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 – Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort in Tamarindo

Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort is located in Tamarindo Costa Rica. This is a top of the line, luxurious beach resort that you will find it right in front of the beach and is spread over 5 acres of … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – How to Have the Perfect Honeymoon # 5

This is the fifth of the travel tip series that will give you some ideas on how to have the perfect honeymoon, Click here to see the first four: Use a Travel Agent, Set a Budget, Taking your spouse’s name … Continue reading

3 Must Eats While Traveling in Costa Rica

We all know that Costa Rica is famous for its incredible bio diversity. It is also famous because it offers tours and hotels for every taste and age in all of its touristic regions. What not many people know is … Continue reading

Wildlife Costa Rica – 8 Facts About Cattle Egret

The Cattle Egret is a cosmopolitan species of heron. These guys are found all over Central America and in Costa Rica they can be found in theManuel Antonio National Park.   1. The Cattle Egret feeds on a wide range … Continue reading

Costa Rica Restaurant Review – Cafe de la Posada and Argentinean Restaurant in San Jose

Cost: $5 – $10 Food Quality: Good Decor: Cafeteria Style Service: Good Cuisine Type: Argentinean and International Location: Across from the National Museum, San Jose Costa Rica Phone: 2258 – 1027 Website: Cafe de la Posada Find the top restaurants … Continue reading

Costa Rica Vacation Testimonial – Debbi Bissett

My trip was wonderful and our excursion to Tu ru Ba ri was excellent. Thank you for making the arrangements. Carol and Carlos were there to greet us so no worries finding them and then a lovely ride to the … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica – Mountain Paradise Hotel in La Fortuna, Arenal

Mountain Paradise Hotel is a beautiful hotel located in La Fortuna Arenal, Costa Rica. It is right in front of the Arenal Volcano at a safe distance which allows the most amazing views of it. It is the perfect place … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – How to Have the Perfect Honeymoon # 4

This is the fourth of the travel tip series that will give you some ideas on how to have the perfect honeymoon, Click here to see the first three: Use a Travel Agent, Set a Budget and Taking your spouse’s … Continue reading

7 Great Tours to do on a Family Vacation

Costa Rica is a country with tons of fun things to do and this week I decided to write about 7 tours that take place in Costa Rica’s most important touristic spots and will be great to spice up your … Continue reading

Wildlife Guatemala – 8 Reasons Why Spectacled Caimans are so Successful

Al though they are one of the smallest crocodilian species these guys are fierce predators. In Guatemala it can be found in the northern department of Peten. Here are some interesting facts about them.   1. The species’ common name … Continue reading

Guatemala Restaurant Review – Gaia Mediterranean Restaurant in Antigua

Cost: $8-15 Food Quality: Above Average Decor: Mid Eastern Service: Good Cuisine Type: Arabic / Mediterranean Location: Calle del Arco #35 “A”, La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, Phone: 7832 – 3670 Website: Gaia Mediterranean Restaurant Best restaurants of Antigua, Guatemala are … Continue reading

Costa Rica Honeymoon Testimonial – Lewis Lui

The trip went fantastic! We really enjoyed our time there and had a great time. Thanks so much for your help with our trip. Your information about Costa Rica and very timely responses were very helpful in planning such a … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica – Namuwoki Lodge & Resort in Puerto Viejo

Namuwoki Lodge & Resort is located in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. It is a small, private hotel right in the middle of the forest from where you will be able to see the local wildlife by just going out to … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – How to Have the Perfect Honeymoon # 3

This is the third of the travel tip series that will give you some ideas on how to have the perfect honeymoon, Click here to see the first two: Use a Travel Agent and Set a Budget 3. Taking your … Continue reading

3 Spots to Visit on Your First Visit to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country that is filled with lots of beautiful touristic places that you can visit when you are on a family vacation, a honeymoon or a trip with friends. That is why it is very hard to … Continue reading

Photo Friday – Kayaking on Rio Dulce, Izabal Guatemala

Hacienda Tijax was much more than just an eco lodge, it was a great place to set off for a Kayaking ride in Rio Dulce, Guatemala. Find the best tours and adventures to do with your kids while traveling to … Continue reading

Wildlife Costa Rica – 8 Reasons to Love Clay Colored Robins

The Clay-colored Robin is a small common Middle American bird. In Costa Rica it can be easily found in Manuel Antonio National Park and Cahuita National Park. They are also known for “calling the rain”, find out why.   1. … Continue reading

Costa Rica Restaurant Review – Bakea Restaurant, Bistro & Cafe in San Jose

Cost: $30 or more Food Quality: Very Good Decor: Beautiful and Elegant Service: Good Cuisine Type: It’s a mixture of French, Asian and Caribbean influences Location: Calle 7 and Avenue 11,  Barrio Amon, San Jose Costa Rica Phone: 2221 – … Continue reading

Costa Rica Vacation Testimonial – Robert Gordan

“Fantastic” We had a wonderful four days at Tulemar in Manuel Antonio. The entire place was just amazing. Tulemar is not a hotel, but rather a very large property that offers individual bungalows on a absolutely gorgeous landscape which includes … Continue reading

Weekly Travel Tip – How to Have the Perfect Honeymoon # 2

This is the second of the travel tip series that will give you some ideas on how to have the perfect honeymoon, Click here to see the first one: Use a Travel Agent. 2. Set a budget. You and your … Continue reading