Costa Rica

What to do, see and where to stay when visiting Costa Rica with kids.

Corcovado National Park – The Most Biologically Intense Place on Earth

When you think about the naturally rich countries in the world, Costa Rica is bound to come up as one of the top. Costa Rica, meaning Rich Coast is one of the most naturally gifted countries with an exceptional tourist … Continue reading

Photo Friday – Central American Local Fairs

Growing up in the suburbs isn’t much different than living in a small town in a Central American country. We all get excited for the little things that come our way. For weeks on end my son and I have … Continue reading

Costa Rica Daily Photo – Get the Best Meals of the Country at Local Sodas

I am like a walking billboard for local eateries. I really recommend while visiting Costa Rica to eat at a local Soda. They are all tasty, with big meals and fresh ingredients.

Foodies Delight – Arroz con Leche (Rice with Milk)

Costa Rican cuisine is a mix and match of many Latino dishes. A perfect example is arroz con Leche. It has joined the ranks of popular sweet Costa Rican dishes ages ago. This particular desert dish is yummy, super easy … Continue reading

Andy Hayes – Sharing Experiences, Inspiring Travel

Travel to me is one of the most important and amazing things in my life! Luckily, I’m not the only one who feels like that. Andy Hayes’s blog Sharing Experiences is all about that. Plus, he helps inspire travel in … Continue reading

Costa Rica Daily Photo – Property for Sale in the Last Corner of the World

Not in the mood for a house? How about the property across the street from it. The price is only $80,000! Just think of all that you can do on it:)

Costa Rica Daily Photo – House For Sale in the Middle of Nowhere

Are you shopping around, how about this dilapidated house? It’s only $100,000! Two Floors and prime location: Middle of Nowhere!

Costa Rica Daily Photo – Meet the Poisonous Cave

This is the cave. If you look all the way down, under the huge signs, you’ll see a teeny-tiny opening. This is where the deathly cave begins and ends! A baby’s foot can barely fit in there:)

Costa Rica Daily Photo – Welcome to the Cave of Death

The sign is bigger than the actual cave that has some poisonous gases that at most could suffocate an insect or a tiny bird. 🙂

Photo Friday – How Many Safari Cars Can One Have? – Africa Mia Safari in Guanacaste Costa Rica

I’ve written about my excursion to Africa Mia, a safari in Guanacaste just outside of Liberia. Besides the tender Giraffe experience, another thing in particular stuck out.The entire tour took less than two hours, yet we switched safari cars more … Continue reading

Costa Rica Daily Photo – Pool at Sarapiqui Hot Springs, Arenal

These are hot springs near Sarpiqui. They are nowhere near the magnificent beauty of Arenal’s hot springs. But are still a fun day out.

Costa Rica Vacation Testimonial – Costa Rican Tours

Jason, from Hightide Adventures, led our Palo Verde tour was great…gave us a history lesson on the way to the river, made sure we saw all of the animals we wanted to see on the trip, brought us drinks, took … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Black Bean Soup

Beans are the essence of Central American cooking. So you can understand that whatever Ticos cook with beans is going to be good, because many years and generations have been perfecting it. Find more Costa Rican typical food dishes.  INGREDIENTS … Continue reading

Costa Rica Daily Photo – Path Unknown

Sometimes you don’t need to be going anywhere to be truly living in the moment.

Turu Ba Ri Adventure Park in Costa Rica – The Park

Turu Ba Ri covers over 90 sq. hectares of tropical forest. During the intense park tour, our guide managed to explain in an entertaining manner what an orchid is, how bromeliads grow, and the importance of banana plants. He also … Continue reading

Costa Rica Daily Photo – Endangered Sea Turtle’s Reality

This sea turtle was found on a daily hike to the Montezuma waterfall. The reality of our diminishing and on-the-verge of extinction marine life shouldn’t be overlooked.

Costa Rica Vacation Testimonial – Lesli Yager-Montgomery

The guides of Canopy Safari were great. They shuffled us all through the platforms and the lunch afterward was wonderful and the whole thing seemed to be very well run! We loved it!!! As for the Sunset Sailing crew, they … Continue reading

Turu Ba Ri Adventure Park in Costa Rica- The Canopy Tour

Costa Rica is world-famous for canopy tours. There are over 120 different locations throughout the country that you can zip over the tropical rain forest. Beware, not all of them are well done or meet the correct standards for secure … Continue reading

Costa Rica Daily Photo – La Selva Nature Reserve and Biological Station

La Selva is a private Nature Reserve and Biological Station. It is a lovely park to visit with easy trails, and plenty of wildlife greeting you at every corner.

Weekly Travel Tip – Emergency Numbers

Luckily in Costa Rica the emergency number is 911. They speak English and are quite helpful. The problem though, is where are you? Costa Rica has one of the trickiest address and direction systems in Central America. Even though, technically, … Continue reading