There is no shortage of luxurious retreats located in significant birding spots across the globe. Here are 13 exceptional hotels for bird-watching.
Travel trips provide a trove of memories that can last for a lifetime. Here are a few of the indelible experiences that enriched our lives in 2018.
In 2018, Hideaway Report editors discovered an unusual number of exotic far-flung retreats and several exquisite city hotels. Here are their favorites.
The Hideaway Report embraces the conservation and sustainability efforts of our recommended properties. Here are 8 where guests can get hands-on experience.
The Hideaway Report's art director recently spent four days at Hotel Punta Islita on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula. Here are highlights from her trip.
One of the great pleasures of travel is experiencing -- and embracing -- those unplanned moments. Here are eight memories I'll treasure most.
Ron Centenario is the most important rum in Costa Rica. Unfortunately, it is still relatively unknown and difficult to get in the United States.
Blasting over logs, navigating the surf and ultimately getting tossed overboard -- all in a day's adventure kayaking in Costa Rica.
Central San Jose can be aggressively ugly, but sometimes an overnight stay is a necessity. Here we review Finca Rosa Blanca and Hotel Alta Las Palomas.
After leaving San Jose, Andrew Harper editors found one of Costa Rica's newest luxury resorts amid an emerald landscape of forested ridges and low mountains.
For the March 2018 Hideaway Report, Andrew Harper discovers Hacienda AltaGracia, a luxurious mountainside retreat set on 865 acres of gardens and rainforest.
Our digital editor just returned from Costa Rica, where she discovered the bliss of open-air jungle bungalows and that "pura vida" vibe.
We had the opportunity to catch up with Scott Dubois, our senior web designer, who spent an exciting eight days exploring Costa Rica.
The more places you go, the more you realize where you’ve never been. Here are five family-friendly trips that combine all the things my family loves.
Spring break travel often involves the entire family, and finding a destination at the last minute isn't always easy when traveling with a group.
Costa Rica Expeditions (CRE) has dedicated the last 30 years to earning a reputation as the top destination specialist in the country.
Colin Housley, our Director of The Andrew Harper Alliance, recently spent five nights at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, where he experienced extravagant buffets full of fresh, local fair, friendly service and a few curious capuchin monkeys.
Costa Rica is a destination that is deservedly popular with Hideaway Report subscribers. I was therefore extremely interested to learn about the new Playa Cativo, a beachfront eco-lodge on the Golfo Dulce — the inner side of the Osa Peninsula — which opened in July.
The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica will be guest pinning for us as part of our Andrew Harper Insiders Series starting Monday, January 6 -17.
Travel is often exhilarating and intoxicating, but it also bequeaths a fund of memories that is a lifelong source of solace and delight. Here are four highlights from 2013 that will forever inspire interludes of fireside reverie
Costa Rica’s biggest draw is its colorful and incredibly diverse wildlife, but some of our most memorable experiences involved delving into the local culture.
Those willing to look past Tortuga Lodge’s rather simple accommodations will be amply rewarded by unforgettable excursions into the surrounding environment.
The main point of staying at El Silencio Lodge is to take advantage of the endlessly beautiful cloud forest at its doorstep.
Unexpectedly, one of San José’s most endearing attractions is its former airport. This villa-like Spanish Revival building has been converted into the Museo de Arte Costarricense.
Travelers to Costa Rica will almost inevitably have to spend at least one night in or near the country’s capital, San José.
This month's Hideaway Report explores the unspoiled beauty and natural splendors of Costa Rica's diverse terrains, encompassing tropical dry forests, rain forests, cloud forests, beaches and lush coastal wetlands.
Many Costa Ricans used to distill their own sugarcane liquor, called guaro, an unsafe practice the government sensibly addressed by founding a national distillery.
The zip lines of Arenal, Costa Rica are reportedly thrilling, the hanging bridges make for an enjoyable jungle walk, and the lesser-known hot springs are very relaxing.
The waterfall pictured on the cover of our September 2013 Hideaway Report is called La Promesa, which translates as “The Promise.”
The natural splendors of Costa Rica may no longer be a secret, but thankfully, it requires only minimal effort to escape the main tourist circuit and discover regions of extravagant, unspoiled beauty.