Our weekly roundup of this week’s deepest airfare discounts! Chris McGinnis, Thrifty Traveler Updated 8:03 pm PST, Thursday, December 20, 2018 $269 SJC-Cabo: Esperanza resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico $269 SJC-Cabo: Esperanza resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Photo: Esperanza Photo: Esperanza Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 $269 SJC-Cabo: Esperanza resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico $269 SJC-Cabo: Esperanza resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Photo: Esperanza Friday Fare Deals: Orlando, Costa Rica, Phoenix, Cabo, Raleigh, more 1 / 7 Back to Gallery TravelSkills on SFGate is brought to you by Visa . The flight deal gurus at Thrifty Traveler have teamed up with … [Read more...] about Friday Fare Deals: Orlando, Costa Rica, Phoenix, Cabo, Raleigh, more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A security guard at a Costa Rica Airbnb rental villa was arrested in the death of a Florida woman who was remembered by friends as an avid world traveler and “happy soul,” authorities said Wednesday. Carla Stefaniak of Hallandale Beach, Florida, went to the Central American country to celebrate her 36th birthday but never boarded her Nov. 28 return flight after messaging friends that it was “pretty sketchy” at her resort. That prompted her family to raise the alarm with Costa Rican authorities. Officials later found a partially buried body in woods near the Villa le Mas complex and identified it using fingerprints, the country’s Judicial Investigation Department said. Stefaniak’s family members also traveled to there to help with identification. Security guard Bismark Espinosa Martinez, 32, was arrested in the slaying after he contradicted himself in statements to police, the department said Wednesday. Investigators … [Read more...] about A Florida woman traveled to Costa Rica for her 36th birthday. Now a security guard has been arrested in her death.
Sylvia Franklin writes We are two couples in our 50s and 60s travelling to Costa Rica in May next year. It will be my 60th birthday while we’re out there, so we want to find something special to do to celebrate. We like good food and a drink but are also quite active. Do you have any suggestions? Chris Moss, Latin America expert, replies Costa Ricans – or Ticos – take birthdays seriously, so whatever you do dinner-wise on the big day, you’ll be spoiled. Expect a round of “feliz cumpleaños” from waiters and guests, plus cake and maybe bubbly. As for an itinerary, San José is now a daytime flight from Heathrow with British Airways, so spend the evening in the capital, enjoying a dinner in the historic Barrio Amón and a cup of the finest local coffee. In the morning head north-west, by road, towards Arenal and its namesake volcano. It’s great for hikes, easy mountain biking and thermal baths for a soothing soak before cocktail hour. … [Read more...] about Where to go in Costa Rica for good food and adventure
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo announced the completion of new and renovated amenities, including a new Latin steakhouse, renovated spa, new private concierge lounge, a transformed fitness and wellness center and new breakfast buffet and juice bar. Starting November 20, guests will be able to visit the Peninsula Papagayo golf clubhouse and dine at the resort’s new Latin steakhouse. Dishes will be created by chef Gerardo Astorga and include a 45-day Sabanero steak, filet mignon and tomahawk chop. The restaurant, designed by international design studio Denton House, will feature indoor and terrace dining. The resort’s updated spa now includes a new pre-treatment relaxation lounge and new steam rooms in the men’s and women’s locker rooms, in addition to its post-treatment indoor cabanas, outdoor terrace with hot and cool hydrotherapy pools and 18 spa treatment rooms. Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit May 21-23, 2019 | Reunion | … [Read more...] about Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica Debuts New Amenities, Restaurant
Beach HoppingItineraries in Costa RicaLuxury TravelTravel Costa Ricatravel tipsVacation Ideas November 12, 2018 I received quite often this question. – “Sabrina: When is the best time to go to Costa Rica“? I lived for four years in the Guanacaste region, also called the Dry Forest Region. The main international airport is Liberia (LIR). Playa Conchal was a 5 minute-walk from my home: by the way one of the best beaches in Central America ( https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g309242-d1754721-r386085627-Playa_Conchal-Playa_Conchal_Province_of_Guanacaste.html” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>TripAdvisor). Guanacaste has a long Dry Season that begins the first week of November and ends late April. During the Dry Season it doesn’t rain in Guanacaste, while in the other regions like Puntarenas or the Central Valley or the Southern Pacific for the most part it means a more … [Read more...] about When’s the best time to Go to Costa Rica?