There is only so much hotel food, I can eat and since finding an alternative choice on a Monday in Punta Islita was not an option, we ventured out of town. What’s one more dirt road and a couple of streams to cross at this point in our Costa Rican journey along the roads less […]
Paradise at the end of many dirt roads: Punta Islita
I am all about taking the road less traveled, however when we picked the scenic route to Punta Islita from Playa Panama, we did not think it would take us to an impassable river near Samara which then added a whole new set of dirt roads. Judge for yourself if the views at, from and […]
Travelicious home away from home: El Mangroove, Costa Rica
First unedited impressions from Hotel El Mangroove, the happy medium between a busy all-inclusive resorts and the independent smaller hotels. Disney Adventures uses this boutique hotel as the final stop on their Costa Rica tour, so you get 30 people arriving all at once – and a fair share of more Americans, but also local […]
Pura Vida in Guanacaste
Cold Costa Rican craft beer, amazing views and great food – all provided by gracious hosts William (chef and soon brewmaster at Monkey Brewing Co.) and Sandro (bartender and always smiling maitre d’) – what more could you ask for? Skip eating downtown at Playas Del Coco and head straight up to “The Lookout”, you […]
Too cute: Porcupine or Pufferfish?
We rescued this little beauty that was washed upon on the black sand of Playa Panama. Do you know if it is a porcupine or a puffer fish?
With love from Costa Rica
This photo says it all: We are in love with Costa Rica. Sunset at Papagayo Peninsula – we were all alone on this stunning black beach yesterday. I will share details of the beautiful places we visit(ed) upon return home, but hope you enjoy the live from CR photos in the meantime.