Costa Rica

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

Hotels of Arenal, Costa Rica – Mountain Paradise Hotel Review

Arenal and La Fortuna area of Costa Rica has got to be one of the most beautiful areas in the country. The rain forest, gorgeous hotels, tranquility, exciting nature tours are great. But they will blow your mind when Arenal … Continue reading

Canyoneering – Waterfall Rappelling Tours in Arenal, Costa Rica

Me and adrenaline tours simply don’t mix. My husband and sons are the adventure junkies in our family. But when it comes to tours in Arenal, if you don’t do the canyoneering tour with Desafio, you haven’t fully lived!   … Continue reading

Arenal Observatory Lodge – Leaves You Speechless

Years and years ago, before Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna town were the hot spot that they are today, this area was more for farming and geologist’s place for studying and researching the mighty volcano. One family combined the two … Continue reading

Banana Azul – Adorable and a Must Costa Rica Beach Hotel

Puerto Viejo is probably one of the cutest places to visit on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. It’s vegetation, tropical jungle, laid-back culture, gorgeous beaches, great surf and peacefulness is making this area a popular hot spot. Amongst the … Continue reading

Monteverde Cloud Forest Night Tour – Animals Galore!

What’s all the buzz about night tours and nocturnal animals? Not sure, but when you arrive to the Monteverde Cloud Forest area that’s all you hear about (Aside the regular stuff about reserves, cloud forests and ziplining). Since I can’t miss out on … Continue reading

Hotels of Monteverde, Costa Rica Part II – Valle Campanas

Character and style are what makes your stay memorable and special. Especially when you’re traveling with kids, the majority of your time is spent at the hotel, either getting ready to go out, or cleaning up, or relaxing or simply … Continue reading

Elegance in the Heart of San Jose – Luxury Hotel in Costa Rica

Most of the time I get emails about where to stay in San Jose. Since the city itself is relatively small and not much action outside of the center point, there really is only one choice. It is a Luxury … Continue reading

Horseback Riding Tour to Waterfalls in Arenal, Costa Rica

I’ll let you in on a little secret – I’m not at all a Horseback Riding Tour fan. It’s one of those tours I can take it or leave it. However, the buzz around town if you want to visit … Continue reading

Top Bed and Breakfast in Costa Rica – Casa Bella Rita Review

It’s no secret – I absolutely love and adore staying at B&B’s. Maybe it’s their coziness, maybe it’s the social aspect, maybe cause they are more unique than staying in big hotels, maybe because they are always located in fun … Continue reading

Visit the Quaint Town of La Fortuna in Arenal, Costa Rica

Small towns of Costa Rica are the true pulse and essence of this small country and where you can get the feel of daily life. La Fortuna, which is the main town of Arenal Volcano area, is simply one of the cutest … Continue reading

Where to Stay in Arenal, Costa Rica – Silencio del Campo Hotel Review

Few hotels are just plain adorable. Silencio del Campo is so one of them! I have heard nothing but great reviews and comments about this tiny hotel and finally had a chance to visit and meet the owner and staff! … Continue reading

What To Do in Monteverde – Ziplining and Hanging Bridges in the Cloud Forest of Monteverde

Without a doubt the number one activity(ies) in all of Monteverde is ziplining and hanging bridges in the cloud forest! Very little compares to this adventure and is a must do. In my opinion only Sky Adventure Skytrek really delivers … Continue reading

Hotels of Monteverde Part III – El Establo Hotel

Monteverde offers only one truly luxurious option for lodging and that’s – El Establo hotel. No other hotel in the area can level up to their luxurious rooms, service and uniqueness yes, but the style of rooms and also the … Continue reading

Where to Stay in Costa Rica, Monteverde Part I – Fonda Vela

Monteverde’s wide selection of hotels can be totally daunting when you start to look for options. However, it doesn’t have to be hard at all. From my family’s personal travel experiences I have realized hotels, like people, have character and … Continue reading

Fun Facts About Monteverde Cloud Forest of Costa Rica

Monteverde is Costa Rica’s most important cloud forest. It is also one of the most popular touristic areas due to the fact that it is a gem for any nature lover looking to experience a tropical, cloud forest and to … Continue reading

Zoos & Rescue Centers of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is teeming with rare, endangered and beautiful wildlife. But the reality is that hunting, poaching, and illegal animal trade exist here. The Costa Rican government is doing all it can to buckle down and catch the wrongdoers, but … Continue reading

Guide to Activities in Jaco, Costa Rica

Jaco is a beautiful beach town famous for its proximity to San Jose city. It is a paradise for travelers looking for some relax & luxury. There are tons of restaurants and hotels as well as some surf breaks. Here … Continue reading

Quick & Fun Facts about Costa Rica

I want to share with you some info I learned about Costa Rica during the time I lived there: Who lives here? “Ticos” or “Ticas” Americans are called “Gringos” The national bird is Clay Colored Robin (Turdus grayi) The national … Continue reading

Irazu Volcano, Costa Rica

Where Is It? Located in the Irazu National Park in the Central Volcanic Mountain Range. Height 3,432 meters (11,260 feet) above sea level Volcano Type Stratovolcano Type of Activity Fumarolic, Explosive How Old Is It? 14,000 years old Last Big … Continue reading

What to See in Jaco

Jaco is a beautiful beach town of Costa Rica that is located really close to San Jose, in the Central Pacific region. This area is well known for its luxury hotels and wide selection of tours. There are also tons … Continue reading