I love to travel to warm exotic places like Costa Rica, it also happens to be one of the most popular Eco-tourist destinations in the world. With the exception of the high season November through December you’ll want to make sure to bring a waterproof backpack to stow your essentials so they don’t get wet. Waterproof bags are also more difficult to open so security is an added benefit.
Some of the best times of my life were had while traveling light on the fly without a set schedule. A cool place I discovered in Costa Rica is a mountain resort developed around the environment. It’s purpose is to use the latest methods of sustainable living in a resort community. They are only developing a small percentage of their land while preserving the rest.
One of my favorite things to do is the Canopy tour. It’s a great way to get a unique view of the rain forest. I can’t think of a better place to visit and experience the environment around you.
Certainly the best advice is to plan your trip and what you see before you visit. It’s much easier to get information before you visit, although internet coverage is available it can be slow and patchy in some areas of the country. When you’re there to access content in your home country will normally require a VPN, for example I use a UK IP proxy to access my home banking, my travel insurance and the BBC.
Taking a tablet is probably simpler than a laptop if you’re planning on doing a bit of travelling while you are there. It’s much more portable and usually simpler to connect to various wifi hotspots that you’ll encounter, remember to take care with any personal information an use a VPN to protect yourself if you do need to access any confidential and personal services.
Example of a VPN application – Watch TV3 Online