The benefits of travel, experiencing the world first hand, is unmeasurable as great positivity stems from seeing the world with one’s own eyes. Paul and Joe Franzetti, a dynamic father-son duo and Yampu Travelers, have managed to bring together their talents and inspiration from their world travels to not only release creative energy, but to inspire others and benefit those […]

By Ellen Lutwak   Ask 10 people to define “spiritual travel” and you will hear 100 responses.   That may sound like a Zen proverb – and enlightened adventurers will offer answers as simple as they are complex. In the context of travel, there are so many paths to take. At the core: transformation.   “Travel itself is always a […]

Yampu is happy to celebrate Hotel Punta Islita’s special opening of Islita School Ten months ago, Hotel Punta Islita enlisted the support of affiliates, friends, guests, and artists to build a special project — Islita School.  The school stands out as a model of how media, art, and an innovative eco-design naturally cools the learning environment in humid tropical climates. […]

Located within 15 minutes from the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, the Monteverde Lodge offers upscale accommodation for the sophisticated naturalist who is looking for extra comfort. The hotel has been decorated with exquisite taste: a glass cathedral entry, high wooden ceilings, and open fireplaces. The lodge has 27 spacious and cozy rooms with wood and stone finishes and green […]

Costa Rica’s National Theater was funded by a tax on coffee and completed in 1897. Recently, its ceiling mural, a tribute to the country’s coffee and banana crops, has been distinguished as one of the world’s 10 greatest ceilings in the world. The ceiling was painted by an Italian master who never visited the country. The painting is known as […]