San Jose, Costa Rica

Find out where to eat, stay and play with your family while traveling to San Jose, Costa Rica.

Top Things to Do in San Jose Costa Rica | Travel Guide

Let’s face it, when you plan a trip to Costa Rica, the first thing that you think of is the gorgeous wildlife, exploring natural beauties and relaxing at its beaches. Most of you don’t exactly want to make San Jose, … Continue reading

A Family Adventure in Poas Volcano National Park

If you were to travel in Costa Rica, there is this one venue that you may want to consider adding to your traveling list, Poas Volcano National Park. This volcano is active but you will not be able to notice … Continue reading

La Paz Waterfalls & Gardens, San Jose, Costa Rica – Photo Essay

The #1 attraction when visiting and staying in San Jose is the La Paz Waterfalls and Gardens! Aside from having a string of great waterfalls to hike to, you will find a wildlife animal center with monkeys, birds and the … 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

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

Interesting Facts About Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

Aside from all of the wildlife, beaches, and forests that make Costa Rica one of the best places to visit for adventure lovers, there are active volcanoes. Yes, you get to hike up through the sides of active volcanoes like … Continue reading

Travel Experta’s Interesting Facts – San Jose & Central Valley Region, Costa Rica

The Central Valley Region of Costa Rica is almost always forgotten by travelers but it is a lot more than a stopover. There are lots of fun activities to be done like active volcanoes (Poas and Irazu Volcanoes), day tours … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica – La Paz Waterfalls Gardens Peace Lodge

The Peace Lodge is one of Costa Rica’s best hotels and is located in Alajuela Costa Rica’s Central Valley, just one hour away from San Jose’s Airport. This hotel is also located in La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park. This … Continue reading

Costa Rica Restaurant Review – Don Wang a Famous Chinese Restaurant in San Jose

Cost: $10 – $20 Food Quality: Good Decor: Warm, with a huge fountain in the center Service: Good Cuisine Type: Chinese Location: 11th Street between 6th and 8th Avenues, San Jose Costa Rica Phone: 2223 – 5925 Website: Dong Wang … 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

Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

Guest Post from my blogger friend and mutual Costa Rica Lover, Ann Creed, from Costa Rica Learn. We left Alajuela very early on a July morning on our day trip to Poas Volcano National Park. The drive is superbly scenic … Continue reading

Photo Friday – Ox Carts, the Last True Costa Rican Tradition

Ox Carts, Carretas, are the true Costa Rica traditions. Many people come to Sarchi to see them made at the oldest Ox Cart Factory. Plus, they are the hot item to buy to take home with them as a souvenir. … Continue reading

Photo Friday – INBioparque in Costa Rica A Kid’s Dream

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 … Continue reading

Photo Friday – Celebrating Costa Rica Independence Day

On September 15 Costa Rica, along with the rest of Central America, celebrate their Independence Day. Basically, all this means is that kids dress up super cute for their schools and block traffic for a good portion of the day … Continue reading

An Ex Prison turned into a Childrens Museum – San Jose, Costa Rica

Yes, it’s true! This was at one point one of the harshest and cruelest penitentiaries of Costa Rica. But today it is one of my favorite places to take my son to. The Childrens Museum of Costa Rica, located in … Continue reading

Costa Rica Events – The Cows On Parade in San Jose – Art Exhibit

As I mentioned before in other posts, San Jose City is the cultural center of Costa Rica. This meant that everytime my husband and I wanted to do something fun, there was always something available. Theater plays, concerts and art exhibits … Continue reading

Costa Rica Daily Photo – Hungry Fish at an Amusement Park

At the Amusement Park in Costa Rica (Parque de Diversiones) is a man made lake to ride a little boat on. At the other end of it is one scary site! Hundreds upon hundreds of huge goldfish swimming allover each … Continue reading

Costa Rica Traditions – Celebrating Halloween in Costa Rica

There are as many perks to living in Costa Rica, and to live abroad with children, as there are drawbacks. One thing I can’t figure out if not celebrating Halloween is a drawback or a perk. Costa Ricans don’t put any importance … Continue reading

Where Can I Get a Pony Ride? – La Sabana Park in San Jose Costa Rica

Please sign up for my RSS feedand find me on twitter @marinavillatoro La Sabana Park, on the eastern side of San Jose, is a great place to start! Plus you’ll get a chance to hang out at one of the … Continue reading

Costa Rica With Kids – What makes it so Family Friendly

Please sign up for my RSS feedand find me on twitter @marinavillatoro First and foremost who in Costa Rica doesn’t have a kid! And if they don’t have one yet, there’s one on the way. It’s contagious. Even us ex-pats … Continue reading