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Sweet and Tangy

Villa Vanilla Rainforest Spices

 While visiting Manuel Antonio Park we discovered a treasure 10 miles East of Quepos—the Villa Vanilla Spice Plantation now known as Rainforest Spices. One of my passions is cooking so I was excited to see this farm and the process of growing and cultivating vanilla. To my surprise this 27 acre farm went well beyond [...]

In Search Of Nature’s Jewelry

A “guide’s-eye view” on tourism and natural beauty. Jonathan Saborio Montoya is a creative and inspiring young man we had the pleasure to meet while on assignment in Costa Rica.

Oh! Limon Sorbet Too!

Tart, tangy lime sorbet is simple, quick and tasty.

Prince or Frog? Are They Real?

Slippery, slimy, no way. These guys are way too much fun.

Where Is That Amazing Waterfall?

Ancient legend attributed the beautiful blue color to God washing his paint brush in the river after he painted the sky. Another legend of the first inhabitants believed the blue lagoon was a crater of the volcano which was later discovered to be false.

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What is it about the tropics? Simply being on vacation makes everything taste sweeter and more refreshing.

Getting the Squeeze

It’s all in the Squeeze! Because there is nothing like fresh-picked flavor. Central America is blessed with many abundances and the flavor of just-picked fruit is one of the many memories that last long after a trip. So what’s that amazing flavor? Is it grown on site, nearby? Ask your host where it is sourced. [...]