has been mandatory to have a local guide when visiting Corcovado National Park. This regulation allows for greater safety and control over the environmental impact of tourism. This year however, new regulations were introduced in Sirena Rangers Station which have been causing problems for guides and visitors …

Puerto Jimenez Welcomes The Hilton?

In November, Hilton Hotels announced a new partnership with Crocodile Bay Resort in Puerto Jimenez to build a luxury resort with huge marina in the Osa Peninsula. According to the press release, the hotel will feature swimming pools, bars, fitness centers, luxury spa, conference center, restaurants, cafes and golf cart …