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First hand hotel reviews from a family who has been there and tried them.

Spotlight Costa Rica – La Paloma Lodge in Drake Bay

Drake Bay. What is that? Let me tell you that it’s one of the best areas in Costa Rica to relax and forget about the rest of the world because of its remote location and beautiful beaches that blend with … Continue reading

Guest Posts – Six hundred steps to La Paz

  When Ramon gave me the news, I was enjoying the last of an early morning coffee. It was a mix of news and had everything to do with a visit to La Paz Waterfall Park and 600 steps.  Amigos, … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica – Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge in Osa Peninsula

I’m in Costa Rica, now what? Well Osa Peninsula is my advice for today but what is there? Well for starters I have to say that it’s one of the most biologically diverse places on earth and is home to … Continue reading

Spotlight Guatemala – Lakeside Hotel: Hotel Peten in Flores

Can you imagine yourself staying in a tropical town not far from Tikal, the most important Mayan Metropolis in the world, surrounded by the jungle and all its wonders? Well, Guatemala has all that and more in the colorful town … Continue reading

Spotlight Guatemala – Hotel Meson de Maria, Antigua Guatemala

Hotel Meson de Maria is a wonderful luxury hotel in Guatemala’s jewel, Antigua Guatemala. This is a place to relax and enjoy the local culture between mountains and volcanoes.   Let me tell you that when you get to this … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica – The Springs Resort Hot Springs and Wildcat Sanctuary

The Springs Resort Hot Springs is a top of the line resort in Arenal Costa Rica. You will find it so close to the Arenal Volcano that the property, as the name implies has its own naturally heated hot springs … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica – Exclusive Beach Resort, Manuel Antonio

Villas Tranquilas is located in Manuel Antonio’s rain forest, Costa Rica, just a few minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park and beach. It is a lot more than a family friendly, exclusive beach resort. It is a true champion of … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica! Arenal Observatory Lodge in Costa Rica – A Room With A View!

Can you imagine yourself arriving to a place that is in the middle of the Costa Rican tropical rain forest? From unseen corners you hear welcoming howls of the howler monkeys and colorful hummingbirds whiz by you as you walk … Continue reading

Guatemala Daily Photo – The Amazing Grounds of a Hotel in Front of Lago Atitlan

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Spotlight Costa Rica – Casa Panorama, Tulemar Gardens – Manuel Antonio

The Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, area has so many lovely places to stay in, but very few offer the whole kit and caboodle like this beautiful property that is part of the exclusive Tulemar Gardens: Casa Panorama. This is a … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica – Villa Mot Mot, Tulemar Gardens – Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio is one of the most popular beach destinations in Costa Rica. You’ll practically bump into a myriad of amazing and tropical wildlife creatures at every turn, You’ll also fall in love with the white-sanded beaches inside the most … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica! Casa Bella Rita Bed and Breakfast in San Jose

Welcome to the first Spotlight post. Every Monday I will have a different hotel, tour or restaurant for you guys to get a sneak peak into. So today I’ll start with a top of the line Bed & Breakfast not … 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

Mawamba Lodge in Tortuguero Costa Rica

Mawamba Lodge, in Tortuguero was so awesome, I decided to dedicate a whole blog post to it. Even though the tour was three days and two nights long which gave me a great feel for the park and village, I … Continue reading

Costa Rica Beaches: Punta Leona in Costa Rica: A Good Beach Surprise

Please sign up for my RSS feedand find me on twitter @marinavillatoro Punta Leona is a beach in the Central Pacific Region of Costa Rica that came as a huge surprise to me. It is probably the closest beach to … Continue reading

Skate Park Plus Lake Retreat Equals Paradise in Arenal Costa Rica

Please sign up for my RSS feedand find me on twitter @marinavillatoro My husband has many interests, and that is one of the reasons I love him. One of them is skateboarding. And who would think that in a Central … Continue reading

Si Como No Resort & Spa, Manuel Antonio

Si Como No is a beautiful hotel located on a hilltop in Manuel Antonio. From here you can visit the nearby beaches, the National Park and mangroves. This hotel uses solar panels to heat up the water instead of electricity. … Continue reading

Casa Bella Rita B&B, San Jose Costa Rica

Casa Bella Rita is the best Bed & Breakfast in San Jose. The place is managed by Steve & Rita, the owners, who will see it so you have the best time possible. This is an intimate Bed & Breakfast … Continue reading

Hotel Banana Azul, Puerto Viejo

This is a beautiful 12 room hotel in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica and one of the 4 hotels that were recommended in the Conde Naste Traveler Magazine for their 20th anniversary. This hotel is also a only couples hotel. The … Continue reading

Pacuare Lodge, Costa Rica

It is located in the middle of the rainforest very close to the Pacuare River. The Pacuare Lodge has thirteen bungalows and a main lodge. It is one of few hotels in the world that cause minimum impact to the … Continue reading

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