Welcome to the land of Pura Vida!
Welcome to Costa Rica Insider Travel, a division of Live Longitude Travel.
Owner, Lesley Egbert, had spent the last decade traveling Costa Rica extensively, researching the different regions, hotels, tour operators, as well as building relationships with the best guides and ground operators to bring clients the most authentic and unique insider experiences.
Lesley was named as one of four travel professionals in North America to be an American Express Travel Insider for Costa Rica and has stayed on the list each year for the last six years. Lesley was named to Condé Nast Traveler's world's best specialists list for Costa Rica for 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Lesley and her team work closely with each client to craft highly personalized itineraries designed around individual travel styles and preferences. Clients also get insider access to exclusive benefits, rates, perks and more!
Let us help you experience your perfect adventure in the land of Pura Vida!
Costa Rica Insider Travel
rich in bio-diversity, rich in adventure
Costa Rica is an adventure seekers paradise. Experience some of the best whitewater rafting in the world, zipline through the rainforest, walk on hanging bridges, hike a volcano, rappel down a waterfall, go ATV riding, and so much more! The sky's the limit and we'll help you experience it all!
Costa Rica offers dependable year-round surf for every level in various locations. There are mellow waves to world class breaks. The best swells tend to fall April to October. Contact us to get more detailed information on the surf regions and seasons.
Costa Rica is a volcanic country, so you'll find a variety of beaches from light, like the one above, to black sand. Beaches can change in texture and appearance within a short distance. All beautiful, all different and special in their own way! Note, there are no white sand beaches in Costa Rica, but there are a lot of beautiful ones!
Turtles can be found in different areas all over Costa Rica, But a major nesting ground and one of the best places to see a variety of Turtles is in Tortuguero, located in the Northern Caribbean. Only accessible by plane or boat (we recommend boat) this region is reminiscent of the Amazon where little lodges sit on small strips of islands in between freshwater canals. Here you can boat around the canals and spot many different species of birds, monkey's and maybe even a manatee!
Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, it accounts for only .03% of the Earth's surface and contains about 6% of the world’s species. With 28 national parks and 58 wildlife refuges, you'll be able to experience an unlimited amount of nature-loving fun!
Costa Rica has a wonderful culture, it is the land of Pura Vida after all! There are wonderful farmers markets and even farm resort experiences, museums, and cultural traditions such as creole swing dance, Limón calypso, traditional Chorotega ceramics, the Boruca Little Devils Festival, art, crafts, music and gastronomy, just to name a few!
VOLCANIC HOT SPRINGS
The Arenal Volcano is estimated to be around 7,000 years old, with an impressive giant aquifer (some believe the world's largest) that lends to one of the country's hottest attractions! When you come to Costa Rica, you have to experience these magical waters, you can stay at a hot spring resort or just visit for a few hours. Either way, you'll be happy you did!
WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS
Do you want to get married, honeymoon, or even propose in paradise? We have the right connections to help you pull of the event and experience of your dreams!
Cloud forests are a type of rainforest, but the altitude is usually much higher, usually 3,000-8,000 feet. Offering cooler temps and a variety of different species, it's a wonderland! You can find spectacular hiking and an abundance of flora and fauna, along with some fun and unique lodging options.
Costa Rica is the perfect year-round wellness destination to reconnect and recharge. Whether you are wanting shaman healing, yoga workshops, fitness programs, or just want to unplug and experience a really great spa, there's something for everyone!
Costa Rica offers a bounty of ocean experiences on both the Caribbean and the Pacific sides of the country. With various bays, coves and islands you'll find some great fishing, snorkeling, diving, marine life watching, bioluminescent kayaking, surfing, sailing, kiteboarding, and more! Let us show you the best areas for your ocean adventure!
Did you know that Costa Rica is one of the world's largest coffee producers? The climate and soil are ideal for growing coffee, which is why it's so delicious! Costa Rica is the only country in the world where it is illegal to produce anything less than 100% Arabica coffee beans, the highest quality. Come visit a coffee farm or even stay at one!
How can one little country have so many fantastic lodging options? We recommend splitting your trip between at least two different locations, more if you have the time. Each region offers something different, from glamping, to volcanic hot spring resorts, eco-lodges, to luxury rafting lodges. So many choices, let us help you pick the best options to create an experience of a lifetime!
When you hear Costa Rica you usually think about the wildlife - sloths, frogs, toucans, monkey's, oh my! But did you know, if you don't know the right areas to stay in, you might not see any? These residents like people, prefer certain neighborhoods, shall we say. If you're wanting to see all there has to offer and make some new friends, let us help you make the most of it!
Plan your trip with our experts
We believe exceptional experiences are everything at Live Longitude Travel. We take the time to learn about you and understand your personal travel style. From there we take great care in crafting an itinerary to match you with the right destinations, accommodations, guides and experiences. Anyone can plan a trip, not everyone can plan a great experience.
Leave the planning to us and let us show you the difference of what a truly great vacation can be!
Trip Request Form
Specific travel insurance is currently required to enter Costa Rica for non-vaccinated travelers. Our partners at Travel Guard have plan options that meet the requirements with their Deluxe and Preferred plans. You must select the "COSTA RICA LODGING EXPENSE BUNDLE" after selecting your policy type. Both plans automatically include the medical amount required by the Costa Rican Government. Reach out to Live Longitude Travel for further assistance.
*Travel Guard is not available for New York residents*