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Traveling to Costa Rica, Not Taking a Credit Card, How To Pay

Traveling to Costa Rica, Not Taking a Credit Card, How To Pay We are planning to travel to Costa Rica but do not have a credit card. But do have a debit card from our hometown bank.  Can I use this debit card in Costa Rica?   Are travelers checks widely accepted? ATM machines in Costa Rica take the debit card.  However, I have encountered AT...

Travel tips: I Rented a Car in Costa Rica, Tips for Saving Time and Money

Travel tips: I Rented a Car in Costa Rica, Tips for Saving Time and Money My husband and I are traveling  to Costa Rica was one of exploration so we needed to rent a car in Costa Rica.  I did my homework beforehand and concluded we needed a small 4x4 SUV type vehicle, because we were going to the countryside and beach where many of the roads are...

Stop the World and Let Me Off In Costa Rica

Stop the World and Let Me Off In Costa Rica Live a simple life in Costa Rica. Time is passing faster than the hands of a clock can rotate around its face.  I want to stop the clock, stop the passage of time.  Live in the moment. Yes, live in the moment.  Live a simple life of leisure in Costa Rica  free of the mounting stress of day to day...

Manuel Antonio National Park, White Face Monkey Steals Backpack!

[caption id="attachment_1486" align="alignleft" width="150"] white face monkey[/caption] Manuel Antonio National Park Costa Rica. It's  July and rainy season in Costa Rica. We're  in the central Pacific region and have heard so much about this park, and are determined to explore it before the rain starts around 1 p.m.  So we set out  early, en...

Carara National Park and Scarlet Macaws in Costa Rica

  [caption id="attachment_790" align="alignleft" width="116"] scarlet macaws[/caption] On a beautiful bright sunny early morning in February, we travel  Costa Rica with Iguana Tours to visit Carara National Park in Costa Rica's central Pacific region.  This park is known for the scarlet macaws  and we are hoping to spot a pair, male and f...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Iguana Tours, Adventure Tour Company Costa Rica

Costa Rica Spotlight: Iguana Tours,  Adventure Tour Company Costa Rica Headed for Manuel Antonio National Park on your travels to Costa Rica? I have some very good advice for you.  There is a wonderful adventure tour company there called Iguana Tours, located in the little town of Quepos which is  adjacent to the national park.  Iguana tours i...

Travel Costa Rica: Unique Costa Rica Journeys, inc. Costa Rica Travel Experts

Travel Costa Rica: Unique Costa Rica Journeys, inc. Costa Rica Travel Experts Travel Costa Rica: Unique Costa Rica Journeys, inc. is  a travel agency that offers unique services,   custom made vacation itineraries  for small group travel to  the beautiful natural paradise of Costa Rica.  Owned and operated by Ann Cabezas Creed. Ann lived in ...

Scenic Driving route Alajuela to Poas Volcano by Car

 Scenic Driving route  Alajuela to Poas Volcano by Car Travel Costa Rica by  rental car,  the best way to see the Real Costa Rica, with it's abounding natural beauty.   Travel  the scenic back roads and experience Costa Rica's small villages and rural way of life. Stop along the way, walk around the little town squares, watch the children pl...

Best Weather to Travel in Costa Rica

Best Weather to Travel in Costa Rica How does the weather  affect the when and where you travel to Costa Rica? Costa Rica's weather is defined as tropical,  which makes  us think hot, but that is not true.  The weather is different  depending on what area of Costa Rica you travel.  I'll start with the CENTRAL VALLEY of San Jose, Alajuela, Gr...

Guide to A Happier Vacation in Costa Rica, Using Credit Cards

Guide to A Happier Vacation in  Costa Rica, Using Credit Cards After working as a travel agent for many years, specializing in Costa Rica,  I gathered  many "little pearls of wisdom" to share with my clients to make for a happier vacation in Costa Rica plus save you time and money.   And I will share these with you: American Express credit ca...