Well as luck(?) would have it, due to 2020 COVID-19 lock-downs and border closings, I am in Playa Zancudo for mango season. Wow, is all I can say. In California, mangoes are a luxury fruit and are not cheap. Here they are all over the ground; dozens of them under trees all over town.
I don't know if it's the budget traveler in me, or if it's just me being me, but it seems so wasteful! Can't something be done with all of these mangoes?
Wildlife Abounds in Costa Rica!
It's true, you come to Costa Rica for the nature and wildlife. Despite it's gain in tourism, it's still a protected eco destination full of biodiversity.
Where to Grab a Drink (and a Bite) in Monteverde
From fancy to grungy, here are my favorite places to drink and have a snack around Monteverde / Santa Elena. Cheers! Oh, I mean Pura Vida!
Playa Puntarenitas, Off the Beaten Path Place to Have Lunch in Costa Rica
Across from the town of Golfito in southern Costa Rica, at the entrance to the harbor, is a small boat-only accessible "island" with makeshift restaurants and a really cool vibe ... and not in the tour books.
Cancún on a Budget
Floating Through Ancient Stromatolites at Los Rápidos, Bacalar
Cheapest Transportation from the Cancún Airport
Jul 30, 2020 Unplugging (Sort of) for a Week
Jul 13, 2020 Feeling Cranky and Displaced
Jul 10, 2020 Costa Rica Poker Night in a Small Town
Jun 5, 2020 Costa Rica Almonds Keep Falling on My Head
Jun 4, 2020 Costa Rica Farewell Party Bubble for My Neighbors
Jun 1, 2020 Costa Rica Deep Woods OFF is No Match for the Costa Rican Jungle
May 25, 2020 Costa Rica "I'm Sailing! I'm Sailing!!" ~ What About Bob
May 25, 2020 Costa Rica Starting to Feel the Effects of Isolation
Apr 18, 2020 Costa Rica Now the Coast Guard is Involved
Mar 30, 2020 Costa Rica