5 Nov, 2018 in Alajuela

La Fortuna, north from San Jose in Costa Rica, is a gem of a city. Lots of wonderful things to do in this volcanic regions, and La Fortuna is most famous for hikes and hotsprings. It also features a few other attractions, like the chocolate/coffee tours, and a few eco parks where you can explore […]

21 Sep, 2018 in Puntarenas

During my trip across Costa Rica, I rented a 4×4 and made my way up north towards the border with Nicaragua. After visiting La Fortuna and the nearby volcano mountains I turned back south to tackle some rough roads to get up the mountain to the Monteverde mountain top getaway, famous for its adventure zip-lining […]

16 Jul, 2018 in San Jose

There are a few nice attractions away from Costa Rica’s capital San Jose that are worth stopping by. I fast realized I’d rather venture out of San Jose and rented a car to explore the region. On my various excursions in the area I was looking for somewhere to chill for a couple of hours […]

10 Jul, 2018 in Heredia

La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park was a bit of a surprise. It was my first “eco” attraction in Costa Rica and after having heard of how well Costa Rica does eco preservation I admit to expecting a very authentic dirty jungle experience with tarzan guides taking us on an adventure. La Paz is not […]

14 Apr, 2018 in Alajuela

Do you know where chocolate comes from? how it’s made? I didn’t. Costa Rica is a good place to figure that out, it still, somehow, has an active Chocolate growing market, even if competition from cheaper labour countries is driving local farmers toward tourism to replace the mass plantations. So what you basically have are […]

28 Mar, 2018 in Alajuela

After visiting La Paz Waterfalls, La Fortuna, Monteverde north of San Jose in Costa Rica I continued coasting around the volano area in northern Costa Rica Alajuela region and doing various attractions and hikes. One of the nice walks in the area, taking you on paved roads through the winding jungle on hanging bridges above waterfalls […]

9 Mar, 2018 in Puntarenas

Costa Rica prides itself to be an eco destination with preservation of nature and wild life. All across Costa Rica are sanctuaries meant to protect wild animals, with different sanctuaries specializing in different animals and species. In all my tour around Costa Rica I have only visited one sanctuary, and I was lucky to choose Santuario […]

16 Feb, 2018 in San Jose

I didn’t spent much time in San Jose, but I did get to venture out and see some funky attractions in the area. One of those is the Sanatorium Dr. Carlos Duran Cartin, about half an hour to the east on the way to Irazú Volcano. It’s not entirely clear how this became a tourist attraction, but […]

24 Dec, 2017 in Alajuela, Visions

I began my Costa Rican adventures renting a car at San Jose and heading off to the north towards La Fortuna. First stop the La Paz Waterfall, a waterfall areas turned eco-Disney land that made me realize just how touristic and commercial Costa Rican “eco-travel” is. Still, can’t beat paved hikes to some gorgeous nature, […]

9 Dec, 2017 in Guanacaste, Visions

I had a month to go explore Central America moving between jobs, and took the opportunity to visit Costa Rica after visiting Cuba and before wrapping it up in Nicaragua. Compared to Cuba and Nicaragua, Costa Rica is easy travel, very touristy to the point of almost being too touristy. Everything is well organized, people […]

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