Costa Rica

Paradise Found: The Lost Iguana

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Central America, Costa Rica, Featured, Media, Products & Places, Reviews | 0 comments

Paradise Found: The Lost Iguana

The moment we turned a curve in the road and saw the first view of Arenal Lake, I let out an audible gasp. It was an incredible landscape where the lake was surrounded by mountains, and the clouds hung low and thick in front of our car window. During the week we spent in this special part of Costa Rica I kept thinking, “this has got to be one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.” I realized it’s true allure is that it’s one of the only locations like it that hasn’t been spoiled by people. The Costa Ricans have taken explicit care to keep the region pure and free from over...

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The Coatimundi of Costa Rica

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in Costa Rica, Featured, Media | 2 comments

The Coatimundi of Costa Rica

As we puttered around Costa Rica in our rental car I gazed out the window searching for wildlife in the trees. We saw monkeys, sloths, exotic birds, raccoons and other tropical creatures. It wasn’t until we were parked on the side of the street that we had our closest encounter with the most adorable and inquisitive animals we had come across yet, Coatimundis. These animals look like a mix between a raccoon and an opossum but cuter and more outgoing. They walk around with their tails sticking straight up in the air which is fairly comical. Coatimundis are known to travel in groups of...

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Tabacon Thermal Hot Springs

Posted by on Dec 16, 2012 in Costa Rica, Featured, Products & Places, Reviews | 2 comments

Tabacon Thermal Hot Springs

When we decided to visit the Arenal Volcano region of  Costa Rica we knew visiting a hot spring was a must do activity. The idea of volcanic water relaxing the road weary muscles was very tempting. We research a few options. There are a number hotels that offer “hotsprings” but mostly rely on gas, electricity and pipes to simulate a legitimate natural experience. After consistent trip advisor reviews slamming competitors due to inauthenticity we knew we were in good hands with Tabacon. Granted, there are no manufactured cupholders in their hot springs but we figured we’d...

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