Heading to Costa Rica and debating whether or not to rent a car?  If you’re planning to cover a lot of ground and see different parts of the county, a car is definitely the way to go. It gives you the freedom to make your own schedules and not rely on public transportation. It also opens up more hotel and activity options and makes the treks between locations far more pleasant than they […]

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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 […]

It was February in Boston again, and having anticipated the disgust and exhaustion we would be feeling with the frigid New England winter, my boyfriend and I had booked ourselves a getaway to a warmer climate. Costa Rica. Recommended by all who had been, Costa Rica seemed like an ideal winter escape: outdoor activities, beaches, wildlife, accessibility (quick flight and USD is often accepted in tourist spots) and convenience (unlike […]