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Feeling Blue? This Valentine’s Day Chill Out with Caribbean Xantheose

Feeling Blue? This Valentine’s Day Chill Out with Caribbean Xantheose December 29, 2011 | Food, Travel Tips | Read More
There are so very few places in the world one can go and truly let one’s hair down, have it braided, and get dreadlocks all in a long weekend, but Puerto Viejo de Limon, Talamanca, Costa Rica is one such place. When it comes to treating yourself to something out of the ordinary and downright mood...

Winter Weekend Getaway: Relax, Paradise Awaits in Puerto Viejo de Limon

Winter Weekend Getaway: Relax, Paradise Awaits in Puerto Viejo de Limon December 12, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
. Giant banana pancakes drizzled in maple syrup, tico mozarella queso fresca in chile rellenos, decadent organic chocolate brownies, puppies playing hide and seek behind coconut trees. Plus warm weather, world class beaches, handmade ron don stew, creamy rompope, and of a smattering of humble, happy...

Holiday in Costa Rica: Deck the Hills with Balls of Paint

Holiday in Costa Rica: Deck the Hills with Balls of Paint December 2, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
‘Tis the season to be jolly, so why not grab the bull by the horns and consider complementing a Costa Rica vacation with a boatload of color? Paintballing is the latest and perhaps greatest adventure to hit the scene, and it’s a blast, I promise. From the Jurassic-themed field outside of...

Top 10 New Year’s Travel Resolutions for Costa Rica

Top 10 New Year’s Travel Resolutions for Costa Rica December 1, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
From us nature lovers here on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, here is a list of New Year’s resolutions and travel tips geared towards a greener, more sustainable future. 1. Leave no trace. To protect the earth from environmental pollution, we must leave nature as we found it on arrival, or...

Win a Free Trip to Costa Rica: Tourism Board Sponsors Million Dollar Gift of Happiness

Win a Free Trip to Costa Rica: Tourism Board Sponsors Million Dollar Gift of Happiness November 28, 2011 | Travel Tips, Whats New | Read More
For the next two months, the the tourism board of Costa Rica is giving away hundreds of free trips totaling $1,000,000  as part of the country’s wildly successful Million Dollar Gift of Happiness campaign, which began the first week of October and wraps up on February 3rd, 2012. In the month and...

Top 10 Places to Meet Locals in Puerto Viejo de Limon

Top 10 Places to Meet Locals in Puerto Viejo de Limon October 31, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Salsa Brava To meet locals in Puerto Viejo, one need do no more than pull into town. On the bus or the road into or out of town is the number one local meeting site. Once you’ve crossed the bridge and spotted the barge in the water on your left, locals will be there to greet and guide you, and...

Best Views in Puerto Viejo de Limon

Best Views in Puerto Viejo de Limon October 31, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Costa Rica is a shutter bug’s dream come true, and on the Caribbean coast the raw beauty of the landscape elicits gasp effects even from seasoned travelers. From Cahuita to Manzanillo, there are numerous view points worth seeking out and pausing to savor. While you’re taking in the views,...

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...

How to Get from SJO Airport to Puerto Viejo de Limon by Bus

How to Get from SJO Airport to Puerto Viejo de Limon by Bus September 29, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
After clearing customs, head outside and look for the window on the left just past the automatic doors at which you can purchase a taxi voucher for the Caribbean bus station for Puerto Viejo de Limon, Buses Caribbeaños, which will cost approximately $25, payable in dollars or colones. If that window...

Top 5 Useful Phrases for Costa Rica

September 29, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
There are many, many more, of course, but to scratch la punta del iceberg, here are cinco useful phrases to keep handy during your travels in Costa Rica. 1. Pura Vida Since the 1950s, this phrase has been used universally throughout the country in a wide variety of contexts, all of them positive. Both...
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