hiking in costa rica

Estelar’s Bilingual Dogs

Instituto Estelar's Bilingual Dogs

As yesterday was World Dog Day, we'd like to feature our furry Estelar family in this blog. Our students tend to fall in love with our r...

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Adventures in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Bound

After all this time of restricted movement, people are starting to travel once again to Costa Rica. Costa Ricans and tourists are responsible in wearing masks,...

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Ready to travel to Costa Rica?

Start planning your trip!

Are you ready to take a plane somewhere - anywhere! - and experience new things? After all these months of restricted movement, people are starting to travel once again to ...

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La Romeria – Costa Rica’s Pilgrimage

Every year, over a million people complete a pilgrimage to Cartago, Costa Rica from all over the country, as well as from other Central American countries. The "romería", as it is called in Costa Rica, officially takes place every year on August...

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Visiting the Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

Yesterday, I visited the LLanos De Cortez waterfall, which is located just 15 minutes outside of downtown Liberia.  I went with two students from the institute that are here from Canada studying English.  Estelar was kind enough to arrange our transportation, and even pro...

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Liberia, Costa Rica is close to everything!

Something that I really love about Liberia is its close proximity to many different attractions. Liberia itself is a rural city with a mix of horses, bulls, shopping, and restaurants. It has a lot of personality, from old colonial architecture and traditions to modern struct...

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Monteverde Cloud Forest

When I was planning my trip to Costa Rica, I told myself I wouldn’t visit too many parks that are such a hype that you can’t see the trees through the tourists. But I could not stay away from the iconic Monteverde. In fact, I find it hard to describe it in a factual sens...

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Traveling to Samara, Costa Rica

Pick a beach, any beach! Guanacaste has more beaches than you can hope to see during your stay here, and I found myself with the tough decision of choosing one. Picture perfect Samara ended up being the winner since I had heard it mentioned se...

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Hiking at Rincón de la Vieja National Park

Hiking at Rincón de la Vieja with Instituto Estelar’s Hiking Club (Estelar Viajes) was a blast! We trekked a little more than three kilometers over bridges and through valleys until we reached the stunning La Cangreja Waterfall and took a much-needed swim.

Although the...

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