Moon Spotlight Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

Moon Spotlight Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast is a 110-page compact guide covering Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast, including Puerto Limón, Tortuguero, Barra del Colorado, Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, and Manzanillo. Author Christopher P. Baker offers his firsthand advice on what sights are must-sees, including sightseeing highlights maps to make planning your time easy. This lightweight guide is […]

Moon Spotlight Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula

Moon Spotlight Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula is a 97-page compact guide covering Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, including Highway 2 to Santa Cruz, Playas del Coco, Playa Flamingo, Tamarindo, Junquilal, Nosara, and Southern Nicoya. Author Christopher P. Baker offers his firsthand advice on what sights are must-sees, and sightseeing highlights maps make planning your time easy. […]

Moon Spotlight Arenal & Monteverde

Moon Spotlight Arenal & Monteverde is a 100-page compact guide covering Costa Rica’s Lake Arenal & Monteverde, including Ciudad Quesada, La Fortuna, Guanacaste, and Liberia. Author Christopher P. Baker offers his firsthand advice on what sights are must-sees, including sightseeing highlights maps to make planning your time easy. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations […]

A Guide to Speaking Belizean Kriol

If you think Belize Kriol refers to nothing more than the exotic Caribbean accent of your Belizean hosts, think again. Better yet, listen as they talk casually with each other; you’ll hear an entirely different language than the Rasta-tinted English Belizeans reserve for foreigners. While it’s a rare and dedicated foreigner who learns to speak fluent Belize Kriol, trying out a few local phrases, proverbs, and dirty words can go a long way to getting laughs and making friends.

Where to Find the Best Live Music in San Pedro

San Pedro’s musical offerings reflect a mix that keeps visitors and locals happy on a year-round basis—from soothing Latin melodies over dinner to light rock, jazz, and blues bands catering to travelers and expats. Here’s a weeklong itinerary that covers it all.