Articles by Sophia LaMonica

Indian Nights Heats up Puerto Viejo’s Restaurant Scene

Indian Nights Heats up Puerto Viejo’s Restaurant Scene October 31, 2011 | Food | Read More
Just in time for the cooler evenings of November, a hot new restaurant has very recently opened its doors in Puerto Viejo de Limon.  In a cozy location ideal for romantic dinners and solo diners alike, Indian Nights is just the place to complement the global cuisine scene that Puerto Viejo is recognized...

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,...

Best Breakfast in Puerto Viejo

Best Breakfast in Puerto Viejo October 31, 2011 | Food | Read More
 If you have a penchant for pancakes, try them at the Lizard King Resort. They come buttered, topped with fresh fruit, served with maple syrup, and they’re downright irresistible. If you prefer French Toast, it is battered to a tee and dusted with powdered sugar, drizzling syrup makes them delicious...

5 Places to Propose in Puerto Viejo de Limon

5 Places to Propose in Puerto Viejo de Limon October 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Feeling lucky in love? Hoping to get hitched in 2012? Pop the question in Puerto Viejo de Limon, Costa Rica and chances are your amor will answer affirmatively, and if she or he is anything like me, it will be a resounding “Si! Si! Si!” There’s something magical about this far-flung enclave on...

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....

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...

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...