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Humpback Whale Season in Costa Rica

By | August 21st, 2019|Blog|

Humpback whale season in Costa Rica is in full swing, so keep reading to discover the best places to spot these gentle giants! Strictly speaking, there are actually two whale seasons in Costa Rica. The lesser known of the two are the humpback whales migrating from the northern hemisphere which start arriving in December and [...]

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The Cloud Forests of Costa Rica

By | August 9th, 2019|Blog|

When most people think of Costa Rica, they envision a steamy, tropical climate, palm trees, and sandy beaches. To see a different side of paradise, head up in elevation to where the mountains scrape the sky and explore the cool, wet cloud forests of Costa Rica. Here you’ll find lower temperatures, lush, green foliage, and [...]

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The 7 Most Popular Birds of Costa Rica

By | August 8th, 2019|Blog|

Avid birder or just someone who enjoys Mother Nature and being outdoors, no trip to Costa Rica is complete without marveling at the many colorful and unique birds you’ll see flying past you. Over 850 avian species have been spotted in this biodiverse country, including six endemic species that are only found here. From tiny [...]

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Central American Cultures: Ticos (Costa Rica)

By | May 24th, 2018|Blog|

Central America is home to unique cultures grown originating from a mix of races, ethnicities, and backgrounds including Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans. Let’s head to Costa Rica and meet the Ticos, the name by which Costa Ricans refer to themselves. The History of the Ticos The indigenous people of Costa Rica are believed to [...]

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Panama Fast and Fun Facts before You Travel

By | May 18th, 2018|Blog|

Panama welcomes visitors to enjoy its cosmopolitan capital city, turquoise seas, pristine cloud forests, and hundreds of islands to explore. With hundreds of miles of coastline on two oceans, beach lovers will find everything their heart desires while sophisticated city types will adore the bustling international vibe of Panama City. If that isn’t enough, the great outdoors beckons [...]

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The Best Volcanoes of Costa Rica: Poás Volcano

By | May 8th, 2018|Blog|

Costa Rica is home to many grand volcanoes offering plentiful adventures. Poás Volcano is among the most popular volcanoes for visitors, because of its proximity to San José. Poás Volcano National Park offers picturesque views of the immense lake-filled crater and the surrounding cloud forest. Poás Volcano Facts The dramatic Poás Volcano rises above the [...]

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Central America Endangered Species: Manatees

By | April 24th, 2018|Blog|

Manatees are commonly sighted in Central America, traveling up and down the Caribbean and Pacific Coasts. Manatees, also called “sea cows”, are known as Trichechus manatus in the scientific community. Once mistaken for mermaids by roving sailors, the manatee makes its home in shallow coastal waters, rivers, lagoons, canals, and estuaries. Able to live in [...]

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Belize Fast and Fun Facts before You Travel

By | March 15th, 2018|Blog|

Culturally rich and filled with adventure Belize welcomes visitors who crave a unique and exciting journey. Belize lures you in with its eye-catching turquoise Caribbean and beckons travelers inland to explore ancient Maya civilization scattered throughout dense jungles. Guests of Belize will enjoy the Belize’s Mesoamerican Reef (the globe’s second largest), the wide array of [...]

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The Best Volcanoes of Costa Rica: Arenal

By | March 6th, 2018|Blog|

Costa Rica features a number of picturesque volcanoes, six active and 61 dormant or extinct,  and the Arenal Volcano is among the best. The tallest volcano in Costa Rica, it’s perfectly shaped cone is visible for miles around from its position in the northern lowlands. An imposing site, the Arenal Volcano is the most popular [...]

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Central American Cultures: Garifuna (Belize)

By | February 8th, 2018|Blog|

Central America is filled with diverse cultures from a vast array of ethnicities, races and ancestries. From Native Americans, African Americans, and Europeans, the countries of Central America’s people groups are among the most distinct in the world. Over the coming months, let’s explore some of the unique people groups of Central America, starting with [...]

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A Quick History of Belize

By | January 30th, 2018|Blog|

Belize is a nation of beautiful contrasts from the tropical jungles to the shores of the Caribbean Sea. A small nation bursting with culture and adventure, Belize has a long intricate history of changing names and ambiguous boundaries waiting to be explored. Mesoamerican Beginnings Long before the arrival of the Europeans, Belize was home to [...]

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Nicaragua Fast and Fun Facts before You Travel

By | January 25th, 2018|Blog|

Easy going and friendly Nicaragua welcomes visitors who seek to enjoy a plethora of activities. Nicaragua offers undeveloped pristine beaches perfect for surfing and snorkeling along with active volcanoes, unspoiled wetlands, and untamed jungles made for outdoor adventures. Lovers of art and history will revel in Nicaragua’s colonial grandeur from Granada’s well-preserved magnificence to León’s [...]

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