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How To Explore Costa Rica Caribbean Coast

How To Explore Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is often ignored by tourists who flock instead to the Pacific coast’s luxury resorts and national parks.  Big mistake
Tortuguero National Park: Costa Rica's Caribbean Wilderness

Tortuguero National Park: Costa Rica’s Caribbean Wilderness

Tucked away in the remote far north of Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, Tortuguero National Park is a nature lover’s paradise – here’s our guide on what to do while you’re there

Housesitting in Costa Rica

What is housesitting?

Housesitting is rapidly becoming a popular alternative way to travel. 

Essentially, it’s an exchange of services between volunteers (housesitters) and homeowners. The housesitters live on-site to look after the owner’s pets and provide security for their home while they’re away for a holiday or business trip. In return, the sitters typically enjoy rent-free accommodation.

Usually, the cost of utilities such as gas and electricity, are covered by the host, too. So, for the housesitter, any financial commitment is normally limited to transportation and the cost of food and entertainment. Where a financial contribution is required by the host it’s usually stipulated as such in their listing.

For more information, you can read our extensive guide to the world of housesitting.

Get started with Trusted Housesitters

Most newcomers to housesitting get started by registering with one of the main online platforms.

The largest of those is Trusted Housesitters who have thousands of opportunities across the world listed at any one time.

We’re members, too. And, if you’re interested in registering yourself, we can offer a 25% discount on your first year’s subscription via this direct link.

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Ian and Nicky New Zealand

Hi, we're Ian and Nicky, an English couple on a voyage of discovery around the world, and this blog is designed to reflect what we see, think and do. Actually, we'd like to think it also provides information, entertainment and inspiration for other “mature” travellers, too. So please feel free to pour yourself a glass of something suitably chilled and take a look around.


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