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Costa Rica: rich coast pickings

You can’t go far in Costa Rica without hearing the phrase pura vida. In simple terms it means ‘pure life’, but for Ticos (the Costa Rican people), pura vi

Travel Headphones

Happy Plugs Earbud Cobalt, £24.99Scandi tech brand Happy Plugs' bright headphones come in 14 different colours, and even come with a matching iPhone case – i

Winging It: Antigua, Guatemala

DO: Semana Santa, 12-19 AprilThe only good thing about Easter in the UK is the double bank holiday, right? Well, in Antigua (that's Guatemala, not the Caribbe

TASCHEN: 100 Getaways Around The World

Forget staying in a generic business hotel. TASCHEN has put together a collection of 100 of the world's greatest hotels, everywhere from Abu Dhabi to Botswana.

Travelling In Colombia: Cartagena De Indias

Sophie Cater gets massaged by volcano mud and drinks too much rum in Cartagena de Indias in Colombia.

The Bahamas: blue water, beaches and swimming pigs

We dive into The Bahamas' beautiful blue water and find more than we bargained for

Best travel films and TV shows on Netflix UK

For a dose of travel and adventure inspiration without leaving the sofa, look to these cool movies and TV programmes available on Netflix UK right now

Belize, Central America: ancient ruins, iguanas and hipster-style street food

From untouched ancient ruins to pristine white beaches, Belize ticks all of the dream getaway boxes – yet it's still just under the radar. We explore a Central American country that's just waiting to be discovered

Best cruise festivals in the world

Take a music festival and stick it on a luxury cruise liner and you've got one hell of a party – here are some of the world's best ocean-based fests

Ten reasons you need to visit Costa Rica this year

With so much on offer, the only problem you’ll have in Costa Rica is choosing what to do next. But that’s where we come in – here are ten must-sees for travellers visiting Costa Rica, from surfing to soaking in hot springs