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Calm after the Storm at Salsa Brava, Puerto Viejo

Calm after the Storm at Salsa Brava, Puerto Viejo September 10, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
In the week following Irene, Puerto Viejo de Limon was arumble with thunder while gusty winds wreaked minor havoc, and the sky seemed ready to break at the drop of a hat. Today, all is quiet on the weather front and the sun shone hot most of the day. Here, a BMW with a Panama license plate is juxtaposed...

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...

Bono Impersonator Takes Costa Rica by Surprise

Bono Impersonator Takes Costa Rica by Surprise May 7, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
The nation’s leading newspaper La Nacion first reported yesterday that the lead singer of U2, Bono, was in Puntarenas, the largest province of the Nicoya Penninsula on the Pacific side of the country.  He’d apparently arrived by private boat with a small entourage including a professional...

Puerto Viejo: A Paradise for Surfers and Beach Bums

Puerto Viejo: A Paradise for Surfers and Beach Bums April 28, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
In the shadow of chaotic San José and the jam-packed resorts of the Pacific coast, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (not to be confused with Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí in Costa Rica’s northern lowlands)—seems all but forgotten. A picturesque, sand-swept playground, it may not have the cachet of the...

4/20 Protest to Legalize Marijuana in Costa Rica

4/20 Protest to Legalize Marijuana in Costa Rica April 21, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
International Pot Smoking Day came smack dab in the middle of Semana Santa celebrations in Costa Rica, but that didn’t stop a fast-growing group of Facebook fans from organizing a peaceful protest in the country’s capital city of San Jose to raise awareness about the perils of a government-waged...

Shamanistic Journeying with Spirit Guides in Puerto Viejo

Shamanistic Journeying with Spirit Guides in Puerto Viejo March 18, 2011 | Things to Do, Whats New | Read More
This weekend, a two-day workshop will initiate the curious and the daring to a practice that  soul seekers around the world have been drawn to for thousands of  years, for a multitude of reasons.  Spiritual journeying between realities is seen by some as a “path to wholeness” and a way...

PV’s First Foosball Tournament is Tomorrow 2/27 at Tex Mex

PV’s First Foosball Tournament is Tomorrow 2/27 at Tex Mex February 26, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, Whats New | Read More
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s Reggae Ping Pong Tournament at the Lazy Mon, here is another table-top sporting event for those looking for an off-beat way to spend Sunday evening in Puerto Viejo: The first foosball tournament is to be held at the open-air bar/restaurant smack dab in the center...

Nurse Shark Landed in Puerto Viejo de Limon, Costa Rica

Nurse Shark Landed in Puerto Viejo de Limon, Costa Rica February 26, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
This headless nurse shark was landed yesterday by local fishermen in Puerto Viejo de Limon, in accordance with the Costa Rican Fishing and Aquaculture (Incopesca) controls on shark fishing in national water, which requires every shark to be landed in one piece, except for the head and viscera, which...

Caribbean Deals: Bargain Acre in Margaritaville and Turn-key Yoga Retreat Center for a Song

Caribbean Deals: Bargain Acre in Margaritaville and Turn-key Yoga Retreat Center for a Song February 24, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
A quick tour of Puerto Viejo turns up numerous handmade signs advertising homes and businesses for sale, but those are just the tip of the iceberg. It turns out there are lots of affordable properties on the market, for all size budgets. So if you’re like some folks I know who fall in love with...

Hiking, Biking and Walking in the Caribbean: No Cake Walk for Herpetophobes and Cynophobes

Hiking, Biking and Walking in the Caribbean: No Cake Walk for Herpetophobes and Cynophobes February 21, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, Whats New | Read More
All walks of life live and breath in Costa Rica, and nowhere is this more on display than on the Caribbean coast. When visiting Puerto Viejo and the surrounding communities, walking, biking, and hiking are the top three ways to get around, and by far the best ways to experience nature most intimately....