Category Archives: Attraction Reviews

Family Friendly Attractions experienced first hand and reviewed for you.

Family Travel – Swimming at a Waterpark, Xocomil Guatemala

Last week I talked about my wonderful family travel in Xetulul, a fantastic theme park, the best in Central America. But that was only half of the story. Because Xetulul has a sister,  Here are more top family activities for … Continue reading

Things to Do in Guatemala – Family Adventure in Xetulul

Now that I’m living in this Central American country I wanted to explore as many things to do in Guatemala as I could, and Xetulul Theme Park caught my eye because everyone in Guatemala is talking about it. So one weekend … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica – Fourtrax Tours, ATV tous in Jaco, Arenal, Tamarindo & Manuel Antonio

Do you want to get to know the Costa Rica country side but you are not a fan of hiking? If so I have the perfect thing for you. There is a great tour company in Costa Rica called Fourtrax … Continue reading

Spotlight – Tour in Chichicastenango Guatemala, Central America’s Largest Market

The Chichicastenango Tour is the best way to get to know the traditions of Guatemala. In this tour you will be taken to Chichicastenango Guatemala (Quiche Department) in a private shuttle. Once you are there, you will have the opportunity … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica – Cano Negro Tour by Boat or by Canoe

  Canoa Aventurais a great tour operator that offers the most exciting water activities in Costa Rica, but today I’m going to focus on the Cano Negro tour in Arenal. There are two variations: a boat tour and a canoe tour. … Continue reading

Spotlight Guatemala – Tour in the Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala’s Most Active Volcano

Can you imagine a delicious dinner with wine, cheese and delicious gourmet food on top of an active volcano? It is possible in Guatemala’s Pacaya Volcano! This volcano is just a short drive away from Antigua Guatemala. In this tour … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica – Sky Trek Canopy Tour in Arenal and Monteverde

Costa Rica has many Zipline/Canopy tours, so what is it that makes Sky Trek so good? For starters, they have: 2 Theme Parks. One is in Monteverde, where they offer sky tram, sky trek, sky walk and a serpentarium. The … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica – Sunset Sailing in Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica has become a must see destination in this country because it seems to have it all:   The National Park Hotels on private beaches Incredible Flora More monkeys than people So what else can this … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica – Off-Roading in Style in Guanacaste!

First answer this: Do you like nature, adventure, pristine beaches, howler monkeys, tropical forests, fine dining under the stars, undiscovered locations, bonfires and beautiful sunsets? And how about vintage Land Cruisers? If so Costa Rica has the perfect thing for … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica – Canyoneering with Desafio Tours in Arenal & Monteverde

This is a Costa Rican tour operator called Desafio Adventure functioning mainly out of Arenal/La Fortuna area and Monteverde that has an adventure that will rock your socks off and its name is: Canyoneering and waterfall rappelling! As its name … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica! Desafio Tours in Arenal and Monteverde

When visiting Costa Rica, what tour should I do? Who do you recommend? These are questions that I get asked daily from my friends and clients that are going to Arenal or Monteverde in Costa Rica. My answer: Desafio Adventure … Continue reading

Family Travel – Auto Safari Chapin – Much More Than an Animal Park, Guatemala

Are you ready for an all day family adventure in Guatemala! Auto-Safari Chapin is all that and so much more. Besides having an amazing collection of exotic and predatory animals for the car safari, you’ll eat like a king, flop … Continue reading

Turu Ba Ri Adventure Park in Costa Rica – The Park

Turu Ba Ri covers over 90 sq. hectares of tropical forest. During the intense park tour, our guide managed to explain in an entertaining manner what an orchid is, how bromeliads grow, and the importance of banana plants. He also … Continue reading

Turu Ba Ri Adventure Park in Costa Rica- The Canopy Tour

Costa Rica is world-famous for canopy tours. There are over 120 different locations throughout the country that you can zip over the tropical rain forest. Beware, not all of them are well done or meet the correct standards for secure … Continue reading

Tours in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

As we were forewarned, rain and Tortuguero go hand in hand. Although, at 5:30 AM, I would have preferred that the clouds had waited just a little longer before opening up and pouring out all their contents all over us. … Continue reading

Turu Ba Ri Adventure Park in Costa Rica – Rappelling and Climbing

To push my husband’s adrenaline glands into overtime we signed him up for the rappel/rock climbing wall. Turu Ba Ri is awesome, we’ve already done the Canopy tour and even had my husband fly at 55 mph with the Superman … Continue reading

Tortuguero Costa Rica – The Village

After a delicious buffet lunch at Mawamba Lodge and a quick dip in the pool, our guide gathered us around to take a quick boat ride to Tortuguero Village. Since there were no cars, the majority of the walkways were … Continue reading

Photo Friday – INBioparque in Costa Rica A Kid’s Dream

If you had one day to spend in Costa Rica and wanted to see all of its ecosystems in one go, INBioparque would be the best place for it. Do you want to feel the heavy humidity of a tropical … Continue reading

The Trip to Tortuguero Costa Rica

Tortuguero is one of those Can’t-Miss-This adventures of Costa Rica. Our trip was so great and chock-full of fun, I couldn’t possibly have written just one post about it! Find more jungle lodges of Costa Rica.   Mawamba Lodge picked … Continue reading

Turu Ba Ri Adventure Park in Costa Rica – The Welcome

Please sign up for my RSS feedand find me on twitter @marinavillatoro OK, so we know about the Disney and Universal theme parks. How about a nature, adventure park where the theme is all part of Mother Nature’s own design … Continue reading

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