Posts tagged with "guanacaste"



25. October 2017
All Hollows Eve or as known today, "Halloween" is not a Costa Rican holiday, but rather another holiday or tradition inserted by other cultures. In this case the US. But who wouldn't insert it into the culture? It's a great excuse to get free candy, dress up and party! So all over you will see parties Costa Rica style, haunted houses and children on the street with parents. Few actually know that the Ministry of Culture named October 31st in Costa Rica to be, "Dia de las Mascaradas" in memory...
20. October 2017
The title of this weeks blog translates to, "Mut Territory". Some also refer to it as, "Land of Muts" or "Land of Strays". Regardless of what we call it, the place does a great deed for dogs in Costa Rica. Below is a video where the founder tells the story of origin and you'll see what they have to offer. A few of our LAR Travelers have visited the place and had nothing but great stories to share. If you would like to organize a trip, let us know as we can provide you with your private van,...
10. October 2017
Ever wonder where cashews come from? For most travelers during the summer months in Costa Rica, cashews are available to them. The trees are found everywhere through Guanacaste. You can eat the fruit or make juice from it, but the real treasure would be the seed which is found on the outside. To harvest the cashew you must place the seeds into hot coals. As they begin to heat they will crack and toxic oils within the seed will seep out causing flames. This is a very important step. Once no more...
05. October 2017
Many travelers ask about hunting laws in Costa Rica. Specially if they are used to hunting back home. Hunting is illegal, yet until 2010 the government granted hunting licenses. Then 177,000 signatures were acquired and assisted in getting all hunting banned. There are only a few exceptions such as special permits for survival, pest control or population control. Although it would seem this way, but not all Costa Ricans are in favor of the hunt ban. For some this is a tradition that has been...
25. September 2017
This week we are mentioning the Monkey Farm. Now keep in mind that this month was about Top places near Coco (under 30 min travel time). So for horseback this would be the closest place without have to travel over 30 min. Another site is at Matapalo which is 20 minutes but we are also mentioning the Monkey Farm because the feed the homeless on a weekly basis. So by helping them your helping others. Let us know if you wish to visit them.
20. September 2017
Playa Bonita is a great beach to visit as well. It offers great snorkeling and low waves. The sand is a lighter color and access is a sidewalk. It is next to Occidental Papagayo, only 15 minutes from Playa del Coco. Let us know if you wish to spend the day at this beach and we are happy to provide you with a cooler and private van to take you there and back.
15. September 2017
Ocotal Beach is only 5 minutes from Playa del Coco. This area is great for snorkeling and fishing. The sand is volcanic thus the dark color. There is a restaurant located there that is great for sunsets. Mainly housing in the area, but it is also a nice beach to just spend the day and hang out. We can provide you with transportation there. Specially for those staying at Riu Guanacaste or Riu Palace.
10. September 2017
Diamante Adventure Park is a must if you are staying in Playa del Coco or Playa Hermosa vicinity. You'll be guaranteed to see wildlife. They also provide an amazing zip line and beach activities. Let us know and we can provide you with round trip transportation.
05. September 2017
In the past we've discussed various places in the area of Guanacaste to visit. This month we will focus mainly on places worth visiting within the Playa del Coco area. This means that travel time is under 30 minutes. We will discuss a few aspect of each location. Up next are Playa Penca & Calzon de Pobre (Poor man's underwear). Both these sites are only a 15 minute drive from Playa del Coco and about 5 minutes from Playa Hermosa. A guard greets you at the entrance to collect your name and...
25. August 2017
You MUST see this one... it has many fruits you would even imagine you could try during your visit.

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