Author Archives: Marina Kuperman Villatoro

About Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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

Weekly Travel Tip – Register Your Trip in Guatemala – And Feel Safe!

The US Gov’t recommends you secure your trip to Guatemala City by hiring, for a super super low price, the Tourist Police. You can arrange all of this before heading to Guatemala. Here’s what you have to do: Get more … Continue reading

Boomers Traveler: Knowing When to Trust the Locals

Fourth in a series of safety tips for traveling in Costa Rica by Doris Gallan It is sometimes hard to know who to trust when you travel but you invariably have to ask residents for information that isn’t contained in … Continue reading

Guatemala Daily Photo – A Tangly Cactus in The Hotel’s Garden, Atitlan

How does a cactus even grow like this? For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

Family Travel – Perfect Family Dinner At Cuevita de los Urquizu in Antigua Guatemala

To be the perfect hosts, we took my brother, who was visiting us, out on the town. With a 5 year old, for an exciting night out in Antigua Guatemala. We were expecting either a lot of whining, too much … Continue reading

Street Kids – A Means to an End! – Atitlan Lake

Kids in Guatemala are an essential part of the families economical system. The average indigenous family has around 10 kids, 5 dogs and a couple of chickens. They are taught from a super young age to start selling. These street … Continue reading

Guatemala Daily Photo – A Rather Wierd and Tasty Tropical Fruit

As weird as this fruit looks, it’s actually quite tasty. For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

Costa Rica Wildlife – The 7 Deadly Sins of the Fer de Lance

What is the most deadliest snake in Costa Rica and Central America? The Fer De Lance and in Costa Rica it can be found in the Corcovado National Park and some other rain forests. Find out the 7 deadly sins … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Cream of Shrimp – Crema de Camarones

An Aromatic cream sauce over big fat shrimps will definitely make everyone drool. INGREDIENTS 500 gr of shrimps with skin 4 cups of chicken soup 1 cup of fine chopped onion 30 gr of butter ¼ cup of flour 1 … Continue reading

Guatemala Daily Photo – The Lovely El Calvario Church in La Antigua Guatemala

El Calvario Church is the closest church to my house and one of the loveliest because of it’s grounds and tranquility! For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

Guatemala Daily Photo- The Most Famous Central Park Fountain of the Country

This is one of the most famous fountains in Guatemala. For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

Guatemala Daily Photo – The Famous La Merced Church in Antigua Guatemala

Antigua has 35 churches. La Merced is the most popular one, but by far the most beautiful. For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

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

Guatemala Daily Photo – Cloud Formations in the Afternoon, Antigua Guatemala

Antigua has one of the best skies I’d ever seen. The clouds do amazing art work against the Volcanic landscapes. For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

Weekly Travel Tips – Register Your Trip!

The US government has a great new feature that EVERYONE who is traveling must take full advantage of! Travel Registration! How cool is this. From now on, no matter where you travel to in the world, head to the Travel … Continue reading

Guatemala Daily Photo – Daily Life in the Highlands, Tecpan Guatemala

This is the normal scene once leaving Guatemala City and Antigua heading up towards the highlands where which is over 80% indigenous. For More Great Info Get Your Book NOW! .

Boomer Traveler: 10 Dos & 10 Don’ts for Safe Travels

Third in a series of safety tips for traveling in Costa Rica by Doris Gallan! Baby Boomers can become the target of thieves any where they travel. This is because we are usually carrying jewelry, cameras, computers and money. Thefts … Continue reading

Did You Know? Flowers Come by the Truckloads in Guatemala

Guatemala is a country so diverse that at every step I find myself asking am I really in a country that is 80% poor? I have been to some other countries where poverty is predominant, but I must admit none … Continue reading

Costa Rica Wildlife – 9 Fun Facts About the Humpback Whale

Humpback whales are one of my ultimate favorites. There is just something about this gentle giant that makes you want to know more and more. Humpbacks can be found in all the oceans of the world, however they choose to … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Cooked Yuca – A Very Flavorful Accompaniment

Easy, quick and very stimulating Find more fun Costa Rica traditional dishes.    INGREDIENTS: 2 kgs of pork meat (posta) no fat 1 container of beef soup (66 grs) 4 tbsp of soy sauce 2 tbsp of mustard 1 teaspoon … Continue reading