Living in Costa Rica

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…

La Segua: A Warning to Drunk and Unfaithful Men in Costa Rica.

“La Segua” is a Costa Rican legend that chastises improper and loose female behaviour, as well as drunken and unfaithful activity of men, thus reinforcing gender stereotypes within a Latin American context. The story takes place in…

“The Purpose of Life is the Expansion of Happiness”

Whether the good doctor means more time happy, more intense happiness, or more people happy, we all agree that the expansion of happiness is certainly one purpose of our life.

You Are Not Alone Thinking That Life Was Going To Get Easier As You Got Older – Free video.

Brand new Lake View/Volcano View Home a few hundred meters up road from boat dock and ramp at Puerto San Luis.

99 Reasons Why I Love Costa Rica

Maybe it is because the weather is so horrible there, or maybe it is because they just love to drink beer, but it seems a bundle of them have chosen the land of PURA VIDA to call their home.

Travelling From Costa Rica to Panama.

Rich in biodiversity, beauty, culture, smiles, and in the pura vida style of life. Those are the things the other kind of rich just can’t buy.

What We Do Today Is What Matters Most

As you know, I do like witty sayings that apply to my theme…So Spring to me is really a rebirth of the year…the sun shines, the landscape blossoms, the warmth soothes and the winds refresh our …

10 Reasons Why I Chose To Live in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

There are lots of great beach towns in Costa Rica. Many people ask me ‘Why Tamarindo’?, so here are a few reasons i chose to spend the last 9 years in Tamarindo

The New Esterillos Town Center, A Sign of Future Growth on the Sunny Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

The Town Center is very exciting news to the growing communities of Bejuco and Esterillos, providing a number of services to those in the area.

Turrialba Volcanic ‘Cough-Splutter’ Dust Floating Everywhere. January 2017 Video.

Costa Rica’s Turrialba is one of a pair of stratovolcanoes overlooking the city of Cartago. It is some 10 km WNW from the neighboring Irazu volcano. There is a broad saddle between the two active volcanoes.

Costa Rica: An Entrepreneurial Country

According to Washington’s Global Institute of Entrepreneurship and Development, there are more entrepreneurial opportunities in Costa Rica than in any other Central American country. Although good news, there are still some areas that need improvement.

Making Surfboards in Costa Rica. “If I don’t drown in the water surfing I’ll die here in the shop…”

White foam flakes blast out of the power planer in all directions, coating everything in the workshop in artificial snow. It’s just a few weeks before Christmas, and celebrity board shaper Robert August is like a skinny Santa — but cranking out surfboards instead of toys.

Atenas Restaurants, Costa Rica.

Atenas, Costa Rica may be a small town, but it has a great number of restaurants to enjoy. Whether it is because there is a good size group of international residents — about 1,500 year-round and up to 3,000 in winter months — or…

What’s Happened To Atenas, Costa Rica Since It Was Recommended by the AARP in 2010?

In their September/October 2010 issue, AARP recommended Atenas, Costa Rica as one of the best places to retire abroad. The writer, Barry Golson, gave highlights of all the things one would expect to find in a retirement destination such as…

Cheap and Cheerful Tips For Travelling in Costa Rica

Although Costa Rica is a fairly small country, it still takes a good amount of time to get around, especially on the narrow roads. Depending on where you’re going, you’ll probably…