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October 2013 posts from Javi the Frog's Travel Blog


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Do you only feel at home with the Grim Reaper breathing hot air against your neck? Do you believe a vacation should constantly remind you of your own body's fragility? Well, then check out these options for tourists in Central American countries, which may cause the faint of heart to implode upon reading...[More]
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" said Mahatma Ghandi. Even the iconic Indian leader believed that volunteering is among the most rewarding things you can do! And what better place to do it than the tropical climate of Costa Rica? There are a variety of different ways to get involved, such as building schools in rural areas, teaching English in communities and helping save marine turtles, jaguars and tapirs.Let's get started! I'm doing my part by eating bugs that humans find gross...[More]
A few weeks ago, Hotel Cristal Ballena was kind enough to let me rest my tired frog feet at their luxurious resort. I was blown away by everything this 4-star paradise has to offer! Situated in the South Pacific of Costa Rica, Cristal Ballena lies only 30 minutes from Palmar Sur Airport for travel convenience, and within hopping distance from Ballena Marine National Park...[More]
Want to help release olive ridley sea turtles on the shores of Costa Rica? There's no better time than now! Personally, I've always been fond of turtles since I can always beat them in a race....[More]