Our first full day on the beach began with my first Tico style breakfast: eggs, rice and beans, cheese and tortillas. The meal was enjoyed in the lobby of our Playa Hermosa hotel, La Finisterra, and was complemented by views of the sparkling Pacific. We arrived in Playa Hermosa on the northern side of the Nicoya Peninsula (there are two Playa Hermosas in Costa Rica – don’t get confused) late […]

Depending on where you’re coming from, getting to the Monteverde area of Costa Rica is no easy task. We were driving in from La Fortuna, and while the two spots don’t look far apart on a map, they are divided by Lake Arenal and a long stretch of difficult, unpaved roads. We made the mistake of leaving La Fortuna after 5pm, too close to nightfall. We got to Tilarán on […]