Tamarindo, Guanacaste

My Story Of Growing Up 1/2 Tica (1/2 Costa Rican) And Half American.

It wasn’t until I was in College that I truly appreciated what it is to grow up “Media Tica’ (half Costa Rican for those who don’t know what “Tica” means).

Spacious Luxury Ocean Front Condo For Sale in Crystal Sands. Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. US$825,000

Situated just steps away from the world famous beach of Playa Langosta where fortunate owners enjoy perfect year around weather, tranquil seclusion, a healthy lifestyle and spectacular sunsets.

Attack of the Crabs! 9 things you didn’t know about Costa Rica’s land crabs.

For about two or three days each year in early July, crabs are everywhere. Thousands of red and purple carapaces and gigantic claws swarm Tamarindo’s shorelines in a mass exodus.

HGTV House Hunters International Featuring Playa Flamingo To Air in September 2015 

This time, the popular HGTV show elected to focus on not only the beaches of northwest Guanacaste including Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero but also as far north as the small village of Currubande near Rincon de La Vieja volcano!

Spacious Six Bedroom Jungle Home For Sale On 2 Acres of Land Near Tamarindo, Costa Rica US$649,000

This is your chance!  This 6 bedroom, 4000 square foot home situated on 2 acres of tropical primary forest and located just 15 minutes away from the bustling beach town of Tamarindo.

Bladder Fights, Mask Makers and the Patron Saint of Barva de Heredia.

Each year on August 24th in the mountain town of Barva de Heredia, the young and old alike take to the streets in handmade artistic masks to celebrate the town’s patron Saint Bartholomew.

Profitable Boutique Hotel For Sale in Playa Grande, Near Tamarindo Costa Rica US$2,390,000

This recently remodeled hotel features a main hotel, restaurant, lounge area and pool located 275 meters to the beach as well as the ‘beach house’ which consists of four, two-story villas and private pool, only 50 meters from the beach.

Farmers’ Markets in The Tamarindo Area of Costa Rica.

Farmers markets are called “Ferias” in Costa Rica, and most towns in the country have one at least once per week. There are five in the Tamarindo area.

8 Best Beaches in the Tamarindo Area (Plus One Secret Beach!)

Playa Tamarindo – Obviously Tamarindo Beach is one of the most popular beach destinations in the entire country of Costa Rica, and with good reason: it’s perfect for surfers, kids with families, couples or friends who just want to hang out.

I Love Coming Back Home to Costa Rica After A Vacation!

I have been living in Costa Rica full time for almost 10 years now and cannot imagine myself living anywhere else.

Kids in Costa Rica – Growing up at the beach.

About 14 months ago I wrote an article about the experience of giving birth in Costa Rica entitled Costa Rica Hospitals & Healthcare – Giving Birth – Kian Zachary was born in San Jose, but we live at the beach in Guanacaste, and more specifically near Playa Conchal.

El Veranillo de San Juan: Costa Rica’s sunny break from the rain.

Each year in the middle of Costa Rica’s rainy season, Ticos living in Guanacaste, Puntarenas and parts of Alajuela await a respite from the afternoon downpours that are expected May through mid-November.

Playa Langosta Luxury Home For Sale US$499,000 and walk to the beach and Tamarindo.

Welcome to Villa Periquito, a Moroccan inspired 3 bedroom, 3 and a half bath luxury villa in the upscale, quiet beach community of Playa Langosta located just a mile and a half south of the bustling town of Tamarindo.

Elegant 3 Bedroom Home For Sale Near Tamarindo US$495,000. Enjoy your own infinity swimming pool or take a quick drive to many gorgeous beaches nearby.

Decorated with elegance and attention to detail, it features a vast living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a separate TV room with flat-screen TV and home theater system, 3 roomy bedrooms, each one with private bathroom and closet, guest bathroom, a laundry room with washing machine, dryer and a storage room.

5 Things Your Children Will NOT See Growing Up In Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a privileged country. All around the world it is known as a country of smiling people and where foreigners are welcome.  If you decide to move here with your family here is a small list of things that your kids will NOT be exposed to.