Living in Costa Rica

Costa Rica: A Happy Place to Live.

For most people, moving to Costa Rica is the chance of a lifetime. Dubbed the “happiest place in the world”, this Latin American country has so much to offer, including lush rainforests, pristine beaches, cloud forests, majestic volcanos, and even superior coffee. Regardless of where you are from, you may question what makes this nation […]

God Bless Texas

Let’s face it, pretty much everyone loves Costa Rica, and no doubt we see travelers from all over the world, but if there is one area that best suited for Costa Rica, I think Texas might be on the top of the list.

The Problems Of Happiness

We seek happiness from Day-1. Our lives began with zero input from us. No one asked if we wanted to be born, but born we were. And quickly we hunger for happiness in the form of comfort, nourishment, and love from others. Slowly we take increasing responsibility for our own well being and happiness.

Is The Market Coming Back?

For the last 4 years, we have seen a huge increase in sales every year from the previous year. Last year we did more transactions than the 3 previous years combined.  So what is driving the market you ask?  I think it’s a combination of a few things.

An Historic Judgement for Illegal Shark Finning in Costa Rica.

Although this case goes back to October 2011, it was only this week that a Taiwanese businesswoman Hue Ju Tseng Chang – known as Kathy Cheng who is the legal representative of the Wan Jia Men 88 fishing boat – was sentenced…

Playa Matapalo Is Truly A Hidden Beach in Costa Rica

As you zip down Costa Rica’s version of the Autobahn, that short stretch of highway between Quepos and Dominical, it’s very easy to miss Playa Matapalo.

Living in Costa Rica. Here are 10 interesting facts you may not know about Manuel Antonio National Park.

I hope these 10 not so well-known Manuel Antonio National Park facts help to make your experience of this amazing place more enjoyable.

11 Fun Facts About The Sloths in Costa Rica

Sloth poop is a mystery. Thanks to their slow metabolism, they only poop about once a week, and to do so they make a dangerous descent from the trees to the ground, where they are vulnerable to…

Is the World’s Best Climate Really in Atenas, Costa Rica?

Where in the world is the best climate is really a rather subjective question. It all depends on what kind of climate you like. Much like wine or art, climate is a personal affair.

Amazing Oceanview Homes For Sale Jaco Beach Costa Rica From US$299,000

You might see pictures of other listings that have expansive oceanviews from the mountain tops, but in Jaco you get to eat your cake and have it too, enjoying the oceanviews along with the fresh ocean breezes, while going to bed to the sound of the waves crashing.

How Many U.S. Citizens Are Living in Costa Rica Today in 2017?

Over the 17 years I have lived in Costa Rica, many people have guessed how many U.S. citizens are living here but very few have ever been able to quote a reliable source for their numbers.

How To Build Your New Costa Rica Home With Light Weight Steel Frame. Part I.

My latest project will actually consist of house 4 and 5 being built in the Mar Vista Community near Flamingo Beach–the main home (2500 SF) and the Guest House (800 SF). I plan to rent out the guest house short term to generate revenue and be my side investment.

Improve Your Health When You Live in Atenas at the Atenas Yoga Center

In the favorite expat destination of Atenas, Costa Rica, classes at the Atenas Yoga Center are one of the main things to do in the community. Yoga classes are not only good for exercise; they become social events and are a great way to meet other expats.

Jaco Welcomes Local Art Scene

Since Jaco at its core is a small surfing town it appears a little local street art is fitting in perfectly and is starting to give Jaco a more inviting and hipand creative look, that the local community is welcoming and embracing.

Costa Rica’s Most Famous Rooster – Paquito!

I had been waiting for some catalyst that would allow me to show a few of the rooster photos I had taken of Paquito on Avenida Central in San José and thanks to a terrific article in our biggest, most respected newspaper…