Costa Rica luxury Archive

How Much Does It Cost to Retire in Latin America?

Although luxury real estate is by nature expensive in any country, there can be a huge variance from place to place. I had a bizarre juxtaposition illustration of this a couple weeks ago when I watched two House Hunters International shows back to back. In the first, a couple was looking for a beachfront home [...]

Up Close to Wildlife in Costa Rica

Our latest tour feature, posted last week, is on getting away from the routine bus tours of Costa Rica and getting up close to the country’s abundant birds and animals on a more intimate basis. See the full story here: A Wealth of Wildlife in Costa Rica. Fortunately, it’s easy to set up an exclusive [...]

Updates for Costa Rica Luxury Hotels

Back in December I spent a couple weeks traveling through Costa Rica. There’s an adventure tour story on the way and I added a few new hotels—see the Costa Rica category of this blog for links to those. But I also took some time to revisit some luxury hotel favorites and revamp older reviews. For [...]

Rent a Villa, Get Airport Lounge Access in Costa Rica

After my December trip to Costa Rica, in the monthly newsletter I ragged on the international airport in San Jose as being a place with nothing to do but shop and eat American fast food. True, I didn’t have to spend two hours in the immigration line upon arrival like I did on my first [...]

New SUU Hotel in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

How do you feel about the color white? If you’ve spent wonderful vacations on a Greek island or the coast of Turkey, you probably have fond memories of a whitewashed hotel with arches, the blue sea beyond. That’s the look and feel of SUU Hotel Manuel Antonio, a hotel designed to bring a bit of [...]