Category Archives: Travel-South America

Graffiti: Santiago, Chile

I haven’t done a graffiti post in a while and realized I had these beauties from Santiago Chile  waiting to be shared.  These are from the Bella Vista neighborhood I hope you enjoy this incredible street art as much as I do:)  I will be posting a full 10 day Chile itinerary soon so make […]

Hot Springs at Rincón de la Vieja National Park

I’m one of those people who is always cold, so when I’m in New York I can come up with practically any excuse to visit the russian baths.  In Costa Rica, after tubing down the Río Negro nothing feels better then relaxing in the thermal (aka hot springs) by Rincón de la Vieja National Park.  Located 4k away […]

Where to stay in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica: Gaia

 Manuel Antonio Costa Rica is uniquely breathtaking with the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park (full of lots of animals- more to come on that), beautiful beaches (including the one where Castaway was filmed), good waves for surfing, rafting, zip lining, and more.  If you are planning a trip to Manuel Antonio you must stay at Gaia […]

Raphaels Terrezasa in Manuel Antonio

Raphael’s Terrazas, located in Manuel Antonio has a relaxed atmosphere and the perfect outdoor terrace o enjoy sunset.  Their are lots of fish options and combinations. The grilled mahimahi with shrimp was excellent served with a small potato, vegetable slaw and a plantain.  My husband had the salmon with rice.  Overall the food was good but didn’t compared […]

Zip-line in Manuel Antonio

If you have been following along you know I’m a bit of a zip-line junky, so when I found out that there was another completely different zip-line experience in Manuel Antonio I had to try it out! You can get picked up at 7am or at 1030am and head out into the forrest.  The course beautiful […]

Best seafood restaurant in Manuel Antonio

For some of the best seafood in Manuel Antonio you must have dinner at Z Sea Restaurant which is only a short walk from Gaia hotel. The restaurant is beautiful and definitely stands out amongst the laid back town.  Inspired by St Tropez this all white restaurant with romantic lighting and the open air breeze it is […]

Best beach in Manuel Antonio

The Manuel Antonio North beach is one of the most beautiful pristine beaches we have ever been to (and we’ve been to a lot of beaches!). There is a shuttle from Gaia Hotel that will take you there every hour which is super convenient.  Rent chairs, umbrellas, surf board or order food/drinks at Marys which […]

Italian cuisine in Manuel Antonio

In the mood for some Italian food while in Manuel Antonio? Head over to Gondola Restaurant.  The atmosphere is very laid back and simple but the food bursts with flavor.  Start with the caesar salad that comes with homemade croutons. I had the mahimahi with pesto mashed potatoes and broccoli in a lemon sauce which was […]

Zipline and White Water Tubing Adventure in Guanacaste

For those of you who have been reading my blog for some time it is no secret… I love zip lines! If there is a zip line wherever I am traveling in the world…I will find it!  If you are staying in Guanacaste you MUST do the Canyon tour at Guachipelin.  This a day full […]

Where to eat in Guanacaste: Ostra

If you are vacationing in Guanacaste a dinner at Osta Restaurant located at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo is a must!  The hotel itself is beautiful and has a similar in style to the four seasons with a number of pools and a killer view.  To start make sure you make a reservation for this exotic indoor/ outdoor restaurant […]