Collected by Stephane Tellier
Deoksugung-gil, Sogong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Bukchon, the historic neighborhood between Gyeongbok-gung and Changdeok-gung palaces in the heart of Seoul, is the home of buk-chon son mandu, which translates as "handmade dumplings." Even though this is a Seoul chain restaurant, the namesake...
Malpais, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
The original farm-to-table eatery in the area, Mary’s Restaurant, lies just down the road from the fishing harbor in Mal País village. With its pool table, polished concrete floors, and chalkboard menu, it feels like a pub. But along with such...
700 m east from Altos de San Luis school Puntarenas San Luis de Monteverde 108, Provincia de Puntarenas, Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
San Luis is a rather unique community for it is divided into two sections: Upper and Lower San Luis. Upper San Luis boasts all the prime tourist attractions like zip lining across the cloud forest canopy, while Lower San Luis, offers humbling...
The thermal hot springs in Rincón de La Vieja at Rio Negro (Black River) may not be as well known as those in the Arenal area, but we had the pools and surrounding forest to ourselves. From where we stayed at the Hacienda Guachipelin...
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
Local Costa Ricans taking some time out from the perfect surf on Playa Guiones. This beach near Nosara is the most relaxing, perfect surf break we have visited. The town is small enough to be peaceful with just the right amount of great...
During a summer studying in Costa Rica I visited many ecologically stunning places I would recommend visiting, and only one inn that stood out from all the rest. This friendly family run Eco country lodge is la Quinta Sarapiqui. The grounds are a...
Playa Negra Limón, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, 70401, Costa Rica
Tucked away in its own little world, a 20 minute beach walk north of the laid back surfer town of Puerto Viejo, Hotel Banana Azul is a little piece of heaven. You become their family and they become yours as you share meals, get to know the house...
Limón Province, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
All along Avenida 71 in the tiny surf town of Puerto Viejo, on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, can be found terrific shopping for the curious tourist. From handcrafted furniture to factory-made trinkets to woven clothing, hammocks and bags -...
Collin Street Bakery Pineapple Plantation, Costa Rica The pineapple plantation surrounding the Collin Street Bakery is a beautiful sight to see. The tour of the plantation is not only interesting, but tasty ~ thanks to the many samples of...
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
I highly recommend visiting Samara in the off-season (we went in October). Not only was there sun, but also solitude: We were some of the only people there. The beach is never-ending, the water refreshing, and the locals are eager for your...
el, Calle Buenos Aires, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
It was a girls-only trip for my mother and me after I graduated college. It had its bumps and bruises (literally) as we bumbled from the Costa Rican interior (doing the usual zip-lining, river rafting and waterfall repelling) to the Pacific Coast....
we went to Don Juan's eco farm. He was the coolest guy ever who practiced saving the world and making really good food. He messed with people and he was just the coolest! We had an egg toss, we ate peppers from the local volcano! The experience...
126, Heredia, Sarapiquí, Costa Rica
Located on Tirimbina's private reserve, take a walk with a guide over an extra-long suspension bridge fastened over the Sarapiqui River and sway through damp forest trails to arrive at the plot of land where you'll get a speed-course of how cacao...
Fraijanes, Provincia de Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
This enchanting corner of Costa Rica, blessed with a superb climate, provides visitors with a chance to experience an ideal rural setting. If you’d like some action with your relaxation, you’re well positioned to hit...
Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica
A top-notch way to take in Costa Rica's coastal splendor is to experience it on horseback. With the help of Guiones Adventures, a gaggle of us made like equestrians for an afternoon, wending our way through both the Guanacaste jungle and along the...
Tropisphere Office, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
There are two options for hiking the Montezuma Waterfall: a meandering stroll up the sunlight dappled river, and a steep, treacherous bushwhack through the jungle. The first, well-traveled path is a 20-minute hike from town and leads to the...
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