Category: Costa Rica

The Things We Do to Coffee Beans

A Visit to a Costa Rican Coffee Farm With limited time for leisure activities on a business trip to Costa Rica, I skip the beach and head, for part of my day, to a coffee farm. Why? Because I like…

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The Mystery of Volcanoes

The blue-green hue at the edge of the Poas Volcano in Costa Rica. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

The Lure of Hot Lava Living in New York State, as I do, I haven’t historically had to worry much about volcanoes and the possibility that they might at some point obstruct my way, or worse. The first time I…

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Costa Rica Quickly: Where to Stay When Flying Out of San José

Romance in the courtyard of the Costa Rica Marriott San Jose Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

A Hotel with a Familiar Name—Marriott—Proves Perfect Planning a visit to Costa Rica, I begin to understand how confused visitors must be when they come to New York: It is both a city and a state, and the major airports…

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