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COFFEE 101- Finca Dos Jefes Coffee tour

April 25, 2015
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  Whether you’re an avid coffee drinker or not, not learning a little about coffee when traveling to Boquete, Panama is unacceptable. Boquete is said to have the best coffee in the world, not to mention the best coffee farm tour sponsored by Richard from Finca Dos Jefes. In the region you can find the world renowned Gesha (not Geisha) beans, the highest rated coffee in the world according to the Coffee Grower’s Association! And, it will only cost you between $300-400 a pound. During the tour you’ll learn more about this and others coffee facts. Rich, your tour guide starts…

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Hotel Refugio de Montana Boquete – our take

April 25, 2015
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Off of Volcancito road 5 minutes before reaching the town center is the humble getaway Hotel Refugio de Montana. This is the fancier sister to Hostel Refugio del Rio in town. This 10 room boutique hotel provides a great escape from the hustle and bustle of travel and the city life as well as rest from any of the numerous hikes in the area.  We were welcomed by a well landscaped drive way and a decent hotel facade with rot iron metal doors which were really appealing. Camille really enjoyed the foyer as it was nicely decorated and had warm furnishings &…

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Central America, Panama

Don’t go to Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

March 26, 2015
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The most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity – National Geographic   This past year we’ve seen animals, lots of them so when we heard about Corcovado we were excited to discover tons of rainforest animals. Upon arriving to the beach entrance to Corcovado National Park we saw a Baird’s Tapir and assumed the siting would set the tone for the rest of our 4 hour tour (too short). After coming down from the shadows of Costa Rica’s highest mountain and seeing a ton of birds and some animals we were thrilled to continue this trend. Guests…

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