Category Archives: News

Running for Charity

Our back-office administrator, Hannah Wheatley, took part in the Brighton Marathon 10k run on Sunday 17th April to raise much needed funds for Breast Cancer Care. Together with team mates  Rachel Murphy and Lauron Dilloway they raised £468.00. Hannah ran the 10,000 metres in just 54 minutes. “It is a fantastic cause and I’m really proud […]

Ecuador Earthquake

At approximately 18.58 local time on Saturday 16 April 2016 an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck on the coast of Ecuador, between Manabi and Esmeraldas provinces in the north-west of the country. It has destroyed entire coastal villages near the epicentre and caused serious damage to coastal road infrastructure as well as to […]

News from Latin America

Peru – Keiko Fujimori appears to have won the first round of Peru’s Presidential election, held on 10 April. She is the daughter of the former President, Alberto Fujimori, who is currently serving a 25 year prison term having been found guilty of various charges including embezzlement, bribery, murder, bodily harm, and kidnapping during his […]

TV Documentaries about Latin America

TV Documentaries:  Davina McCall in Costa Rica,  Steve Backshall  in the table top mountains of Venezuela and Gordon Buchanan searching for anacondas with the Waorani tribe of Ecuador. Please click the links below to view  the television programmes: Tribes, Predators and Me: Gordon Buchanan Steve Backshall’s Extreme Mountain Challenge Davina McCall: Life at the Extreme   These programmes […]

March Newsletter – Spotlight on Colombia

In the last few years Colombia has begun to emerge as a safe, friendly and unspoiled destination for travellers to South America. With a Peace Agreement between the FARC and the government expected to be signed before the end of March (possibly when Barak Obama is in Havana), we decided to put the spotlight on Colombia in this month’s newsletter. Spotlight […]

TripAdvisor reviews

We have been sent an interesting article about TripAdvisor written by Heather Stimmler-Hall, an American-born travel writer and professional guide based in Paris. We don’t have any particular thoughts either way about the company, but it has long been clear to us, and most likely to our passengers, that some organisations appear to post their own favourable reviews, or have people in […]

Costa Rica Holiday – Prize Draw Winner

Many thanks to all those who entered our recent prize draw to win a two-week wildlife and adventure holiday in Costa Rica.  Costa Rica Revealed teamed up with British Airways and Footprint Travel Guides to celebrate the new direct flight to San Jose and the launch of the latest edition of the  Costa Rica Handbook. The lucky winner […]

10 reasons to visit Costa Rica in 2016

The variety of landscapes and microclimates that can be enjoyed in one day makes Costa Rica the ultimate destination for keen explorers. For beach lovers, there are white, tan, dark brown and black sand beaches to complement the rocky points, volcanoes, river mouths, reefs and offshore islands which create a playground of surf spots that […]

Bolivia Constitution – Referendum results

While a referendum was announced last weekend by Prime Minister David Cameron on whether to stay or leave the European Union,  the people of Bolivia went to the polls on Sunday over a proposal to amend the constitution. The proposed amendments would have removed restrictions on the number of presidential terms of office, currently limited to two consecutive […]

Obama to visit Cuba on Latin America Tour

US President Barack Obama is expected to visit Cuba in March before travelling to Argentina and other Latin American countries according to reports announced by ABC News and Reuters. It is understood that an official from the National Security Council will formally confirm this at the White House today. The news comes a few days after US and Cuban officials […]