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Diamante Eco Adventure Park Review – Zipline and Zoo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Diamante Eco Adventure Park Review – Zipline and Zoo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Our trip to Costa Rica was months in the planning, especially since we were trying to coordinate between four families in three different provinces. When we finally settled on Costa Rica, Mom immediately said she wanted to try ziplining.   Now, Mom is well into […]

Kids Life Jackets in Costa Rica – Should You Bring Your Own Personal Flotation Device?

Kids Life Jackets in Costa Rica – Should You Bring Your Own Personal Flotation Device?

When we were planning our recent vacation, we had a hard time finding information about kids life jackets in Costa Rica. With a three year old and a five year old, neither of whom really know how to swim, we were pretty nervous about the […]

Airbnb Property Review:  Casa Pacifica in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Airbnb Property Review: Casa Pacifica in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Our group of 9 – including three young children and one senior with minor mobility issues – stayed at an Airbnb property, Casa Pacifica, when we were in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica, in January, 2018.  Here is my review of the property, and our […]

Do I need to bring my own car seat to Costa Rica?

Do I need to bring my own car seat to Costa Rica?

When we were planning our last trip with kids, we kept coming up against the question:  Do I need to bring my own car seat to Costa Rica?   We went on a family trip to Costa Rica in January, 2018, with six adults and […]

Costa Rica Scam:  Liberia Airport

Costa Rica Scam: Liberia Airport

I have to confess, I’ve been scammed in most of the countries I’ve visited. Whether it’s paying ‘tourist prices’ in overpriced markets, or having my cheap ‘local guide’ demand money to guide me back out of the medina he’d just guided me into, I kind […]

Shopping for Souvenirs in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Shopping for Souvenirs in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

When we got to our Airbnb condo, the first thing that caught my eye were these fabulous, colorful geckos on the wall of our bedroom. We had just done some furniture re-arranging at home, and there was a new bare spot on the wall, just […]

Family Travel to Playas del Coco, Costa Rica (an overview)

Family Travel to Playas del Coco, Costa Rica (an overview)

We spent just under two weeks in Playas del Coco in January, 2018. We traveled with our kids, my parents, my sister and her family, and for part of the trip, my sister’s in-laws. Our group ranged from 6 to 8 adults and 3 children […]