Living in Costa Rica

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…

Weekend Getaway in Punta Leona on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

Punta Leona is an exclusive community that borders a 750 acre nature conservancy, located an hour west of San Jose and just 15 minutes north of Jaco. The conservancy was created almost 30 years ago and serves as an important centre for the study of local animals and birds.

The Viento Frescos Waterfalls in Lake Arenal, Costa Rica.

The Viento Frescos Waterfalls are just a 20-minute drive away, so you could even make your visits here a regular getaway. Take your adventurous friends for a real taste of the Costa Rican outdoors, or bring the kids along for a break from the lake.

Faroles: A festival of lights to honour Costa Rica’s Independence Day.

Faroles is Spanish for lanterns — more specifically, handmade lanterns made of colorful cardboard or paper with a dainty little candle set inside. Each year in September, these lamps become the single most important symbol of sovereignty and freedom in all of Central America. But why?

20% Return on Investment. Costa Rica investment properties to look for and rental tips.

How I earn 20% per year with my Costa Rica Investments. Here is the kind of rental property I search for in Jaco Beach along with a few tips that I’ve learned along the way.

Costa Rica’s Independence Day – 15th September: Culture and Traditions Explained 

It seems a little weird that Costa Rica’s Independence Day falls on September 15 — the exact same day as Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala’s Dia de Independencia. However, it’s no coincidence that Costa Rica shares its special day with the rest of Central America. Here’s why:

Should I Rent A Home in Costa Rica First? Or buy immediately?

Let me tell you. I know exactly what you want. I want a three-bedroom house with a pool looking at the ocean for $1500 a month. Good luck! Those homes rent for $1500 a week and they rent a lot.

Costa Rica Health Care and Hospitals – Hospital CIMA in Escazu. Free online video.

As a Registered Nurse Costa Rica health care is a topic close to my heart and recently I had the good fortune to visit beautiful Costa Rica to check out Costa Rica health care – the Doctors, Surgeons, Dentists and a Costa Rica hospital.

Why Forbes Magazine Called Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio One Of “The World’s 12 Most Beautiful National Parks.”

Manuel Antonio is a tiny strip of tropical terrain that extends out into the Pacific just outside of the town of Quepos, on Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast. It is located in the province of Puntarenas and in the canton of Aguirre.

Do You Know Why The German Government Began Advising Its Citizens A Week Ago To Stockpile Food and Water for Use in a National Emergency?

Then the Czech Republic began warning it’s citizens to “prepare for the worst” and now Finland is warning its citizens to “stockpile large quantities of food and water, something bad is coming!”

Can I Open a Bank Account in Costa Rica?

Of course you can open a bank account in Costa Rica, but the question should be; do you NEED to open a bank account in Costa Rica. That depends on what you are doing in Costa Rica.

Ceviche in Costa Rica, How Is It Prepared?

There is nothing more refreshing on a hot afternoon at the beach than an ice cold beer and a ceviche. Costa Ricans a long standing tradition of finding a beachside bar, sticking their feet in the sand and enjoying this delicious, healthy boca (appetizer).

Costa Rica Travel Tip – Do NOT Skip San Jose! With free slideshow video..

Take it from someone who has explored most of the country’s beaches and towns, these two lovely stretches of sand and sun are at the top of my list. My wife and I visited many other beach towns in search of something beautiful, peaceful, and unspoiled…