Call for Submission
Seeking experts on Costa Rica trip planning
Matador Network’s Costa Rica page is one of the leading trip planning pages for Costa Rica on Google, and we are looking to increase that authority by publishing a series of practical trip planning pieces about Costa Rica.
We are open to many different angles, including outdoor pursuits, beaches, the best food and drink, wellness, cultural traditions, and festivals. The story should be as focused as possible.
Some of our favorite recent examples of the content we are looking for:
Key topics we are interested in include:
San Jose, Liberia, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Jaco, Monteverde, Nosara, La Fortuna, Santa Teresa, Limon, Montezuma, Playa Hermosa, Puerto Viejo, Quepos, and Arenal
Costa Rican cuisine, desserts, and food traditions
Costa Rican cocktails, coffee, and other drinking traditions
Outdoor pursuits: hiking, zip-lining, ethical wildlife exploration
Beaches and water sports: paddling, diving, swimming, surfing
Waterfalls, jungles, swimming holes, volcanoes
Beach resorts and eco-lodging
Art, music and historical experiences
Holidays and events in Costa Rica
Road trips and boating
Costa Rican language/slang and customs
What we aren’t interested in:
Matador Network publishes in-depth city guides that include comprehensive lists on say, the best restaurants or where to stay in all of San Jose. We plan on commissioning a city guide for the capital, so we are not looking for articles that would belong in those guides. Instead, we are looking for more specific, focused, in-depth features that our city guides would not have the time to get into.
Check out our guide on Mexico City, for example, on the difference between City Guide lists and general features, which are listed as “Editor’s Picks” or “Latest.” The latter is what we are looking for.
You must have actually traveled to Costa Rica, and ideally within the last few years. Please tell your editor when you visited and for how long.
Please read our new contributor guide thoroughly. Depending on the angle you are pitching (such as Outdoors, Food and Drink, etc), please contact the appropriate editor.
Please consult our Costa Rica page to see what has already been covered. If a piece is several years old, it is ok to pitch a refreshed take on the same topic. https://matadornetwork.com/destinations/central-america/costa-rica/
Do not reply to this ad simply expressing your interest in participation. Reply with specific pitches.