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Shannon Farley's Blog – May 2015 Archive (13)

The Bioluminescence of Pacific Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

One of my absolute favorite scenes in the 2012 movie Life of Pi is when a huge glittering whale jumps out of a sparkling night sea behind Pi’s raft, everything around them glowing from amazing bioluminescence. Another favorite is the illuminated neon forest in the movie Avatar.…


Added by Shannon Farley on May 31, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

How did Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge come to be in the remote Costa Rica jungle?

When I first visited Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge at the end of 2004, what struck me most was how in heaven did this amazing high-end Costa Rica eco-lodge come to exist in the middle of a jungle on the sea, with…


Added by Shannon Farley on May 27, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Make this eco-community your next Costa Rica vacation destination

People in other countries pay big money for audio programs like this, while here at Portasol Rainforest & Ocean View Living eco-community it’s real. The sounds of the Costa Rica rainforest: crickets…


Added by Shannon Farley on May 26, 2015 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Your own private Caribbean island at Hotel Laguna Azul in Panama

Ever wanted to have your own private tropical island?


That was the dream of Argentinean Jorge Benatuel, co-owner of eco-boutique Hotel Laguna Azul in Bocas del Toro, Panama.


The intense…


Added by Shannon Farley on May 21, 2015 at 7:57pm — No Comments

The best sources of information about Atenas, Costa Rica

Heard about Atenas, Costa Rica – a favorite place for international retirement – and want to know more information?

The charming country town, strategically located between the…


Added by Shannon Farley on May 21, 2015 at 7:08pm — No Comments

12 Things to Know About Visiting Costa Rica in Rainy Season

Costa Rica welcomes rainy season
(also called the “green season”) like a parched traveler reaching an oasis after a long, dry desert crossing. Dry season dust is gone and Costa Rica’s landscape springs back to life with lush green vegetation, carpets of blooming flowers, and new animal life.


Costa Rica…


Added by Shannon Farley on May 21, 2015 at 7:01am — No Comments

Santa Teresa Costa Rica beaches honored for being cleanest in country

Walk down the Pacific beaches of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica and you’re likely to see long, empty stretches of white sand, beautiful blue rolling waves, multicolored crushed seashells and interesting rocks and pebbles. What you won’t see so much is trash.


The …


Added by Shannon Farley on May 13, 2015 at 7:23pm — No Comments

North Face Endurance Challenge comes to Costa Rica again May 23-24 2015

The famous international adventure race, The North Face Endurance Challenge, is once again coming to Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.


The 3rd…


Added by Shannon Farley on May 12, 2015 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Try Your Own Tom Brady Jump at These Costa Rica Waterfalls

Well, New England Patriots quarterrback Tom Brady may be in the doghouse now, but he'll always have Montezuma, Costa Rica.

Sure, Brady was trying to impress a girl – his wife, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen – when he shocked the world with his …


Added by Shannon Farley on May 11, 2015 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Costa Rica’s National Hero, Juan Santamaria

If you fly into San Jose international airport in Costa Rica , you may notice it's named for one Juan Santamaría.

On April 11, Costa Rica celebrated its national holiday …


Added by Shannon Farley on May 11, 2015 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Try the local yoga in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

“Find moments in your day to be grateful, to hold peace for a moment, appreciate beauty in the world, and remember to smile.”

Even if you don’t come to Costa Rica for a yoga retreat, you can still practice yoga on your vacation. Yoga has become so popular in Costa Rica that you can find a yoga class or instructor in nearly every part…


Added by Shannon Farley on May 4, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Costa Rica’s biggest travel trade fair Expotur 2015 happens May 7-10

For tourism companies interested in Latin America’s hottest destination, the Costa Rica travel trade-mart – Expotur 2015 – is an opportunity to build business relationships with Costa Rica’s hotels, tour companies and travel agencies.


Costa Rica’s biggest tourism…


Added by Shannon Farley on May 4, 2015 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Panama's Bocas del Toro - The Perfect Caribbean Vacation

Your next vacation needs to be to the Bocas del Toro Archipelago in Panamá. Easy to get to from North America and Europe via Panama City, or combine with a trip to Costa Rica, Bocas del Toro has everything you could want in a Caribbean vacation – sun, clear turquoise…


Added by Shannon Farley on May 1, 2015 at 7:38am — No Comments

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