Costa Rica is often recognized for its beaches and wildlife, while its cuisine may seem like an afterthought. Yet adventurous eaters will discover the country’s culinary offerings are rich in history and flavor. In spring 2015, a National Plan for Sustainable and Healthy Costa Rican Gastronomy was launched as a recipe for promoting the use of […]
Is Manuel Antonio worth visiting, or is it too touristy? Which beaches are the most beautiful? Should we go to the Osa or Nicoya Peninsula? Where should we go zip lining? Where can we see lots of wildlife? Those are just a few of the questions we had when planning our trip to Costa Rica. […]
“Pura vida!” we all shouted in unison as we lifted our paddles victoriously into the air after smashing through another rapid on Costa Rica’s renowned Pacuare River. The shout meant “pure life” and that’s exactly what a weeklong visit to Costa Rica provided in abundance.
Costa Rica is just not an amazingly beautiful country, it is the happiest and “greenest” country in the world. Everywhere you look it’s green. Everyone is always smiling. Costa Rica is “Pura Vida,” which means “pure life”, two words that I heard everywhere I went. Instead of asking me how I was, people would ask […]
Santa Teresa has always been one of our favorite hangout beaches in Costa Rica, on the Pacific Coast. It is located in the Nicoya Peninsula where there are many beautiful white and caramel sand beaches. In the Malpais area, there is a stretch of land of five main beaches- Malpais, Playa del Carmen, Santa Teresa, […]