Wander From Home: Costa Rica

Wander From Home

Costa Rica

Shell yeah, we’re taking you on a true trip to the tropics with help from our inflight partners. Come spend some screen time on the Costa Rican shoreline with recipes, reads and a relaxing livestream. Alright, let’s rock’n scroll!

Feed Your Wanderlust

Cook up some Costa Rican classics and learn new ways around a hearty ingredient with help from Food52.

Costa Rica, San José, Gallo Pinto

It wouldn’t be a Costa Rican recipe roundup without Gallo Pinto. As the national dish, you could say it’s always bean a welcome addition to the dinner spread.

Fun fact: Even though Gallo Pinto literally means “spotted rooster,” it’s completely cock-a-doodle-cool for vegetarians.

Close up of a layered plantain dish and a cinnamon stick.

Photo By Christophe Collette & Ariane Dupuis

For dessert, say yes to the sweet side of pláta(nos) with this Plátanos Con Coco recipe. Don’t hate us if you go coco(nuts) for it… OK, OK, we’re full up on puns.

Overhead shot of hearts of palm in a food processor.


If you’re still rooting through canned food like the rest of us, try out your adventurous side with Hearts of Palm and get to the core of what they’re used for.

Sync Into Relaxation

We’ve teamed up with our inflight meditation and mindfulness partners at INSCAPE to bring you the escape you need. Join us on Thursday, May 21 at 11a.m. EDT to explore your lighter side with a Costa Rican meditation session live on our Instagram.

Cascada Tenorio

Rather go solo? Get some R&R right now with our freeing (and totally free) custom Costa Rica meditation playlist on the INSCAPE mobile app. While you’re there, take 40% off your whole first year!

Turn Up The Beat

Have you heard? Reggae and reggaeton are all the rage in Costa Rica. So we’re bringing you some of the best beats from SiriusXM and Pandora.

Close up on a drummers hands and drumsticks as he marches.

Tune into SiriusXM’s seriously good reggae radio Joint Reggae Vibes for reggae from its roots to today.

View from over a beach side DJ mixing table.

Then mix it up and get down with Pandora’s Dancehall x Reggaeton playlist, which takes you to the space where the two genres come together.

A mother and daughter pair on a beach laughing.

Plus, right now, you get access to the entire SiriusXM Premier streaming lineup for free until the end of May, so go ahead – dance the night, or day, or week away.

Adventure From Your Armchair

Take a peek into Roman Dial’s extraordinary jungle journey with a preview of The Adventurer’s Son from our partners at HarperCollins. This brave book will take you through some of the most beautiful and thrilling parts of the country from the comfort of your couch.

A wooden bridge stretches into a dense jungle.

Did You Know?

More than 25% of Costa Rica’s lush landscape is dedicated to national parks, reserves and wildlife refuges, with over 100 different protected areas to visit. Not sure we know a place that could tree-top that!

A wooden bridge stretches into a dense jungle.

You just coasted through Costa Rica! Wander over to our WFH homepage to explore more destinations.