Living in Costa Rica

Zika Freakout: The hoax and the covert op continue. 2/4

The Zika virus, now being blamed for the birth of babies with very small heads and impaired brains, has been around for a long time—late 1940s, early 1950s—and suddenly, without warning or reason, after inducing, at best, mild illness, it’s producing horrendous damage?  This is called a clue.

5 Ways Your Life Will Change When You Come to Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Costa Rica gets under your skin and you will see the world in a whole different light. We hope that it is everything you ever dreamed it would be and here are some ways we believe your life will change when you come to Costa Rica, specifically to the beach in Guanacaste.

Ten Wonderful Free Things We Enjoy In Our New Home In Brasil de Santa Ana, Costa Rica. Free video.

In Brasil de Santa Ana we love being close to Ciudad Colon, Santa Ana and also the capital city San José but it’s just far enough away from…

Priceline Ranks Costa Rica #1 Most Affordable International Destination For 2016.

Costa Rica has begun 2016 with a BANG! For those of us who live here full time, it is evident that the amount of tourists that are flocking to our little slice of paradise has increased dramatically over the past few years.

“My Name is Shawn and I Am A Surfaholic!”

My story is one that you hear frequently among expats in beach communities of Costa Rica. In 2004 I set out on a surf trip to Costa Rica for a month and by the end of my vacation I had my house for sale in Los Angeles and I was…

Living Near Lake Arenal Video With Brad and Beverly Sheatz.

“Hi. My name is Beverly Sheatz. This is my husband Brad and we’re here at our clubhouse in Vistas Del Lago, located on Lake Arenal with the beautiful lake scenery behind us.”

Warning: Rodney Carbguif And The Rescheduled Costa Rica Real Estate Technology Conference.

We are always happy to recommend people that do good jobs for us and the VIP Members of however once in a while, we come across a someone like Rodney Carbguif who acts in a ‘very unprofessional manner’ he said in a typical British understatement.

Qualmless Living in Costa Rica

New Year’s Eve and the town is going crazy. Wow, another year in Pura Vida Land. Bring on the dancing girls and put the champagne on ice!!! This time of year is a little bit of a double edged sword, because there are so many people visiting, and the place is a mad house.

Flying Like A Bird On Costa Rica’s New Superman Zipline

I had been coming to Costa Rica as an investor and vacationer since 1999, and although it was a cool thing to try, I was always hesitant about stepping off of some platform 300 feet in the air over a ravine while my life was dependent on a metal cable.

“All Of The Signs Point To Something Nasty Up Ahead.”

A good percentage of those sophisticated investors (including the head of the Costa Rican Stock Exchange) who contacted me, eventually hired me to help create a globally diversified, fully-hedged, low-risk, multi-currency portfolio.

This New Yorker’s Experience With Emergency Health Care in Costa Rica

I know you have probably read many time over how good the medical care in Costa Rica is! Well I am here today to right this because of the great health care I received a while back while living here. If you do not mind I would like to tell you my first hand experience.

The Three Reasons Why Real Estate Investors Are Buying in the Papayago Area Of Costa Rica. Free video.

When I look at what you can buy here in Guanacaste today, it’s a fraction in my opinion of what it’s going to be worth in the next 5, 10, 15 years.

Where To Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

Writing about where to specifically celebrate New Year’s Eve in Costa Rica is a bit of a challenge — because on December 31st the entire country basically turns into one giant party.

People Fighters in the Bull Ring in Costa Rica. The bulls win easily and finish without a scratch again … Free videos.

Thankfully we do not have bullfights in Costa Rica where bulls are tortured and eventually killed but, there is a tradition every Christmas and New Year where hundreds of Ticos jump into a ring and bait a large bull.

Wanna Go Fishing in Costa Rica?

After spending the last 3 winters in Costa Rica I’ve learned a fair bit about the sport fishing industry in this country. Having owned my own sport fishing business in British Columbia, Canada, for 22 years, I look at this industry slightly different than your average angler.