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Puerto Viejo Beach

Puerto Viejo – What’s Not To Love? You Decide.

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica – what’s not to love? In previous posts we wooed you with our pictures of the white sandy beaches and warmed you with our story about the valiant efforts of the Jaguar Rescue Center. We showed you pictures of all of the amazing animals that we spotted and tempted you with stories of […]
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on January 19, 2015
Cocles Beach Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo To Manzanillo Bike Ride

Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean Coast has everything you want in a visit to Costa Rica. And the best way to view it all is over your beach cruiser handlebars on a ride from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo. Start off in the relaxed town of Puerto Viejo. You can find bike rentals here from about $6 per day. There are […]
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on January 16, 2015

Jaguar Rescue Center Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

The Jaguar Rescue Center in Puerto Viejo is a great way to spend a few hours during your visit to the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. Not only will you get to see a large sample of the animals that live in the area, but you will also get to learn about these jungle natives […]
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on January 12, 2015
La Fortuna Waterfall

La Fortuna Waterfall Hike Costa Rica

Even though we were traveling in Costa Rica outside of the rainy season, we still had plenty of rain…every day. The good news is that with rain in a tropical climate comes the rainforest. And if  you’re lucky, waterfalls. And we were. The La Fortuna Waterfall was about a mile away from our cabin in the […]
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Springs Spa Costa Rica

Lose Yourself At The Springs Spa Costa Rica

No visit to the Arenal Volcano region of Costa Rica is complete without a visit to the naturally heated volcanic hot springs. We chose The Springs Spa for our thermal pool experience. There are quite a few you can choose from at all price ranges. There are day spas where you can mingle with the […]
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Pura Vida San Jose Costa Rica

Discovering Pura Vida in San Jose Costa Rica

During any visit to Costa Rica you will become familiar with the phrase “Pura Vida” or “Pure Life.” Catchy, but what does it mean really? We decided to take the “Costa Rica Pura Vida Experience” tour to find out. It combines a walking and cultural tour, food tastings, and …. a masquerade. Who could resist? […]
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on December 31, 2014
Costa Rica Rainforest and Chocolate Adventure

Costa Rica Rainforest and Chocolate Adventure

How can you improve a tour of a tropical rainforest in one of the world’s most amazing destinations – Costa Rica? Same as any other experience – just add chocolate! Genius idea and a fantastic day trip from San Jose. We started our day winding our way up through the rural twisty roads leading out […]
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on December 22, 2014

Ahhh Belize

When we first arrived on the Island of Ambergis Caye, Belize we met a man who was lounging lazily by the pool.  He asked if it were our first trip to the Island.  When we admitted that it was, he said “It won’t be your last.”  Wise man. What’s to like? Ambergris Caye The laid […]
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on January 29, 2014