Costa Rica Archive

Renting a Luxury Villa in Los Suenos, Costa Rica

If you’re a fisherman or have friends who like to reel in sailfish and blue marlin, you’ve probably heard of Los Sueños in Costa Rica. Or if you’re an international golfer, you may have had suenos of your own about teeing off here next to the Pacific Ocean. Perhaps you just want a base for […]

The Best Chocolate Festivals Across Latin America

There’s a chocolate belt across the Americas and perhaps appropriately, it’s a wide belt. It stretches from Tabasco state on the Gulf Coast of Mexico—the birthplace of the bean in the B.C. era—down to Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru. Just as introduced crops like bananas and coffee spread quickly across countries where the conditions were right, […]

Gourmet Cuisine in Costa Rica?

There are a hundred reasons to visit Central America, but the food isn’t usually one of them. It’s long been a mystery to travelers with a discerning palate: how can a region that grows so many wonderful ingredients produce such unimaginative food, even in nice restaurants? Why does all the culinary creativity stop as soon […]

New Andaz Papagayo Resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The Andaz brand from Hyatt is meant to be luxury with a playfulness, upscale but fun, well-equipped but laid-back. Their foray into Latin America is a good start, with the new Andaz Papagayo Peninsula Resort in northern Costa Rica getting high marks from our reviewer who was just there. The Papagayo Peninsula is an upscale […]

Golf in Costa Rica – a New Update

A few years back we posted an article on golf courses in Costa Rica and what experienced players can expect in this small country better known for jungles and nature. We realize it’s not the first activity most people think of for this eco-friendly destination, but there are some very good reasons for golfers to […]

More Luxury Rooms at Arenal: Nayara Hotel Costa Rica

First there was Tabacon, then The Springs, and now there is another luxury hotel to choose from in the Arenal Volcano area of Costa Rica: Nayara Hotel, Spa, and Gardens. It took us a while to get someone into this resort I’m afraid. Nayara has already gotten write-ups in the major travel magazines and even […]