Botanical Bliss in Costa Rica: Xandari

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By Maria Russo Once, I had my very own botanical garden in Costa Rica. Let me rephrase, I once stayed at Xandari , a luxury hotel in Alajuela located just 20 minutes from the San Jose International Airport, and felt like I had my own tropical paradise with all the fixings of a botanical garden, secluded […]

The Simple Life: Exploring the Best of Belize, From Chocolate to Caves

Belize - Simple Pleasures

By Maria Russo A tiny country with an even tinier population, Belize is one of the few places on earth where you will find undisturbed jungle, long stretches of placid beach, plenty of organic farms and a healthy handful of people who go without modern conveniences such as electricity and plumbing, yet live contently and […]

Insight: This New Yoga Retreat in Nicoya Promises a Reconnection with Nature’s Tranquility

Sanctuary at Two Rivers

BY SILVIA MORDINI Situated on manicured wilderness, with more than 300 fruit trees, and nestled between two rivers with waterfalls that flow year round, Sanctuary at Two Rivers creates the feeling of being amongst a private reserve. This new 40-acre private luxury eco-estate is exclusive for only 20 guests.  Home to countless species of flora and fauna including exotic mammals, […]

An Enlightening Farmstay Deep in the Costa Rican Rainforest

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Photo by Ray Che By Michael Cavanagh As we stepped into the cool of the jungle, the thick foliage blocking out penetrating sunlight and the outside world, our host casually picked a leaf off a tree and consumed it without missing a beat. He chewed on the impromptu snack while continuing to explain the symbiosis of the […]

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