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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...

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...

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...

More Excellent Views in Puerto Viejo de Limon

More Excellent Views in Puerto Viejo de Limon January 24, 2012 | Whats New | Read More
Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast is one of the country’s most picturesque regions, with dramatic landscapes and contrasts not seen elsewhere in the world. Majestic old-forest trees reach higher than any building, and waterfalls rush from the mountains just a few hundred feet from the shore. What...

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...

Jellicle Cats at Home for Harvest Moon in Puerto Viejo

Jellicle Cats at Home for Harvest Moon in Puerto Viejo October 20, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
From feral kittens to the über exotic jaguar and puma lions that have recently been seen and heard stalking prey in the mountains beyond Margarita Road, felines are making their presence felt along the Caribbean coast more than ever this month, and even the Fuerza Publica has added “Gata Jota”...

Blue Calm Belies Stormy Skies in Puerto Viejo

Blue Calm Belies Stormy Skies in Puerto Viejo October 20, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
This picture was taken on Friday morning, just before the annual mountain bike race swept through town, from the edge of Pan Pay bakery, a favorite place of mine and lots of locals in the morning. The coral reef here forms placid pools ideal for wading, swimming, and snorkeling where Johnny’s Place...

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...

Postcard Perfect: Scarlet Macaws in Costa Rica

Postcard Perfect: Scarlet Macaws in Costa Rica September 23, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
The Scarlet Macaw, Ara Macao, is a large bird that originates in the humid lowland subtropical rainforests of Central and South America. They eat mainly fruits, seeds, and nuts, and have an average lifespan of 40 years. Until the 1960s, the distribution of Scarlet Macaws included much of Costa Rica,...
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