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Costa Rica Spotlight: Como En Casa, A Great Restaurant in Alajuela

Costa Rica Spotlight: Como En Casa, A Great Restaurant in Alajuela COMO EN CASA is Alajuela's newest chic restaurant  "parrillada Argentina." The owners are Ezequiel Ruiz and Cristina Gutierrez Sori. Ezequiel was born in Argentina and immigrated to Costa Rica where he met Cristina.   She was born in Columbia and also immigrated to Costa Ri...

Sardimar Tuna, Best Canned Tuna in Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_1916" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Costa Rica's famous Sardimar tuna[/caption] Sardimar Tuna, Best Canned Tuna in Costa Rica "Costa Rica's Tuna is some of the best in the world." Just want to share with you one of Costa Rica's best kept secrets.  It's the Sardimar canned tuna found in all of Costa Rica's grocery stor...

The Story of Monteverde,Costa Rica’s Golden Toad

[caption id="attachment_1906" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Monteverde Cloud Forest's Extinct Golden Toad[/caption] The Story of Monteverde,Costa Rica's  Golden Toad "Since 1989 not a single golden toad has been found anywhere in the world." A small, shiny bright orange colored toad, about two inches in diameter was once abundant in a 3.9 sq...

Guide to Driving from San Jose International Airport to Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna l

Guide to Driving  from San Jose International  Airport to Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna l If you are planning to travel to Costa Rica and plan to drive to the Arenal Volcano, here are some detailed  driving directions from San Jose  international airport to the Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna, going through  San Ramon, the shortest route,  and...

Figurative Wood Sculptures by Maria Fonseca

[caption id="attachment_1818" align="aligncenter" width="300"] "Confianza" by Maria Fonseca[/caption] "Amparo" by Maria Fonseca     Figurative Wood Sculptures by  Maria Fonseca "The wood is transformed in my hands and it absorbs my emotions, my joy."  Maria Fonseca,   July 2009 Maria Fonseca began her work in wood sculpture at...

Costa Rica’s Own Maria Fonseca

Costa Rica's Own Maria Fonseca This  series on Women Artist  is designed to give recognition to the enormous amount of talent among women who are working artist  here in Costa Rica. Maria Fonseca was born in Costa Rica on a coffee farm near the town of Naranjo.  Today  she still lives there with her husband and children.  As a child she love...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Unusual Frog Exhibit at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_1784" align="aligncenter" width="300"] poisonious frog of costa rica[/caption] small transparent green frog with baby     Costa Rica Spotlight: Unusual Frog Exhibit at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica Costa Rica Spotlight:  Yes, the La Paz Waterfall Gardens is open for visitors!   A few days ago I ...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Unusual Flowering Plants of the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_1768" align="aligncenter" width="300"] rare "fan" bromeliad[/caption] carnivoras plant, eats insects rare orchid "species stamnopea wardi"     Costa Rica Spotlight:  Unusual Flowering Plants of the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica Costa Rica Spotlight: The La Paz Waterfall Gardens, now open, is not o...

Costa Rica Spotlight: La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Peace Lodge Are Now Open!

[caption id="attachment_1753" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Blue Morpho Butterfly[/caption] Costa Rica Spotlight: La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Peace Lodge Are Now Open! Costa Rica Spotlight:It has  been six months since the January 8th earthquake which caused damage in and around La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Peace Lodge.   Major restorations...

Our Tour to Alajuela’s “Feria” or Local Farmers market

    Our Tour to Alajuela's "Feria" or Local Farmers market Our small group of tourist were in the Central Valley of Costa Rica and wanted to have a unique cultural experience so our guide said, “Let’s go into Alajuela's farmers market better know in Spanish as the “feria.”  It was a wonderful sunny Saturday morning in July. ...