Today my boost is for all those planning Costa Rica trips this year: Mytanfeet.com.
To be honest, they had me at the name, but I like the site for a number of other reasons. One is that the creators, Yeison and Samantha, are a bicultural couple (she’s from Washington State, he’s from Costa Rica) who can anticipate foreign tourists’ questions while also reflecting a Costa Rican perspective. Another is the multiple ways they’ve organized their information: you can browse articles on a nationwide map, check out in-depth city guide ebooks, or look up itineraries for different interests and traveler types.
You can find a very solid packing list, recommended travel resources and driving tips, plus reports on their travels around the country. I particularly like their “driving to and from” guides including videos where you can get a feel for what it will be like to drive to a particular place; here’s an example about La Fortuna. Those would have been very handy before my first adventures behind the wheel in Costa Rica, years ago, since they can help avoid those “Is this seriously the route?” moments of doubt. (By the way, the answer is almost always yes. Yes it is.)
In other words, if you’re planning a trip or just fantasizing about travel during your coffee break and want a resource that’s quite a bit more manageable than the vastness of TripAdvisor, check out Mytanfeet! Have you used the site? What other resources are essential for you when you travel in CR? Let me know…
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