Category: Review

First hand, honest reviews for hotels, restaurants, products, tours and attractions.

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

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 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

Guatemala Restaurant Review – Chateau DeFay, Antigua

Cost: $10-15 per person Food Quality: Average Decor: Average – cafeteria style, no elegance for the price Service: Horrible Cuisine Type: Italian Location: Antigua Phone: 2363-3858 Website: Chateau DeFay   Some Facts for You Chateau DeFay is a vineyard located … Continue reading

Guatemala Restaurant Review – Cafe de la Escalonia, Antigua

Cost: $4-10 per person with drinks Food Quality: Above Average Decor: Excellent – outdoor gardens amongst tropical plants Service: Good Cuisine Type: International Cuisine Location: 5a Avenida Sur final No. 36C Phone: 7832-7074 Website: Cafe de la Escalonia   Some … Continue reading

Spotlight – Tour in Chichicastenango Guatemala, Central America’s Largest Market

The Chichicastenango Tour is the best way to get to know the traditions of Guatemala. In this tour you will be taken to Chichicastenango Guatemala (Quiche Department) in a private shuttle. Once you are there, you will have the opportunity … Continue reading

Family Travel – Auto Safari Chapin – Much More Than an Animal Park, Guatemala

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

Ecover Products – The Power of Nature – Product Review

Living in Central America really limits my ability to buy eco-friendly cleaning products. There just doesn’t seem to be a big enough market here. Yet, some companies, that truly believe in improving our the state of our Earth are working … Continue reading

Wanderlust and Lipstick: The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo – Review

Please sign up for my RSS feed and find me on twitter @marinavillatoro  Way before my days of being a mommy, I traveled on my own – a lot! I learned quite a few traveling do’s and don’ts for solo … Continue reading

TuGo – The Handy Luggage Drink Holder

Please sign up for my RSS feed and find me on twitter @marinavillatoro I’m a travel accessory addict. Most people love to shop for clothes or cool housewares. I buy travel accessories! So when the TUGO people at Good Tugo … Continue reading

Insect Repellents that do their Job: Kill Insects Not People!

It’s actually one Insect Repellent that I’m talking about! Pest-Off Natural Insect. I accidentally found this at my friends house who was living here and about to move. She had an extra bottle and said I could have it. I … Continue reading

Loving Naturals Organic DEET Free Insect Repellent

This is a quick drying, non-sticky, 100% Natural/ Organic bug repellent. It is also DEET free. It is perfect for every kind of skin especially for those people with sensitive skin and for kids. If you don’t believe it is … Continue reading

Dorcy’s 6V 2D LED Flashlight

The 6 volt / 2D LED Flashlights this is a combo of two durable and super potent flashlight made with a long lasting and hard to break material. They also have a weather resistant design and provide several hours of … Continue reading

Lightload Travel Towels

These super light and absorbent towels are the only ones that can fit into your pocket no matter what size they are. They are made of a very thin and soft material. They come in many different sizes that go … Continue reading

Cyber II – Point & Shoot Case

Mountainsmith’s Cyber II Camera Case is made of a recycled fabric making it an environmentally friendly option for all those travelers concerned about taking care of the planet. It comes in three different sizes that fit almost every size of … Continue reading

Laundry Bags Supply – 22 x 28 Counter Bag w/ Strap

These laundry bags are made of a heavyweight nylon fabric. This makes them durable and tear resistant. They also come with a strap that you can put on your shoulder to carry it that is also made of nylon. As … Continue reading

Collapsible Eco-friendly Water Bottle

What makes this water collapsible bottle eco-friendly is the fact that it is reusable and easy to wash. It is a great option for travelers because it can be folded to the size of a hockey puck so it can … Continue reading

Smart girls Grab-N-Go Skincare Kit

This is a skincare kit for travelers where the size of everything is FAA approved. It is great for travelers concerned about the environment because it comes in a biodegradable packaging. This kit includes: * 2 oz. Natural SPF 30+sunscreen … Continue reading

California Baby Natural Bug Blend Bug Repellent Spray

This is a safe and natural and DEET free alternative to toxic bug repellent chemicals. It helps soothing existing bites with herbs that are specific to the healing of the skin and keeps the bugs away from your children. It … Continue reading

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