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December High Tourism Season in Costa Rica Weather is Beautiful!

December High Tourism Season in Costa Rica Weather is Beautiful! December begins high tourist season in Costa Rica  and the weather is dry and sunny especially in the central valley of Alajuela and San Jose as well as the gorgeous beaches of NW Pacific Guanacaste and central Pacific of Jaco and Manuel Antonio. Christmas season in December in Cos...

What is a Horse “Tope” ?

What is a Horse Tope ? A horse tope is a traditional parade of horses which is very popular in Costa Rica.  Both the horses and the riders dress up in their finest for this big event.   Many of the saddles are trimmed in real silver.  The horses prance and dance much to their owners delight.   It is in a sense a competition to see whose horse ...

Vacation Planner Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_4841" align="alignleft" width="200"] Rain forest 300 years old[/caption] Vacation Planner Costa Rica Why would I want to hire a vacation planner to help me with my itinerary planning for my vacation to Costa Rica?  I can go on the internet and find everything I want to do and choices of hotels. Well, a vacation planner l...

Marie-France Grenouillet- Photography Costa Rica

Marie France Grenouillet Photography Costa Rica Mair-France Grenouillet is a French woman who travels the world capturing beautiful and rare wildlife images.  She visited Costa Rica and has a wonderful collection of wildlife photography which I would like to share with you.  After her web page is open be sure to click on slide show. You will rea...

Costa Rica’s Red Eye Tree Frog

Costa Rica's Red Eye Tree Frog Wandering through the Costa Rica rain forest the other day my friend Renee and I stumbled upon a beautiful small green frog, about the size of a small tea cup, and when we picked up the green leaf it was hidden under, all of a sudden, it's vivid scarlet  eyes popped out and its body turned even a brighter green and ...