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Articles by Sophia LaMonica

Cowboys in the Jungle Bring More Tope to Puerto Viejo

Cowboys in the Jungle Bring More Tope to Puerto Viejo April 9, 2012 | Things to Do, Whats New | Read More
As the rest of the world seems to spin along faster each day, folks in Puerto Viejo de Limon are keeping pace with a horse’s gait. When he’s not tending to his melina farm, Jorge and Jackson, his feisty two-stepping stallion, are a couple of regular prancers along the Caribbean coast. More...

Between Museums, San Jose Bursts with Statues and Street Art

Between Museums, San Jose Bursts with Statues and Street Art March 31, 2012 | Things to Do, Whats New | Read More
Ancient art aficionados and post modern enthusiasts will have a field day in the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica. The  Jade Museum and the Museo del Oro Pre-Colombino house immense and impressive collections of gold, jewelry, artifacts, and pottery and the Museo de Arte Costarricense (MAC) is a...

From Oxcart to Export: Costa Rica’s Steeped Coffee Culture

From Oxcart to Export: Costa Rica’s Steeped Coffee Culture March 25, 2012 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
 Since 1779, Costa Rica has been producing its own coffee, primarily in the Central Valley around the capital city of San Jose, where soil conditions and climate are ideal for growing gourmet Arabica beans. On the Cafe Britt Coffee Tour, visitors learn about the variety of beans an the stages they go...

Postcard Perfect: Puerto Viejo de Limon, Talamanca

Postcard Perfect: Puerto Viejo de Limon, Talamanca March 15, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Pristine beaches along the Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast are some of the country’s most prized treasures, and they are kept in tip-top shape by eco-conscious community members who paint the young coconut tree barks white and sweep the sand for debris after debaucherous weekends. Just onshore...

Cahuita National Park

Cahuita National Park March 7, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More

Postcard Perfect: Poas Volcano in Costa Rica

Postcard Perfect: Poas Volcano in Costa Rica February 29, 2012 | Whats New | Read More
A short day trip from San Jose, Volcano Poas is a striking symbol of the powerful geothermal  forces of nature that formed Costa Rica. Its main crater measures nearly a mile wide in diameter and is 900 feet deep, at the bottom of which lies a gaping hole filled with a bright green lagoon that spews...

Sweet Spots for Happy Hour in Puerto Viejo de Limon

Sweet Spots for Happy Hour in Puerto Viejo de Limon February 24, 2012 | Food | Read More
Happy Hour is one of the most popular attractions in Puerto Viejo de Limon, and dipping into some two for one drink specials is easily a highlight of an afternoon in the Caribbean sun. At the Lazy Mon, happy hour specials of the day are posted on the roadside chalkboard, and those who heed the call are...

Sloth Sanctuary and Jaguar Rescue Center Invite Visitors and Volunteers

Sloth Sanctuary and Jaguar Rescue Center Invite Visitors and Volunteers February 17, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
On Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, there are several opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts to visit or volunteer with sloths, monkeys, snakes, and even pizote, a charming creature in the raccoon family also known as the white-nosed coati. The Sloth Sanctuary and the Jaguar Rescue Center are two...

THC and Mush: Graffiti Art Blossoms on Caribbean Coast

THC and Mush: Graffiti Art Blossoms on Caribbean Coast February 10, 2012 | Whats New | Read More
Just when it seemed Costa Rica couldn’t get more colorful, an incognito cadre of artists with brushes and cans in hands has descended upon the country, installing works of art that bring culture into to the landscape and invite a closer look. From Limon to Manzanillo, Costa Rica’s Caribbean...

Creative Seasonal Chile Rellenos at the Lizard King Resort

Creative Seasonal Chile Rellenos at the Lizard King Resort February 1, 2012 | Food | Read More
Tracking down a Chile Relleno in Costa Rica can seem surprisingly akin to finding a needle in a haystack, despite the growing number of Mexican Restaurants cropping up around the country and the bounty of chile peppers that are native to the region. With a little hunting, however, superior Chile Rellenos...
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