Costa Rican Rodeo – A Drunken Brawl Where People Are the Targets

Costa Rica rodeo
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Costa Rica

Attending a rodeo seemed like an opportunity to witness a bit of local culture in an otherwise culture-less visit to the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, so I agreed to split the $60 round-trip taxi fare from Santa Teresa to Cobano with five other people. The bull riding was routine, except for the fact that … Read more

Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula – More Than A Little Disappointing

Beach at Santa Teresa, near the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula
This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Costa Rica

The old saying, “Expectations are resentments waiting to happen,” is perhaps the best way to describe my recent trip to the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. For years I’d heard tales of the beautiful beaches around Montezuma and Mal Pais, so when I won a nine-day tour of Costa Rica, I decided to go a … Read more