Great Hike Near Puerto Vallarta to Las Animas

In October, Beth and I decided to do a long weekend trip to Puerto Vallarta. This was Beth's fall break and it was a perfect excuse for a beach vacation. We stayed 4 nights at the Sheraton Bunganvillas near downtown Puerto Vallarta. A full review on that hotel later but we loved our stay there. While our main purpose was to be beach bums, we had one hike on our itinerary which from Boca de Tomatlan to Las Animas beach, picture above! Above is the map of the hike we did from Boca de To...

El Salvador & Santa Ana Volcano

View of the Cerro Verda National Park, Santa Ana and Izalco Volcanoes
Overview The final part of our week long adventure in Central America was to the surprisingly beautiful El Salvador! While most people don't know anything about El Salvador and if they do it usually because of the possible dangers there... Well I have to admit I was a little apprehensive spending two nights in San Salvador but I am so glad we did as it was my favorite part of the whole trip! We enjoyed delicious pupusas and hiked up the beautiful Santa Ana Volcano (also know as Ilamatepec). ...

Costa Rica, Andaz Papagayo, & Beaches

Overview On to the second part of our Costa Rica trip where we stayed at Hyatt's Andaz Papagayo for 4 nights! The best part was this beautiful resort was free thanks to my Chase Sapphire Preferred! At only 15,000 points per night it was a great value as it was going for $500+ per night for Easter week. Whereas our first couple nights in Costa Rica was on a volcano, this was directly on the beach on the Papagayo Peninsula in Guanacaste. It was truly a beautiful area as we explored the nearby P...

Costa Rica Ziplining & Borinquen Resort

View of Volcan Rincon de la Vieja National Park
Overview The first part of our adventures to Central America was to the Borinquen Resort just outside of Liberia, Costa Rica. The resort is situated on the side of the Volcan Rincon de la Vieja National Park, an active volcano.  Our goal here was to soak in as much adventure as possible in our two night stay here. This included hiking, horseback riding, and ziplining... We did manage to also get in some nice downtime on the beautiful property at the pool, volcanic hot springs, natural saunas,...

Upcoming Trip to Costa Rica & El Salvador

Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica
For this year's spring trip my girlfriend and I will be venturing to Costa Rica and El Salvador for a week long adventure! This will include 6 nights in Costa Rica and 2 nights in El Salvador! While we haven't ventured to Central America yet we both think it fits our travel style of nature, hiking, adventures, and beaches. Plus it will great to get some much needed sun and relaxation! Our trip is broken down into 3 separate parts. The first part will be consist of adventures in the mountaino...