Juanita’s by Green Room: A Latin Fusion Menu With Creative Cocktails

Juanita’s by Green Room is Costa Rican Raquel Salazar’s second restaurant. Raquel tells us that although it is an adventure she has taken on alone,  she is helped by an incredible and loving staff.  Many locals know her from Green Room Cafe, her first restaurant, located in the heart of Jaco. Raquel was a principal player […]

Turning Lifestyles Into Businesses: Hamburguesìa and LoVe Designs

Today, as many citizens of the U.S. and tourists celebrate the Fourth of July, or Independence Day, we are reminded of two things that never go out of style: hamburgers and bikinis. Both Adrian Vega of Hamburguesìa restaurant and Lorena Vera, of LoVe Designs, respectively, know this . Their businesses were created around and are […]

Boruca Tribe Members Visit Jaco’s Tico Pod

  The indigenous Costa Rican Boruca people are artisans known for their traditional masks, weaving and other handmade objects. Tribe members live in a self-sustaining agricultural village located deep in the Talamanca mountains. They support themselves mostly through their esteemed artwork and ecotourism. Recently, some members of the tribe visited Tico Pod Art House & […]

The Diverse and Historical Province of Alajuela

The city of Alajuela is also known as the “City of Mangos” due to the large number of mango trees found there. It is the capital of the second largest province in Costa Rica and located about 11 miles (17 km) northwest of  San Jose, along the General Cañas highway. The province contains one of […]

Temperamental Volcano Turrialba

The beautiful Turrialba Volcano is covered in dense vegetation and looks out over approximately 3,900 acres (1,577 ha) of mostly mountainous rain forest. It is the second tallest volcano in Costa Rica (Irazu being the first). A large area of the national park is composed of both primary and secondary rainforest, where it is common […]

Karma Tribe Celebrates Its First Year Anniversary

“How can we, in our short lives, make a significant positive impact in the world?” This was the question  David Grillot and his friend Allan Campbell were contemplating some years ago. Both were active members of Couchsurfing at the time, a website service that allows you to offer and request free travel lodging. “It occurred to […]

Six Tips To Best Enjoy Easter Week In Costa Rica

Holy Week or Semana Santa is one of the busiest and most popular times to vacation in Costa Rica. Besides the international tourists that arrive, national public employees here have off all week. Schools are closed which means many Costa Rican families take this time to head to Guanacaste or other popular beach towns. Holy […]

The Different Perspectives of Volcano Arenal National Park

If you would like to see one of Costa Rica’s most impressive volcanoes and stay for a couple of days to enjoy other sights and activities, a weekend trip to Arenal and La Fortuna is a perfect choice. Arenal Volcano makes its home within the 29,960 acre Arenal Volcano National Park. It was considered to […]

A Visit To Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park is located off the the main road going from Quepos to Manuel Antonio. It is the smallest national park in Costa Rica, yet one of the busiest. Covering 1,700 acres (688 ha) and over 130,000 acres (52,609 ha) of water, the park offers some of the best wildlife watching with more […]

Costa Rica Awarded Gold Medal by CNN Dinero

Costa Rica has become a country widely-known as an exceptional, attractive place to live, and not solely for it’s inherent beauty.  Last week, the country was granted a gold medal by CNN Dinero, a program about economic issues as reported by experts and leaders in the business world. The gold medal was attributed to scoring […]