Articles Tagged ‘Costa Rica’

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...