Top 5 Costa Rica Vacation Planning forums

You are ready to check out the buzz about Costa Rica and the great vacations your friends and family have taken to this incredible country in Central America but you want more information from others about their experiences. Here are the top 5 forums for to read about experiences from others who have visited this special country.

Costa Rica vacation travel forums

Trip Advisor

With over a half million reviews and opinions Trip Advisor is a great go to source for information about restaurants, activities, and lodging this is a great resource. The site is structured based on location and you can find out great information from other travels who have experienced the popular destinations in Costa Rica. Additionally Trip Advisor is linked into accommodation options (Hotels, BnB’s, and Vacation Rentals) that can be booked through the site.


Fodors is a great resource both online and also with their excellent guide books. A great purchase before your trip. Fodors “hires local writers who know their destinations better than anyone else. Our worldwide team of over 700 travel writers bring you the latest, most accurate coverage, and like trusted companions, reveal local treasures and everything you need to know before you arrive.”  

International Living

International Living is a great resource if your vacation is also a research trip as you consider a move abroad. International Living is a great resource to learn more about living or retiring in Costa Rica and everything that comes along with it such as buying real estate, health care, and taxes.

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet is probably one of the best forums for the more adventurous travelers who are really into experiencing some of off the beaten path gems. Focused more towards budget and young travelers, the forum is a great resource to connect with others and share some experiences.


Established in 1957 with it’s first publication, Frommer’s has grown to provide over 300 guide books. “We at Frommer’s want to help you explore your travel destinations the way locals do. Whether you’re venturing close to home or across the globe, whether your budget is limited or limitless, we strive to live up to your discerning approach to travel by delivering the most candid and reliable information on this Web site and in our guidebooks and products.”

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