Costa Rica Archive

Are There Any Microbrews in Latin America?

Pity the poor beer connoisseur heading to Latin America. In many countries, one brand dominates. In others there are several labels—all brewed by the same company. In general it’s a sea of light lagers meant to be served very cold on a hot day. Mexico has long brewed some of the best beers around, but [...]

A Clipper Ship Sailing Cruise to Costa Rica

We haven’t run all that many cruising features in Luxury Latin America, partly because many of them are three-week affairs that land in multiple cities in South America. Costa Rica is not so long though, so one of our writers sailed down on a Star Clipper cruise that made multiple stops there. On a real [...]

Score 4 Free Nights in a Luxury Condo in Costa Rica!

Sorry kids, this contest is closed! Luxury Latin America turned four years old this month, so we’re celebrating by giving our readers a chance to score four nights in the lap of luxury on the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica. We’ve teamed up with one of our long-time partners, Mead Brown Costa Rica Vacation Rentals, [...]

Latitude 10 Luxe Eco-resort in Costa Rica

We don’t make it a habit to review inns with only five rooms, but we made an exception for this luxury home turned small hotel in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. Latitude 10 is small, yes, and as with many resorts in Costa Rica, you are asked to sweat a bit for the sake [...]

Ron Centenario 9-year Rum: Like Warm Liquid Caramel

One of the nice things about traveling through Central America is that it’s easy to find really good rum for a ridiculously low price. I’m especially partial to the Ron Zacapa 15-year rum from Guatemala, but this 9-year Ron Centenario Conmemorativo bottle I picked up at a supermarket in Costa Rica has to be the [...]

Birds-eye View of Costa Rica with Nature Air

The first time I visited Costa Rica three years ago, I saw way too much of it from the window of a van, while bouncing along bad roads. This time I vowed to spend more time where I wanted to be and to get a big picture view of the country from above. After four [...]