Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
Visit a beachside taco standThere’s no better excuse to escape the hustle and bustle of Tamarindo for a few hours than a cold cerveza and some fresh tacos. Your destination: Taco Star in Playa Grande. Walk the 40 minutes up the deserted beach (save for a few surfers), and you’ll find Brittany and her four-stool shop. Choose between a beef or veggie taco. Better yet, have one of each! While away an hour — or an afternoon — and see who stops by. Just make sure you know how you’re getting back to Tamarindo (beach access is prohibited after dark), and take lots of water for the journey there as you sure won’t find any 7-Elevens.