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Where Paddling and Indulgence Meet in Jaco, Costa Rica

Where Paddling and Indulgence Meet in Jaco, Costa Rica

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… Read more »

Reshaping a Canadian’s Life in Costa Rica

Reshaping a Canadian’s Life in Costa Rica

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… Read more »

Traditional Cuisine From Costa Rica Goes International

Traditional Cuisine From Costa Rica Goes International

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…. Read more »

Top 10 Things to Do in and Around Jaco

Top 10 Things to Do in and Around Jaco

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… Read more »

Savor Chocolate’s Ancient Secrets on Indigenous Costa Rica Tour

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… Read more »

What to do in Guanacaste? Get the One Day Pass at Hacienda Guachipelin

What to do in Guanacaste? Get the One Day Pass at Hacienda Guachipelin

Some of the best things to do in Guanacaste, Costa Rica are found at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. The dilemma actually is trying to decide what to do, since there is… Read more »

Skype is Helping Expats Learn Spanish in Costa Rica for Less

Skype is Helping Expats Learn Spanish in Costa Rica for Less

Skype has been an incredible asset of mine while living abroad. Everyone knows about Skype’s video conference call capabilities, but not everyone knows all of it’s great services and purposes…. Read more »

Now in Costa Rica: Degas, Picasso, Renoir, Warhol and More

Now in Costa Rica: Degas, Picasso, Renoir, Warhol and More

Right before Costa Rica shut down for Holy Week and Easter Sunday, 158 important works of fine art were being transported in utmost secrecy and under sophisticated security through the… Read more »

Liquor Made in Costa Rica Will Soon Enter the Export Market

Liquor Made in Costa Rica Will Soon Enter the Export Market

Some of the most popular and emblematic liquors made in Costa Rica are not readily available in other countries. Cerveza Imperial and Ron Centenario are not a problem in this… Read more »

Now is the time for Hot Costa Rica Travel Deals

Now is the time for Hot Costa Rica Travel Deals

As the summer season in Costa Rica winds down and the green season draws near, it is time for great Costa Rica travel deals. One such bargain is a hot… Read more »

Top tours in Nosara, Costa Rica

Top tours in Nosara, Costa Rica

Nosara, Costa Rica is renowned for some of the best surfing in Costa Rica, and for being a yoga paradise. But there are plenty of other exciting adventure and nature… Read more »

Sell Your Body, Travel to Costa Rica

Sell Your Body, Travel to Costa Rica

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… Read more »

30 Seconds to Mars Landing in Costa Rica

30 Seconds to Mars Landing in Costa Rica

Los Angeles alternative rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars will visit Costa Rica for the first time this coming Sunday, May 4th. This immensely popular musical group has been accumulating… Read more »

Looking for the “Wild” Costa Rica? Visit the Osa Peninsula!

Looking for the “Wild” Costa Rica? Visit the Osa Peninsula!

For me, the Osa Peninsula is one of the most worthwhile places to visit in Costa Rica. The small stretch of remote rugged jungle in the southwestern corner of the… Read more »

Jaco Canopy Tour, Where Ziplining, Jungle and Beach Collide in Costa Rica

Jaco Canopy Tour, Where Ziplining, Jungle and Beach Collide in Costa Rica

I had zip lined three times before I hiked up the gorgeous trail to the first platform of the fourteen offered by Jaco Canopy. Once in Montezuma, Arenal, and Monteverde…. Read more »

From Russia With Love: Costa Rica Seeks More Tourists

From Russia With Love: Costa Rica Seeks More Tourists

Добро пожаловать! The preceding Russian expression, which is often pseudo-phonetically written as dobro pozhalovat, means “Welcome!” When properly spoken, it sounds warm and inviting, and it is an expression that… Read more »

A Sheynem Dank! Devout Jewish Traveler Enjoys Costa Rica

A Sheynem Dank! Devout Jewish Traveler Enjoys Costa Rica

Shalom aleichem. Daniel Retter is a New York attorney, religious scholar and author of HaMafteach, a Talmud Bavli Indexed Reference Guide. Mr. Retter recently found himself in the capital city… Read more »

