Creepy Costa Rica – Durán Sanatorium (Cartago)

If you’re on your Costa Rican holiday and you’re looking for a day trip out of San José, I’ve got just the ticket for you. Kill two birds with one stone, and take the incredibly scenic drive up to Irazu Volcano, and on your way stop at what is considered the most haunted place in […]

Blatant Disrespect at the Doubletree Cariari – Costa Rica

In the last 30 days I have spent a total of 14 nights in three separate stays at the Doubletree by Hilton Cariari San José-Costa Rica, and I even wrote a nice review of one of my stays as part of the Costa Rica resource I’m assembling. I’ll need to update that post with this […]

Hotel Review: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San José – Costa Rica

Update: Please see this post for a disturbing incident that occurred at this hotel. I needed to be in Costa Rica for a couple of weeks to set up a new work project, and I preferred a location near the airport, since it’s a quick Uber ride to Heredia downtown, where my friend Ana lives. […]

Hotel Review: Hotel Hojarascas, Heredia, Costa Rica

This review is of a hotel a little off the beaten path, but with many international students attending the nearby National University of Costa Rica, it may be useful for parents or families dropping off or visiting students, as well as anyone else visiting the area. Heredia, Costa Rica, known as the “City of Flowers”, has a population of about 123,000 […]

Great Deal! Orlando to Costa Rica Non-stop for $216 RT

JetBlue is back with another sale. This time to destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean! You have until tomorrow to book, for travel between 1/23 and 3/13/19. The lowest fares are for travel on Sunday through Thursday. Beware of blackout date between 2/13 and 2/18. The best deals seem to be fares as low […]

Buy Hilton Honors points for ½ cent each! Great deal for some!

Most people don’t realize that Travel Hacking even exists. Deals like this are well known within the community, but outside of the community people either no nothing about it, or are skeptical that it works. These types of things, when analyzed and thought out, can save you hundreds of dollars and make it easier to […]

Costa Rica Taxi Guide – what to look for and what to look out for!

If you’re going to Costa Rica, and you don’t plan on renting a car, you’ll need to get around. Taxis are just one option, but you’ll want to know a few things before hopping in one.   • Orange Taxis are the official airport taxi!   If you are flying into SJO (Juan Santamaria International […]

Costa Rica Travel Tip – Make sure to check your Passport Stamp

Like in most countries, when you land in Costa Rica from an international flight, you will need to answer a few questions, and then get your passport stamped by an immigration officer. Depending on what country your passport was issued, you will be allowed to stay in Costa Rica for between 30 and 90 days. […]