Travel Links

Rancho Mastatal has forged connections around the world with people and organizations that in some way speak to our core values.  This links section connects you to some of these folks.  As the number of our relationships has increased, we found the need to break down these pages in to these easier to navigate categories.  

This section represents a set of resources for the adventurous and environmentally-aware traveler. This includes accommodations (such as hostels, backpackers, eco-lodges, alternative lodgings), travel resources, portals, guide books, etc.

La Cangreja National Park — Visit one of Costa Rica's newest national parks. La Cangreja borders Rancho Mastatal and is home the area's last patch of virgin rainforest.

Center for Disease Control to assess which vaccinations you may need for Costa Rica, as well as other health information.

Costa Rica Vacations - Specialists in school groups, yoga and adventure travel.

Hostel Bookers books hostel accommodation around the world. is the Internet's public clearinghouse for practical eco-tourism. As a travel resource center, they provide more than 10,000 pages of practical features and in-depth scholarly reports and host a variety of online forums and conferences.

The International Ecotourism Society - TIES defines eco-tourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the well-being of local people.”

The Holiday Place - Book your holiday with The Holiday Place. 

La Nación is one of Costa Rica's main newspapers. In Spanish.

US Embassy for any questions you may have for the US Embassy in Costa Rica.

Tico Vista for a Costa Rica Search Engine and Directory.

Costa Rican Plants to learn about plants in Costa Rica.

Mini-Map of Costa Rica - free download.

Travel Documents for documentation requirements for Costa Rica.

Wildland Adventures offers authentic worldwide cultural and natural history explorations for active and inquisitive travelers to Alaska, Central America, South America, Africa, Turkey and the Middle East.

Lapa Rios - set in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America's last remaining lowland tropical rainforest, Lapa Rios overlooks the pristine point where the Golfo Dulce meets the wild Pacific Ocean, making it the destination that matches every one's idea of paradise.

Trekking in Chirripo National Park - for information on climbing Costa Rica's highest peak.

Surf Report contains buoy data and images that depict the current state of the ocean and atmosphere within the Costa Rica to Baja Mexico swell window. Use this page to track storms, observe arriving swells, and determine winds and tides at your beach.

Journey Mexico provides guided Adventure Travel in Mexico. Journey Mexico is the leader in Mexico Adventure Travel offering unique wilderness and cultural tours throughout Mexico. Whether exploring Mayan ruins, kayaking Baja's Sea of Cortes, buying crafts in Oaxaca's colorful markets, hiking the Copper Canyon, or relaxing in a wilderness lodge or an elegant hacienda in the Yucatan, our guided Mexico tours are full of wonder and inspiration. We are a specialized Mexico tour operator that emphasizes exploring Mexico’s awe-inspiring natural beauty and rich cultural heritage in the company of its warm, friendly people.

Tranquilo Backpackers - Come in and enjoy our place. We are located downtown San José in a safe neighborhood. Banks, buses, restaurants, post office, internet cafes, museums and bars are at walkable distance. Meet people from around the world and make new friends. 

Anamaya Yoga Retreat - Anamaya Resort is truly an exotic place near Montezumo, built on a cliff edge and overlooking the most incredible ocean views.  The resort is a few steps away from epic waterfalls, surrounded by rainforests, and located in one of the world's most beautiful tropical beach towns.

Mi Casa Hostel - Located just 15 minutes from the airport in a nice and safe neighborhood.  This is the right place for you to start your trip around the great places that Costa Rica has to offer.

AmaTierra Hotel is a boutique spa Resort and wellness Center located an hour from San Jose. A relaxing, secluded getaway retreat - the perfect vacation spot forhoneymooners, birders, and a wellness retreat for holistic, herbal medicine and therapeutic massages and treatments.

The New Key to Costa Rica helps you to take the opportunity to see Costa Rica off the beaten path. Travel at your own pace, without the crowds, and get a feel for the different climates and cultures, the wonder of its wildlife, the beauty of the country and its people.

Hot Tropics Real Estate 
A small, highly personal real estate office, located in Escazu, near San Jose, Costa Rica.