15 Years of Costa Rica Adventures is a Dream Come True

15 Years of Costa Rica Adventures is a Dream Come True

When Massi Devoto used to guide small groups around Costa Rica, he noticed that out of all of the experiences the tourists shared, the ones they enjoyed and talked about… Read more »

Hotel Le Caméléon Opens New Beachfront Club on Caribbean

Hotel Le Caméléon Opens New Beachfront Club on Caribbean

New beginnings are old hat at upscale Hotel Le Caméléon in Costa Rica, where their motto is “Every day is a new day”. The Costa Rica boutique hotel on the… Read more »

Stamp Collector Alert: Pope Francis Stamp Issued in Costa Rica

Stamp Collector Alert: Pope Francis Stamp Issued in Costa Rica

Correos de Costa Rica, the national post office and sole official issuer of postal stamps, has formally announced the issue of 15,000 special postage stamps that observe and celebrate Pope… Read more »

Modern Archeology: Researching Dive Bars in Costa Rica

Modern Archeology: Researching Dive Bars in Costa Rica

They are known as cantinas or, less elegantly, “chicheros.” Cheap and disreputable dive bars can be found in all regions of Costa Rica, but most of the cantinas in the… Read more »

New Tour Explores Cultural History of Guanacaste at Rincon de la Vieja

New Tour Explores Cultural History of Guanacaste at Rincon de la Vieja

Not much is known about the first native peoples to live near the massive Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province. A new archaeology tour at the… Read more »

Undervalued Casualties, a Sandy Beach Secret in Costa Rica

Undervalued Casualties, a Sandy Beach Secret in Costa Rica

More people have drowned along the 17 miles of the Central Pacific Coast, including Esterillos, Playa Hermosa, and Playa Bejuco, than any other stretch of Costa Rica. So why haven’t… Read more »

Costa Rica Versus Ecuador, Which Country is Your Best Retirement Option? Part I – Immigration

Costa Rica Versus Ecuador, Which Country is Your Best Retirement Option? Part I – Immigration

Year after year, International Living, Forbes, and hundreds of other publications release a list of the best places to retire. Do you believe that one retirement destination fits all? Where… Read more »

Jazz Nights at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa Every Wednesday

Jazz Nights at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa Every Wednesday

“Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life.” — Art Blakey “Jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but is a gift that America has given the world.”… Read more »

Costa Rica is the Land of Viral Videos

Costa Rica is the Land of Viral Videos

Mountains, active volcanoes, beaches, lagoons, indigenous people, tourists, locals, Guanacaste… In less than four minutes, filmmaker Patrick Pearson shows viewers the many facets of Costa Rica in a video that… Read more »

Hooters Pageant in Costa Rica Sparks Social Media Quibble

Hooters Pageant in Costa Rica Sparks Social Media Quibble

The Hooters restaurant located in the brand-new Plaza Mango near the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Alajuela has become one of Costa Rica’s most visited restaurants. Getting a table… Read more »

Childhood Memory Leads to Amazing Sensoria Eco-tour in Guanacaste

Childhood Memory Leads to Amazing Sensoria Eco-tour in Guanacaste

When Fernando Madrigal was a young boy growing up in Costa Rica, the place that gave him the most happiness was his grandparents’ farm – called Finca La Troya in… Read more »

Costa Rica Has Arrived in Disneyland By Way of Starbucks

Costa Rica Has Arrived in Disneyland By Way of Starbucks

The next time you are in Southern California and in urgent need of a shot of Costa Rica, you may want to head to Anaheim -specifically Downtown Disneyland. Once you… Read more »

The Real Deal with Costa Rica’s Isla Tortuga

The Real Deal with Costa Rica’s Isla Tortuga

The abundance of outdoor activities hosted by Jaco never ceases to amaze. Did you know, from Jaco you have access to a gorgeous island filled with jet skis, kayaks, banana… Read more »