Visiting La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica

Visiting La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica

La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a 70 acre wonderland located in Vara Blanca, Alajuela, Costa Rica. It has over 3.5 kilometers of walking trails and 10 animal exhibit areas to enjoy. We visited on an overcast day in November 2014. La paz waterfall Costa Rica map The...
Ceviche Costa Rican Style

Ceviche Costa Rican Style

How we discovered the secret to Ceviche in Costa Rica. While staying in Atenas, Costa Rica, we enjoy getting our groceries at the local market, the “mercado central”. Most of the stalls in the market sell various kinds of foods although a few sell...
How To Get Free Coconut Water (Pipa) in Costa Rica

How To Get Free Coconut Water (Pipa) in Costa Rica

If you don’t live in the tropics, you buy coconut water in little bottles or boxes at high prices. There are many real health benefits of coconut water and it is so refreshing on a hot day. Traveling in Bali, we made the happy discovery that sidewalk vendors and...
Top Four Tropical Travel Essentials

Top Four Tropical Travel Essentials

Breezes blowing through the palm trees, the gentle roar of ocean waves on golden beaches, spectacular sunsets- it all sounds so idyllic. But the heat and humidity of the tropics can leave you sticky and stinky, and it is hard to sleep when your skin is sun burned and...
Unique Costa Rican Tour at El Toledo Coffee Farm

Unique Costa Rican Tour at El Toledo Coffee Farm

The El Toledo Permaculture Coffee Farm tour was one of the highlights of our visit to Atenas, Costa Rica. Gabriel, one of the owners, gave us a great coffee education, showed us their operation, and explained to us about their farming practices. He used a wooden tray...
Exotic Costa Rica Wildlife on Sierpe River Boat Tour

Exotic Costa Rica Wildlife on Sierpe River Boat Tour

The Sierpe Terraba mangroves wetland area is a protected national wetland reserve of 66,850 acres. It protects the river mouths of the Terraba and Sierpe Rivers, and a vast network of canals, mangrove forests, and estuaries in between. Kayaking, boating, hiking and...
Protecting Costa Rica’s Sea Turtles at Playa Tortuga

Protecting Costa Rica’s Sea Turtles at Playa Tortuga

December 2014 found us house sitting in Ojochal, on the southern pacific coast of Costa Rica. One of the great things about house sitting is that the homeowners often introduce us to their friends and community. With new friends to chat with we learn about all sorts...
Eating In and Dining Out in Costa Rica

Eating In and Dining Out in Costa Rica

We are spending 3 months this winter in the Central Highlands of Costa Rica. Staying in rented AirBnB casitas allows us to have a tiny home from which to base our slow travel. We don’t like to spend too much time each day getting to and from town to find a restaurant...
Eating Cheaply While Traveling is a Way of Life

Eating Cheaply While Traveling is a Way of Life

Food is one of the wonderful reasons we love to travel. As you eat your way through the culture, you’ll learn about its history, traditions, customs, social hierarchy and politics. But to do so, you must leave behind the tourist traps and hotel restaurants. and...

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