Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

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The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica My first Four Seasons experience was in Nevis last fall and it was an incredible time leaving me wondering how it could be topped… Enter the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, the only Forbes Travel Guide 5 Star rated resort in […]

The Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica

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The Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica Just outside Liberia on the verdant Northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, lies the Papagayo Peninsula, a region made up of unspoiled tropical forests and pristine beaches with black, coral and gray sand. AND…. The Four Seasons….   One for the Road Photography – Shop & Prints

Sunset at Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica

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Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica If Laid-Back Samara is too busy for you… Playa Samara was beautiful, but I had heard Playa Carrillo, 4 kilometers to the south, was somehow even prettier. Playa Carrillo is another perfect crescent-shaped bay that is superbly undeveloped with no buildings at all along coconut palm-lined boulevard.   One for the Road Photography […]

Playa Samara, Costa Rica

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica After trekking around the cloud forests of Monteverde for a few days, it was beach time… We opted to head to Playa Samara along the Pacific coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. Playa Samara is a large crescent bay, with a 7 kilometer-long white sandy beach, and a laid-back Tico town. Other […]

Selvatura Park Tree Top Walkways

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Selvatura Park Tree Top Walkways & Suspension Bridges Monteverde, Costa Rica The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is undoubtedly beautiful, but to me, it was literally a walk through the forest; I’m an in-you-face vista kind of guy whereas the cloud forest has a subtle beauty. Had a jaguar jumped out on the trail in front of us, I’d be singing a […]

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Monteverde, Costa Rica “The jewel in the crown of cloud forest reserves.” – National Geographic The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is a private, non-profit reserve administered by the Tropical Science Center and created in 1972 by scientist George Powell and Quaker Wilford Guindon. The reserve protects 26,000 acres (10,500 hectares) spanning six […]

Selvatura Park Canopy Tour & Ziplining

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Selvatura Park Canopy Tour Monteverde, Costa Rica Selvatura Park Canopy Tour- I had never zip-lined before and according to my research from watching South Park, I really didn’t want to. But my girlfriend wanted to zipline in Monteverde so I played along… And it was AWESOME! Located about 30 minutes north of Santa Elena, down […]

Valle Escondido Preserve & the Monteverde Inn

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Valle Escondido Preserve & the Monteverde Inn Monteverde, Costa Rica I had booked the Monteverde Inn for a few nights, simply because it seemed to have a good view of the Gulf of Nicoya and the Pacific Ocean that my lazy-ass could easily photograph sunset from. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived to find the […]

Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

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Llanos de Cortez Waterfall – Back in Costa Rica Bagaces, Costa Rica By my standards, my spring travels were slow this year. I had planned on spending a lot of time in the southwestern deserts of Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, but cancelled multiple trips due to depressing weather moving through and then I unexpectedly ended […]

Beaches, Hammocks, & Cruiser Bikes

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I Need More Beaches, Hammocks, and Cruiser Bikes in my Life. Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Santa Teresa is a small town in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica on the southwestern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. The lush jungles roll off the small surrounding hills and are primarily undisturbed while extending out to and hugging the miles […]

Arenal Volcano Costa Rica

The Arenal Volcano & La Fortuna

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 The Arenal Volcano & La Fortuna Waterfall La Fortuna, Costa Rica The Arenal Volcano & La Fortuna Waterfall – The road to La Fortuna was long and hot with temperatures topping out at 41°c. Between Aguas Zarcas and Quesada, we got stuck behind a truck maxing out around 15kph, traffic through Florencia was abysmal, and […]

Arenal Volcano National Park

Arenal Volcano National Park

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Arenal Volcano National Park La Fortuna, Costa Rica **Note, this text is just taken directly from Arenal.net.** The 29,692-acre Arenal Volcano National Park is located within the larger 504,094-acre Arenal Conservation Area, which protects some 16 reserves between the Tilarán and Guanacaste mountain ranges. This area contains a great wealth of geologic and biological complexity, […]

La Paz Waterfall Gardens

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La Paz Waterfall Gardens Vera Blanca, Costa Rica La Pas Waterfall Gardens – Technically we didn’t even go… The road heading north from Poas Volcano National Park was just as beautiful as the drive in from the south – More rolling green hills surrounded by lush jungles covering the mountains. We originally planned to stop […]

Paos Volcano National Park

A Quick Stop at Poás Volcano National Park

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A Quick Stop at Poás Volcano National Park Costa Rica After all the buses, taxis, and boats we had been in over the last ten days, it felt good being driving on my own – Music blasting, windows down, and ripping through the winding roads surrounded by lush coffee fields and flower farms all the way […]

 
 
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