Brasilito soccer field

We weren’t sure what to expect here. It turned out to be a little more touristy than we thought, which wasn’t a bad thing. It’s not a cute town but it has what you need.  Day 1: Montezuma to Brasilito We had fried potatoes for breakfast with tamarind juice. Today was our most complex shuttle … Read more

Montezuma Falls

Montezuma Falls

Montezuma Falls is right outside the village. You can hike to the top of the falls from the top of hill or up from the bottom. We got directions to the waterfall from the hotel. We found the start of the trail but the trail was really rough and rocky so we gave up attempting … Read more

Montezuma Gardens

morpho butterfly

We stayed at Montezuma Gardens but even if you don’t the Cocina Clandestina restaurant is excellent, the brewery beer is good, and the butterfly garden is fun. The open-air restaurant overlooks the butterfly garden and the jungle. They serve the brewery beer even when the kitchen isn’t open.  A howler monkey entertained us just a … Read more


Montezume Beach

Montezuma is a laid-back beach town with great dining options. We enjoyed hanging out here for a few days doing not a whole lot. Day 1: Drake Bay to Montezuma We got to say goodbye to the Austrians and others. We rode to the airport with Ericson and had a nice conversation as we drove … Read more

Horseback Riding

rainforest tree

We heard wonderful things about the horseback riding excursion the first time we were here. We decided if we were ever going to try it — Steve’s ridden horses before, I haven’t — that this is where we would do it.  We went riding with a nice Canadian family also staying at our hotel. We … Read more

Drake Bay

boats on Sierpe river

This gateway to Corcovado National Park is one of our rare repeat stops … because we missed Corcovado the first time! It also has one our favorite places to stay.  Day 0: Home to Detroit to Home to Detroit … because I forgot my hiking boots and we had to go back to get them! … Read more

Southern Pacific Beaches

Uvita beach

During our stay in Ojochal we drove to a few beaches (playas) along the Costa Rican coast between Dominical and Coronado. Our first stop was Playa Dominical. It was big, with big waves and lots of stones. And surfers.  Just down the road heading south was Playa Dominicalito. Also stony, and picturesque with waves crashing … Read more