Living in Costa Rica

La Arribada “The Arrival” of the Olive Ridley Turtles to Ostional

The famous “Arribada” or arrival, is a must-see event. It’s truly an event that leaves you in awe. There is something magical about seeing the massive arrival of the Olive Ridley turtles to Ostional Beach scurrying in desperation to lay their eggs and then head back off to sea as quickly as they arrived… in a flash.

What To Do In Atenas – One of the AARP’s Favourite Retirement Destinations – During The Rainy Season?

Atenas Costa Rica in rainy season transforms into a lush green paradise with plenty of fun things to do: waterfalls, natural swimming pools, coffee tours and more.

7 Lifesaving Insurance Tips For Expats in Costa Rica – Get Instant Access To Your Free Report!

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All You Need To Know About Living In Atenas, Costa Rica…

With an ideal location, Atenas, Costa Rica offers everything for living your dreams. Atenas is located on the western edge of Costa Rica’s Central Valley, where the mountains drop away to the Pacific Coast.

Crocodile Rock Costa Rica Style

Costa Rica is one of the healthiest countries in the world. They actually have entire regions known as Blue Zones where many of the locals live to be well over 100 years old; Ten Times the average rate to be exact and the country has a higher life expectancy than most developed countries on the planet.

Tips For Planning Your New Home in Paradise… In Atenas, Costa Rica

Maybe you’re planning to retire in Costa Rica or simply have a Costa Rica vacation home. You’ve bought a beautiful property in Costa Rica and now you’re building your dream home.

10 Tips for Choosing a Realtor For Luxury Real Estate in Costa Rica.

As you begin to search for the right property, it’s also very important to consider a broker with the local knowledge, experience, integrity, inventory, and network to make your luxury buying experience rewarding.

Costa Rica Slang. Top 15 Tico Sayings.

This is an article dedicated to my personal top 15. I actually started with 10, but they grew thanks to my family and friends who added to the list. If you want to really understand what people say here, you have got to learn the Costa Rican slang (or pachuco).

Top Private Schools in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Their philosophy revolves around developing peace within the self, the family, the community and the world. La Paz is one of the most elite schools in the area, located in Playa Flamingo, just 20 minutes from Tamarindo and a little over an hour from Liberia international airport.

Cooperatives in Costa Rica. CoopeAtenas is the economic cornerstone of Atenas.

Founded officially on Aug. 7, 1868, Atenas was once the strategic meeting and resting point for Costa Rican merchants traveling by oxcart with goods and coffee from the fertile Central Valley to the Pacific coastal port of Puntarenas.

Expatriate Private Medical Insurance: How To Keep Premium Costs Manageable!

Relocating to another area of the world outside your country of citizenship, by yourself or with your family is a challenging yet adventurous task. There are so many details, “and the devil is in the details”, that must be addressed… where to live, schools for the children, safety issues, shopping locations, new activities, hospital locations, transportation, and …

The British Are Coming, The British Are Coming!

The Americas, especially North America, are no strangers to British invasions. We Gringos remember from our earliest school days that back in 1775, Paul Revere reportedly warned fellow American colonists in Boston “The British are coming!” on his famous midnight ride.

10 Fun Outdoor Activities in Tamarindo

If you didn’t come with your own equipment, no worries. You can rent/buy some at most local surf shops, supermarkets, or adventure companies.

My Costa Rica Citizenship Story

In most cases, getting Citizenship in Costa Rica is a lengthy process of which you have to have lots of patience for. My story is no exception. Although i have one parent who is a Costa Rican citizen (My Mother), getting my citizenship took 4 years and endured ‘law changes’.

Living in Costa Rica & Making A Difference. Papagayo Gringos helping animals. Free video.

Probably the one thing I’m most proud about is all the charitable work that we do here in Costa Rica. The first thing when I moved here, there were hundreds, maybe thousands of stray dogs everywhere…