Category Archives: Costa Rica
I get so many inquiries about Manuel Antonio. Most of them ask, “is it worth the trip?”
Besides the gorgeous hotels, delicious restaurants and a full batch of activities and tours that will ignite a fire under the most laziest traveler, [...]
Two minute walk from my previous house was a stable that you can rent out for parties. Since we were the neighbors, my son used to get freebies on the gorgeous horses.
Along with the cabbage salad and gallo pinto, this dish is served always with lunch and dinner. To be honest with you, I enjoy it all on its own, it’s filling and tasty.
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Every province in Costa Rica has a central market, by far San Jose’s is the biggest maket. But if you’re in Heredia, you’ll have fun wondering through this hectic scene as well.
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 [...]
One of the best things to do while in Montezuma is to take the 2 km hike along the shoreline to the waterfall that empties out into the ocean.
Flamingo Beach still retains all of it beauty. Walk the shores and discover new coves and hidden spots to get away from it all.
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 [...]
When the sky is clear of clouds, you can literally get a moon-tan from the brightness of the full moon.
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 rain [...]
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This side dish, also called Patacones, is my husband’s favorite and an extremely typical Latino fix. Plus, it’s super easy to make.
Find more traditional Costa Rica dishes.
3 large, very ripe plantains
Cook It Up!
Your goal is to [...]
This is one of the only restaurants (sodas) in Manzanillo. You’ll get the full Tico experience here: Open patio, big portions and a relaxed, Caribbean vibe.
At the end of the line on the Caribbean Coast lies a beautiful, barely touched beach. Just twenty minutes from Puerto Viejo, Manzanillo is part of a National Park system with great snorkeling and lovely beaches.
We’ve been to INBio parque nature park at least 100 times and every time find something new to see. Full of Costa Rica’s eco systems, insect exhibits, a farm and much much more, my son loves it here!
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!
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Mawamba Lodge picked my family and [...]
Waiting for the Montezuma ferry in Puntarenas can sure work up an appetite. But no worries, many food vendors are there to satisfy your hunger without having to leave the ferry line.
Here’s a riddle for you?
What is made of corn dough, stuffed with meat or beans or veggies and is found at EVERY SINGLE COSTA RICAN’S HOUSE during Christmas?
If you guessed Tamales, then you are correct!
It is practically against the law [...]
My husband and I were so excited to plan our trip to Costa Rica, but really needed some expertise in selecting what would be the best tours for the time of year we were visiting, the locations we were staying [...]