How Safe is Jaco, Costa Rica?

How Safe is Jaco, Costa Rica?

So How safe is Jaco, Costa Rica? The answer may depend on you. I feel the need to address the safety in Jaco mainly because I met a lot of people who told me how dangerous it was before I got there.  I was given account after account of how dangerous Jaco was by people… Continue Reading

Jaco, Costa Rica Base of Operations

Jaco, Costa Rica Base of Operations

One of the things I did differently in Jaco, Costa Rica than I had done anywhere else was to set up sort of a base of operations.  Not only did I have this massive condo that I had no business being in, but I also set up shop in a local sports bar.  This wasn’t… Continue Reading

Jaco, Costa Rica, my visit begins.

Jaco, Costa Rica, my visit begins.

As with most of the destinations on this vacation, my trip to Jaco was rather poorly planned.  I had planned on scheduling a place to stay while I was in The Dominican Republic, but that didn’t really happen.  I had been searching for a place on Homeaway.com and had even contacted a few owners before… Continue Reading

Sportsmens Lodge, San Jose, Costa Rica

For my money, The Sportsmens Lodge is the best spot for the average guy traveling San Jose.  If you really want to get a little out of control or you’re into gambling, then stick with the Del Rey.  But if you are looking for a place with a little class, this is it.  The Sportsmens… Continue Reading

Hotel Del Rey, San Jose, Costa Rica

Hotel Del Rey, San Jose, Costa Rica

The Hotel Del Rey may be the most famous establishment in all of Latin America.  Every person I’ve told that I visited or was planning to visit Costa Rica has asked about either this hotel or it’s signature bar, The Blue Marlin.  Some people only needed to be informed of my visit to Central America… Continue Reading