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Top 10 Things to Do in Puerto Viejo

Top 10 Things to Do in Puerto Viejo October 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Some days it rains, other days it shines, mostly, it does lots of both in Puerto Viejo de Limon. This little Caribbean village is brimming with activities for all kinds of weather, but keep in mind that relaxing and enjoying la pura vida is probably the best thing you can do while you’re here....

Free Modern Art from Japan & Korea in the City This October

Free Modern Art from Japan & Korea in the City This October October 1, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, Whats New | Read More
Photo courtesy of Dulsori This Sunday, October 2nd Korean performance company Dulsori is offering a free show in downtown San José, Costa Rica. Created in 1984, Dulsori has traveled the world performing its unique mix of traditional Korean rhythms with modern percussion arrangements for nearly three...

The Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles

The Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles October 1, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles Photo by Tbarron314 Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles is a Roman Catholic church in classic Byzantine style, located in Cartago, a small city nestled at the base of the Irazu Volcano in Costa Rica. Built in 1639, this basilica is officially...

It’s Always Sunny In Puerto Viejo: Old Harbor Banana Barge at Sunset

It’s Always Sunny In Puerto Viejo: Old Harbor Banana Barge at Sunset September 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
This old rusted barge sits just off the shore of Playa Negra, at the entrance to Puerto Viejo de Limon. A rusty-but-not-forgotten symbol of the town’s history with the banana trade, the barge is now home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Snorkeling its basin is possible when waters are calm, ...

Music at Dusk: Costa Rica’s Third International Jazz Festival

Music at Dusk: Costa Rica’s Third International Jazz Festival July 31, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Juilliard Jazz Orchestra performing at Alice Tully Hall in 2010. (Hiroyuki Ito) This Thursday, August 4, the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble will be performing live in the foyer of the National Theater as part of Costa Rica’s Third International Jazz Festival. The headquarters of the Festival are in the...

Finally, a Taste of Artisinal Beer in Costa Rica

Finally, a Taste of Artisinal Beer in Costa Rica July 31, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Whats New | Read More
Since December of last year a little company in Cartago called Costa Rica’s Craft Brewing Company (CRCBC) has been making beer the old-fashioned way. A microbrewery, or craft brewer, is defined as a brewery that produces a limited amount of beer and is recognized for its unique taste and innovative...

Free Things to Do in Puerto Viejo

Free Things to Do in Puerto Viejo July 12, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
From dawn ’til dusk, Puerto Viejo is chalk full of free things to do, especially if you like nature and the outdoors. Since transportation is hardly cheap these days, these free things to do may all be done on foot. Brightly colored maps of Puerto Viejo are invaluable to new arrivals, and are available...

A Few Good Zoos in Costa Rica

A Few Good Zoos in Costa Rica June 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Three-toed sloth in achiote and cacao trees at the Lizard King Resort, Puerto Viejo Zoos in Costa Rica, are for the most part, colorful sanctuaries alive and brimming with the exotic creatures that populate most nooks and crannies of the country. The aim here is rescue, rehabilitation, and release for...

Happy Camping on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

Happy Camping on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast June 23, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Camping Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica From Manzanillo-Gandoca National Park to Cahuita, the beaches of Puerto Viejo are ideal for camping, and it’s becoming quite the popular option for budget travelers, tent-pitching affionados, and unlikely adventure seekers alike. Although camping is supposed to be limited...

National Blood Drive Strives to Build Costa Rica’s Blood Banks Through Donations

National Blood Drive Strives to Build Costa Rica’s Blood Banks Through Donations June 15, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
In Costa Rica, thousands of patients with blood diseases as leukemia, severe forms of anemia or severe problems with blood clotting, blood transfusion-dependent, depend on regular blood donations to live. As reported by Irene Rodriguez of La Nation, today, June 14th, marks the Day of Voluntary Blood...