Downtown San Jose Offers Trendy New Travel Scene

Downtown San Jose Offers Trendy New Travel Scene

In the past, there really wasn’t much redeeming about San Jose, but now downtown San Jose (Chepe as it is known to the locals) is undergoing an exhilarating cultural revitalization.  Historic Hotel Presidente is, unquestionably, the best and most convenient place to...
The Nicoya Peninsula in 7 Days: Day 7

The Nicoya Peninsula in 7 Days: Day 7

After a hearty, home-cooked breakfast at Casa Oceano, we reluctantly headed out. We all agreed that we needed at least a week of unwinding in this beautiful house. We made our way to the ferry crossing after about an hour’s drive. I have crossed the Gulf of Nicoya...
The Nicoya Peninsula in 7 Days: Day 6

The Nicoya Peninsula in 7 Days: Day 6

The drive from Islita to Tambor was uncharted territory for me to drive myself. I have always had drivers for this section. We opted to go the coastal route rather than all the way to Paquera as it is a much shorter drive. I knew there were rivers we would have to...
The Nicoya Peninsula in 7 Days: Day 5

The Nicoya Peninsula in 7 Days: Day 5

Wow. A free day without moving anywhere! We were so glad to stay put at such a fantastic property, the lovely Hotel Punta Islita. We spent the morning doing site inspections of the hotel and most of the villas on Punta Islita’s large property. These villas are super...
The Nicoya Peninsula in 7 Days: Day 4

The Nicoya Peninsula in 7 Days: Day 4

After a hearty breakfast at Harmony Nosara, my friend Steve Jacobus picked us up to show us his little piece of paradise – Tierra Magnifica. Tierra Magnifica is a warm and comfortable 9 bedroom villa. Steve regularly hosts retreats, incentive groups, and weddings. He...
The Nicoya Peninsula in 7 Days: Day 3

The Nicoya Peninsula in 7 Days: Day 3

Today the road changed. We lost the black top and went to gravel and dirt. The first rains started, which washed some of the gravel off. Even though the distance from Tamarindo to Nosara is short, patience was a virtue as we made our way south slowly on the bumpy...