Archive for November, 2009

Samara Beach, Costa Rica

| by Aracely on November 24th, 2009 | 2 Comments » | Central America, Costa Rica

Samara Beach, Costa Rica

Samara Beach, Costa Rica

Samara Beach is located on the Nicoya Peninsula along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.  The town is small with the main street leading straight to the beach.  Samara’s beach stretches for about 6 kilometers in length and 2 kilometers wide.  If you are looking for a long flat beach, Samara is the place. From the beach, you can easily view the small wooded island of Isla Chora, which includes a small sand beach.  The water is very calm during low tide, which creates the perfect opportunity for swimming and and relaxing.  During high tide, the scene changes as surfers arrive to ride the waves.  Several outfitters offer lessons and board rentals for $3USD per hour. (more…)

Finca El Paraiso - Episode 5

| by Jason on November 13th, 2009 | 6 Comments » | Travel Videos

Finca El Paraiso is a hot spring fed waterfall that falls into a cool river. You can visit the falls by bus from the town of Rio Dulce, a popular moorage spot for people sailing in the Caribbean. View photo gallery.

Tikal National Park - Episode 4

| by Aracely on November 9th, 2009 | 16 Comments » | Travel Videos

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Tikal National Park in Northern Guatemala is the largest excavated archaeological city from the Maya civilization and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We climbed temples that rose over 70 meters and unexpectedly found ourselves face to face with monkeys and other rain forest wildlife. View photo gallery.

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

| by Jason on November 8th, 2009 | 13 Comments » | Central America, Nicaragua

The Beach Cove in San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua was on our list of must see beaches since we heard about it from other backpackers while traveling in El Salvador.  “This is where you go to surf,” they exclaimed.  From Grenada, we boarded a local bus to Rivas.  At the Rivas bus terminal, which is located in the market, we searched for a bus to San Juan del Sur.  In no time, we were on our way to the coastal town on the Pacific Ocean, in southwest Nicaragua. (more…)