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In a Costa Rica Minute

In a Costa Rica Minute

Costa Rica the birthplace of mass marketed eco-tourism, the two-week vacationers’ cloud forest dream, the overlander’s nightmare.  After a week and half here, we are still unsure how we feel about the tourist beast that is Costa Rica. Overlanding best buds Reluctantly...
Nosara, Costa Rica

Nosara, Costa Rica

Now that Dan is “a kite surfer dude” we are going to head south to meet his sister and her family in Nosara. The drive south was initially on the gravel road back to la Cruz and then for a few hours on the pavement. After leaving La Cruz there are several...
Costly Costa Rica

Costly Costa Rica

Q: What do you call 4 kiwis crossing a Central American border in a Californian registered overlanding truck? A: Choice Bro! We were approaching our 13th country, Costa Rica, and made the usual preparations, Rola and Okki, our kiwi hitch hikers were curious and...
Lake Arenal

Lake Arenal

After gently simmering in the lowlands for a while we decided to drive up into the hills to find a cooler climate. The drive from Liberia starts off well but on nearing the lake the road becomes narrow, twisting and constantly changes elevation so becomes very slow....
Rincon de la Vieja

Rincon de la Vieja

Rincon (Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja) is a national park in the dry highlands of Western Costa Rica. The  park is on the slopes of a volcano which hasn’t erupted since 1998 but is still considered active.  It’s a 15km drive from Liberia up a road which varies...