Bahia Drake: A Slice of the Rich Coast

22 Aug 2014 Posted by Kevin Baranello in Tours, Traveling

About a three hour drive south of here, on the only road that leads south on this side of the country, is a little town called Sierpe. After Palmar Norte, a decent sized town (in terms of Costa Rica) with grocery stores, hardware stores, restaurants…

Surf Mecca of the Central Pacific

13 Jun 2014 Posted by Kevin Baranello in Surfing

Playa Jaco is definitely the surf mecca of the Central Pacific coast. Jaco, being less than 2 hours from San Jose, is one of Costa Rica’s most visited beaches. It is over 3 miles of dark sand beach with great exposure from swells coming from…

Pura Vida Living

02 Apr 2014 Posted by Kevin Baranello in Pura Vida, Spiritual, Traveling

A common phrase here in Costa Rica is Pura Vida. This saying itself embeds the soul of Costa Rican culture. The phrase holds a far deeper meaning than what lies on the surface. So for those of you who don’t know, Pura vida means no…

Day-trip to Manuel Antonio

19 Feb 2014 Posted by Kevin Baranello in Hiking, Tours

Our day began at around 7am when we walked downtown to grab some pastries and empanadas for breakfast before catching the bus to Quepos. We were heading to Manuel Antonio National Park for the day. I travelled with Moe and Viola, a couple from Germany/Austria….

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