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Playa Avellanas- Where Surfers, Foodies and  Farmers Unite

Playa Avellanas- Where Surfers, Foodies and Farmers Unite

Playa Avellanas is a picturesque white sand beach, put on the map years ago as a surf destination, but also ideal for lazy shoreside days. With plenty of almond, buttonwood an

Poás Revisited – Two Trips, 10 Years Apart, Equally Memorable

Poás Revisited – Two Trips, 10 Years Apart, Equally Memorable

Mother Nature is always surprising us. As we went to print with the March magazine, this article about the newly opened Poás National Park required an update: the volcano eru

Diria National Park: One of Guanacaste’s Least-Known Attractions

Diria National Park: One of Guanacaste’s Least-Known Attractions

Diria National Park: One of Guanacaste’s Least-Known Attractions.  Northern Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula have several well known national parks: the history-rich San

Slowing it Down in the Nandamojo Valley Costa Rica

Slowing it Down in the Nandamojo Valley Costa Rica

Guanacaste’s Antidote to Hustle and Bustle.  Slowing it Down in the Nandamojo Valley Costa Rica.  If you’re looking to get away from the crowds and experience Costa Ri

Tapirus Lodge Costa Rica: A Naturalist’s Dream Come True

Tapirus Lodge Costa Rica: A Naturalist’s Dream Come True

Tapirus Lodge Costa Rica: A Naturalist’s Dream Come True.  Tapirus Lodge is the kind of place where any naturalist’s dreams could come true, even if not the cornersto

Monteverde Cloud Forest: The Fairytale I Imagined

Monteverde Cloud Forest: The Fairytale I Imagined

Before our first trip to Costa Rica, I had never been to a cloud forest. I don’t think I even knew such a thing existed before my tour guide suggested visiting Monteverde. A

Conchal National Mixed Wildlife Refuge: Connecting with Nature and Each Other

Conchal National Mixed Wildlife Refuge: Connecting with Nature and Each Other

Tucked away in the back corner of Reserva Conchal is an untouched paradise, providing an essential habitat for migratory birds, traveling monkeys and endangered species. It wa

Dental Sealants for a lifelong healthy smile

Dental Sealants for a lifelong healthy smile

Dental Sealants for a lifelong healthy smile: Most people are aware that daily flossing and brushing will help prevent tooth decay. But it’s not always easy to access every

Manuel Antonio:  Crown Jewel of National Parks

Manuel Antonio: Crown Jewel of National Parks

Manuel Antonio: Crown Jewel of Costa Rica’s National Parks.  To understand why Manuel Antonio National Park is so famous and popular, you need to appreciate its beauty

Magical Manuel Antonio – 7 Reasons to Love this Area

Magical Manuel Antonio – 7 Reasons to Love this Area

I’ve lived in Costa Rica a while now, and maybe (regrettably) I’m becoming a little immune to its charm. That’s why I was surprised stepping from the shady path winding

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