Category: Costa Rica

5 colourful destinations to brighten your day

5 colourful destinations to brighten your day

These five corners of the planet captivate with their beautiful hues, from cherry-blossom pink to jungle green. When you picture your perfect holiday destination, which colours spring to mind? Do you imagine emerald forests, azure oceans, golden sands? Colour can have such a profound impact on the character of a place and its attraction to […]

Going off the grid: Top 5 getaways for a New Year reset

Going off the grid: Top 5 getaways for a New Year reset

A New Year abounds with possibilities to bid adieu to the old and set out to explore some of the world’s most extraordinary hidden gems. From cultural treasures in Korcula island to atmospheric streets in Essaouira, tropical paradise in Costa Rica and the Maldives, and the soaring Red Rocks of Sedona, we reveal the best […]

Where can Americans travel to in January?

Where can Americans travel to in January?

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has cleared its latest hurdle, with the FDA approving the vaccine for emergency use. This is clearly exciting, and good news for those eager to travel again. In the meantime, there are still restrictions on where Americans can travel.  With January having amongst the lowest temperatures, you may have a hankering to […]

Where can Americans travel to in December?

Where can Americans travel to in December?

The big buzz right now surrounds Pfizer’s potential COVID-19 vaccine and hopes that it will prove effective and we can return to some semblance of travel normalcy. We await further updates with regards to how this is progressing, and in the meantime, there are still restrictions on where Americans can travel.  With the holiday season […]

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Where can Americans travel to in November?

The election may be over, but clearly, Covid-19 is not, so there are still restrictions on where Americans can travel.  And with Thanksgiving this month, you may have a hankering to get out and explore (and make a difference helping those less fortunate). But before you start packing your bags, it is important to ask […]

Suite of the week: STAR Class™ Producer’s Suite, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Suite of the week: STAR Class™ Producer’s Suite, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Suite name: STAR Class™ Producer’s Suite Location: Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica, Guanacaste, Costa Rica Size of accommodation: 3,110 square feet Cost per night: starting from $735 per night, based on double occupancy Who’s stayed there: Mario Lopez and his wife and kids; Vanessa Morgan; Rachel Lindsay and several other members of The Bachelor franchise, including Kristina Schulman, Astrid […]

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How to finish this dreadful year well

2020 has been almost universally challenging for us all, and now we are coming into the holiday season, traditionally a time of caring for those who are having it even tougher than us. I think this is even more important this year, especially for those in the developing world who, in addition to COVID-19, face […]

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Where can Americans travel to in October?

Thanks to COVID-19 being not yet under control in the US, the number of countries offering visa-free access to Americans has decreased markedly to about 40 countries, and several of these have restrictions. But before you start packing your bags, it is important to ask if you should travel. This is a personal judgment call, […]

Experience pura vida - Costa Rica is open

Experience pura vida – Costa Rica is open

Costa Rica is one of the world’s great destinations – it has so much to offer, from volcanoes to rainforest, wildlife to snorkeling, whitewater rafting to zip lining, and the finest eco-luxury accommodation to relax in. Like many parts of the world, Costa Rica closed its borders to visitors, but the good news is that […]

Earth's top 5 eco-luxury places to stay

Earth’s top 5 eco-luxury places to stay

Further to my last post about travelling sustainably when we can travel again, this post highlights my Top 5 favourite accommodation providers that take sustainability seriously, both in their design and construction, and their daily practices. Kasiiya Tented Camp, Costa Rica The latest eco-luxe camp in the Americas, the forest and wildlife have top priority […]

Best romantic luxury hideaways in Costa Rica

Best romantic luxury hideaways in Costa Rica

Whether you celebrate it or hate it, in February we are all bombarded by Valentine’s Day and all things love. For those celebrating special occasions in 2020: big anniversaries, birthdays and honeymoons, we think that few other countries do luxury romance like the tiny tropical country of Costa Rica. With verdant nature, stylish high-end hotel […]

5 of the world's most overlooked animals

5 of the world’s most overlooked animals

One of the most enticing things about travelling abroad is the chance to see the fascinating and unusual creatures of the world. There are many iconic wildlife experiences, whether it be looking at lions laze in the grasses of South Africa, meeting mountain gorillas in the dense jungles of Rwanda and Uganda or watching wildebeest […]

Top 5 luxury Latin American holidays you need to plan in advance

Top 5 luxury Latin American holidays you need to plan in advance

As lovers of luxury travel, there is nothing more disappointing than designing the dream itinerary on paper, only to have availability at the top-level hotels scupper your vacation plans late on. We all know that certain destinations at certain times are busier than others, but without an in-depth knowledge of the regions you are planning […]

The top 5 destinations to make your New Year's resolutions a reality

The top 5 destinations to make your New Year’s resolutions a reality

Welcome to 2020! Have you made your resolutions? Popular resolutions relate to becoming a better person, being more generous and showing concerns for others, living life to the fullest, being more environmentally aware, or spending more time with your friends and family. Of course these are fantastic. What would you think if you knew that […]

How the Rich List Can Save the Red List

How the Rich List can save the Red List

The Sunday Times’ Rich List is eagerly awaited in May every year, as it reveals the 1,000 wealthiest individuals and families in the UK. Brexit has done no favours for most people on this list, but fear not, those featured still have at least £80m (over US$100m) in net wealth. Significantly, since 2005, as part […]

From Costa Rica to Colombia: our top 10 wildlife destinations around the world in 2020

From Costa Rica to Colombia: our top 10 wildlife destinations around the world in 2020

Face-to-face wildlife encounters are always a memorable highlight of a luxury holiday or safari adventure, and there are numerous ways wildlife fans can indulge their love of animals all over the globe – in destinations that also offer beautiful landscapes, unique experiences and exceptional hotels to stay in along the way. Here we round up […]