You’ve landed in the capital city of San José, Costa Rica at Juan Santamaria International Airport. After making your way through customs and collecting your luggage at baggage claim, you meet your driver and head over get a quick bite at RostiPollos, a popular Costa Rican restaurant near the airport. Here you’re introduced to Costa Rican cuisine and try the Costa Rican beer, Imperial. It’s now time to make the journey to your beachside resort in Playa Esterillos Este.
An impending tropical storm at your destination is the last thing any traveler wants to hear. I hoped the storm would somehow bypass the island. As the flight from Miami neared Robert L Bradshaw International Airport, strong winds, low clouds and heavy rains blanketed the area. This made it nearly impossible to see the airport or tarmac. The pilot looped the island several times trying to get a clear view to land. He then came over the intercom and announced he’d attempt to land one more time, but if he couldn’t land after 15 minutes, we’d have to refuel in Puerto Rico and return to Miami for the night.
Nestled along the Atlantic Coast and thirty minutes north of Palm Beach is the quaint town of Jupiter. Rich in adventure, culture and history, Jupiter is filled with a never-ending supply of activities to enjoy. You can hit the green to improve your stroke, charter a boat to fish the Atlantic for a day, cruise the intercoastal on a pontoon boat, catch a Grapefruit League game at Roger Dean Stadium, learn about Florida’s wildlife and natural environments at the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary or take in picturesque views of Jupiter Inlet and Loxahatchee River at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.
Blue Haven Resort
Tobago is one of the best-kept secrets of the Caribbean. Sister-island to the larger Trinidad, Tobago is rich in culture, beaches and fantastic food. It is a place where discretion exists and where privacy awaits. This island is a great place for any undisclosed honeymoon or even a modest sized wedding since most of the hotels are of small to medium size.
Before my trip, I was not sure what to expect. In my mind, I have been used to thinking of Trinidad and Tobago as one entity, in which Tobago did not really exist. After my visit, I have found that Tobago, an island of 54,000 inhabitants, offers an array of adventures through its sights like the Nylon Pool, Fort King George, Store Bay and various beaches with giant turtles basking in the pink sand.