Matachica Resort & Spa
We don’t just ride bulls around here
The last thing you might expect to see in Costa Rica is cowboys but the sabaneros or “plainsmen” are exactly that.
Cradle of the Revolution remembers its past
“The guys were lying down behind the barricades and a woman started shouting at us,” says Francisco Roiz. “She was cursing us and asking us if we were waiting for everyone to be killed."
Getting hooked on sport fishing – or not
We’ve all read Hemingway, so I expected my biggest problem when sport fishing would be battling a giant fish to exhaustion. The reality brought a completely different set of problems.
Every paradise has its serpent
The glory of Lake Nicaragua reveals itself on an early morning boat ride.
Puerto Rico’s state of flux
Even after most of Latin America had become independent, Puerto Rico, along with Cuba, remained a rich colony of Spain, trading in sugar, coffee and tobacco. The island was finally handed over to the U.S. in 1898 after the Spanish-American War and has been in flux ever since.
Why not taking photos will make you a better photographer
I was walking through Panama’s Casco Viejo when I saw this “Red Devil” bus struggling to turn a corner, while the kids inside were keen to buy candy apples from a street vendor.
Can you ever go back to paradise?
You know those cartoons of a desert island with only one tree? That’s what many of the San Blas Islands of Panama look like.
A willingness to be photographed shows happiness
The majority of my travels are in developing countries where I photograph conflicts and the consequences of war, such as refugees. Often, people do not want to be photographed and, in some cases, are even aggressive. But not in Nicaragua.
No stress, no noise, and the yams a-cooking
Isla Corbisky, one of Panama’s larger San Blas islands, is home to around 200 Guna Indians – the indigenous people on the country’s Caribbean coastline – and offers a chance to see their daily life at first hand.
There's still much to discover in precious Tikal
Tikal, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Guatemala surrounded by thick jungle, is one of the best-preserved sites of Mayan civilization.