Contact Costa Rica Outdoors

  • Email Contact

  • From Outside Costa Rica

  • CR Outdoors
  • #SJO 2316,1601 NW 97H Ave.
  • P.O. Box 025216
  • Miami, FL 33102-5216
  • USA
  • From Inside Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica Outdoors
  • Apartado Postal 5094-1000
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • In-country telephones:
  • 2231-0306
  • 2231-0673
  • Phone Numbers

  • 1-800-308-3394 (Toll Free from North America)
  • (506) 2231-0306
  • (506) 2231-0673

About Costa Rica Outdoors

About our magazine and travel planning

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The first issue of Costa Rica Outdoors Magazine was published in December 1994, about 12 years after founder Jerry Ruhlow, a newspaper reporter and freelance outdoor writer from Southern California, moved to Costa Rica.

As calls began coming in from readers asking for assistance in planning a trip, Jerry decided there was a niche for a Costa Rica travel service, and a Travel Division specializing in -- but not limited to -- fishing, was born.

Starting in 1994 with a single computer, a 1964 VW van and one telephone line, Costa Rica Outdoors Magazine and Trip Planning service now brings hundreds of fishermen, nature and adventure travelers to the country every year. The full-color magazine is distributed throughout Costa Rica, with subscribers throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. It is also sold in some Books A Million Stores in the U.S. We will be glad to send a sample copy at no charge if you send us your mailing address.

With offices in La Sabana on the outskirts of San Jose, Costa Rica Outdoors now has a full-time staff of 12, with seven computer stations, five telephone lines and a toll-free number that can be used to call our office from anyplace in the U.S. and Canada, 24 hours a day.

Unlike most travel agencies, we don't have a stack of "packages" on our shelves. We personally customize every request, tailoring it to the number of days you have for the trip, season, fishing conditions, what you want to see and do other than fishing, and your budget.

If you're coming to fish, we will suggest the best location and month for whatever you're looking to catch. Costa Rica Outdoors represents every boat, lodge and guide in the country, with fishing on either or both coasts, inland lakes and rivers. We meet you at the airport on arrival and see you off on departure, with everything in between: hotels in any price range, in-country transportation, fishing, white water rafting, and visits to volcanoes, rainforests, jungle rivers, national parks, wildlife reserves and more. Every visitor will have a local telephone number where we can be reached 24-hour a day while you're in the country should you have questions or problems.

About 30 percent of our business is from repeat clients or direct referrals from clients. Some have been coming every year since Jerry started the business. We will be pleased to supply references on request. For assistance in planning your trip, go to our trip planning form, fill it out and click send. We will be back to your within 24 hours with a suggested itinerary and a detailed explanation of cost.  Receipt of this itinerary comes with no obligation, and we’re pleased to continue working until the trip is exactly what you want.

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