The Best of Costa Rica — Sikewa Coffee

Our search for the best Costa Rican coffee spanned two separate visits and four months traveling around and sipping gallons of various roasts and blends. There are now over 1,000 craft coffee roasters in Costa Rica. Sikewa Coffee was so good we bought an extra piece of luggage to haul back to Portland 40 pounds of three different roasts — all of the them distinct and excellent!


Studio Hotel — COSTA RICA

This is our second visit to this stunning destination hotel property in the suburban town of Santa Ana — just outside Costa Rica's capital city of San Jose. Visiting this property (November 2018) begins our three-month, more in-depth exploration of this lovely country in Central America.

In addition to hotel conveniences and amenities, you will be captivated by Costa Rica's largest private art collection on display throughout the property both inside and out. And all the artists are Costa Rican! Be sure to ask for one of the handful of rooms specially prepared with the same quality of art found in the common areas — at no extra cost! Tell them the Hotel Guys sent you.

Note: we did not receive any complimentary goods or services during our two night visit. In fact, the hotel staff did not know we were video reviewing the hotel for until we met Manuel, the hotel manager, at checkout.

The rack rate for this time of year is US$95; we paid US$82 via having made our reservation several months earlier for best price. A great value!


Lanka Beach Bungalows — SRI LANKA


Himalayan Trek — INDIA