About Journey America
On July 8, 2012, Brazilian journalist Filipe Masetti Leite embarked on one of the most daring equestrian adventures attempted in almost a hundred years. This second-generation cowboy rode three horses through 12 countries from Canada to Brazil, following a dream passed down from his father and inspired by the legendary long-riders of the past. His 10,000 mile journey took him through hundreds of towns and ranches, down countless back roads, and over some of the most beautiful country on Earth. When you travel the world at three miles an hour, you experience every new place like a local, friendships are quickly made, and help given immediately and without question. More than anything, long riding is life-affirming and that is just one of many reasons why Journey America resonates with people everywhere. Read Filipe’s journal entries and check out the 90 dispatch videos from that first epic adventure here, then sit back and take a deep breath, because that was only the beginning…
After spending a great day in Uvita with the Sibaja family, we trekked towards the Panamanian border. I had been imagining this moment since I was a child – getting to the final country in Central America before loading my ponies on a boat for South America – Just as my hero Aime Tschiffely had done almost 100 years ago, but in reverse.
Road to Uvita
The road south from Hacienda Baru was full of surprises. In the early morning I arrived at Dominical beach, just a few kilometers from the a hacienda. The beautiful beach is home to surfers and hippies who camp on its shores for days enjoying the nice weather.
Costa Rica is home to thousands of expats from around the globe. Whether it is Costa Rica’s rich jungles, volcanoes or stunning coastlines, this country has a special charm that attracts international travelers and makes them want to stay forever.