Belize Trip Report: Snorkeling at Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley

January 2, 2015

In Belize, you’ll find the second largest barrier reef in the world and the longest in the Western Hemisphere. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef spans nearly 700 miles and begins in Mexico at the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula and continues southward all the way through the Bay islands of Honduras. You can see waves […]

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Costa Rica – Newest International Destination for Southwest Airlines

September 16, 2014

In March 2015, Southwest Airlines will begin service to Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica. This marks the airlines’ expansion beyond Mexico and the Caribbean. Daily round-trip flights between SJO and Baltimore/ Washington International (BWI) begin on March 7 and tickets will be available for purchase as soon as the necessary Department of […]

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Nicaragua’s Newest Airport Now Open

July 21, 2014

Nicaragua’s newest airport is officially open and that means it’s even easier to get to the enchanting Ometepe Island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua. A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Ometepe is home to richly diverse habitats and wildlife, as well as incredible culture and history. According to La Costeña’s flight schedule, Ometepe’s airport will receive […]

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Costa Rica Bird Festival – September 26-28, 2014

July 14, 2014

The second Costa Rica International Bird Festival will be held at Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve from September 26-28, 2014. Selva Verde protects over 500 acres of primary and secondary rainforest and is home to more than 370 species of birds, including the endangered great green macaw. Located in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí in […]

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Mercados de Artesanias — Metepec, Mexico

March 6, 2014

About an hour and a half west of Mexico City and just outside Toluca, lies the city of Metepec a place rich with a history of clay artisans. During a recent visit to Mercados de Artesanias (“Artisans’ Market”), we learned how clay from the surrounding area becomes ornate artwork molded and painted by hand. As […]

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