Film About Male Prostitution Gets Standing Ovation in Costa Rica
Source: Official Film Site
Two years after its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, the excellent movie Paradise: Love finally made it to movie theaters in Costa Rica. Lovingly directed by Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl, Paradise: Love tells the story of Theresa, a middle-aged European woman who travels to Kenya in search of hunky young Africans who are more than willing to indulge her sexual d...
Chris Hemsworth is on a Gastronomic Tour of Costa Rica
Source: Andiamo La Facebook Timeline
The list of celebrities who visit Costa Rica is growing, but they mostly seem intent on spending their time on the beach or in secluded locations far away from the telescopic lenses of the pesky paparazzi. Reports of celebrities spending time in the Central Valley are rare, which is why unexpected visits by Chris Hemsworth to restaurants in Escazu and Santa...
Costa Rica is Ready for Space Tourism
Source: Virgin Galactic
It was only a matter of time before the burgeoning aerospace industry in Costa Rica expanded to include the tourism sector. Terranova Diseño de Viajes (Terranova Travel Planning) recently became Central America's first Accredited Space Agent (ASA), a designation bestowed upon by Virgin Galactic, which belongs to British billionaire Sir Richard Branson's Virgin...
Sell Your Body, Travel to Costa Rica
Source: Bing commercial reuse
Although it is estimated that less than two percent of all visitors who arrive in Costa Rica do so for the purpose of engaging in sexual tourism, this particular travel segment happens to be the most controversial. Thousands of men (and hundreds of women) come to our country each year to get to know some of the locals really well, but what about those couples who ...
Godfather of Poker in Costa Rica Exits PokerStars
Imagine you are a tournament poker player about to sit at a table when you learn that you will be facing a smiling man in his sixties, who is nicknamed “The Shark,” who is known as the Godfather of Poker in Costa Rica, and who was sponsored by none other than PokerStars for nearly a decade; would you still take your chances and sit at that table?
Many players pr...
Where Paddling and Indulgence Meet in Jaco, Costa Rica
Pulling the outrigger into the ocean for Kayak Jaco's night tour
When Neil, the owner of Kayak Jaco, shared with me what the sunset/ night kayak tour was all about, I told him he had me at cheese and wine. For those of you who live in Costa Rica, you know it is extremely hard to find good cheese, and if you do it’s incredibly expensive! Looking back on the tour, the cheese and crackers were just...
Reshaping a Canadian’s Life in Costa Rica
Canadian Expat, Corey Coates
My path crossed with Corey’s when he contacted me about an author interview for my recent release, Becoming an Expat: Costa Rica. The more I found out about Corey Coates the more I wanted to hear his story, and so it goes…
“I like the interaction between the brain and the machine, I’m an audio learner”~ Corey Coates
Corey is from a small town outside of Toronto wit...
Traditional Cuisine From Costa Rica Goes International
Shrimp Rice, Puntarenas Style
Chef Doris Goldgewicht is one of the most arduous promoters of Costa Rica's traditional cuisine, which she feels has been neglected insofar as making it known beyond the national stage. This country has great potential to attract foodies and the special tourism segment of epicurean travelers in search of international delights; alas, Costa Rica is mostly known for...
Top 10 Things to Do in and Around Jaco
Extreme Adventurer Waterfall Tour
Jaco is a town packed with social, adrenaline-filled, and nature-based activities. A walk down main street will lend you to countless tourist operators selling a variety of excursions. Let me help you whittle down your options by sharing the top ten things to do in and around Jaco.
1. Extreme Adventurer
This is tour is operated from Jaco or Manuel Antonio. Yo...
Savor Chocolate’s Ancient Secrets on Indigenous Costa Rica Tour
Remember the film Chocolat, and how chocolate transformed a cold, inhibited French town into a loving, friendly community?
Chocolate has that power.
Prized by the Mayas, Aztecs and Inkas, and formerly kept only for royalty in Europe, chocolate was once considered so valuable that cacao beans were used for currency.
In Costa Rica, indigenous tribes used cacao beans for currency for thousan...