Sarchi, Costa Rica

In the northwest of Costa Rica’s Central Valley is the arts and crafts center town of Sarchi. There are 200 stores and family-run woodworking factories, making everything from trinkets to very high-quality furniture. Firmly planted between the neighboring towns of Naranjo to the west and Grecia to the east...

Happy Glamping in the Mountains of Mexico

A classic camping experience. But not the usual location. In fact, it wasn’t camping at all really, rather “glamping” (glamorous camping). It’s a trend that has gained popularity around the world in recent years, featuring yurts on Big Sur in Northern California, luxury tents on African safari, and treehouses in the rainforests of southern Costa Rica...

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

“Buenas!” “Hola!” “Pura Vida!” Common greetings among friends and strangers alike. Despite a surge of growth, Tamarindo still offers that “place where everybody knows your name, ” small-town vibe. Historically this Pacific coastal town nestled along the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region, just two-and-a-half hours south of the Nicaraguan border, was a quiet fisherman’s town. A few boats in the bay and not much else other than lush flora and native wildlife.