The classic beach town – Tamarindo is a great base for lively nightlife, a variety of waves around the area for all levels, and a wealth of lodging and dining options.
A favorite for so many reasons. There is something for everyone here…great waves for the surfers, hip little restaurants, yoga for all levels, and a big pristine beach to enjoy. Welcome to paradise
A convenient little international airport – making a trip to Tamarindo or Nosara an easy destination. You’ll want to check out the cowboy culture in this area with a trip to an adventure ranch, only 20 minutes from the airport.
The name means green mountain in Spanish and it is certainly a fitting description. Wildlife abounds in this protected area – a naturalist’s and birder’s dream.
Arenal / La Fortuna
An impressive area with a little something for everyone in a nice comfortable climate – hiking around the volcano, luxurious natural hot springs, and a relaxing lake environment make it an easy place to call home away from home.
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Manuel Antonio / Quepos
Nature with an easy access. Enjoy wide trails, easy walks to gorgeous beaches, and add in a good chance to see the charming sloth and the mischievous white faced monkeys and you’ve got a destination that is fun for your family or group.
Dominical / Uvita
Where the jungle meets the ocean – these rural little beach towns make a great place to relax and unwind with the sound of the ocean playing in the background. Surf some of the fun waves in the area or witness the awe-inspiring humpback whale migration or nesting sea turtles in their seasons.
Welcome to the jungle and one of the most biologically diverse destinations in the world. If you love nature and exploring, with a chance to see some of the rarest species in the world, you’ve come to the right spot.
Come and learn the inspiring story of a community turned conservationists and their actions taken to help the plight of the green sea turtle. Witness nesting sea turtles and sample the laid back Caribbean culture where beauty abounds.
Reggae, rasta, and a fun loving Caribbean vibe make this a local favorite. Check out the animal sanctuary where they help to rehabilitate and release wildlife or head out into the marine park to check out the variety of reef inhabitants. Try the tasty Caribbean chicken with coconut rice and beans paired with a local a brew and you might never want to leave.
This is a fabulous city for a short trip to Guatemala or can be combined with the lake or Tikal. Enjoy wandering the cobblestone streets and stopping to shop in all of the brightly colored shops selling incredible Mayan weavings and antiques. If you are a foodie, this is the spot for you.
The lake is one of the most beautiful spots in the world. It’s actually a crater lake, originating from a giant volcanic explosion thousands of years ago. Dramatic volcanos still grace the southern end of the lake and quaint Mayan villages dot the shores.
All of my mountain loving clients love the highlands and Quetzaltenango or ‘Xela’ (Shay-la) as it’s known locally. Located at 2.330 meters or 7,640 feet, the altitude keeps the climate cool year round. Walk the cobblestone streets and learn the rich history of this capital of the highland Maya people.
If you love history and archeology you’ll love Tikal. It’s located in the far northern part of Guatemala in the Department of the Petén. It is a jungle rich area and sparsely populated now, however, that wasn’t the story during the Classic Period from 200-900 AD.
San Juan Del Sur
One of my favorite places to go when I need a break. This little town on the bay has it all. There are great waves just a short driving distance away and there are fun stores to shop in when you need a break from surfing and the beach and a variety of restaurants to refuel post surf.
Granada sits right on the shores of Lake Nicaragua and close to another spectacular lake, Laguna de Apoyo. Enjoy strolling the traffic free promenade, checking out the stores featuring beautifully crafted Nicaraguan leather goods and clothing. You can stop in for a local beer at a number of bars and cafes and have fun people watching the international scene.
Isla de Ometepe
This island looks like it’s straight out of a fairy-tale book. It is made up of two volcanoes with a low lying strip of land in between them, sitting out in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, famous for freshwater sharks.