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My favorite restaurants in Puerto Viejo

Fantastic restaurants in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

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Teatro Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s National Theatre in San José

Teatro Nacional is a magnificent neoclassical building that sticks out like a pure bred among mutts in the middle of Central San José. I recommend a visit to anyone who has a day in San José, especially anyone who lives in Costa Rica. After spending all my days on the beach, in the jungle, or in a typical concrete wall and tin roof building, the Teatro Nacional made me feel like Cinderella!

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River meets ocean

Weekend in Montezuma, Nicoya Peninsula

Before I left for my vacation to SC, Julio and I took a weekend trip to Montezuma and did some exploring around Santa Teresa and Mal País. We took the new highway, Autopista del Sol, to Puntarenas to catch the ferry across the Golfo de Nicoya.

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Prize-winning orchid gardens at Xandari, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Breakfast at Xandari Resort in Alajuela

Xandari is a beautiful resort in Alajuela situated on 40 acres of manicured tropical gardens and trails with rivers and waterfalls.

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Hand painted signs in Puerto Viejo

Semana Santa in Puerto Viejo

The past week was Semana Santa, the most celebrated holiday here in Costa Rica. The Costa Ricans celebrate it by spending time with their families at the water. All of the usually uninhabited beaches and rivers were covered with tents, vehicles, and people. If there was water, there were Ticos. We celebrated by going to Puerto Viejo.

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