I have been traveling to Baja for 35 years—it is likely the one place on the planet that has served up some of the best waves of my life. For the last few years Baja has been plagued with negative media and unwelcoming stories. Coyote Adventures, started by Ivan Feerman, was born out of one […]
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Getting Caught With A Gun at Mexican Border. Don’t Let It Happen To You.
Costa Rica suffered remarkably little damage from September 4ths magnitude-7.6 quake — a few blocked highways, some collapsed houses and one death, of a heart attack caused by fright. Officials credited the relatively deep location of the quake and building codes that Costa Rican officials call as strict as those in California and Japan. The […]
Costa Rica is most famous for its lush national parks, evergreen rainforests, white beaches, and thermal springs. The country’s parks draw an average of 300,000 tourists per year, generating approximately $2.1 billion a year that makes up roughly 5 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. Unfortunately, Costa Rica’s parks, jungles, and marshes do not […]
Costa Rica Tourism Up. 1,285,599 foreign visitors arrived in the first six months and that Costa Rica tourism is up.7.4 percent increase.
Costa Rica’s $1 Billion Port Renovation Project.
This was too funny not to post. Back in the day this sort of thing was more acceptable in Latin culture but as CR becomes more ‘westernized’ the policies become more Americanized. A Costa Rican government official who was dismissed from her position over a racy video says she was being extorted to prevent its […]
A Three Part Series: Trujillo, Honduras to San Ignacio, Belize Part I: Honduras to Guatemala This entry covers my 90-day visa journey from Trujillo, Honduras to San Ignacio, Belize. Just under 500 miles if you don’t get lost! As I’m sure some of you know after 90 days in Honduras you have to leave the […]
The Drive The drive through Mexico and Central America is a wonderful experience, however, it’s not an adventure for everyone. What type of person would like this sort of trip? First and foremost, you go to like to drive—if the open road turns you on then this is a great trip for you. Even through […]
New Maya Temple Found, Covered With Giant Faces