Tag Archives: Costa Rica

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on...
Romantic Travel: Getting In the Mood for Romance

Romantic Travel: Getting In the Mood for Romance

As it’s Valentines Day, we thought we’d offer some romantic travel ideas and tips from our grand tour for getting in the mood for romance. It may be too late to get on a flight to Marrakech or book a beach house in Costa Rica, but...
The Art of Doing Nothing

The Art of Doing Nothing

There’s no shortage of things to do in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. We’ve been wildlife-spotting on a walk through Manuel Antonio National Park, we’ve hiked in the forest for a spot of bird watching, we’ve strolled around a spice plantation, we’ve cruised through mangrove swamps,...
Gallo Pinto Recipe from Costa Rica

Gallo Pinto Recipe from Costa Rica

I’m not going to fib. The only negative things we heard about Costa Rica before our visit to the country were about a subject close to our hearts: the food. One Mexican chef we met who’d lived in Costa Rica for a long time said...
Our Home Away from Home in Costa Rica #2

Our Home Away from Home in Costa Rica #2

Our second home away from home in Costa Rica is called The Beach House. Now, there are plenty of resorts in this neck of the jungle that attach the name ‘beach’ to their title as often as they do ‘spa’. Some may well have a spa, but most...
Planting Trees to Save the Titi Monkeys

Planting Trees to Save the Titi Monkeys

Stay at Manuel Antonio for a week and you’ll never again complain how hard it can sometimes be to meet locals when you travel. We had visitors casually dropping in daily at Casa Elsa – families of friendly, white-faced Capuchin monkeys! Take a look here....
Soft-centred Chocolate Cake Recipe

Soft-centred Chocolate Cake Recipe

Our visit to the Villa Vanilla spice farm was very inspirational. Seeing fresh vanilla and cocoa beans was a treat. Seeing the flowers that lead to the formation of a cacao pod and seeing the cocoa beans out drying in the sun was amazing. It...