Author Archives: Marina Kuperman Villatoro
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
Are you shopping around, how about this dilapidated house? It’s only $100,000! Two Floors and prime location: Middle of Nowhere!
I love weird stuff to try while traveling. I mean, if I don’t do something out of the ordinary and totally unique while traveling, I feel like I’m missing out! Wil from SPOT COOL STUFF not only feels the same, … Continue reading
Plain and simple. Don’t bring your jewels when traveling to ANY Latin American country. Leave them at home! If you really want to bring your new engagement ring or that new bracelet your husband gave you for your 20th anniversary. … Continue reading
This is the cave. If you look all the way down, under the huge signs, you’ll see a teeny-tiny opening. This is where the deathly cave begins and ends! A baby’s foot can barely fit in there:)
The sign is bigger than the actual cave that has some poisonous gases that at most could suffocate an insect or a tiny bird. 🙂
I’ve written about my excursion to Africa Mia, a safari in Guanacaste just outside of Liberia. Besides the tender Giraffe experience, another thing in particular stuck out.The entire tour took less than two hours, yet we switched safari cars more … Continue reading
These are hot springs near Sarpiqui. They are nowhere near the magnificent beauty of Arenal’s hot springs. But are still a fun day out.
Jason, from Hightide Adventures, led our Palo Verde tour was great…gave us a history lesson on the way to the river, made sure we saw all of the animals we wanted to see on the trip, brought us drinks, took … Continue reading
Beans are the essence of Central American cooking. So you can understand that whatever Ticos cook with beans is going to be good, because many years and generations have been perfecting it. Find more Costa Rican typical food dishes. INGREDIENTS … Continue reading
Sometimes you don’t need to be going anywhere to be truly living in the moment.
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
This sea turtle was found on a daily hike to the Montezuma waterfall. The reality of our diminishing and on-the-verge of extinction marine life shouldn’t be overlooked.
The guides of Canopy Safari were great. They shuffled us all through the platforms and the lunch afterward was wonderful and the whole thing seemed to be very well run! We loved it!!! As for the Sunset Sailing crew, they … Continue reading
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
La Selva is a private Nature Reserve and Biological Station. It is a lovely park to visit with easy trails, and plenty of wildlife greeting you at every corner.
Luckily in Costa Rica the emergency number is 911. They speak English and are quite helpful. The problem though, is where are you? Costa Rica has one of the trickiest address and direction systems in Central America. Even though, technically, … Continue reading
Yes, Tamarindo is overdeveloped and yes it is overpriced. But let’s not overlook the true beauty of why people still flock here!
This huge froggy stands as a welcome committee at the entrance of INBio park.